Harry Bellaver






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Harry Bellaver was born on February 12, 1905 and passed away on August 8, 1993. He was an American actor prominent in stage, television and film. Originally born in Hillsboro, Illinois, Bellaver moved to New York where he had his Broadway debut in the play titled "1931" occurring that same year. Notably, Bellaver appeared in the Broadway debut of "Threepenny Opera" and had his most notable role originating the character of "Chief Sitting Bull" in the 1946 production of "Annie Get Your Gun." Interestingly, he played the same role 20 years later during the revival production. Bellaver also had several notable film roles appearing in the World War II movie "From Here to Eternity," "Side Street" and "The Old Man and the Sea" opposite Spencer Tracy. Bellaver is probably best known to entertainment fans for playing the role Sgt. Frank Arcaro in the hit TV series "Naked City." Bellaver died of pneumonia in 1993 while being treated at Nyack Hospital located in Nyack, New York.