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Ghost Story... Fred Astaire, John Houseman, Melvyn Douglas, and Douglas Fairbanks Jr., as a... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

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The Paper... John Houseman reprised his Academy Award®-winning movie role as Kingsfied, and... more info $49.98was $49.98 Buy Now

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Also Known As: Died: October 31, 1988
Born: September 22, 1902 Cause of Death: spinal cancer
Birth Place: Romania Profession: Cast ...


Houseman is described by Welles biographer Charles Higham as "the mooring tape for Welles' ballooning talent."

"Terror has always been a motivating force in my life. I work well under the stimulus of terror; in some cases, I may have even created my own terror.

"What motivates me now is fear of boredom, I suppose. I attempt, even at my age, to do something new. And it is for this reason that I was particualarly pleased to have the opportunity to work with Woody Allen" --John Houseman, quoted in press notes for "Another Woman"

"There's not a long list of regrets. I've been so very lucky. Things have fallen so consistently into my open mouth. There's nothing I wish I'd done.

"Anything I'm proud of or pleased with is the mass stuff I was able to add up because of my longevity. But if God sent down word that I could do just one thing, I'm sure I'd gravitate back to the theater." --John Houseman, a 1984 quote recalled at the time of his death in The New York Times, November 1, 1998.

"Almost every major theater in America is run by a Houseman protege. Before there was Kingsfield, there was John Houseman. He was the Kingsfield to many of the actors, producers, directors on the American stage today." --James Bridges (director of "The Paper Chase") to The New York Times, November 1, 1988.

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