Alan Baxter

Active - 1935 - 2013  |   Born - Nov 19, 1908   |   Died - May 8, 1976   |   Genres - Drama, Crime, Western, Action

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Biography by Hal Erickson

An alumnus of the Yale School of Drama, Alan Baxter came to films in 1935 after three seasons' stage work. Though occasionally cast in a leading role, Baxter was more convincing as a character actor, usually playing roles with sinister undertones. Hitchcock devotees will remember Baxter as the bespectacled, implicitly homosexual Nazi spy in the Hoover Dam sequences of Saboteur (1942). Alan Baxter continued accepting supporting roles into the 1970s, often portraying big-time gangsters or disreputable politicians.

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