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E. G. Marshall
Actor from the United States

E. G. Marshall

E. G. Marshall
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Intro Actor from the United States
Was Actor Film actor Television actor
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 18 June 1914, Owatonna, Steele County, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Death 24 August 1998, New York, U.S.A. (aged 84 years)
Star sign Gemini
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E. G. Marshall (June 18, 1914 – August 24, 1998) was an American actor, best known for his television roles as the lawyer Lawrence Preston on The Defenders in the 1960s and as neurosurgeon David Craig on The Bold Ones: The New Doctors in the 1970s. Among his film roles he is perhaps best known as the unflappable, conscientious "Juror #4" in Sidney Lumet's courtroom drama 12 Angry Men (1957). He also played the President of the United States in Superman II (1980) and Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006).

Early life and career

Marshall was born Everett Eugene Grunz in Owatonna, Minnesota, the son of Hazel Irene (née Cobb; 1892–1975) and Charles G. Grunz (1882–1959). His paternal grandparents were German. During his life, he chose not to reveal what "E. G." stood for, telling most people it stood for "Everybody's Guess". According to the Social Security Death Index, even his Social Security card showed his full name as: "E G Marshall". He attended both Carleton College and the University of Minnesota.

Although most familiar for his later television and movie roles, Marshall also had a distinguished Broadway career. In 1948, having already appeared in the original New York productions of The Skin of Our Teeth and The Iceman Cometh, Marshall would join Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Julie Harris, Kim Stanley, and 45 others to make up the first group of actors granted membership in the newly formed Actors Studio. In subsequent years, he'd land the leading roles in The Crucible and Waiting for Godot. In 1973, he returned to the live stage to play the title role in a highly praised production of Macbeth in Richmond, Virginia, under the direction of Keith Fowler. From January 1974 until February 1982, Marshall was the original host of the popular nightly radio drama, The CBS Radio Mystery Theater.

Personal life and death

Marshall was married three times. He had seven children in all, including Jed, Sarah, Jill, Degen, and Sam. He died of lung cancer in Bedford, New York, on August 24, 1998. His grave is in the Middle Patent Rural Cemetery, located in the hamlet of Banksville, a part of the town of North Castle, New York.

As a member of the Committee for National Health Insurance, E. G. Marshall was a long-time advocate for government-provided health care in the United States. During the 1968 United States presidential campaign, he filmed and narrated a political advertisement endorsing Democratic candidate Hubert Humphrey.

Partial filmography

  • The House on 92nd Street (1945) as Attendant at Morgue (uncredited)
  • 13 Rue Madeleine (1946) as Emile (uncredited)
  • Untamed Fury (1947) as Pompano, the dance caller
  • Call Northside 777 (1948) as Rayska (uncredited)
  • Anything Can Happen (1952) as Immigration Officer (scenes deleted)
  • The Caine Mutiny (1954) as Lt. Comdr. Challee
  • Broken Lance (1954) as Horace - The Governor
  • Pushover (1954) as Police Lt. Carl Eckstrom
  • The Bamboo Prison (1954) as Father Francis Dolan
  • The Silver Chalice (1954) as Ignatius
  • The Left Hand of God (1955) as Dr. David Sigman
  • The Scarlet Hour (1956) as Lt. Jennings
  • The Mountain (1956) as Solange
  • The Bachelor Party (1957) as Walter
  • 12 Angry Men (1957) as Juror #4
  • Man on Fire (1957) as Sam Dunstock
  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Mail Order Prophet (1957 TV series) as Ronald J. Grimes
  • The Buccaneer (1958) as Gov. William C. C. Claiborne
  • The Journey (1959) as Harold Rhinelander
  • Compulsion (1959) as District Attorney Harold Horn
  • Cash McCall (1960) as Winston Conway
  • The Islanders as Curt Cober in "Forbidden Cargo (ABC-TV, 1960)
  • Town Without Pity (1961) as Col. Jerome Pakenham
  • The Defenders (1961-1965 CBS TV series) as Lawrence Preston
  • The Chase (1966) as Val Rogers
  • The Poppy Is Also a Flower (1966) as Coley Jones
  • Is Paris Burning? (1966) as Intelligence Officer Powell (uncredited)
  • The Bridge at Remagen (1969) as Brig. Gen. Shinner
  • The Learning Tree (1969) (uncredited)
  • Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) as Colonel Rufus S. Bratton
  • The Pursuit of Happiness (1971) as Daniel Lawrence
  • Man: The Incredible Machine (1975) (narrator)
  • Billy Jack Goes to Washington (1977) as Sen. Joseph Paine
  • Interiors (1978) as Arthur
  • Vampire (1979) (TV film) as Harry Kilcoyne
  • Superman II (1980) as The President
  • Gangster Wars (1981) as Narrator (voice)
  • Creepshow (1982) as Upson Pratt (segment "They're Creeping Up On You")
  • Kennedy (1983 TV miniseries) as Joseph P. Kennedy
  • My Chauffeur (1986) as Witherspoon
  • Power (1986) as Senator Sam Hastings, Ohio
  • La Gran Fiesta (1986) as Judge Cooper
  • At Mother's Request (1987) (TV film) as Franklin Bradshaw
  • War and Remembrance (1988-1989 TV miniseries) as Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) as Art
  • Two Evil Eyes (1990) as Steven Pike (segment "The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar")
  • Consenting Adults (1992) as George Gordon
  • Russian Holiday (1992) as Joe Meadows
  • Tornadoes!! The Entity (narrator) (1993 documentary)
  • The Tommyknockers (1993 TV miniseries) as Ev Hillman
  • Chicago Hope (1994–1995, eight episodes) as Dr. Arthur Thurmond
  • Nixon (1995) as John Mitchell
  • Absolute Power (1997) as Walter Sullivan
  • Miss Evers' Boys (1997 TV movie) as The Senate Chairman
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