Marc Lawrence Biography (1910-2005)

Original name, Max Goldsmith; born February 17, 1910, in New York, NY; died November 28, 2005, in Palm Springs, CA; son of Israel Simon and Minerva Norma(maiden name, Sugarman) Goldsmith; married Fanya Foss, October 7, 1942; children: Michael, Antoinette (an actress, as Toni Lawrence).

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, producer, writer
Birth Details
February 17, 1910
New York, New York, United States
Death Details
November 28, 2005
Palm Springs, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) Hoodlum, If I Had a Million, Paramount, 1932
  • Connors, White Woman, Paramount, 1933
  • Gambling Ship, 1933
  • Million Dollar Baby, 1934
  • (Uncredited) Doorman, Death on the Diamond, 1934
  • Gangster, Don't Bet on Blondes, Warner Bros., 1935
  • (Uncredited) Men of the Hour, Columbia, 1935
  • (Uncredited) Lefty Croger, Dr. Socrates, Warner Bros., 1935
  • (Uncredited) Gangster killed at lodge, G-Men, Warner Bros., 1935
  • (Uncredited) Tom, After the Dance, 1935
  • Three Kids and a Queen (also known as The Baxter Millions),1935
  • (Uncredited) Go into Your Dance (also known as Casino de Paree), 1935
  • (Uncredited) Meeting chairman, Strangers All, 1935
  • Henchman, Little Big Shot, 1935
  • Dint Coleman, Counterfeit, Columbia, 1936
  • Grivon, Under Two Flags, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1936
  • Johnny Sampson, The Cowboy Star, Columbia, 1936
  • (Uncredited) Valet, Desire (also known as The Pearl Necklace), Paramount, 1936
  • Mike Magellon, The Final Hour, Columbia, 1936
  • (Uncredited) County fair barker, Love on a Bet, RKO Radio Pictures, 1936
  • Dorn, Night Waitress, RKO Radio Pictures, 1936
  • Pete, a friendly convict, Road Gang (also known as Injustice), First National/Warner Bros., 1936
  • Griffin, Trapped by Television (also known as Caught by Television), Columbia, 1936
  • (Uncredited) Manuel, The Robin Hood of El Dorado, 1936
  • Don't Gamble with Love, 1936
  • Blackmailer, 1936
  • Thomas Mitchell, Charlie Chan on Broadway, Twentieth Century-Fox,1937
  • Edwin Mitchell, Counsel for Crime, Columbia, 1937
  • Blast Reardon, Criminals of the Air (also known as Honeymoon Pilot), Columbia, 1937
  • Calkins, A Dangerous Adventure, Columbia, 1937
  • Whitehat, I Promise to Pay, Columbia, 1937
  • Slater, Motor Madness, Columbia, 1937
  • Rusty Morgan, Murder in Greenwich Village (also known as Park Avenue Dame and Park Avenue Girl), Columbia, 1937
  • Blackie, Racketeers in Exile, Columbia, 1937
  • Venetti, San Quentin, First National/Warner Bros., 1937
  • Kid Crow, The Shadow (also known as The Circus Shadow), Columbia, 1937
  • Pete Brower, What Price Vengeance? (also known as Vengeance), Rialto, 1937
  • Life Begins with Love, 1937
  • It Can't Last Forever, 1937
  • Poule, Adventure in Sahara (also known as Son of the Sahara), Columbia, 1938
  • Johnnie McCoy, Charlie Chan in Honolulu, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1938
  • Milton Militis, Convicted, Columbia, 1938
  • Eddie Girard, I Am the Law, Columbia, 1938
  • Jack Hawkins, Penitentiary, Columbia, 1938
  • Lawlor, Squadron of Honor, Columbia, 1938
  • Stevens, There's That Woman Again (also known as What a Woman), Columbia, 1938
  • Happy Nelson, While New York Sleeps, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1938
  • Frank Daniels, Who Killed Gail Preston?, Columbia, 1938
  • Steve Harmon, The Spider's Web (also known as The Spider: Master of Men), 1938
  • Slick Eastman, Beware Spooks!, Columbia, 1939
  • Buck, Blind Alley, Columbia, 1939
  • Halstead, Code of the Streets, Universal, 1939
  • Venetti, Dust Be My Destiny, Warner Bros., 1939
  • Bill Corsley, Ex-Champ (also known as Golden Gloves), Universal, 1939
  • Chuck Brown, Homicide Bureau, Columbia, 1939
  • Floyd, The Housekeeper's Daughter, United Artists, 1939
