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Sam Wanamaker

Sam Wanamaker


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Also Known As: Died: December 18, 1993
Born: June 14, 1919 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: Cast ... actor director producer


Distinguished looking, left-leaning actor who came to the screen in 1948 after considerable experience as an actor/director on the Chicago and Broadway stage. During the "Red Scare", Wanamaker appeared in "Give Us This Day" (1949), directed in London by Edward Dmytryk, a blacklisted member of the Hollywood Ten and after appearing in another film in England remained there to avoid any possible repercussions for his political commitments. After appearing in two British productions, however, he found that the tentacles of the Hollywood blacklist reached across the Atlantic, making it impossible for him to continue working in film.

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