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Edmund Purdom

( b. Dec 19, 1924 Welwyn Garden City, ENGLAND - d. Jan 01, 2009 Rome, ITALY ) Male
Relations: Husband of Alicia Darr (? - ?) divorced
Husband of Anita Phillips (? - ?) divorced, 2 children
Husband of Linda Christian (1962 - 1963) divorced
Edmund Purdom was a British actor who starred in the Hollywood costume pageants "The Egyptian" and "The Prodigal" in the mid-1950s. Mr. Purdom began his acting career in the theater on both sides of the Atlantic. He landed the lead in the MGM musical "The Student Prince" in 1954, replacing an overweight Mario Lanza, and later that year replaced Marlon Brando, who opted out of "The Egyptian."

After settling in Rome, Mr. Purdom starred in "sword and sandal" epics and Italian B movies and then worked for many years as a voice-dubbing actor, mainly from Italian into English.

Source: NY Times 

ProductionsDate of Productions
Child of Fortune
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Edmund Purdom [Richard Denning]
Nov 13, 1956 - Dec 01, 1956
Antony and Cleopatra
[Play, Tragedy, Revival]
  • Performer: Edmund Purdom [Thyreus]
Dec 20, 1951 - Apr 13, 1952
Caesar and Cleopatra
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Performer: Edmund Purdom [Persian]
Dec 19, 1951 - Apr 12, 1952
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