William Marshall Biography (1924-2003)

Full name, William Horace Marshall; born August 19, 1924, in Gary, IN; died June 11, 2003, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Vereen (a dentist) and Thelma (Edwards) Marshall.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Birth Details
August 19, 1924
Gary, Indiana, United States
Death Details
June 11, 2003
Los Angeles, California, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
  • BROADWAY DEBUT--Chorus, Carmen Jones, Broadway Theatre, 1944.
  • Title role (understudy), Jeb, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1946.
  • Joshua (understudy) and freed man, Our Lan', Royale Theatre, New York City, 1947.
  • Sad-Act, A Long Way from Home, Maxine Elliott's Theatre, New York City, 1948.
  • Rolla Bennett, Set My People Free, Hudson Theatre, New York City, 1948.
  • General Joe Hooker, The Washington Years, American Negro Theatre, New York City, 1948.
  • Hlabeni, Lost in the Stars, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1949.
  • Cookson, Peter Pan, Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1950.
  • the Lawd, The Green Pastures, Broadway Theatre, 1951.
  • Kelly, Time to Go, Yugoslavian Hall, New York City, 1952.
  • title role, Othello, Mother Zion Church, New York City, 1953.
  • title role, Oedipus Rex, Chicago Playwrights Company, Chicago, IL, 1955.
  • title role, Othello, Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA, then City Center Theatre, New York City, 1955.
  • Chief Uturo, The Virtuous Island, Carnegie Hall Playhouse, New York City,1957.
  • title role, Othello, New York Shakespeare Festival, Belvedere Lake Theatre, New York City, 1958.
  • Henry Simpson, Toys in the Attic, Piccadilly Theatre, London, 1960.
  • Bear Baiter, When We Dead Awaken, Gate Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, 1961.
  • Saul, Javelin, Actors Playhouse, New York City, 1966.
  • Othello, Catch My Soul, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1968.
  • Captain, Leviathan 99, Samuel Goldwyn Studios, Los Angeles, 1972.
  • title role, Othello, National Shakespeare Festival, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, 1976.
  • Also appeared in Trial By Fire, Blackfriars Theatre, New York City, 1947;An Enemy of the People, Chicago Theatre Group, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, 1979.
  • Credits; STAGE WORK
  • Producer, Othello, Mother Zion Church, New York City, 1953.
  • director, Long Voyage Home, American Artists and Students Center, Paris,1962.
  • Credits; MAJOR TOURS
  • Title role, Othello, Dublin Theatre Festival, European cities, 1962- 63.
  • Also Call Me Mister, 1948; and (also director) The Bear and The MarriageProposal, U.S. Air Force bases, France, 1961.
  • Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
  • FILM DEBUT--King Dick, Lydia Bailey, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1952.
  • Glycon, Demetrius and the Gladiators, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1954.
  • leader, Something of Value, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1957.
  • Ashumen, To Trap a Spy, MGM, 1966.
  • Al Poland, The Hell with Heroes, Universal, 1968.
  • Edward W. Brooke, The Boston Strangler, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968.
  • attorney general, Skullduggery, Universal, 1970.
  • Tatakombi, Tarzan's Jungle Rebellion, New General, 1970.
  • Morrie Bronson, Zigzag (also known as False Witness), MGM, 1970.
  • Doctor Craig Smith, Honky, Jack H. Harris, 1971.
  • title role, Blacula, American International, 1972.
  • Manuwalde/Blacula, Scream Blacula Scream, American International, 1973.
  • Bishop Garnet Williams, Abby, American International, 1974.
  • Attorney General William Klinger, Twilight's Last Gleaming, Allied Artists, 1977.
  • attendant, Curtains, Jensen Farley, 1983.
  • pirate captain, "Video Pirates," Amazon Women on the Moon, Universal, 1987.
  • Also appeared in Piedra de Toque, Asturia Films, 1953; Sabu and the MagicRing, Allied Artists, 1957; The Great Skycopter Rescue, 1982; Vasectomy, a Delicate Matter (also known as Vasectomy), Vandom International/Seymour Bordeand Associates, 1986; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES Judge Marcus Black, Rosetti and Ryan, NBC, 1977.
  • King of Cartoons, Pee-Wee's Playhouse, CBS, 1986--.
  • Also Mr. Kano, Danger Man, British television, 1959.
  • Credits; PILOTS
  • Doctor Harold Tawn, U.M.C., CBS, 1969.
  • Judge Marcus Black, Rosetti and Ryan: Men Who Love Women, NBC, 1977.
  • Ubal, Sabu and the Magic Ring (never broadcast).
  • Credits; EPISODIC
  • "As Adam, Early in the Morning," Repertoire Workshop, CBS, 1966.
  • Daniel Boone, NBC, 1967.
  • Also Alfred Hitchcock Presents, CBS; The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,NBC; Ben Casey, ABC; Secret Agent, CBS; Tarzan, NBC.
  • Credits; MOVIES
  • Captain Condor Sekallie, The Mask of Sheba, NBC, 1970.
  • Mr. Poore, Killer Instinct (also known as Over the Edge), NBC, 1988.
  • Also Beverly Hills Madam, NBC, 1986.
  • Credits; SPECIALS
  • The Lawd, The Green Pastures, BBC, 1958.
  • Don Cheek, "One More Hurdle," NBC Special Treat, NBC, 1984.
  • King of Cartoons, A Special Evening of Pee-Wee's Playhouse, CBS, 1987.
  • Also appeared as the Battler, The World of Nick Adams, NBC, 1957; The BigPride, BBC, 1961.
  • Credits; RADIO APPEARANCES
  • Yank, Bound East of Cardiff, NBC, 1952.
  • The Lower Basin Street, 1952.
  • title role, The Emperor Jones, BBC, 1959.

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