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Lee J. Cobb

Lee J. Cobb was an American actor best known for his performance in 12 Angry Men (1957), his Academy Award-nominated performance in On the Waterfront, and one of his last films, The Exorcist (1973). He also played the role of Willy Loman in the original Broadway production of Arthur Miller's 1949 play Death of a Salesman under the direction of Elia Kazan. On television, Cobb costarred in the first four seasons of the popular, long-running western series The Virginian. He typically played arrogant, intimidating, and abrasive characters, but often had roles as respectable figures such as judges. Born Leo Jacob in New York City, he grew up in The Bronx,  before studying at New York University and making his film debut in The Vanishing Shadow (1934).  Cobb performed in numerous theater productions and companies, including Group Theatre (New York) before serving in the First Motion Picture Unit of the Army Air Force during World War II.   Following the war, Cobb returned to film, television and theater before being accused of being a Communist in 1951 testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee by Larry Parks, himself a former Communist Party member. Cobb was called to testify before HUAC but refused to do so for two years until, with his career threatened by the blacklist, he relented in 1953 and gave testimony in which he named 20 people as former members of the Communist Party USA. Following the hearing he resumed his career and worked with Elia Kazan and Budd Schulberg, two other HUAC "friendly witnesses", on the 1954 film On the Waterfront, which is widely seen as an allegory and apologia for testifying.  His 1968 performance as King Lear achieved the longest run (72 performances) for the play in Broadway history.  One of his final film roles was that of police detective Lt. Kinderman in the 1973 horror film The Exorcist. Cobb died of a heart attack in February 1976 in Woodland Hills, California, and was buried in Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles. He was survived by his second wife, Mary Hirsch, and daughter, also an accomplished actress, Julie Cobb.


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Родился:
Dec 8, 1911 в New York City, New York, USA
Кино / ТВ Кредиты:
87
Впервые появился:
на movie The Vanishing Shadow 1934-04-22
Последний проект:
Series Playhouse 90 2016
Известный в фильмах
Poster of Il venditore di palloncini
Poster of Come Blow Your Horn
Poster of The Brothers Karamazov
Poster of Boomerang!
Фильмография
Series Playhouse 90 Unknown 2016
Кино The Meanest Men in the West Judge Henry Garth 1978-05-04
Кино Alle origini della mafia Bartolomeo Gramignano 1976-08-18
Кино La Legge Violenta Della Squadra Anticrimine Dante Ragusa 1976-12-30
Кино Gli amici di Nick Hezard Robert Clarke 1976-09-14
Кино Mark il poliziotto spara per primo Il commedator Benzi 1975-12-22
Кино Il venditore di palloncini Twenty Years 1974-12-21
Кино Trapped Beneath the Sea Victor Bateman 1974-10-22
Кино The Great Ice Rip-Off Willy Calso 1974-11-06
Кино The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing Lapchance 1973-06-28
Кино Double Indemnity Barton Keyes 1973-10-13
Кино La polizia sta a guardare 1973-11-16
Кино Изгоняющий дьявола Lt. Kinderman 1973-12-26
Кино The Bull Of The West Judge Garth 1972-07-28
Кино Lawman Vincent Bronson 1971-01-01
Кино The Liberation of L.B. Jones Oman Hedgepath 1970-03-18
