Paul Stewart


Actor
Paul Stewart

About

Also Known As
Paul Sternberg
Birth Place
New York City, New York, USA
Born
March 13, 1908
Died
February 17, 1986
Cause of Death
Heart Attack

Biography

Although he had already performed in various theater productions, Paul Stewart's career as an actor received a significant boost when he became a member of Orson Welles's Mercury Theater group in the mid-1930s. In 1938, he was the producer, writer, and studio announcer on Welles's infamous Halloween radio broadcast of "The War of the Worlds," a program that sent a significant portion of ...

Family & Companions

Peg La Centra
Wife
Singer, actor. Married in 1939; died on June 1, 1996.

Biography

Although he had already performed in various theater productions, Paul Stewart's career as an actor received a significant boost when he became a member of Orson Welles's Mercury Theater group in the mid-1930s. In 1938, he was the producer, writer, and studio announcer on Welles's infamous Halloween radio broadcast of "The War of the Worlds," a program that sent a significant portion of the American public into panic because they believed that earth was being attacked by Martians. Like many of the Mercury group, Stewart followed Welles out to Hollywood to make a career in the movies. He co-starred in Welles's ground-breaking cinematic debut, "Citizen Kane," playing newspaper mogul Kane's butler. More work followed, with many directors utilizing Stewart's taciturn, gruff demeanor to good effect in crime and war melodramas. After World War II, Stewart co-starred with Gregory Peck in the aerial combat film "Twelve O'Clock High," played a boxing manager opposite Kirk Douglas in the fight drama "Champion," and starred alongside Dana Andrews and Farley Granger in the film noir "Edge of Doom." He also acted with Humphrey Bogart in the hard-hitting crime film "Deadline - U.S.A.." Three of his most notable films during the 1950s were "Appointment with Danger," where he played a hitman, "The Bad and the Beautiful," reuniting with Kirk Douglas, and the brutal noir "Kiss Me Deadly" playing a venal criminal. In the mid-1950s, Stewart began directing for television, as well as continuing to work as an actor.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

The Other Side of the Wind (2018)
Seduced (1985)
Tempest (1982)
S.O.B. (1981)
Harry Sandler
Scanners (1981)
Security
Nobody's Perfekt (1981)
The Nativity (1978)
Revenge of The Pink Panther (1978)
Scallini
Opening Night (1977)
W.C. Fields and Me (1976)
Florenz Ziegfeld
The Day of the Locust (1975)
Bite the Bullet (1975)
Live a Little, Steal a Lot (1974)
Avery
F for Fake (1973)
City Beneath The Sea (1971)
How To Commit Marriage (1969)
Attorney
In Cold Blood (1967)
Reporter
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Questor
A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Goodman
Beyond All Limits (1961)
King Creole (1958)
Charlie Le Grand
Top Secret Affair (1957)
Phil Bentley
Hell on Frisco Bay (1956)
Joe Lye
The Wild Party (1956)
Ben David
Chicago Syndicate (1955)
Arnold Valent
The Cobweb (1955)
Dr. Otto Wolff
Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
Carl Evello
Prisoner of War (1954)
Capt. Jack Hodges
Deep in My Heart (1954)
Bert Townsend
The Joe Louis Story (1953)
Tad McGeehan
The Juggler (1953)
Detective Karni
The Bad and the Beautiful (1953)
Syd [Murphy]
Carbine Williams (1952)
"Dutch" Kruger
Deadline--U.S.A. (1952)
Harry Thompson
We're Not Married! (1952)
Stone, Eve's lawyer
Loan Shark (1952)
Lou Donelli
Appointment with Danger (1951)
Earl Boettiger
Walk Softly, Stranger (1950)
Whitey Lake
Edge of Doom (1950)
Craig
Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
Capt. [Major] "Doc" Kaiser
Easy Living (1949)
[Dan] Argus
Illegal Entry (1949)
Zack Richards
The Window (1949)
Joe Kellerson
Champion (1949)
[Tommy] Haley
Government Girl (1944)
Branch Owens
Mr. Lucky (1943)
Zepp
Johnny Eager (1942)
Julio
The World at War (1942)
Narrator
Citizen Kane (1941)
Raymond

