Sonny Tufts (born Bowen Charlton Tufts III, 16 July 1911, Boston - 4 June 1970, Santa Monica, California) was a United States film actor. He attained some fame during World War II, principally because he was one of the few handsome male actors not serving overseas in the war. In the 1980s he was best known as one of the semi-random people and places that TV host Johnny Carson used in his jokes.
Tufts is the subject of an urban legend. The legend holds that he had been selected to host a well known radio show as a last-minute replacement for a better known celebrity. The week before Tufts's episode was scheduled, the previous host introduced him with a combination of surprise and outrage, shocked that a relatively unknown actor would succeed him as host. There is no evidence, however, that such an incident occurred. 
Sonny Tufts was related to Charles Tufts, for whom Tufts University is named.
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Sonny Tufts died in Santa Monica, California, Los Angeles County
Cat-Women of the Moon is a 1953 Science fiction 3-D film directed by Arthur Hilton. It stars Sonny Tufts, Victor Jory and Marie Windsor. The musical score was composed by Elmer Bernstein.This is one of several low budget films from the 1950s-1960s that share the same premise of a typically all-male expedition to a remote and isolated location were they discover a race of women without men:
An expedition to the Moon encounters a race of "Cat-women", the last eight survivors of a 2-million-year-old civilization deep within a cave where they have managed to maintain the remnants of a breathable atmosphere that once covered the Moon. The remaining air will soon be gone and they must escape if they are to survive. They plan to steal the expedition's space ship and return to Earth.
Through the use of their telepathic ability the Cat-women have been subliminally controlling Helen Salinger (Marie Windsor) so she can win the navigator slot on the expedition and lead the crew to their location...
Barbara Dare & Sonny Tufts divorced
The Crooked Way is a black-and-white 1949 film directed by Robert Florey. The film, considered film noir, was based on a radio play No Blade Too Sharp. The film, with a similar plot (a war hero loses his memory stateside) to another film noir Somewhere in the Night, was shot by noted cameraman John Alton.A war hero recovering at a San Francisco hospital is suffering from amnesia. The doctors tell the silver-star recipient that the only thing they know about him is that he enlisted in Los Angeles. They speculate that maybe going back there may help him get his memory back. He goes, only to be recognised by police as a dangerous gangster named Eddie Ricardi.Films The Crooked Way, Nobody Lives Forever, Somewhere in the Night and The Blue Dahlia, all have a familiar 1940s film noir theme. A young war hero returns from fighting a war only to find that his world back home is as dark and dangerous as the war he just left....,
So Proudly We Hail! is a 1943 film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Mark Sandrich, and starring Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard (who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance), George Reeves and Veronica Lake.
An effective sample of wartime propaganda, the film follows a group of military nurses sent to the Philippines during the early days of World War II . The movie was based on a book written by nurse Juanita Hipps a WWII nurse who served in Bataan and Corrigedor during the time when McArthur withdrew to Australia which ultimately led to the surrender of US and Philippine troops to Japan. Those prisoners of war were subjected to the infamous Bataan Death March. The movie was based on LTC Hipps' true story "I Served On Bataan."
The story covers many day to day events, and contrasts the brutality of war against the sometimes futile efforts of the nurses to provide medical aid and comfort. There are several striking moments in...
Barbara Dare & Sonny Tufts married
The Virginian is a 1929 western movie based upon the Owen Wister novel, starring Gary Cooper as the Virginian and Walter Huston as the villainous Trampas. The early sound film was directed by Victor Fleming, who later directed Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz. (Source: The Internet Movie Database.)In addition to the novel, several movie versions were produced over the decades, and a long-running television series as well....,
Sonny Tufts was born in Boston, Massachusetts, Suffolk County