His other films include Tarzan and the Slave Girl (1950), King of Kings as Pontius Pilate (1961), El Cid (1961), Harlow (1965), The Boston Strangler (1968), King David (1985), Crimes of the Heart (1986), and Her Alibi (1989). He also appeared frequently on television and received an Emmy Award nomination for the made-for-television movie The Invincible Mr. Disraeli (1963). Among his many television credits are three guest appearances on Murder, She Wrote opposite his The Picture of Dorian Gray costar Angela Lansbury, who had become a lifelong friend. In 1966 he appeared on the television series The Wild Wild West in an episode entitled The Night of the Man-Eating House. In a twist on his Dorian role his character start as a creaky old man who, upon entering a house inhabited by the ghost of his mother, was turned back into a youthful Confederate soldier.
In his later years Hatfield was noted for his youthful appearance, and in interviews would joke about the picture he was hiding in his attic, in reference to Dorian Gray.
Hatfield lived in Ireland from the early 1970s, and he died in Monkstown, County Cork of a heart attack in his sleep, shortly after hosting a dinner party for a group of his house guests.
Hurd Hatfield Facts
|Birth Name||William Rukard Hurd Hatfield|
|Birthday||December 7, 1917|
|Birthplace||New York, New York, USA|
|Date of death||December 26, 1998 (age 81)|