1934Actor Sterling Hayden arrived in Gloucester at age 18.People and Communities, Notable People

Studio publicity portrait of Sterling Hayden for The Asphalt Jungle (1950 film), https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hayden-Asphalt.jpg
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Sterling Hayden was mate on Irving Johnson’s Yankee on its noted circumnavigation in 1937 and then was a navigator on the schooner Gertrude L. Thebaud under Captain Ben Pine in the 1938 Fisherman’s Cup races against the Canadian schooner Bluenose. Partly due to the intense media coverage of those races, he was discovered by the press.

His photo in the Boston Post captioned “Thebaud Sailor Like Movie Idol” led to modeling opportunities in New York until he was signed with Paramount in 1941 and appeared in about 60 films. Hayden is best known for his role as General Jack D. Ripper in Dr. Strangelove (1964). Other noted roles were a corrupt cop in The Godfather (1972), Roger Wade in The Long Goodbye (1973), Leo Dalco in Bertolucci’s Novecento (1976), and a comedic turn as the CEO in Nine to Five (1980). He often expressed his dislike for acting, stating that he only acted to pay for his sailing.

Morning, God’s. “Did You Know? (Sterling Hayden).” Good Morning Gloucester, 22 June 2011, https://goodmorninggloucester.com/2011/06/22/did-you-know-sterling-hayden/.
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