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Russ Conway

( b. Apr 25, 1913 Brandon, Manitoba, CANADA - d. Jan 12, 2009 Laguna Woods, California, USA ) Male
Also known as: Russell Conway
Russ Conway appeared in scores of films and television shows in the 1950s, '60s and '70s but was perhaps best known for playing Fenton Hardy, the father of Frank and Joe Hardy on "The Hardy Boys," which was part of Walt Disney's "The Mickey Mouse Club" TV program.

Conway earned a bachelor's degree in 1937 at UCLA. Years later, he earned a master's in theater arts from UCLA and a teaching credential.

During World War II, he was in an Army special services unit. For several months, he was entertainment director at Ft. Ord before serving in the Philippines and, at the end of the war, in Japan, where he worked as a producer and announcer for Armed Forces Radio.

He started acting in Hollywood in 1947. His film appearances included "Twelve O'Clock High" (1949), "War of the Worlds" (1953), "Love Me Tender" (1956) and "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane" (1962).

His television guest spots included roles on "The Fugitive," "Mod Squad," "Barnaby Jones," "Mission Impossible," "Sea Hunt" and "The Untouchables."

The Hardy Boys series, which ran on "The Mickey Mouse Club" in 1956 and 1957, featured Tim Considine and Tommy Kirk as the sleuthing teenage brothers and was based on the series of novels aimed at youths.

Source: L.A. Times 

ProductionsDate of Productions
A Roomful of Roses
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Russ Conway [Jay Fallon]
Oct 17, 1955 - Dec 31, 1955
Johnny 2 X 4
[Play, Melodrama, Original]
  • Performer: Russell Conway [Jerry Sullivan]
Mar 16, 1942 - May 09, 1942
The Land Is Bright
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Russell Conway [Bennet]
Oct 28, 1941 - Jan 03, 1942
Stop Press
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Russ Conway [Deputy]
Mar 19, 1939 - Mar 19, 1939
The American Way
[Play, Spectacle, Original]
  • Performer: Russell Conway [Ensemble]
Jan 21, 1939 - Jun 1939
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