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Tol Avery was a prolific actor who created a name for himself largely on the big screen. Avery's early acting career mostly consisted of roles in various films, such as the Robert Mitchum drama "His Kind of Woman" (1951), the Sterling Hayden crime drama "Naked Alibi" (1954) and the Susan Hayward dramatic adaptation "I'll Cry Tomorrow" (1955). He also appeared in the sci-fi flick "It Came From Beneath the Sea" (1955) with Kenneth Tobey, the comedic adaptation "Pal Joey" (1957) with Rita Hayworth and "The Unholy Wife" (1957). He worked in series television while getting his start in acting, including a part on "The Thin Man" (NBC, 1957-59). His film career continued throughout the fifties and the sixties in productions like "Buchanan Rides Alone" (1958) with Randolph Scott, "North By Northwest" (1959) with Cary Grant and the crime drama "Man-Trap" (1961) with Jeffrey Hunter. He also appeared in the Ray Danton biopic "The George Raft Story" (1961) and the Chubby Checker musical "Twist Around the Clock" (1961). He also worked in television during these years, including a part on "Slattery's People" (CBS, 1964-66). Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in the Fred MacMurray adaptation "Follow Me, Boys!" (1966), the dramatic adaptation "Hotel" (1967) with Rod Taylor and "Wusa" (1970) with Paul Newman. He also worked in television during these years, including a part on "Lost in Space" (CBS, 1965-68). He also was featured in the TV movies "Set This Town on Fire" (NBC, 1972-73) and "The Marcus-Nelson Murders" (CBS, 1972-73). Avery more recently acted in the drama "Maurie" (1973) with Bernie Casey. Avery passed away in August 1973 at the age of 58.

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