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Claire Cloninger

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The recipient of three Dove Awards through the Gospel Music Association, Claire Cloninger is among the most successful contemporary gospel songwriters. A prolific article writer, Cloninger has created 19 seasonal musicals for cathedral choir. Her tracks, which were included in such performers as B.J. Thomas, Amy Offer, and Pat and Debby Boone, are perennial entries within the Gospel TOP. Cloninger was commissioned with the Country wide Statue of Liberty Centennial Committee to create a fresh second verse for the “Superstar Spangled Banner,” that was documented by Sandi Patti. Her tune, “Friend of the Wounded Center,” documented by Wayne Watson, received a Dove Award as Tune of the entire year in 1989. The article writer or co-writer of 11 books, Cloninger collaborated with Laura Barr on her behalf 2001 publication, Faithfully Suit.

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Full Name Claire Cloninger


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#Fact
1 He was a staunch conservative Republican.
2 Ex-father-in-law of Lal Baum.
3 Best remembered by the public for his co-starring role as "George Kerby" in the television series, Topper (1953).
4 Created a family business in the 1970s with Sterling & Sons, a Santa Monica company that manufactured custom-made golf clubs.
5 Was a vice president and spokesman for a computer software company that implemented one of the first supermarket bar-coding and computer inventory systems.
6 Shortly after arriving in Hollywood in 1938, he tested for the boxing lead in Golden Boy (1939), but lost out to William Holden. He ended up with an uncredited bit in the movie. He later played a boxer in the movie Ringside Maisie (1941) where he met first wife Ann Sothern.
7 His father, Walter S. Hart, played professional baseball in the Chicago Cubs' minor league farm system.
8 Sterling's movie career at MGM was interrupted by World War II, during which he served as an Army Air Forces flight instructor and was stationed in London.
9 Once considered for the title role in the classic Perry Mason (1957) series, which eventually went to Raymond Burr.
10 Father, with Ann Sothern, of actress Tisha Sterling. Father, with Anne Jeffreys, of sons Jeffrey, Dana and Tyler.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Murder, She Wrote 1986 TV Series Ben Shipley
Hotel 1984 TV Series Mr. Jenks
Masquerade 1983 TV Series
Simon & Simon 1982 TV Series Michael Wells / Arthur Bristol
Fantasy Island 1982 TV Series Walter Rawlin
Beggarman, Thief 1979 TV Movie Colonel Day
The Brian Keith Show 1974 TV Series Linc
Diana 1973 TV Series Steven
Letters from Three Lovers 1973 TV Movie Bob
Love, American Style 1972 TV Series the President (segment "Love and the President")
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors 1971 TV Series Marsh Freeman
Nanny and the Professor 1971 TV Series Bentley Everett
A Global Affair 1964 Randy Sterling
Naked City 1963 TV Series Jason Colwell
The Twilight Zone 1963 TV Series Douglas Winter
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 1962 TV Series Ray Roscoe
Ichabod and Me 1961-1962 TV Series Bob Major
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 1961 Capt. Lee Crane
Return to Peyton Place 1961 Mike Rossi
The United States Steel Hour 1960 TV Series Peter Finn
Love That Jill 1958 TV Series Jack Gibson
Wagon Train 1957 TV Series Tobe Cannon
Telephone Time 1957 TV Series Henri Haskell
Cavalcade of America 1957 TV Series
The Ford Television Theatre 1956-1957 TV Series Hank Holloway / Frank Darin
The 20th Century-Fox Hour 1956 TV Series Steve Buchanan
Star Stage 1956 TV Series
Lux Video Theatre 1951-1956 TV Series Pete / Theodore Drew III / David / ...
The Loretta Young Show 1956 TV Series Markle
Max Liebman Presents: Dearest Enemy 1955 TV Movie Captain John Copeland
Climax! 1955 TV Series Husband
Topper 1953-1955 TV Series George Kerby
Studio One in Hollywood 1950-1955 TV Series Jeff Troy / David Grant
Column South 1953 Capt. Lee Whitlock
Robert Montgomery Presents 1952-1953 TV Series Guest Host / Richard Clyde
