Hugh Marlowe


Actor
Hugh Marlowe

About

Also Known As
Hugh Herbert Hipple
Birth Place
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Born
January 30, 1911
Died
May 02, 1982

Biography

A former radio announcer and stage performer whose somber appearance and grave delivery lent portentousness to such sci-fi film classics as "The Day the Earth Stood" and "Earth vs. the Flying Saucers," Hugh Marlowe, perhaps more than any character actor from the era, was the archetype of 1950s solemnity. Born the comically alliterative Hugh Herbert Hipple in Philadelphia, the actor chang...

Photos & Videos

World Without End - Lobby Card Set
Earth vs. The Flying Saucers - Lobby Card Set

Family & Companions

Edith Atwater
Wife
Actor.
K T Stevens
Wife
Actor.
Rosemary Tory
Wife
Actor.

Biography

A former radio announcer and stage performer whose somber appearance and grave delivery lent portentousness to such sci-fi film classics as "The Day the Earth Stood" and "Earth vs. the Flying Saucers," Hugh Marlowe, perhaps more than any character actor from the era, was the archetype of 1950s solemnity. Born the comically alliterative Hugh Herbert Hipple in Philadelphia, the actor changed his name to the weightier Hugh Marlowe after beginning his stage career at Los Angeles' Pasadena Playhouse. After a brief stint in radio during the 1930s, Marlowe earned his first supporting roles as a contract player for 20th Century Fox. He was often cast as a humorless foil to leading men of the day, most notably opposite a jocular Carey Grant in the Howard Hawks-directed screwball comedy "Monkey Business" (1952). But his most memorable film contributions were in the sci-fi genre: on the groundbreaking 1951 film "The Day the Earth Stood Still," the oft-spoofed 1956 B-film "Earth vs. the Flying Saucers," and the big-budget cinemascope extravaganza "World Without End" (1956). In coming decades, Marlowe gained steady work on TV, appearing in his final role, as Matthews family patriarch Jim, on the daytime soap "Another World," from 1969 until his death in 1982.

Life Events

Photo Collections

World Without End - Lobby Card Set
Here is a set of Lobby Cards from Allied Artists' World Without End (1956). Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
Earth vs. The Flying Saucers - Lobby Card Set
Here is a set of Lobby Cards from Earth vs. The Flying Saucers (1956). Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.

Videos

Movie Clip

Seven Days In May (1964) - God Help Our Country! JSOC staff Colonel Casey (Kirk Douglas) grows more worried watching first blow-hard McPherson (Hugh Marlowe) then his boss, the possibly treasonous General Scott (Burt Lancaster), addressing veterans on TV, in John Frankenheimer's Seven Days In May, 1964.
All About Eve (1950) - We Theater Folk At the party hosted by well-lit Margo (Bette Davis), her husband, director Bill (Gary Merrill) and critic Addison (George Sanders) hold court for the plucky Miss Casswell (Marilyn Monroe) and ambitious assistant Eve (Anne Baxter), et al, in Joseph L. Mankiewicz's All About Eve, 1950.
All About Eve (1950) - Fasten Your Seat Belts Friend Karen (Celeste Holm), her playwright husband (Hugh Marlowe) and producer Max (Gregory Ratoff) stand back as actress-hostess Margo (Bette Davis) delivers her famous line in All About Eve, 1950, then joins critic DeWitt (George Sanders), Marilyn Monroe on his arm, and protegè Eve (Anne Baxter).
Monkey Business (1952) - Not Yet, Cary! Perhaps a bit creaky now but a neatly tied-in opening from director Howard Hawks, introducing Cary Grant as scientist Barnaby Fulton, Ginger Rogers as his wife Edwina, in Monkey Business, 1952, co-starring Marilyn Monroe.
World Without End (1956) - Contact Was Suddenly Lost A mushroom cloud, credits and a fair checklist of mid-1950's considerations bearing upon a manned mission to Mars, also introducing scientist Borden (Hugh Marlowe) and crew (Nelson Leigh, Rod Taylor, Christopher Dark), in World Without End, 1956, from writer and director Edward Bernds.
World Without End (1956) - Exponential Time Displacement Aided in another escape from one-eyed humanoid goons on the surface, Galbraithe (Nelson Leigh) and crew (Hugh Marlowe, Rod Taylor, Christopher Dark) have their suspicions confirmed by Timmek (Everett Glass), who has a skeptical colleague (Booth Colman) and a mini-skirted daughter (Nancy Gates), in World Without End, 1956.
All About Eve (1950) - When She Gets Like This Karen (Celeste Holm), wife of the playwright (Hugh Marlowe) and leader of the entourage of Broadway diva Margo (Bette Davis), exercises privilege, introducing the devoted fan and title character (Anne Baxter), Thelma Ritter as non-plussed Birdie, early in Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s All About Eve, 1950.
All About Eve (1950) - The Sarah Siddons Award Nothing beats a George Sanders opening narration, as critic Addison DeWitt, writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz introducing indirectly Hugh Marlowe and Garry Merrill, then Celeste Holm, Gregory Ratoff and Bette Davis, with reference to star Anne Baxter, in the celebrated showbiz melodrama, All About Eve, 1950.
Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers (1956) - Operation Sky Hook Opening scenes, frisky newlyweds Dr. Martin (Hugh Marlowe) and Carol (Joan Taylor) en route to his rocket-science job, laying down details on his dictaphone when Ray Harryhausen's first spaceship appears, in Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers, 1956.
Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers (1956) - Your Watch Hasn't Stopped Scientist Russ (Hugh Marlowe) has made his own appointment with the aliens on a beach, wife Carole (Joan Taylor) and Major Huglin (Donald Curtis) reluctantly joining, for an exhibit of power, via Ray Harryhausen effects, in Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers, 1956.
Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers (1956) - No Time For Gags Sgt. Nash (Clark Howat) in the command tower urging people to cut the goofy chatter before the rocket launch, General Hanley (Morris Ankrum) concurring, before a dramatic change of circumstances, in Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers, 1956, special effects by Ray Harryhausen.
Illegal (1955) - One Shot Would Have Been Sufficient The credits ran over a murder, and though it wasn’t clear DeForest Kelley did it, he does wind up on trial, with top-billed Edward G. Robinson his able prosecutor, Nina Foch and Hugh Marlowe his attending staff, in Illegal, 1955, the third movie version of a story by Frank J. Collins.

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Family

Hugh Marlowe
Son
Mother Rosemary Tory; born c. 1969.

Companions

Edith Atwater
Wife
Actor.
K T Stevens
Wife
Actor.
Rosemary Tory
Wife
Actor.

Bibliography