Albert King Calder (April 21, 1898[1][2][3] – June 28, 1964) was an American film, television and theatre actor.

King Calder
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Calder in 1926
Albert King Calder

(1898-04-21)April 21, 1898
DiedJune 28, 1964(1964-06-28) (aged 67)
Resting placeFerncliff Cemetery, Westchester County, New York
Years active1929–1964

Early lifeEdit

Calder was born in Baltimore, Maryland.[3][4] He began his acting career in 1929 in the Broadway play The Humbug,[5] playing Dr. Norman Ware.[2] He also appeared in other theatre productions, including over 500 performances of the 1940 play My Sister Eileen.[4] Calder then moved to a stage company in Chicago, Illinois stage company.[4] His final theatre credit was in 1951.[2]


Calder began his screen career in 1949, when he appeared in the anthology television series The Clock. He starred in the crime drama series Martin Kane, Private Eye from 1952 to 1954.[5][6] He guest-starred in television programs including The Fugitive, Trackdown, Man with a Camera, Bat Masterson, Tales of Wells Fargo, The Virginian, The Twilight Zone, Rawhide, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Mr. Lucky, State Trooper and The Untouchables. His film credits include Time Table, Wall of Noise, Mardi Gras, The Rains of Ranchipur, Three Came to Kill, On the Threshold of Space, Everything's Ducky and Hong Kong Confidential.[3]


Calder died in June 1964 of a heart attack at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 67.[5] He was buried in Ferncliff Cemetery.[1]


  1. ^ a b Wilson, Scott (August 22, 2016). Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed. McFarland. p. 110. ISBN 9780786479924 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ a b c "King Calder". Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved February 20, 2022.
  3. ^ a b c Aaker, Everett (2006). Encyclopedia of Early Television Crime Fighters: All Regular Cast Members in American Crime and Mystery Series, 1948-1959. McFarland. p. 108. ISBN 9780786424764 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ a b c "Actor Sticks To Journalism". The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, Maryland. February 15, 1942. p. 46. Retrieved February 20, 2022 – via  
  5. ^ a b c "King Calder, Dies; Stage and TV Actor". The New York Times. June 29, 1964. Retrieved February 20, 2022.
  6. ^ "King Calder, Veteran Stage, TV Actor, Dies". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. June 29, 1964. p. 33. Retrieved February 20, 2022 – via  

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