Albert Dekker papers, 1917-1963.
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Author. From the description of Papers of Clarence Edward Mulford, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455676 ...
Dekker (1905-1968) was born Albert Thomas Ecke. He was an actor in theater from 1932-1937 before becoming a character actor in motion pictures. From 1944-1946 he was a legislator for California's 57th district, which comprised the Hollywood area. Dekker was charged with being a member of the communist party in the early 1950s and questioned by the Fact Finding Committee on Un-American Activities in California. After clearing his name of communist activities, Dekker returned to acting. He was mar...