Collection consists of clippings, correspondence, playbills, photographs, film stills, and political materials associated
with American actor and legislator Albert Dekker (1905-1968).
Albert Dekker (1905-1968) was an American actor and politician best known for his roles in Dr. Cyclops (1940), The Killers (1945), and The Wild Bunch (1969). In the 1920s he began acting in high school stage productions, then acted on Broadway until 1937 when he became a
character actor in motion pictures in Hollywood. From 1944 to 1946 he was a legislator for California's 57th district, which
comprised the Hollywood area. Dekker was charged with being a member of the communist party in the early 1950s and was questioned
by the Fact Finding Committee on Un-American Activities in CA. After clearing his name of communist activities, Dekker returned
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