Elia Kazan
(Movies & TV)
Arthur Miller
Mildred Dunnock
(Movies & TV)
Richard Crenna
(Movies & TV)
Sam Katzman
(Movies & TV)
Charles Bickford
(Movies & TV)
King Lear

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Lee J. Cobb

Knowledge Identifier: +Lee_J._Cobb


Lee J. Cobb

American actor add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1911.

Countries: United States (78%), United Kingdom (4%), Canada (4%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Elia Kazan, Arthur Miller, Mildred Dunnock

Linked to: Communist Party USA, House Un-American Activities Committee, New York University, Jews




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Lee J. Cobb was born in 1911 add something


Cobb did summer stock at Pine Brook Country Club located in the countryside of Nichols, Connecticut, in the 1930s and early 1940s add something


Cobb entered films in the 1930s, successfully playing middle-aged and even older men while he was still a youth add something


Pine Brook was the summer home of the Group Theatre from 1931 until the 1940s add something


He joined the Manhattan-based Group Theatre in 1935 add something


Red Buttons - Drafted into the United States Army Air Forces, Buttons in 1943 appeared in the Army Air Forces' Broadway show "Winged Victory", along with several future stars, including Mario Lanza, John Forsythe, Karl Malden and Lee J. Cobb


He was cast as the Kralahome in the 1946 non-musical film "Anna and the King of Siam" add something


Leonarde Keeler - He went as far as appearing in person in the 1948 film noir docudrama, Call Northside 777 with James Stewart, Richard Conte, and Lee J. Cobb, playing himself


He played the role of Willy Loman in the original Broadway performance of Arthur Miller's 1949 play "Death of a Salesman" under the direction of Elia Kazan add something


Douglas Watt (critic) - During his career at the Daily News, he was able to attend the 1949 debut of "Death of a Salesman" starring Lee J. Cobb in the title role of Willy Loman, as well as the 50th-anniversary production of the play with Brian Dennehy in the lead


Robert F. Simon - In 1949, he succeeded Lee J. Cobb as Willy Loman in "Death of a Salesman"


Arthur Miller - "Death of a Salesman" premiered on Broadway on February 10, 1949 at the Morosco Theatre, directed by Elia Kazan, and starring Lee J. Cobb as Willy Loman, Mildred Dunnock as Linda, Arthur Kennedy as Biff, and Cameron Mitchell as Happy


Mildred Dunnock, who had co-starred in both the original stage version and the 1951 film version, again repeated her role as Linda, Willy's devoted wife add something


He 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 add something


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 add something


Sam Katzman - On "The Houston Story" Castle was shooting on location in Texas in August 1955 when star Lee J. Cobb was felled with a non-fatal heart attack after three days of shooting


Albert Salmi - He made his film debut as Smerdjakov in the 1958 movie version of "The Brothers Karamazov", with Yul Brynner, Lee J. Cobb, William_Shatner, and Richard Basehart


In 1959, on CBS' "DuPont Show of the Month", he starred in the dual roles of Miguel de Cervantes and Don Quixote in the play "I, Don Quixote", which years later became the musical "Man of La Mancha" add something


Albert Dekker - He replaced Lee J. Cobb as Willy Loman in the original production of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman", and during a five-year stint back on Broadway in the early 1960s, he played the Duke of Norfolk in Robert Bolt's "A Man for All Seasons"


Clu Gulager - Gulager portrayed "Emmett Ryker" from 1964 to 1968 on another NBC series "The Virginian" starring with James Drury, Doug McClure, Lee J. Cobb, Roberta_Shore, Randy Boone, Gary Clarke and Diane Roter


He reprised his role of Willy Loman in the 1966 CBS television adaptation of "Death of a Salesman", which included Gene Wilder, James Farentino, Bernie Kopell and George Segal add something


John McIntire - McIntire subsequently replaced actors Lee J. Cobb and Charles Bickford on NBC's "The Virginian" in 1967, having played the brother of Bickford's character


In 1968 his performance as King Lear with Stacy Keach as Edmund, René Auberjonois as the Fool and Philip Bosco as Kent achieved the longest run for the play in Broadway history add something


Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi - He made films aimed at the English speaking audience, his 1968 caper movie 'They came to rob Las Vegas' featured Gary Lockwood, Elke Sommer, Lee J. Cobb and Jack Palance


Coogan's Bluff (film) - "'Coogan's Bluff"' is a 1968 American action film directed by Don Siegel, and starring Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Don_Stroud and Susan Clark


Kathleen Cody (actor) - The 1972 adaptation starred Richard Crenna, Lee J. Cobb, and Samantha Eggar


One of his final film roles was that of police detective Lt. Kinderman in the 1973 horror film "The Exorcist" add something


Double Indemnity (film) - Both "Postman" and "Double Indemnity" were remade: "Double Indemnity" was a telemovie in 1973 starring Richard Crenna , Lee J. Cobb, and Samantha_Eggar; it is included on a bonus disc in the American DVD release of the original film

Lee J. Cobb died in 1976 add something


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 add something


He was inducted, posthumously, into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1981 add something