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Earl Holliman

Earl Holliman (born Anthony Earl Numkena on September 11, 1928 in Delhi, Louisiana) is an American film and television actor.

He first appeared in film in 1953 and three years later won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture for his performance in the 1956 film, The Rainmaker. Amongst his other notable film appearances were in Giant, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and Summer and Smoke.

In addition to a successful career in films, Earl Holliman became a popular television personality through his role as Lt. Bill Crowley opposite Angie Dickinson in the Police Woman series that ran from 1974 to 1978. He continued to appear in television guest roles.Most notable he guest starred in the hit mini series The Thorn Birds with Richard Chamberlin and Rachel Ward. He Guest starred in Gunsmoke Return to Dodge in 1987 as Jake Flagg and earned a nomination for a Golden Globe Award for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a television Series" for his acting with Delta Burke in her short-lived 1992 series, Delta.

For his contribution to the television industry, Earl Holliman has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6901 Hollywood Blvd.

Holliman is a southern California-based bachelor who never married or had children.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Earl Holliman Facts

Birth NameEarl Numkena
BirthdaySeptember 11, 1928 (94)
BirthplaceDelhi, Louisiana, USA
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Earl Holliman compared to you?
Awards1957 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture (for The Rainmaker)

Selected Filmography

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