Lyle Bettger-Born in Philadelphia

Famous movie bad guy Lyle Bettger was born Philadelphia in 1915.  When he died in Hawaii in 2003, I believe his wife stated some concern over his image in the movies versus real life.  Bettger had steel type eyes and a voice  reflecting various moods.  It was always cold but with notable hints of cruelty.  Bettger generally operated in a position of respectability until the hero found out the truth.  He wound up dead at the end of the most movies.

Movies Samples

Greatest Show on Earth, The 1952
Destry 1955
The Lone Ranger, 1956
Gunfight  at the O.K. Corral, 1957
Return of the Gunfighter, 1967


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