Cinematography (Feature Film)

United 93 (2006)
Electrician

Visual Effects (Feature Film)

Fat City (1972)
Special Effects
Vanishing Point (1971)
Special Effects
The Love Machine (1971)
Special Effects
The Wrecking Crew (1969)
Special Effects

Cast (Short)

1955 Motion Picture Theatre Celebration (International) (1955)
Himself
Motion Picture Theatre Celebration (1955) (1955)
Himself

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Back Stab (1991)
Don
Emergency Room (1983)
Power (1980)
The Dain Curse (1978)
The Old Man

Life Events

Photo Collections

The Window - Lobby Card Set
Here is a set of Lobby Cards from RKO's The Window (1949). 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

Easy Living (1949) - Great Exploitation Star quarterback Pete (Victor Mature), whom we know has been feeling off today, has just met photographer Argus (Paul Stewart) as he joins fellow “New York Chiefs” (on location at with the Rams at L-A’s old Wrigley Field), Jack Paar as reporter Scoop, Lloyd Nolan the owner, early in Easy Living, 1949.
Deadline-U.S.A. (1952) - Wake At O'Brien's Paul Stewart, Jim Backus, Audrey Christie and Ed Begley are among the revelers as editor Hutcheson (Humphrey Bogart) presides over a wake for their closed newspaper, in ex-newsman Richard Brooks' Deadline-U.S.A., 1952.
Bad And The Beautiful, The (1953) - That's Star Quality Stories within stories, Vincente Minnelli's flashback covering the rise of Hollywood legacy actress Georgia (Lana Turner), shepherded by producer Jonathan Shields (Kirk Douglas), Leo G. Carroll a droll director, Sammy White her wobbly agent, in The Bad And The Beautiful, 1953.
Window, The (1949) - You've Had A Bad Dream Camped out on the fire escape where it's cooler, one floor above his family's apartment, Tommy (Bobby Driscoll) sees the Kellersons (Paul Stewart, Ruth Roman) commit the crime, his mom (Barbara Hale) not buying it, in The Window, 1949.
Deep In My Heart (1954) - Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise Jose Ferrer in French, as composer Sigmund Romberg, meeting Tamara Toumanova as Gaby, Walter Pidgeon as Broadway impresario J.J. Shubert, and Merle Oberon as future collaborator Dorothy Donnelly, praising the first sample of a famous tune, in MGM’s Deep In My Heart, 1954.
Deep In My Heart (1954) - Mr. And Mrs. Two Sigmund Romberg tunes, Jose Ferrer in his only musical performance plays the composer standing-in for the understudy, with Rosemary Clooney, then narrates to Gene Kelly, joined by older-brother Fred in his only movie appearance (his vocal dubbed), in the MGM musical bio-pic Deep In My Heart, 1954.
In Cold Blood (1967) - Murder's No Mystery Events in the investigation of the murder of the Clutter family, featuring Alvin Dewey of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (John Forsythe) and reporter Jackson (Paul Stewart), from Richard Brooks' In Cold Blood, 1967.
Carbine Williams (1952) - The First Day Is The Worst Prominent North Carolina landowner Claude Williams (Carl Benton Reid) delivers his black-sheep eldest son "Marsh" (James Stewart) to prison, warden Wendell Corey narrating and brother James Arness visiting, in the life-story of the famous gun designer, Carbine Williams, 1952.
Bad And The Beautiful, The (1953) - I Started To Work From the flashback by screenwriter James Lee Bartlow (Dick Powell), recalling his first visit to Hollywood with wife Rosemary (Gloria Grahame in her Academy Award role), their host the producer Jonathan Shields (Kirk Douglas), in Vincente Minnelli's The Bad And The Beautiful, 1953.

Companions

Peg La Centra
Wife
Singer, actor. Married in 1939; died on June 1, 1996.

Bibliography