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1953 Press Photo Robert Kendall American film actor writer Hollywood Kellogg

AdID: 700545

Availability: In stock

Part Number: RSC04361

Height: 10

Width: 8

Source: Rogers


This is an original press photo. Robert Kendall (June 26, 1927 - November 12, 2009) was an American actor, writer and teacher.

Kendall was born Arthur Robert Kendall in Stephenson, Michigan in 1927, and moved to Battle Creek as a child. In 1945, he won a "Hollywood at Your Door" talent contest at the W.K. Kellogg Auditorium, and headed to Hollywood to take up the prize of a screen test. Upon his arrival, Kendall was told the company who had sponsored the contest had gone bankrupt and was asked for a loan. He returned to the YMCA where he was staying to discover that his clothes had been stolen. Undeterred, he took work as a waiter in a drive-in restaurant until he was noticed by Sylvia Sidney's talent agent Christopher Hofeld, and invited to try out for some roles at the Universal Studios lotPhoto measures 8.25 x 10inches. Photo is dated 07-07-1953.