- Name: Sterling Hayden
- Born: 03/26/1916
- Died: 05/23/1986 (70 years old)
- Occupation: Actor, author, sailor, model, Marine, OSS agent
Sterling Walter Hayden (born Sterling Relyea Walter; March 26, 1916 – May 23, 1986) was an American actor, author, and sailor. A leading man for most of his career, he specialized in westerns and film noir throughout the 1950s, in films such as John Huston’s The Asphalt Jungle (1950), Nicholas Ray’s Johnny Guitar (1954), and Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing (1956). He became noted for supporting roles in the 1960s, perhaps most memorably as General Jack D. Ripper in Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964).
Birth Name: Sterling Relyea Walter
Alias: Sterling Relyea Walter
Birth Place: Upper Montclair, New Jersey, U.S.
Death Place: Sausalito, California, U.S.