Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Remembering Marc Lawrence

Born Max Goldstein on February 17, 1910 in the Bronx, New York. He attended New York City College where he appeared in a number of stage plays. He then was accepted into Eva Le Gallienne's theater company along with another actor named John Garfield. He was then signed to a contract at Columbia Studios. His scarred complexion and brooding manner made him a perfect for roles as heavies. He found himself under suspicion by the McCarthy committee and admitted he once belonged to the Communist Party. He was blacklisted and moved to Europe where he appeared in a number of Italian productions during the 1960s. Among them were two Eurowestern “Custer of the West” (1967) and "The 5-Man Army" (1969). He returned to the United States and became a TV director. He was married to screenwriter Fanya Foss from 1942 until her death in 1992 and is the father of actress Toni Lawrence. Marc died on November 28, 2005 in Palm Springs, California. Today we remember him on what would have been his 100th birthday.

4 comments:

  1. Marc Lawrence and Dan Sturkie are both listed as "carnival barker." The only one I saw in the film was Sturkie.

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  2. I agree and will remove Lawrence from the cast.

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  3. Biltmore: In Lawrences book he lists himself as appearing in the film!

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  4. His credits could have been taken from the IMDb and never checked. Also his role may have been cut or exist in a longer version but I've never seen him in "5-Man Army" so I guess we'll have to put a ? by that credit.

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