STERLING HAYDEN: Guest Star on "Voyage of Discovery"

 

Sterling Hayden arrived in Hollywood in 1938 amid a great deal of publicity, having delivered, at the age of 22, an 89-foot brigantine to Tahiti with a pick-up crew. This was only the first of numerous sailing adventures; and that, plus a stint in the Marines, gave him a healthy start in the land of movies.

During the next dozen years he made roughly 35 films, including "The Killing" which he did for Stanley Kubrick, and "Asphalt Jungle."

Hayden returned to Tahiti in 1959. He sailed through the South Pacific, eventually writing his autobiography, "Wanderer."

In the early sixties, he traveled to England and returned to acting in Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove &endash; Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb."

Hayden presently lives in Paris in the middle of the River Seine on a 103-foot barge he bought in Amsterdam. He says he's had enough of ships, but loves the water too much to be away from it completely. "I want my life to be a radical excursion into life, a dynamic experiment in growth," says he.

Although he sometimes dislikes acting, he occasionally returns to do a film or a role he's especially fond of. "I wanted to work on THE STARLOST with Keir Dullea. I think he is one of the finest actors aliveŠhe's incredible," enthuses Hayden.

He has made numerous films in Europe, including "Sweet Hunters" in England, and "Cobra," which was shot in Nice, France. He's also worked on experimental films in Paris.

 

VITAL STATISTICS

Birthplace

Jersey City, New Jersey

Birthdate

March 26

Height

6'5"

Hair

197 Lbs.

Weight

Brown

Eyes

Sandy Brown