The Info List - E. G. Marshall

E. G. Marshall
E. G. Marshall
(born Everett Eugene Grunz, 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).[1][2][3] He also played the President of the United States in Superman II
Superman II
(1980) and Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006).


1 Biography

1.1 Early life 1.2 Career 1.3 Personal life 1.4 Death

2 Partial filmography 3 References 4 External links

Biography[edit] Early life[edit] Marshall was born in Owatonna, Minnesota, the son of Hazel Irene (née Cobb; 1892–1975) and Charles G. Grunz (1882–1959). His paternal grandparents were German.[4] During his life, he chose not to reveal what "E. G." stood for, telling most people it stood for "Everybody's Guess," but it can be observed the initials match Everett (or Eugene) Grunz.[5] According to the Social Security Death Index, his Social Security card showed his full name as: "E G Marshall".[6] He attended both Carleton College
Carleton College
and the University of Minnesota. Career[edit] 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.[7] In subsequent years, he'd land the leading roles in The Crucible
The Crucible
and Waiting for Godot.[8] 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.[9] From January 1974 until February 1982, Marshall was an occasional participant and the original host of the popular nightly radio drama, The CBS Radio Mystery Theater.[10] Personal life[edit] Marshall was married three times. He had seven children in all, including Jed, Sarah, Jill, Degen, and Sam. As a member of the Committee for National Health Insurance, Marshall was a long-time advocate of government-provided health care in the United States.[11] During the 1968 United States presidential campaign, he filmed and narrated a political advertisement endorsing Democratic candidate Hubert Humphrey.[12] Death[edit] 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. Partial filmography[edit]

The House on 92nd Street
The House on 92nd Street
(1945) as Attendant at Morgue (uncredited) 13 Rue Madeleine
13 Rue Madeleine
(1946) as Emile (uncredited) Untamed Fury (1947) as Pompano, the dance caller Call Northside 777
Call Northside 777
(1948) as Rayska (uncredited) Anything Can Happen
Anything Can Happen
(1952) as Immigration Officer (scenes deleted) The Caine Mutiny (1954) as Lt. Comdr. Challee Broken Lance
Broken Lance
(1954) as Horace - The Governor Pushover (1954) as Police Lt. Carl Eckstrom The Bamboo Prison
The Bamboo Prison
(1954) as Father Francis Dolan The Silver Chalice (1954) as Ignatius The Left Hand of God
The Left Hand of God
(1955) as Dr. David Sigman The Scarlet Hour
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
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
(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
Cash McCall
(1960) as Winston Conway The Islanders as Curt Cober in "Forbidden Cargo (ABC-TV, 1960) Town Without Pity
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
The Poppy Is Also a Flower
(1966) as Coley Jones Is Paris Burning? (1966) as Intelligence Officer Powell (uncredited) The Bridge at Remagen
The Bridge at Remagen
(1969) as Brig. Gen. Shinner The Learning Tree
The Learning Tree
(1969) (uncredited) Tora! Tora! Tora!
Tora! Tora! Tora!
(1970) as Colonel Rufus S. Bratton The Pursuit of Happiness (1971) as Daniel Lawrence Ellery Queen: Don't Look Behind You (1971 TV film) Dr. Cazalis Man: The Incredible Machine (1975) (narrator) Collision Course: Truman vs. MacArthur (1976) as Harry S. Truman Billy Jack Goes to Washington (1977) as Sen. Joseph Paine Interiors
(1978) as Arthur Vampire (1979) (TV film) as Harry Kilcoyne Superman II
Superman II
(1980) as The President Gangster Wars
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
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 Movie) as Franklin Bradshaw War and Remembrance (1988-1989, TV miniseries) as Dwight D. Eisenhower National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
(1989) as Art Two Evil Eyes
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
Miss Evers' Boys
(1997, TV Movie) as The Senate Chairman


^ Norwegian American Actor E. G. Marshall ^ E. G. Marshall
E. G. Marshall
(livetvcenter.com) ^ Everett Eugene Grunz (Minnesota Birth Index) Archived 2011-07-19 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Everett Eugene Grunz Marshall (rootsweb.com) ^ Irving Wallace, David Wallechinsky, Amy Wallace and Sylvia Wallace, The Book of Lists 2 (1980): Famous Initials ^ "Social Security Death Master File
info for E G Marshall #354-05-6094". 2014. Retrieved 5 December 2017.  ^ Dick Kleiner: "The Actors Studio: Making Stars Out of the Unknown," The Sarasota Journal (Friday, December 21, 1956), p. 26. "That first year, they interviewed around 700 actors and picked 50. In that first group were people like Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Tom Ewell, John Forsythe, Julie Harris, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden, E.G. Marshall, Margaret Phillips, Maureen Stapleton, Kim Stanley, Jo Van Fleet, Eli Wallach, Ray Walston and David Wayne." ^ E. G. Marshall
E. G. Marshall
(ibdb.com) ^ # ^ Stage - Fowler 'Macbeth' - A Vigorous Production Staged in Richmond The Cast - Article - NYTimes.com ^ E. G. Marshall
E. G. Marshall
(Norwegian Hall of Fame) ^ (Committee for National Health Insurance) ^ Humphrey campaign ad

External links[edit]

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E. G. Marshall
E. G. Marshall
on IMDb E. G. Marshall
E. G. Marshall
at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
E.G. Marshall at Internet off-Broadway Database E. G. Marshall
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at Find a Grave E. G. Marshall
E. G. Marshall
interview video at the Archive of American Television

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

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(1959) Robert Stack
Robert Stack
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Raymond Burr
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E. G. Marshall
(1962) E. G. Marshall
E. G. Marshall
(1963) Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(1966) Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(1967) Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(1968) Carl Betz
Carl Betz
(1969) Robert Young (1970) Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
(1971) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1972) Richard Thomas (1973) Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
(1974) Robert Blake (1975) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1976) James Garner
James Garner
(1977) Ed Asner
Ed Asner
(1978) Ron Leibman (1979) Ed Asner
Ed Asner
(1980) Daniel J. Travanti (1981) Daniel J. Travanti (1982) Ed Flanders
Ed Flanders
(1983) Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck
(1984) William Daniels
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(1985) William Daniels
William Daniels
(1986) Bruce Willis
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(1987) Richard Kiley
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(1988) Carroll O'Connor
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(1989) Peter Falk
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(1990) James Earl Jones
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(1991) Christopher Lloyd
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(1992) Tom Skerritt
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(1993) Dennis Franz
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(1994) Mandy Patinkin
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(1995) Dennis Franz
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(1996) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1997) Andre Braugher
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(1998) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1999) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2000) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2001) Michael Chiklis
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(2002) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2003) James Spader
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(2004) James Spader
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(2005) Kiefer Sutherland
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(2006) James Spader
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(2007) Bryan Cranston
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(2008) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2009) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2010) Kyle Chandler
Kyle Chandler
(2011) Damian Lewis
Damian Lewis
(2012) Jeff Daniels
Jeff Daniels
(2013) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2014) Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
(2015) Rami Malek
Rami Malek
(2016) Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown

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