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John Houseman (September 22, 1902October 31, 1988) was a Romanian-born actor and film producer. is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ...

He was born Jacques Haussmann in Bucharest to a French-born Jewish father and an English mother. He was educated in England at Clifton College before emigrating to the United States, where he took the stage name of John Houseman. Nickname: Motto: Patria si Dreptul Meu (My Country and My Right) Location of Bucharest within Romania (in red) Coordinates: , Country County Founded 1459 (first official mentioned) Government  - Mayor Adriean Videanu Area  - City 228 km²  (88 sq mi)  - Metro 238 km² (91. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... An 1898 etching of the College Close Clifton College (grid reference ST569737) is a coeducational public school in Clifton, Bristol, England. ... A stage name, also called a screen name, is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers such as actors, comedians, musicians, djs, clowns, and professional wrestlers. ...

Along with Orson Welles, Houseman founded the Mercury Theatre, best remembered for their 1938 radio adaptation of H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds. This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... The Mercury Theatre was a theatre company founded in New York City by Orson Welles and John Houseman. ... Herbert George Wells (September 21, 1866 – August 13, 1946), better known as H. G. Wells, was an English writer best known for such science fiction novels as The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, The First Men in the Moon and The Island of Doctor Moreau. ... The War of the Worlds was an episode of the American radio drama anthology series Mercury Theatre on the Air. ...

Houseman produced more than two dozen films, including the 1946 film noir, The Blue Dahlia. He first became widely known to the public, however, for his Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning role as Professor Charles Kingsfield in the 1973 film The Paper Chase, a role which he reprised in the television series of the same name. This still from The Big Combo (1955) demonstrates the visual style of film noir at its most extreme. ... The Blue Dahlia (1946) is a film noir with an original screenplay by Raymond Chandler. ... Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 1944 for a performance in a motion picture released in the previous year. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... John Houseman, who portrayed Professor Kingsfield in the movie and in the television series Professor Charles W. Kingsfield Jr. ... The Paper Chase is a 1973 film starring Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, and John Houseman and directed by James Bridges. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ...

He was the Executive Producer of CBS's landmark Seven Lively Arts series. Houseman also played Energy Corporation Executive Bartholomew in the 1975 film Rollerball and parodied Sydney Greenstreet in the 1978 Neil Simon film, The Cheap Detective. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... Seven Lively Arts was a Sunday afternoon anthology television series produced by CBS television and executive producer John Houseman. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Greenstreet in The Maltese Falcon Sydney Greenstreet (December 27, 1879 – January 18, 1954) was an actor, originally from Sandwich, England. ... Neil Simon (1966) Neil Simon (born Marvin Neil Simon July 4, 1927 in The Bronx, New York City), is a Jewish American playwright and screenwriter. ... The Cheap Detective is a 1978 spoof comedy movie, written by Neil Simon and directed by Robert Moore as a follow-up to their successful Murder By Death. ...

In the 1980s, Houseman was also known for his role as grandfather Edward Stratton II in Silver Spoons, which starred Rick Schroder, and for his commercials for brokerage Smith Barney, which featured the catchphrase, "They make money the old fashioned way...they earn it." Silver Spoons was a sitcom that aired on NBC from September 25, 1982 to May 11, 1986 and in first-run syndication from September 15, 1986 to March 4, 1987. ... Richard Rick Schroder, (born, April 13, 1970, in Staten Island, New York, USA) is an American actor who began his career as a child actor (then credited as Ricky Schroder). ... Smith Barney is an American-based global stock brokerage and asset management services company owned by Citigroup. ... A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ...

He also made a guest appearance in John Carpenter's 1980 movie The Fog as Mr. Machen. He played the Jewish professor Aaron Jastrow in the 1983 miniseries The Winds of War. John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, film score composer and occasional actor. ... The Winds of War was best-selling novellist Herman Wouks second book about World War II, the first being The Caine Mutiny (1951). ...

Houseman taught acting at The Juilliard School where his first graduating class included future stars Kevin Kline and Patti LuPone. Unwilling to see his first class immediately disbanded by the testing world of stage and screen, he formed them into a touring repertory company appropriately named the Group 1 Acting Company. They later shortened their name simply to The Acting Company and are still touring the country today. The Juilliard School is one of the worlds premiere performing arts conservatory located in New York City, it is informally identified as simply Juilliard, and trains in the fields of Dance, Drama, and Music. ... Kevin Delaney Kline (born October 24, 1947) is an Academy Award- and Tony Award-winning American stage and film actor. ... Patti LuPone in her Tony Award winning role as Eva Perón in the Broadway musical Evita. ... The Acting Company (Group 1 Acting Company) Founded in 1972 by John Houseman and current Producing Artistic Director Margot Harley with members of the first graduating class of Juilliards Drama Division, The Acting Company has performed over 100 plays for over 3 million people in 48 states and nine...

John Houseman died of spinal cancer in 1988 at his home in Malibu, California. He was 86 years old. He had appeared in The Naked Gun, which was released after his death. Spinal tumors are located in the spinal cord and are mostly metastases from primary cancers elsewhere (commonly breast, prostate and lung cancer). ... Location of Malibu in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1991-03-28 [2] Government  - Mayor Ken Kearsley [1] Area  - City  100. ... The Naked Gun is the name of a series of comedy movies starring Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley and OJ Simpson. ...

Preceded by
Joel Grey
for Cabaret
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
for The Paper Chase
Succeeded by
Robert De Niro
for The Godfather Part II

Joel Grey (born Joel Katz on April 11, 1932 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American stage and screen actor, who graduated from Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, California in 1950. ... Cabaret is a 1972 film. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Paper Chase is a 1973 film starring Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, and John Houseman and directed by James Bridges. ... Robert De Niro (born August 17, 1943) is a two-time Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning American film actor, director, and producer. ... The Godfather Part II is a 1974 motion picture directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a script he co-wrote with Mario Puzo. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
John Houseman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (204 words)
John Houseman (September 22, 1902 October 31, 1988) was a Romanian-born actor and film producer.
He is best known for his Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning role as Professor Charles Kingsfield in the 1973 film The Paper Chase, a role which he reprised in the television series of the same name.
John Houseman taught acting at the Julliard School of Fine Arts.
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