John Houseman biography

John Houseman

Actor, TV Producer

1902 – 1988

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Who was John Houseman?

John Houseman was a Romanian-born British–American actor and film producer who became known for his highly publicized collaboration with director Orson Welles from their days in the Federal Theatre Project through to the production of Citizen Kane. He is perhaps best known for his role as Professor Charles Kingsfield in the film The Paper Chase, for which he won a best supporting actor Oscar. He reprised his role as Kingsfield in the subsequent television series adaptation of The Paper Chase. Houseman was also known for his commercials for the brokerage firm Smith Barney. He had a distinctive Mid-Atlantic English accent, in common with many actors of his generation.

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Born
Sep 22, 1902
Bucharest
Also known as
  • Jacques Haussmann
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • United Kingdom
  • Romania
Profession
Education
  • Clifton College
Employment
  • Juilliard School
Lived in
  • Bucharest
  • London
Died
Oct 31, 1988
Malibu

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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