William DeWolf Hopper Jr. (January 26, 1915 – March 6, 1970) was an American stage, film, and television actor. The only child of actor DeWolf Hopper and actress and Hollywood columnist and blacklist proponent Hedda Hopper, he appeared in predominantly minor roles in more than 80 feature films in the 1930s and 1940s. After serving in the United States Navy during World War II, he left acting, but in the mid-1950s, he was persuaded by director William Wellman to resume his film career. He became best known for his work as private detective Paul Drake in the CBS television series Perry Mason.
William DeWolf Hopper Jr.
January 26, 1915
New York City, NY, U.S.
|Died||March 6, 1970 (aged 55)|
Palm Springs, California, U.S.
|Resting place||Rose Hills Memorial Park|
|Years active||1916; 1934–1970|
(m. 1940; div. 1959)
'50s television icon who was immortalized for his role as Paul Drake on over 250 episodes of the series, Perry Mason. He played Natalie Wood's character's father in Rebel Without a Cause.
He married his second wife, Jeanette Hopper, in 1959. He had one child during his 19-year marriage to his first wife, Jane Gilbert, and his mother Hedda Hopper was a well-known Hollywood gossiper and journalist.
He appeared on-screen before his second birthday in the 1916 silent film, Sunshine Dad.
He became known for '50s film roles in Rebel Without a Cause and 20 Million Miles to Earth.
At the age of 55,
William Hopper height is 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m).
He acted alongside Nancy Kelly in the Oscar-nominated horror film, The Bad Seed.
● William Hopper was born on January 26, 1915 (age 55) in New York City, New York, United States ● He is a celebrity actor ● He joined movies and tvshows named Perry Mason (1957 – 1966), Rebel Without a Cause (1955), The Bad Seed (1956), The Footloose Heiress (1937) and 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957) ● He died on March 6, 1970, Palm Springs, CA● He had 1 child Joan Hopper● His spouse is Jeanette J. Hopper (m. 1959–1970), Jane Gilbert (m. 1940–1959)● His height is 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
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