This collection contains a vast array of materials related to the life and
career of actor Howard Duff. The majority of the collection consists of film and
television scripts. Also included are photographs, both personal and
professional, radio sound recordings, correspondence, legal records, theater
ephemera, military service materials, and sketches by Duff. Of particular
interest are oral history transcripts, Duff's personal items including a wallet,
make-up kit, passport, and eyeglasses, as well as materials related to Duff's
first marriage to actress Ida Lupino.
Prolific character actor Howard Duff was born on November 24, 1913 in
Bremerton, Washington and raised in Seattle. Duff's career spans the early days
of radio when he played detective Sam Spade to his numerous roles in television,
theater, and film.
Property rights in the physical objects belong to the UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections.
Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their
heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the
copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to
publish if the Performing Arts Special Collectionsdoes not hold the copyright.
Collection is open for research.