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About Steve Brodie
Steve Brodie (November 21, 1919 – January 9, 1992) was an American movie and television actor, born John Stevenson in El Dorado, Kansas.
He chose his screen name after Steve Brodie (1863-1901) who allegedly jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge in 1886. Brodie survived the jump and "taking a Brodie" entered the lexicon for bridge jumpers.
Most of his film work was from the mid 1940s to the early 1950s working at MGM, RKO and Republic Pictures appearing mostly in westerns and B-movies. He mainly played supporting roles in films such as the film noir classic Out of the Past (1947) and the classic crime film Armored Car Robbery (1950), although he did have the starring role in Desperate (1947). He later appeared with Elvis Presley in Blue Hawaii (1961) and Roustabout (1964). Starting from the mid 1950s he mostly appeared on television, including three episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents and in the episode "Vendetta" of the syndicated western series Pony Express. He and Sterling Holloway appeared in the 1960 episode "Love Me, Love My Dog" of the syndicated crime drama The Brothers Brannagan.
He was married to actress Lois Andrews from 1946 to her death in 1968. Their son Kevin Brodie (born 1952) was a child actor and is now a film writer and director.
He died of cancer in West Hills, California.