The Gulf Playhouse 1952 TV Series
Suspense 1952 TV Series
Lights Out 1951-1952 TV Series Francis Carvel
Celanese Theatre 1952 TV Series Harold Sigrift
Faith Baldwin Romance Theatre 1951 TV Series
Show Boat 1951 Steven Baker
The Clock 1951 TV Series
Showtime, U.S.A. 1951 TV Series
The Ford Theatre Hour 1951 TV Series
Bunco Squad 1950 Det. Sgt. Steve Johnson
The Sundowners 1950 Tom Cloud
Roughshod 1949 Clay Phillips
The Secret Heart 1946 Chase N. Addams
Personalities 1942 Short uncredited
Somewhere I'll Find You 1942 Kirk 'Junior' Davis
This Time for Keeps 1942 Lee White
Dr. Kildare's Victory 1942 Dr. Donald Winthrop
Johnny Eager 1941 Jimmy Courtney
Two-Faced Woman 1941 Dick Williams
Ringside Maisie 1941 Terry Dolan
The Getaway 1941 Jeff Crane
I'll Wait for You 1941 Jonathan 'Jack' / 'Lucky' Wilson
The Penalty 1941 Edward McCormick
The Gay Caballero 1940 Billy Brewster
Yesterday's Heroes 1940 Duke Wyman
Manhattan Heartbeat 1940 Johnny Farrell
The Heckler 1940 Short Trophy Presenter (uncredited)
Nothing But Pleasure 1940 Short Gangster at Cozy Auto Court (uncredited)
My Son Is Guilty 1939 Judd (uncredited)
The Awful Goof 1939 Short Bill - Co-Worker (uncredited)
Glove Slingers 1939 Short Warehouseman Taking Fight Pool Money (uncredited)
The Amazing Mr. Williams 1939 Elevator Boy (uncredited)
Blondie Brings Up Baby 1939 Dithers' Employee (uncredited)
Beware Spooks! 1939 Bellboy (uncredited)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939 Senate Reporter (uncredited)
Scandal Sheet 1939 Student
The Story of Charles Goodyear 1939 Short Charles Goodyear
A Woman Is the Judge 1939 Reporter (uncredited)
Those High Grey Walls 1939 Convict (uncredited)
Golden Boy 1939 Elevator Boy (uncredited)
The Man They Could Not Hang 1939 First Reporter (uncredited)
Good Girls Go to Paris 1939 Student (uncredited)
Pest from the West 1939 Short Cigarette Customer at Adjacent Table (uncredited)
Missing Daughters 1939 Radio Man (uncredited)
Only Angels Have Wings 1939 Bit Role (uncredited)
Mandrake, the Magician 1939 Henchman
Sorority House 1939 Soda Shop Extra (uncredited)
The Chump Takes a Bump 1939 Short Night Club Patron (uncredited)
Outside These Walls 1939 Reporter (uncredited)
First Offenders 1939 Nick (uncredited)
Romance of the Redwoods 1939 Bit Role (uncredited)
Blondie Meets the Boss 1939 Office Worker / Man Dancing with Millie (uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inga 1968 writer: "Middle of Nowhere" US version
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1958 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan 1985 TV Special Himself
Night of 100 Stars 1982 TV Special Himself
A Bob Hope Comedy Special 1966 TV Special Himself
The Linkletter Show 1961 TV Series Himself
Here's Hollywood 1960 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Golf 1960 TV Series Himself
The Milton Berle Show 1958 TV Series Himself
To Tell the Truth 1958 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1958 TV Series Himself
The Polly Bergen Show 1958 TV Series Herself - Max Factor Pitchwoman
What's My Line? 1957 TV Series Himself - Mystery Guest
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1956 TV Series Himself - Night Club Duo
Front Row Center 1956 TV Series Himself - Host
Shower of Stars 1955 TV Series Himself - Cameo
The Easter Seal Teleparade of Stars 1955 TV Special Himself
Screen Snapshots Series 34, No. 6: Hollywood Shower of Stars 1955 Short Himself
Nothing But the Best 1953 TV Series Himself
Screen Snapshots: Motion Picture Mothers, Inc. 1949 Short Himself
The Society of Singers Presents: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald 1989 TV Movie Himself
The Child Help Benefit Special 1987 TV Movie Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The First Motion Picture Unit: When Hollywood Went to War 2014 Documentary
Out of My Dreams: Oscar Hammerstein II 2012 TV Movie documentary Steve Baker
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Memorial Tribute
The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story 1951 Documentary

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television On 8 February 1960. At 1709 Vine Street.


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