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Also Known As: Died: July 10, 2006
Born: July 16, 1915 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bedford Hills, New York, USA Profession: actor

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Veteran character player of the New York stage since the 1930s who has been a familiar face in TV and films since the 60s. Hughes began his acting career as a member of the Shakespeare Fellowship Company, making his stage debut in a 1934 NY production of "The Taming of the Shrew". He went on to play more than 400 roles on the stage alone. Fame, though, waited until the veteran actor reached his vigorous middle age, when he offered finely nuanced portraits of somewhat flawed doctors, judges, clergymen and other men of authority.

Veteran character player of the New York stage since the 1930s who has been a familiar face in TV and films since the 60s. Hughes began his acting career as a member of the Shakespeare Fellowship Company, making his stage debut in a 1934 NY production of "The Taming of the Shrew". He went on to play more than 400 roles on the stage alone. Fame, though, waited until the veteran actor reached his vigorous middle age, when he offered finely nuanced portraits of somewhat flawed doctors, judges, clergymen and other men of authority.

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Fantasticks, The (2000) Henry
2.
 Cradle Will Rock (1999) Frank Marvel
3.
 Neil Simon's Odd Couple II (1998) Beaumont
4.
 Past the Bleachers (1995) Mr Godfrey
5.
 Trick of the Eye (1994) Harry Pitt
6.
 Miracle Child (1993) The Judge
7.
 Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993) Father Maurice
8.
 Doc Hollywood (1991) Doctor Hogue
9.
 Incident, The (1990) Doc Hansen
10.
 Day One (1989) Colonel Henry L Stimson
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Milestones close milestones

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Served in the US Army
1934:
Stage debut with Shakespeare Fellowship Co. In a NYC production of "The Taming of the Shrew"
:
Played more than 400 roles on stage
1961:
Feature debut, "The Young Doctors"
1964:
Acted as a priest and Marcellus in the acclaimed John Gielgud-directed Broadway production of "Hamlet"
1969:
Breakthrough feature role, a supporting part in "Midnight Cowboy"
1971:
Appeared in the recurring role of Father John Majesky on the landmark sitcom hit, "All in the Family"
:
Appeared in the recurring role of Herb Hartley, Bob's father on "The Bob Newhart Show"
1973:
Nominated for a Tony for his supporting performance as Dogberry in a Broadway production of "Much Ado About Nothing"
1975:
Starred in his first sitcom, "Doc"
1976:
Starred in a revised version of "Doc"
1978:
Acclaimed for his starring performance in the Broadway production "Da"
:
Starred as Max Merlin in the sitcom fantasy "Mr. Merlin"
1983:
Starred as an evil rich man in "Trick or Treat", the pilot for "Tales From the Darkside", a syndicated fantasy horror series
1985:
Co-starred with Jason Robards in a Broadway revival of "The Iceman Cometh"
1988:
Reprised his Tony award-winning role for the feature adaptation of "Da"
1989:
Starred as CIA Director William Casey in the CBS docudrama miniseries "Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North"
1990:
Originated the role of the Old Man in the off-Broadway production of "Prelude to a Kiss" and reprised the role on Broadway
:
Appeared as a regular on the first two seasons of the popular teen sitcom "Blossom"
1993:
Had supporting role in "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit"
1999:
Was featured in the ensemble of Tim Robbins' "Cradle Will Rock"
:
Acted opposite wife Helen Stenborg in the Broadway play "Waiting in the Wings"
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Education

Manhattan College: Bronx , New York -

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wife:
Helen Stenborg. Survived him.
wife:
Helen Stenborg. Actor. Married on April 19, 1950; worked with Hughes on stage and in several TV-movies.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Owen Hughes. Actor, producer. Ran the Vienna cabaret Hoelle in the basement of the Theater an der Wien with his brother.
mother:
Madge Hughes. Survived him.
son:
Douglas Hughes. Survived him.
son:
Douglas Hughes. Director. Mother, Helen Stenborg; worked at Seattle Repertory Theater.
daughter:
Laura Hughes. Married and divorced three times.
daughter:
Laura Hughes. Actor. Mother, Helen Stenborg.
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