Hayden Rorke

Biography

Birth: Oct. 23, 1910 Brooklyn New York, USA Death: Aug. 19, 1987 Toluca Lake California, USA Actor, best remembered for his role of Colonel (Doctor) Alfred E. Bellows in the television sitcom “I Dream of Jeannie” (1965 – 1970). Born William Henry Rorke in Brooklyn, New York, he was the son of screen and stage actress, Margaret Hayden Rorke, and took his stage name from his mother’s maiden name. He was educated at the American Academy of the Dramatic Arts and began his stage career in the 1930s with the Hampden Theatrical Company. During World War II, he enlisted into the Army, where he made his film debut in the musical “This is the Army” (1943) starring Ronald Reagan, where he was uncredited as the stage manager and as a soldier in the background. Following the war, he left the Army and worked in small parts on Broadway, finally returning to Hollywood for the 1949 film, “Lust for Gold,” again uncredited. However, it was an opening, and in later films, beginning with “Rope of Sand” (1949), he is listed in the credits, although he again shows up uncredited in the 1950 films “Kim” and “The Magnificent Yankee,” as well as a couple of later films (in those days, small bit parts were often uncredited). He continues to make movies, taking on supporting roles, in such films as “Father’s Little Dividend” (1951), “Francis Goes to the Races” (1951), “When Worlds Collide” (1951), “Wild Stallion” (1952), “Project Moon Base” (1953), and “Pillow Talk” (1959). He played the on several guest roles on television, winning the role of Colonel Farnsworth in the short lived 1964 television sitcom “No Time for Sergeants” (based upon the movie of the same name). However, it is for his role of Dr. Alfred E. Bellows, the NASA medical officer in the television sitcom, “I Dream of Jeannie” for which he is most remembered. His last film was to reprise the role of Dr. Bellows in the television movie “I Dream of Jeannie: 15 years later” (1985). He died in Toluca Lake, California from multiple myeloma (cancer of the bone marrow) at the age of 76

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Project Moonbase

Gen. 'Pappy' Greene

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The Night Walker

Howard Trent

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South Sea Woman

Prosecution Lt. Fears

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The Law and the Lady

Tracy Collans

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A Stranger in My Arms

Marcus Beasley

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I Aim at the Stars

U.S. Army Major

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This Happy Feeling

Mr. Booth

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I'd Rather Be Rich

MacDougall

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The Eternal Sea

Capt. William Buracker

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A House Is Not a Home

Bill Cameron

Starring In
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Die Rückkehr der bezaubernden Jeannie

Dr. Alfred E. Bellows

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The Legend of Lizzie Borden

Julien Ralph

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The Barefoot Executive

Clifford

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Jeannie é um Gênio - 1ª Temporada

Col. Alfred E. Bellows, MD / ... (12 episodes, 1965-1970)

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A House Is Not a Home

Bill Cameron

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The Unsinkable Molly Brown

Malcolm Broderick

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I'd Rather Be Rich

MacDougall

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The Night Walker

Howard Trent

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The Thrill of It All!

Billings

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Spencer's Mountain

Colonel Coleman

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Pocketful of Miracles

Police Capt. Moore

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Parrish

Tom Weldon

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Back Street

Charley Claypole

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Tammy Tell Me True

Joshua Welling

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Midnight Lace

Dr. Garver

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I Aim at the Stars

U.S. Army Major

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Pillow Talk

Mr. Conrad

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A Stranger in My Arms

Marcus Beasley

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This Happy Feeling

Mr. Booth

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Tip on a Dead Jockey

J.R. Nichols (uncredited)

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All That Heaven Allows

Dr. Dan Hennessy

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The Eternal Sea

Capt. William Buracker

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Lucky Me

Tommy Arthur

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L'aigle solitaire

President Ulysses S. Grant

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The Robe

Caluus - Slave Auction Bidder (uncredited)

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The Girl Next Door

Henry Fields

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South Sea Woman

Prosecution Lt. Fears

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Project Moonbase

Gen. 'Pappy' Greene

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The Story of Three Loves

Thomas Clayton Campbell Sr. (segment "Mademoiselle") (uncredited)

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Room for One More

The Doctor (scenes deleted)

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Skirts Ahoy!

Doctor

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Above and Beyond

Dr. Ramsey

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When Worlds Collide

Dr. Emery Bronson

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Starlift

Chaplain

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An American in Paris

Tommy Baldwin (uncredited)

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Father's Little Dividend

Dr. Andrew Nordell

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Francis Goes to the Races

Rogers

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Double Crossbones

Malcolm Giles

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The Law and the Lady

Tracy Collans

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Die Diebe von Marschan

Basra

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The Magnificent Yankee

Graham (uncredited)

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Kim

Major Ainsley (uncredited)

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Lust for Gold

Floyd Buckley (uncredited)

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Rope of Sand

Ingram

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This is the Army

Soldier / Stage Manager (uncredited)

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