Actor Robert Courtleigh

Robert Courtleigh (October 23, 1916 – November 21, 2004) was an American television and film actor.


He was born in Rye, New York, one of four sons born to Edna (Conroy) Courtleigh, a Gibson Girl, and William Courtleigh, a Canadian-born acclaimed Broadway actor, member of the Lamb’s Club, and co-creator of the Actors’ Equity Association.

Courtleigh got his start in the 1950s science fiction television series Atom Squad playing character Steve Elliott alongside Bob Hastings and Bram Nossem. This role led to Courtleigh being chosen as an honorary delegate to the ninth annual World Science Fiction Convention held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Among Courtleigh’s other television roles were an episode of Men into Space in the 1960s, the part of the evil stepmother’s groom in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, a CBS TV special starring Lesley Ann Warren; several appearances in Hallmark Hall of Fame productions; and supporting roles in the Sylvester Stallone drama F.I.S.T. and Winter Kills, a John Huston thriller.

Courtleigh was preceded in death by his wife, Gretchen (who died in February 2004); they each had a child from previous marriages. Courtleigh’s brother, Stephen, and half-brother, William, were also actors.

Film and television

Year Title Role Notes
1953 Hallmark Hall of Fame: “Dinner for the General George TV movie
1953 Atom Squad Steve Elliott TV movie
1959 Special Agent 7 Bell Episode: “The Lady From Louisville”
1960 Men into Space Captain Jerry MacIntyre Episode: “Lunar Secret”
1965 Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella Stepmother’s Groom TV movie
1977 Hallmark Hall of Fame: Have I Got a Christmas for You George TV movie
1978 F.I.S.T. Congressman
1979 Winter Kills First Mate of T.K. (final film role)

External Links

Actor Robert Courtleigh – Wikipedia

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