Glenn Langan

Glenn Langan (July 8, 1917 – January 26, 1991) was an American character actor on stage and films.

Glenn Langan
Glenn Langan in Margie.JPG
Born(1917-07-08)July 8, 1917
DiedJanuary 26, 1991(1991-01-26) (aged 73)
Resting placeOakwood Memorial Park Cemetery
Years active1939–1971
m. 1951; his death 1991)


Born in Denver, Colorado, he made his Broadway debut in 1942 opposite Luise Rainer in a revival of J.M. Barrie's A Kiss for Cinderella. He made his credited film debut in The Return of Doctor X (1939).[1]

Appeared as a French professor in the romantic Margie (1946), a devoted young doctor protecting Gene Tierney from the evil machinations of Vincent Price in Dragonwyck (1946), and as one of the psychiatrists looking after demented patient Olivia de Havilland in The Snake Pit (1948). Langan was also gainfully employed in escapist adventure, essaying a square-jawed privateer captain in Forever Amber (1947).[2]

Later years/familyEdit

His popularity waned by the early 1950s. He spent the next decade appearing on various television episodes, but eventually achieved a form of cult status as the irradiated 60-foot hero of Bert I. Gordon's sci-fi outing, The Amazing Colossal Man (1957). After winding down his screen career in the 1960s, Langan re-invented himself as a successful real estate salesman. He was married for forty years to actress Adele Jergens, with whom he had a son.


Year Title Role Notes
1939 Everybody's Hobby Ranger Uncredited
1939 Dust Be My Destiny Warden's Secretary Uncredited
1939 Espionage Agent Student Uncredited
1939 The Return of Doctor X Intern
1942 Flight Lieutenant Lt. Anderson's Orderly Uncredited
1943 Action in the North Atlantic Gun Crewman Uncredited
1943 The Strange Death of Adolf Hitler Youth Leader Uncredited
1943 Riding High Jack Holbrook
1944 Four Jills in a Jeep Capt. Stewart Uncredited
1944 Wing and a Prayer Executive Officer
1944 In the Meantime, Darling Lt. Larkin Uncredited
1944 Something for the Boys Lieutenant Ashley Crothers
1945 Hangover Square Eddie Carstairs
1945 A Bell for Adano Lt. Crofts Livingstone, USN
1946 Sentimental Journey Judson
1946 Dragonwyck Dr. Jeff Turner
1946 Margie Prof. Ralph Fontayne
1947 The Homestretch Bill Van Dyke III
1947 Forever Amber Capt. Rex Morgan
1948 Fury at Furnace Creek Capt. Rufe Blackwell / Sam Gilmore
1948 The Snake Pit Dr. Terry
1949 Treasure of Monte Cristo Edmund Dantes
1950 The Iroquois Trail Capt. Jonathan West
1950 Rapture Pietro Leoni
1952 Hangman's Knot Capt. Petersen
1953 One Girl's Confession Johnny
1953 99 River Street Lloyd Morgan
1954 The Big Chase Officer Pete Grayson
1955 Outlaw Treasure Sam Casey
1957 Jungle Heat Roger McRae
1957 The Amazing Colossal Man Lt. Col. Glenn Manning
1965 Mutiny in Outer Space Gen. Knowland
1966 Women of the Prehistoric Planet Capt. Ross
1970 Chisum Colonel Nathan Dudley
1971 The Andromeda Strain Cabinet Secretary Uncredited


  1. ^ "Glenn Langan profile". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved June 27, 2013.
  2. ^ "Glenn Langan profile". NNDB. Retrieved June 27, 2013.

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