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Jeff Chandler Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Children

Jeff Chandler Quick Info
Height 6 ft 4 in
Weight 95 kg
Date of Birth December 15, 1918
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Date of Death June 17, 1961

Jeff Chandler was an American actor and theatre artist best known for playing the role of Cochise in the 1950 Western film Broken Arrow, a role that got him nominated for an Academy Award in the “Best Actor in a Supporting Role” category. His film credits also include The Battle at Apache PassYankee BuccaneerSign of the PaganThe Lady Takes a FlyerA Story of DavidMerrill’s Marauders, and Taza, Son of Cochise.

Born Name

Ira Grossel

Other Names

Jeff Chandler, Big Gray

Jeff Chandler as seen in a press photo in 1958
Jeff Chandler as seen in a press photo in 1958 (Wire photo / eBay / Public Domain)

Age

He was born on December 15, 1918.

Died

On June 17, 1961, Jeff Chandler died at the age of 42 in Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, United States. The cause of death was a blood infection complicated by pneumonia.

Resting Place

Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

New York City, New York, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

Jeff Chandler studied at Erasmus Hall High School. He then attended the Feagin School of Dramatic Art in New York and took up a drama course.

Occupation

Actor, Theatre Artist

Family

  • Father – Phillip Grossel
  • Mother – Anna (née Herman)
  • Siblings – He was an only child.
  • Others – David Roya (Cousin) (Actor), Norman Hoshell (Ex Father-In-Law, Marjorie’s Father), Leah Hoshell (Ex Mother-In-Law, Marjorie’s Mother)

Build

Slim

Jeff Chandler as seen while posing for a picture with his wife Marjorie Hoshelle at the 27th Annual Academy Awards at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles
Jeff Chandler as seen while posing for a picture with his wife Marjorie Hoshelle at the 27th Annual Academy Awards at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles (Los Angeles Times / digital.library.ucla.edu / CC BY 4.0 DEED)

Height

6 ft 4 in or 193 cm

Weight

95 kg or 209.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Jeff Chandler dated –

  1. Marilyn Maxwell
  2. Gloria DeHaven – His romance with actor and singer Gloria DeHaven was exposed in Confidential magazine.
  3. Ann Sheridan
  4. Marjorie Hoshelle – Jeff Chandler married actor Marjorie Hoshelle in the year 1946 and they had 2 daughters – Jamie Tucker (b. 1947) and Dana Grossel (b. 1949). The couple separated in 1951 and again separated in 1954. She complained that Chandler was “chronically fatigued so that he would fall asleep wherever we were” and they filed for divorce in 1954. However, they reconciled in March 1955. After his affair with Esther Williams, Marjorie Hoshelle filed for divorce in 1957 and the divorce was finalized in June 1959, with Jeff Chandler giving his wife $100,000 and over $2,166 per month in alimony plus $500 per month in child support.
  5. Märta Torén (1951) – He had an affair with Swedish actor and stage artist Märta Torén from April to May 1951.
  6. Eartha Kitt (1953) – In 1953, Jeff Chandler hooked up with actor and singer Eartha Kitt.
  7. Julie Adams (1953-1954) – He started going out with actor Julie Adams in December 1953 but the duo soon parted ways in January 1954.
  8. Susan Hayward (1954-1955) – He was romantically linked with actor Susan Hayward between 1954 and 1955. They also worked together in the 1959 Western film Thunder in the Sun.
  9. Mamie Van Doren (1954) – Chandler dated actor and singer Mamie Van Doren in 1954.
  10. Esther Williams (1957-1960) – He reportedly went out with actor and competitive swimmer Esther Williams from 1957 to 1960. They co-starred in the 1958 film Raw Wind in Eden.
  11. Barbara Shelley

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Gray

He had premature gray hair.

Eye Color

Hazel

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • A scar across an eye
  • Towering height

Religion

He was raised in a Jewish household.

Jeff Chandler (Right) as seen at Capernaum during a visit to Israel in 1959
Jeff Chandler (Right) as seen at Capernaum during a visit to Israel in 1959 (Moshe Pridan / 147.237.72.31/topsrch/datafile/wwwm2337.gif / Public Domain)

Jeff Chandler’s Favorite Things

  • Personal Favorite Role – Playing Steve Kimberly in Because of You (1952)
  • FilmsBroken Arrow (1950), The Battle at Apache Pass (1852), Two Flags West (1950), Because of You (1952), Sign of the Pagan (1954), The Toy Tiger (1956), Drango (1957), Raw Wind in Eden (1958), The Lady Takes a Flyer (1958)

SourceWikipedia

Jeff Chandler Facts

  1. His parents separated when he was a child and Jeff was then raised by his mother.
  2. Jeff Chandler enlisted in the army when America entered World War II and served for four years, mostly in the Aleutians, and finished with the rank of lieutenant.
  3. He was a Democrat.
  4. Chandler was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 1770 Vine Street for his contribution to the motion picture industry.

Featured Image by Wire photo / eBay / Public Domain

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Jeff Chandler was 210 lbs as of 1941.
    And 95 kg isn’t considered slim. If he was slim he would be less than 95 kg.

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