“A Ph.D Who Can Win A Bar Fight”—WWII’s Most Incredible Spy Was Also a Hollywood Heartthrob: The Story of Peter Ortiz (Hollywood Goes to War)

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In 1944, Peter Ortiz parachuted into Nazi-occupied France, where the Gestapo offered a reward of half a million francs for his capture. The actor—who appeared in many classic John Ford Westerns was also a two-time recipient of the Navy Cross.