Alexander Scourby


Actor
Alexander Scourby

About

Birth Place
New York City, New York, USA
Born
November 13, 1913
Died
February 22, 1985

Biography

Distinguished actor from the stage who entered film in the early 1950s, and appeared in such fine productions as Fritz Lang's "The Big Heat" (1953) and George Stevens' "Giant" (1956). Scourby has lent his distinctively rich voice to off-screen film and TV narration, notably the documentary, "Victory at Sea." Married to soap opera actress Lori March....

Family & Companions

Lori March
Wife
Actor. Survived him.

Biography

Distinguished actor from the stage who entered film in the early 1950s, and appeared in such fine productions as Fritz Lang's "The Big Heat" (1953) and George Stevens' "Giant" (1956). Scourby has lent his distinctively rich voice to off-screen film and TV narration, notably the documentary, "Victory at Sea." Married to soap opera actress Lori March.

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Affair In Trinidad (1952) - Trinidad Lady No fooling around, brief bit with Steven Geray greeting Torin Thatcher and Howard Wendell but really producer-director Vincent Sherman is delivering the first appearance of Rita Hayworth, as night club performer Chris Emery, with a new song by Bob Russell and Lester Lee, in her first movie after the failure of her marriage to prince Aly Khan, in Columbia’s Affair In Trinidad, 1952, Rita’s vocal by Jo Ann Greer, choreography by Valerie Bettis and dress by Jean Louis.
Big Heat, The (1953) - Pinch Hit For Your Boy? Cop Bannion (Glenn Ford) drops in on the polished gangster Lagana (Alexander Scourby) and his hunky aide George (Chris Alcaide) to deliver a warning in Fritz Lang's The Big Heat, 1953.
Big Heat, The (1953) - Your Pretty Face Famous scene in which rightly suspicious gangster Vince (Lee Marvin) freaks out and burns girlfriend Debbie (Gloria Grahame) with hot coffee, Howard Wendell as the panicked politician, Alexander Scourby the kingpin taking the call, in Fritz Lang's The Big Heat, 1953.
Big Heat, The (1953) - Just Impersonations First scene for usually blonde, and now Academy Award-winner (for The Bad And The Beautiful, 1953) Gloria Grahame, as gang-moll Debby, with thug boyfriend Vince (Lee Marvin), sidekick Larry (Adam Williams) and their boss Lagana (Alexander Scourby) in Fritz Lang's The Big Heat, 1953.
Silver Chalice, The (1955) - I Bind You To Silence Very early Christian Joseph (Walter Hampden), daughter Deborra (Pier Angeli) and friend Luke (Alexander Scourby) standing by, explains the assignment to fugitive sculptor Basil (Paul Newman), in The Silver Chalice, 1955.
Devil At 4 O'Clock, The - Potential Murderers American priest Doonan (Spencer Tracy) has just forced the French colonial governor (Alexander Scourby) to liberate baking prisoners Harry (Frank Sinatra), Jacques (Jean-Pierre Aumont) and Marcel (Gregoire Aslan), in The Devil At 4 O'Clock, 1961.
Ransom! (1956) - I'll Give Her A Shot The police chief (Robert Keith) takes a call, then pulls a gun on a reporter (Leslie Nielsen) as mom Edith (Donna Reed) unravels and the doctor (Alexander Scourby) counsels dad Dave (Glenn Ford) in Ransom!, 1956.
Man on a String -- Brothers Hollywood producer and Russian spy Boris Mitrov (Ernest Borgnine) consults with his handler (Alexander Scourby) in Man on a String (1960).

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Companions

Lori March
Wife
Actor. Survived him.

Bibliography