Lee Kinsolving

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Arthur Lee Kinsolving Jr., known professionally as Lee Kinsolving, (August 30, 1938 – December 4, 1974) was an American film, theater and television actor. In 1960, Kinsolving was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor at the 18th Golden Globe Awards for his role as Sammy Goldenbaum in the film, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs. He lost the award to actor Sal Mineo.

His television credits included a 1964 episode of The Twilight Zone, "Black Leather Jackets", in which he guest starred as Scott, an alien who falls in love with a human, Ellen Tillman, portrayed by Shelley Fabares. He starred in a 1959 episode of The Rifleman as the son Tim Elder of actor Dabbs Geer who played Sam Elder an alcoholic. He also played Jammie Murdock on an episode of Have Gun Will Travel.

Kinsolving was born on August 30, 1938, in Boston, Massachusetts, where his father, Rev. Arthur Lee Kinsolving, was serving as the rector of Trinity Church at the time.[1] Father Kinsolving later became the rector of St. James' Episcopal Church, which brought the family to New York City.[1] Lee Kinsolving began his acting career on Broadway.[1] He was married to Lillian B. Crawford, a model.[2]

Lee Kinsolving died in Palm Beach, Florida, on December 4, 1974, at the age of 36 from a sudden respiratory illness.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Lee Kinsolving, 36, Actor, Son of Ex-St. James' Rector". New York Times. 1974-12-08. Retrieved 2014-01-01.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Lillian B. Crawford Betrothed To Arthur Lee Kinsolving Jr". New York Times. 1969-08-04. Retrieved 2014-01-01.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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