Everett Sloane


Actor
Everett Sloane

About

Birth Place
New York City, New York, USA
Born
October 01, 1909
Died
August 06, 1965
Cause of Death
Barbituate Overdose

Biography

Incisive, diminutive character actor, often bespectacled, who moved to Hollywood with Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater and is perhaps best remembered for playing Kane's loyal, bespectacled sidekick Bernstein in "Citizen Kane" (1941). Also excellent as the corrupt, crippled lawyer in Welles' "The Lady from Shanghai" (1948) and also in "The Men" (1950) and "Patterns" (1955)....

Photos & Videos

The Lady from Shanghai - Publicity Stills
The Lady from Shanghai - Scene Stills
Journey into Fear - Publicity Stills

Family & Companions

Luba Herman
Wife
Actor. Married from 1933 until his death.

Biography

Incisive, diminutive character actor, often bespectacled, who moved to Hollywood with Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater and is perhaps best remembered for playing Kane's loyal, bespectacled sidekick Bernstein in "Citizen Kane" (1941). Also excellent as the corrupt, crippled lawyer in Welles' "The Lady from Shanghai" (1948) and also in "The Men" (1950) and "Patterns" (1955).

Life Events

1916

At age seven. played Puck in a school production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

1929

After stock market crash, decided to try acting again

1930

Performed in the radio drama "The Shadow"

1935

Broadway acting debut, "Boy Meet Girl"

1937

Had co-starring role in the play "Three Men on a Horse"

1938

Joined Orson Welles' "Mercury Theatre on Air"

1938

Performed in the now famous broadcast of "The War of the Worlds"

1941

Feature acting debut, playing Bernstein in "Citizen Kane", directed by and starring Welles

1942

Reteamed with Welles as co-star in "Journey Into Fear"

1944

Returned to Broadway in "A Bell for Adano"

1946

Directed stage productions "The Dancer" and "Twilight Bar"

1948

Cast as Rita Hayworth's husband in Welles' "The Lady from Shanghai"

1949

Co-starred with Tyrone Power and Welles in "Prince of Foxes"

1951

Cast as the district attorney in "The Blue Veil"

1951

Won attention as the gangster Albert Mendoza in "The Enforcer"

1954

Originated role of ruthless businessman Ramsay in the Rod Serling-penned teleplay "Patterns"; recreated role in the 1956 feature film version

1955

Co-starred in "The Big Knife"

1956

Portrayed the boxer's manager in "Somebody Up There Likes Me", a biographical drama about fighter Rocky Graziano

1956

Played Dr. Gachet in "Lust for Life", the Vincente Minnelli-directed biopic of artist Vincent Van Gogh

1958

Essayed the rigid, religious father of Natalie Wood's title character in "Marjorie Morningstar"

1961

Was the voice of the title character in the animated "The Dick Tracy Show"

1964

Co-starred with Jerry Lewis in "The Patsy" and in "The Disorderly Orderly"; final feature film appearances

1964

Provided character voices for the animated TV series "The Adventures of Jonny Quest"

Photo Collections

The Lady from Shanghai - Publicity Stills
The Lady from Shanghai - Publicity Stills
The Lady from Shanghai - Scene Stills
The Lady from Shanghai - Scene Stills
Journey into Fear - Publicity Stills
Here are some Publicity Stills from Journey into Fear (1943). Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, usually taken off the set, for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.

