Tom Ewell

Actor, Salesman
Comic performer with stage experience who had his first featured role as a philanderer in "Adam's Rib" (1949) and went on to specialize in portraying inept women-chasers and harried ordinary men. Ewell had the good ... Read more »
Born: 04/29/1909 in Owensboro, Kentucky, USA

Filmography

Actor (27)

Murder, She Wrote 1985 - 1986 (Tv Show)

Actor

Easy Money 1983 (Movie)

Scrappleton (Actor)

Best of the West 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Baretta 1974 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Gatsby 1973 (Movie)

Mourner (Actor)

They Only Kill Their Masters 1972 (Movie)

Cop (Actor)

To Find a Man 1972 (Movie)

Dr Hargrave (Actor)

Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? 1970 (Movie)

Billy Joe Davis (Actor)

State Fair 1962 (Movie)

Abel Frake (Actor)

Tender Is the Night 1962 (Movie)

Abe North (Actor)

A Nice Little Bank That Should Be Robbed 1958 (Movie)

Max Rutgers (Actor)

The Girl Can't Help It 1956 (Movie)

Tom Miller (Actor)

The Great American Pastime 1956 (Movie)

Bruce Hallerton (Actor)

The Lieutenant Wore Skirts 1955 (Movie)

Gregory Whitcomb (Actor)

The Seven Year Itch 1955 (Movie)

Richard Sherman (Actor)

A Life of Her Own 1950 (Movie)

Tom Caraway (Actor)

Actors Studio 1948 - 1950 (TV Show)

Actor

Adam's Rib 1949 (Movie)

Warren Attinger (Actor)

An American Guerrilla in the Philippines (Movie)

Jim Mitchell (Actor)

Back in the Saddle (Movie)

Spectator (Actor)

Lost in Alaska (Movie)

Nugget Joe McDermott (Actor)

Mr. Music (Movie)

Haggerty (Actor)

Promise Him Anything... (TV Show)

Actor

Terror at Alcatraz (TV Show)

Actor

The Return of Mod Squad (TV Show)

Actor

They Knew What They Wanted (Movie)

New hired hand (Actor)

Up Front (Movie)

Willie (Actor)

Biography

Comic performer with stage experience who had his first featured role as a philanderer in "Adam's Rib" (1949) and went on to specialize in portraying inept women-chasers and harried ordinary men. Ewell had the good fortune to co-star with two of Hollywood's biggest sex symbols of the mid-1950s: Marilyn Monroe in "The Seven Year Itch" (1955) and Jayne Mansfield in "The Girl Can't Help It" (1956).

Relationships

Judith Abbott

Wife
daughter of producer-director George Abbott married on March 18, 1946 divorced after a year

Marjorie Sanborn

Wife
married on May 5, 1948

EDUCATION

University of Wisconsin

Madison , Wisconsin 1927 - 1931
involved in college dramatics(pre-law)

Milestones

1949

First major featured film role, "Adam's Rib"

1947

Starred in first Broadway hits "John Loves Mary" and "Small Wonder"

1941

Served as a lieutenant in US Navy

1940

Film acting debut in "They Knew What They Wanted"

1935

Radio acting debut, 'The March of Time"

1934

Broadway debut in "They Shall Not Die"

1928

Stage acting debut in "The Spider" with the Al Jackson Players stock company while at college

Played Doc Jerome Kullens on TV series "Best of the West"

Starred on TV series, "The Tom Ewell Show"

Featured on "Baretta" TV series

Worked as salesman at Macy's before Broadway debut in 1934

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