Re: William Fawcett, an actor from the 50's
The excellent website - http://us.imdb.com/searchhttp://us.imdb.com/search - says:
William "Bill" Fawcett was b. 8 September 1894, High Forest, Minnesota, USA
Died of natural causes, 25 January 1974, Sherman Oaks, California, USA.
"Doc T". as he was known, was a Ph.D., and Professor of Theatre at Michigan State University in the early 1940's, just before World War II. He often spoke about leaving academia and actually trying his hand at the craft he taught. After the war, he got his chance and never looked back.
IMDb mini-biography by Paul J. Lareau < email@example.com >
Trivia: One of the few actors to have a Ph.D.
The long list of his movie and TV credits on this website may include the HItchcock one, but I did not notice any title that was obviously by "Hitch".
He certainly worked a lot - in everything from early classic TV westerns like "Gene Autry", "Wagon Train", "Gunsmoke", and "The Rifleman" through "Riverboat" (Burt Reynold's first TV break) to "Twilight Zone", "Ironsides", "Pery Mason" and "Leave It To Beaver".
As an amateur actor who has worked with many professionals, I find it interesting that he did so many "uncredited" roles which means his name would not appear in the credits (in other words, an "extra"). He must have been very anxious to get as much work as possible. Many actors who start to become well-known will no longer accept "uncredited" roles.