|Birth: ||Jun. 8, 1923|
|Death: ||Dec. 21, 2005|
Los Angeles County
Western Film Actor, who as a teenager, sang on local radio, gave violin and piano recitals and appeared in stage productions at his high school. After arriving in Hollywood in the early '40s, he studied acting and appeared in musicals for the Armed Forces Victory Committee.
His professional career began during the early 1940s playing bit parts and minor supporting roles. Through the '50s and '60s, he was a frequent performer on TV, working in such favorites as, Perry Mason, Wagon Train, and Bonanza, and many more. He also became a regular on western shows produced by Gene Autry's Flying-A production company.
Healey served in World War II as an Air Corps navigator and bombadier, continuing his military duty, retiring in the early 1960s as a Captain in the Air Force Reserve. He returned to film work after WW2, often playing a henchman.
While working in westerns, he wrote the screenplay for "Colorado Ambush," in which he also appeared.
The role that he is best remembered for is that of "Doc Holliday" in, 'The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp'. He is also credited in hundreds of TV appearances. At the 2000 Golden Boot awards, he was awarded the "Backbone of the B's Award" for all his work and accomplishments in western films.
He was married 3 times, died of respiratory failure in a hospital in Simi Valley where he lived after breaking his hip in a fall, from which he never recovered. He was 82. (bio by: Elizabeth Reed)
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Originally Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Apr 03, 2006
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One of those many character actors who seemed to portray mostly bad guys in westerns but did sometimes play a decent role. You had such a deep, commanding voice and personna on screen. Many thanks for your acting performances. Remembered on this day.|
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