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Also Known As: S Yewell Tompkins, Yewell Tompkins Died: September 12, 1994
Born: April 29, 1909 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Owensboro, Kentucky, USA Profession: actor, salesman

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Comic performer with stage experience who had his first featured role as a philanderer in "Adam's Rib" (1949) and went on to specialize in portraying inept women-chasers and harried ordinary men. Ewell had the good fortune to co-star with two of Hollywood's biggest sex symbols of the mid-1950s: Marilyn Monroe in "The Seven Year Itch" (1955) and Jayne Mansfield in "The Girl Can't Help It" (1956).

Comic performer with stage experience who had his first featured role as a philanderer in "Adam's Rib" (1949) and went on to specialize in portraying inept women-chasers and harried ordinary men. Ewell had the good fortune to co-star with two of Hollywood's biggest sex symbols of the mid-1950s: Marilyn Monroe in "The Seven Year Itch" (1955) and Jayne Mansfield in "The Girl Can't Help It" (1956).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Easy Money (1983) Scrappleton
2.
 Terror at Alcatraz (1982) Johnson
3.
 Return Of The Mod Squad (1979) Cook
4.
 Promise Him Anything... (1975) Judge Jason Melbourne
5.
 The Great Gatsby (1974) Mourner
6.
7.
 To Find a Man (1972) Dr. Hargrave
8.
 Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came (1970) Billy Joe Davis
9.
 Tender Is the Night (1962) Abe North
10.
 State Fair (1962) Abel Frake
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1928:
Stage acting debut in "The Spider" with the Al Jackson Players stock company while at college
:
Worked as salesman at Macy's before Broadway debut in 1934
1934:
Broadway debut in "They Shall Not Die"
1935:
Radio acting debut, 'The March of Time"
1940:
Film acting debut in "They Knew What They Wanted"
1942:
Served as a lieutenant in US Navy
1947:
Starred in first Broadway hits "John Loves Mary" and "Small Wonder"
1949:
First major featured film role, "Adam's Rib"
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Starred on TV series, "The Tom Ewell Show"
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Featured on "Baretta" TV series
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Played Doc Jerome Kullens on TV series "Best of the West"
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Education

University of Wisconsin: - 1927 - 1931

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wife:
Judith Abbott. Daughter of producer-director George Abbott; married on March 18, 1946; divorced after a year.
wife:
Marjorie Sanborn. Married on May 5, 1948.

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