Кино Macho Callahan Duffy 1970-08-17
Series МакКлауд Unknown 1970-09-16
Series The Young Lawyers 1970-09-21
Кино Золото Маккенны The Editor 1969-03-18
Кино Il giorno della civetta Don Mariano Arena 1968-02-17
Кино Блеф Кугана Lt. McElroy 1968-10-02
Кино Las Vegas, 500 millones Steve Skorsky 1968-10-31
Кино In Like Flint Lloyd C. Cramden 1967-03-15
Кино Our Man Flint Cramden 1966-01-16
Кино Death of a Salesman Willy Loman 1966-05-07
Кино Come Blow Your Horn Harry R. Baker 1963-06-05
Series Боб Хоуп представляет Unknown 1963-10-04
Кино The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Julio Madariaga 1962-02-07
Series Виргинцы 1962-09-19
Кино Война на Диком Западе Marshal Lou Ramsey 1962-11-01
Кино Exodus Barak Ben Canaan 1960-03-27
Кино The Trap Victor Massonetti 1959-01-28
Series The DuPont Show with June Allyson Unknown 1959-09-21
Кино But Not For Me Jeremiah MacDonald 1959-08-19
Кино The Brothers Karamazov Father Karamazov 1958-02-20
Кино Man of the West Dock Tobin 1958-10-01
Series Обнажённый город Unknown 1958-09-30
Series Вестингауз – Театр Десиле Unknown 1958-10-06
Кино Party Girl Rico Angelo 1958-10-28
Кино 12 Разгневанных мужчин Juror 3 1957-03-25
Кино The Three Faces of Eve Doctor Curtis Luther 1957-12-23
Кино Текстильные джунгли Walter Mitchell 1957-04-25
Кино The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Judge Bernstein 1956-05-08
Series Театр Зейна Грея Unknown 1956-10-05
Кино Miami Exposé Lt. Barton 'Bart' Scott 1956-09-01
Кино The Road to Denver Jim Donovan 1955-06-15
Кино The Racers Maglio 1955-02-04
Кино The Left Hand of God Mieh Yang 1955-09-02
Series Дымок из ствола Unknown 1955-09-10
Кино Gorilla at Large Detective Sgt. Garrison 1954-05-01
Кино Yankee Pasha Sultan 1954-04-17
Кино В порту Johnny Friendly 1954-06-22
Series Medic Unknown 1954-09-13
Кино The Tall Texan Capt. Theodore Bess 1953-01-01
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series Церемония вручения премии «Оскар» Unknown 1953-03-18
Кино The Fighter Durango 1952-05-23
Кино Sirocco Col. Feroud 1951-06-13
Кино The Family Secret Howard Clark 1951-10-21
Series Tales of Tomorrow Unknown 1951-08-03
Series Люкс-видео театр Unknown 1950-10-02
Кино The Man Who Cheated Himself Lt. Ed Cullen 1950-12-26
Кино Thieves' Highway Mike Figlia 1949-10-10
Series Lights Out Unknown 1949-07-19
Кино Звонить Нортсайд 777 Brian Kelly 1948-02-01
Кино The Miracle of the Bells Marcus Harris 1948-03-27
Кино The Dark Past Dr. Andrew Collins 1948-12-22
Кино The Luck of the Irish David C. Augur 1948-09-15
Series Первая студия Unknown 1948-11-07
Кино Johnny O'Clock Inspector Koch 1947-01-23
Кино Boomerang! Chief Harold F. 'Robbie' Robinson 1947-03-05
Кино Captain from Castile Juan Garcia 1947-12-25
Кино Anna and the King of Siam Kralahome 1946-08-11
Кино Winged Victory Doctor (as Cpl. Lee Cobb) 1944-12-22
Кино The Moon Is Down Dr. Albert Winter 1943-03-14
Кино Tonight We Raid Calais Bonnard 1943-04-30
Кино The Song of Bernadette Dr. Dozous 1943-12-21
Кино Buckskin Frontier Jeptha Marr 1943-05-14
Кино Paris Calling Captain Schwabe 1942-01-16
Кино This Thing Called Love Julio Diestro 1940-12-20
Кино The Phantom Creeps Road Crew Foreman (archive footage) 1939-01-07
Кино Golden Boy Mr. Bonaparte 1939-09-05
Кино Danger on the Air Tony Lisotti 1938-06-30
Кино North of the Rio Grande RR President Wooden (as Lee Cobb) 1937-06-28
Кино Rustlers' Valley Cal Howard (as Lee Colt) 1937-07-23
Кино The Vanishing Shadow Roadwork Foreman 1934-04-22