Ned Glass


Actor

About

Birth Place
Poland
Born
April 01, 1906
Died
June 15, 1984

Biography

Ned Glass was a character actor most known for playing nebbishy, neurotic, or mischievous characters with a thick New York accent. In the 1930s, Glass worked mostly in vaudeville and on Broadway as both an actor and a director, until 1937 when his next-door neighbor Moe Howard of the Three Stooges offered him a small and uncredited role in a Three Stooges short film, "Nutty But Nice." Gl...

Biography

Ned Glass was a character actor most known for playing nebbishy, neurotic, or mischievous characters with a thick New York accent. In the 1930s, Glass worked mostly in vaudeville and on Broadway as both an actor and a director, until 1937 when his next-door neighbor Moe Howard of the Three Stooges offered him a small and uncredited role in a Three Stooges short film, "Nutty But Nice." Glass went on to take three more uncredited roles in three other Three Stooges films. He made his mark in 1950s television, mostly in variety shows and sitcoms, such as his many roles on "The Jackie Gleason Show," above all in the program's "The Honeymooners" sketches (precursors to Gleason's sitcom "The Honeymooners"), and on "The Phil Silvers Show," with a recurring role as quartermaster Sergeant Pendleton. One of Glass's most notable film roles came in the Academy Award-winning musical "West Side Story," an updated New York City version of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet." His character, Doc, an archetypical old-guard New Yorker who runs the local drugstore, served as a mentor and conscience to main character Tony; Glass delivered a memorably poignant and pivotal performance. In 1969, Glass was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for his recurring supporting role as Sol Cooper, the widowed landlord to the title character on the sitcom "Julia," one of the first television series to feature an African American woman, Diahann Carroll, in a leading role.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Street Music (1981)
Goldie and the Boxer (1979)
Vega$ (1978)
Charlie
Crossfire (1975)
Bartender
The All-American Boy (1973)
Arty
Save the Tiger (1973)
Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
The agent
The Adventures of Nick Carter (1972)
Banyon (1971)
Lou Moran
Mongo's Back in Town (1971)
The Love Bug (1969)
Never a Dull Moment (1968)
Rinzy Tobreski
Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)
Teller
The Fortune Cookie (1966)
Doc Schindler
Blindfold (1966)
Lippy
A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966)
Owney Price
Charade (1963)
Leopold Gideon
Papa's Delicate Condition (1963)
"Sparrow" Wildman
Kid Galahad (1962)
Lieberman
Experiment in Terror (1962)
Popcorn
Who's Got the Action? (1962)
Baldy
West Side Story (1961)
Doc
The Last Angry Man (1959)
Butcher
The Jayhawkers! (1959)
Storekeeper
The Five Pennies (1959)
Murray
North by Northwest (1959)
Agent
The Rebel Set (1959)
Sidney Horner
King Creole (1958)
Hotel clerk
The Joker Is Wild (1957)
Johnson
Back from the Dead (1957)
Doctor
Hear Me Good (1957)
Funk
Hot Rod Rumble (1957)
Auto wrecker
Four Boys and a Gun (1957)
Landlord
Black Patch (1957)
Bar-keep
Geraldine (1954)
Agent
The Steel Cage (1954)
Pete, the guard
The Yellow Tomahawk (1954)
Willy
Julius Caesar (1953)
Cobbler
The War of the Worlds (1953)
Well-dressed man
The Caddy (1953)
Stage manager
I Love Melvin (1953)
Doorman
Mister Scoutmaster (1953)
News dealer
Stop, You're Killing Me (1953)
Sad Sam Callahan
Come Back, Little Sheba (1953)
Parent of child
The Clown (1953)
Danny Dayler
Trouble Along the Way (1953)
Pool player
Jennifer (1953)
Grocery clerk
The Bad and the Beautiful (1953)
Wardrobe man
The Girl in White (1952)
Anatomy instructor
It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (1952)
Receptionist
You For Me (1952)
Harlow Douglas
Just This Once (1952)
Court clerk
The People Against O'Hara (1951)
Magistrate
Lightning Strikes Twice (1951)
Rancher
Storm Warning (1951)
George Athens
Callaway Went Thataway (1951)
Mailman
The Great Jewel Robber (1950)
Prisoner
He's a Cockeyed Wonder (1950)
Sam Phillips
The Damned Don't Cry (1950)
Taxi driver
Perfect Strangers (1950)
O'Hanlon
Mystery Street (1950)
Dr. Levy
Knock on Any Door (1949)
Fiddler
Joe Palooka in the Big Fight (1949)
Macy
Richest Man in Town (1941)
King of Dodge City (1941)
Bank teller
Go West, Young Lady (1941)
Loiterer
Glamour for Sale (1940)
Prairie Schooners (1940)
Skinny Hutch
I'm from Missouri (1939)
Teller
Coast Guard (1939)
Lookout
Give Me a Sailor (1938)
Reporter
Dick Tracy Returns (1938)
True Confession (1937)
Second photographer

Cast (Special)

Rosenthal and Jones (1975)
Nate Rosenthal
Ready and Willing (1974)
Three on an Island (1965)
Riley (Guest)
Macreedy's Woman (1958)

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Bad And The Beautiful, The (1953) - Doom Of The Cat Men Barry Sullivan narrating as young director Fred, about his rise along with producer Jonathan Shields (Kirk Douglas) through the Hollywood ranks, echoes of the career of producer Val Lewton included, in Vincente Minnelli's The Bad And The Beautiful, 1953.
Never A Dull Moment (1968) - You're Very High Strung Bit part actor Jack (Dick Van Dyke), whom gangster Joe (Edward G. Robinson) has mistaken for a hit-man named Ace, is forced to improvise when he turns up on TV, as he meets the mob, Joanna Moore as Melanie, with Ned Glass, Richard Bakalyan, Slim Pickens, Philip Coolidge and Henry Silva (as Rimsy, Bobby, Cowboy, Fingers and Frank), in the Walt Disney comedy Never A Dull Moment 1968.
Girl In White, The (1952) - Gosh You're Stunning Composer David Raksin tips his hat to Cornell and Alma Mater, establishing young Emily Dunning (June Allyson) matriculated to the medical school, meeting there Ben Barringer (Arthur Kennedy) who has an unabashed crush, launching the love story in the MGM bio-pic The Girl In White, 1952.
West Side Story (1961) - Gee, Officer Krupke! Russ Tamblyn as Riff, leader of the Polish-American "Jets," entertains his buddies with the popular novelty number by Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein, William Bramley his subject, Jerome Robbins choregoraphy in West Side Story, 1961.
Charade (1963) - He Must Have Known Charles At the funeral of the murdered husband she planned to divorce, “Reggie” (Audrey Hepburn), with pal Sylvie (Dominique Minot), notes three odd mourners (Ned Glass, James Coburn, George Kennedy), Jacques Marin the Paris cop, in Stanley Donen’s Charade, 1963, co-starring Cary Grant.
Storm Warning (1951) - I Just Saw A Man Murdered Traveling model Marsha (Ginger Rogers), arrived in a small Southern town to visit her newly married sister Lucy (Doris Day), has just witnessed a Klan killing, undetected, early in Storm Warning, 1951.
Storm Warning (1951) - They Blame The Klan Still on the night of the Klan killing of a nosey reporter, small town prosecutor Rainey (Ronald Reagan) visits local big shots at the bowling alley, Barr (Hugh Sanders) suspected, Faulkner (Raymond Greenleaf) thinking P-R, in Storm Warning, 1951.

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