Hugh Marlowe

Actor
A former radio announcer and stage performer whose somber appearance and grave delivery lent portentousness to such sci-fi film classics as "The Day the Earth Stood" and "Earth vs. the Flying Saucers," Hugh Marlowe ... Read more »
Born: 01/30/1911 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (23)

Meet Me in St. Louis 1977 (Movie)

Colonel Darly (Actor)

Seven Days in May 1964 (Movie)

Harold McPherson (Actor)

Birdman of Alcatraz 1962 (Movie)

Roy Comstock (Actor)

Elmer Gantry 1960 (Movie)

Reverend Garrison (Actor)

On Trial 1956 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

Earth vs. the Flying Saucers 1956 (Movie)

Dr Russell A Marvin (Actor)

Illegal 1955 (Movie)

Ray Borden (Actor)

World Without End 1955 (Movie)

John Borden (Actor)

Casanova's Big Night 1954 (Movie)

Stefano Di Gambetta (Actor)

Garden of Evil 1954 (Movie)

John Fuller (Actor)

Monkey Business 1952 (Movie)

Hank Entwhistle (Actor)

The Day the Earth Stood Still 1951 (Movie)

Tom Stevens (Actor)

All About Eve 1950 (Movie)

Lloyd Richards (Actor)

Twelve O'Clock High 1949 (Movie)

Lt Col Ben Gately (Actor)

Mrs. Parkington 1944 (Movie)

John Marbey (Actor)

Bugles in the Afternoon (Movie)

Garnett (Actor)

Come to the Stable (Movie)

Robert Mason (Actor)

Diplomatic Courier (Movie)

Narrator (Voice)

Diplomatic Courier (Movie)

Narrator (Actor)

Marriage Is a Private Affair (Movie)

Joseph I. Murdock (Actor)

Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell (Movie)

Rev. Watson (Actor)

The Black Whip (TV Show)

Actor

Way of a Gaucho (Movie)

Miguel (Actor)

Biography

A former radio announcer and stage performer whose somber appearance and grave delivery lent portentousness to such sci-fi film classics as "The Day the Earth Stood" and "Earth vs. the Flying Saucers," Hugh Marlowe, perhaps more than any character actor from the era, was the archetype of 1950s solemnity. Born the comically alliterative Hugh Herbert Hipple in Philadelphia, the actor changed his name to the weightier Hugh Marlowe after beginning his stage career at Los Angeles' Pasadena Playhouse. After a brief stint in radio during the 1930s, Marlowe earned his first supporting roles as a contract player for 20th Century Fox. He was often cast as a humorless foil to leading men of the day, most notably opposite a jocular Carey Grant in the Howard Hawks-directed screwball comedy "Monkey Business" (1952). But his most memorable film contributions were in the sci-fi genre: on the groundbreaking 1951 film "The Day the Earth Stood Still," the oft-spoofed 1956 B-film "Earth vs. the Flying Saucers," and the big-budget cinemascope extravaganza "World Without End" (1956). In coming decades, Marlowe gained steady work on TV, appearing in his final role, as Matthews family patriarch Jim, on the daytime soap "Another World," from 1969 until his death in 1982.

Relationships

Edith Atwater

Wife

Hugh Marlowe

Son
mother Rosemary Tory born c. 1969

K.T. Stevens

Wife

Rosemary Torri

Wife
Married 1968 until his death

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