Videos

Movie Clip

Journey Into Fear (1943) - Dearest Stephanie Star Joseph Cotten narrates from a letter to his wife (Ruth Warrick) from the screenplay he co-wrote with co-star Orson Welles from an Eric Ambler novel, meeting local arms rep Kopeikin (Everett Sloane) in WWII Istanbul, and singer Josette (Dolores del Rio), in Journey Into Fear, 1943.
Somebody Up There Likes Me - Rocky What? Memorable scene shot at the real Stillman's Gym on West 57th, in which Rocky (Paul Newman) meets proprietor Lou (Matt Crowley) and manager Cohen (Everett Sloane), adopting a new name along the way, in Somebody Up There Likes Me, 1956.
Lady From Shanghai, The (1948) - She Needs You Bad O'Hara (writer-director Orson Welles) drinking with buddies Jake (Louis Merrill) and Goldie (Gus Schilling), and lawyer and yachtsman Bannister (Everett Sloane), who's trying to hire him, at the request of wife Elsa (Rita Hayworth), in The Lady From Shanghai, 1948.
Lady From Shanghai, The (1948) - Please Don't Kiss Me On board the yacht with abusive lawyer-boss Bannister (Everett Sloane), his wife Elsa (Rita Hayworth, her song by Allan Roberts and Doris Fisher, vocal by Anita Ellis) and strange pal Grisby (Glenn Anders), hired sailor O'Hara (writer-director Orson Welles) fumes, in The Lady From Shanghai, 1948.
Lady From Shanghai, The (1948) - I've Never Seen An Aquarium Now in San Francisco, Elsa (Rita Hayworth) has arranged to meet her lover, and her husband’s hired sailor Michael (writer-director and then-current Mr. Hayworth Orson Welles) at the (still-operating) Steinhart Aquarium, where he reveals the scheme he’s been lured into, in the second-most famous scene from The Lady From Shanghai, 1948.
Citizen Kane (1941) - I'll Provide The War Resuming the account by Thatcher (George Couloris) of early years overseeing the title character, who then appears (writer, producer and director Orson Welles) for the first time as an adult, sidekicks Leland and Bernstein (Joseph Cotten, Everett Sloane) in support, in Citizen Kane, 1941.
Journey Into Fear (1943) - He Is A Great Patriot After what he’s sure was a misdirected assassination attempt in an Istanbul night club, American engineer Graham (Joseph Cotten) is conducted by Kopelkin (Everett Sloane) to security chief Haki (Orson Welles, with whom Cotten wrote the screenplay), in Journey Into Fear, 1943.
Patterns (1956) - Too Strenuous Now into the rhythm, executive Staples (Van Heflin) with aide Billy (Michael Dreyfus), secretary Marge (Elizabeth Wilson), colleague Briggs (Ed Begley), his son Paul (Ronnie Welsh) and boss Ramsey (Everett Sloan), in Patterns, 1956.
Citizen Kane (1941) - Declaration Of Principles Plotting the future of his mushrooming newspaper, the title character (writer, producer and director Orson Welles) brings aides Leland and Bernstein (Joseph Cotten, Everett Sloane) along toward victory, in Citizen Kane, 1941.
Big Knife, The - Express The Divine Will Rod Steiger (as Hoff) makes the thug studio boss the smartest guy in the room, with hack Smiley (Wendell Corey) visiting star Charlie (Jack Palance) and agent Nat (Everett Sloane), in Robert Aldrich's The Big Knife, 1955.

Trailer

By Love Possessed - (Original Trailer) Lana Turner's desperate search for love leads to an affair with her husband's law partner in John Sturges' By Love Possessed (1961).
Citizen Kane -- (Original Trailer) The investigation of a publishing tycoon's dying words reveals conflicting stories about his life in this famous trailer for Citizen Kane (1941).
Sirocco - (Original Trailer) Humphrey Bogart is back in another North African city full of intrigue, Sirocco (1951) co-starring Lee J. Cobb and Zero Mostel.
Man From the Diners' Club, The - (Original Trailer) A gangster tries to use a Diners' Club clerk (Danny Kaye) as the fall guy in a scheme to fake his own death in The Man From the Diners' Club (1963).
Sellout, The - (Original Trailer) A small-town newspaper editor (Walter Pidgeon) risks everything to expose a corrupt sheriff (Thomas Gomez).
Big Knife, The - (Original Trailer - textless) An unscrupulous movie producer (Rod Steiger) blackmails an unhappy actor (Jack Palance) into signing a new contract in The Big Knife (1955), directed by Robert Aldrich.
Somebody Up There Likes Me - (Original Trailer) Paul Newman stars in Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956), the true story of champion boxer Rocky Graziano.
Lust for Life - (Original Trailer) Kirk Douglas gives an Oscar-nominated performance as Vincent van Gogh in Lust for Life (1956), a film biography of the famous painter.
Home From the Hill - (Original Trailer) A Southern landowner's family is torn apart by the revelation that he has an illegitimate son in Home From the Hill (1960), directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring Robert Mitchum, Eleanor Parker, and George Peppard.

Family

Nathaniel Sloane
Father
Rose Sloane
Mother
Ned Sloane
Son
Survived him.
Erika Sloane
Daughter
Survived him.

Companions

Luba Herman
Wife
Actor. Married from 1933 until his death.

Bibliography