  • Joe, Romance of the Redwoods, Columbia, 1939
  • Henchman in trench coat, The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt (also known as The Lone Wolf's Daughter), Columbia, 1939
  • "Piggy" Ceders, Sergeant Madden, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1939
  • Melvin Sutter, S.O.S. Tidal Wave (also known as Tidal Wave), Republic, 1939
  • Prosecutor, Brigham Young--Frontiersman (also known as BrighamYoung), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1940
  • Steve McBirney, Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1940
  • Lefty Sloane, Invisible Stripes, Warner Bros., 1940
  • John Bates, Johnny Apollo, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1940
  • Tony, Love, Honor, and Oh, Baby!, Universal, 1940
  • Lefty Kyler, The Man Who Talked Too Much (also known as Broadway Lawyer and The Sentence), Warner Bros., 1940
  • "Happy" Dugan, The Golden Fleecing (also known as That Golden Fleecing), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1940
  • Tony, The Great Profile, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1940
  • Mike, Public Enemies, Republic, 1941
  • Bert LaVerne, Blossoms in the Dust, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1941
  • Joe, A Dangerous Game (also known as Who Killed Doc Robin?), Universal, 1941
  • Charlie Smith, Hold That Ghost (also known as Oh, Charlie),Universal, 1941
  • Lefty Landers, Lady Scarface, RKO Radio Pictures, 1941
  • Frank DeSoto, The Man Who Lost Himself, Universal, 1941
  • Sleeper, The Monster and the Girl (also known as The Avenging Brain and D.O.A.), Paramount, 1941
  • Hammud, Sundown, United Artists, 1941
  • Louie, Tall, Dark, and Handsome, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1941
  • Pete Matthews, The Shepherd of the Hills, Paramount, 1941
  • Horace Dunston, Call of the Canyon, Republic, 1942
  • Joe Aiello, Nazi Agent (also known as Salute to Courage), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1942
  • McGaffey, 'neath Brooklyn Bridge, Monogram, 1942
  • Tommy, This Gun for Hire, Paramount, 1942
  • Trigger, Yokel Boy (also known as Hitting the Headlines), Republic, 1942
  • Sluggsy Baker, Dudes Are Pretty People, 1942
  • Gordon Finch, Eyes of the Underworld, Universal, 1943
  • Farnley, The Ox-Bow Incident (also known as Strange Incident), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1943
  • Vincent Belga, Submarine Alert, Paramount, 1943
  • Phil, Hit the Ice (also known as Oh Doctor), Universal, 1943
  • Pedro, The Princess and the Pirate, RKO Radio Pictures, 1944
  • Alcoa, Rainbow Island, Paramount, 1944
  • Valdez, Tampico, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1944
  • Doc Madison, Dillinger, Monogram, 1945
  • Cliff Anson, Don't Fence Me In, Republic, 1945
  • Joe Disko, Flame of the Barbary Coast, Republic, 1945
  • Luigi, Cloak and Dagger, Warner Bros., 1946
  • Joe Reed, Club Havana, Producers Releasing Corporation, 1946
  • Pete, Blackie's henchman, Life with Blondie, Columbia, 1946
  • Pete, The Virginian, Paramount, 1946
  • (Uncredited) Blonde Alibi, 1946
  • Corio, Captain from Castile, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1947
  • Sioto, medicine man, Unconquered, Paramount, 1947
  • Duke, The Yankee Fakir, Republic, 1947
  • Joe Palooka in the Knockout (also known as The Knockout), 1947
  • Nick Palestro, I Walk Alone, Paramount, 1948
  • Ziggy, Key Largo, Warner Bros., 1948
  • Red Stubbins, Out of the Storm, Republic, 1948
  • Harry Dean, Calamity Jane and Sam Bass, Universal, 1949
  • Angelo Agostini, Jigsaw (also known as Gun Moll), United Artists, 1949
  • Vince, Tough Assignment, United Artists, 1949
  • Frankie, Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion, Universal, 1950
  • "Cobby" Cobb, The Asphalt Jungle, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1950
  • Caesar Xavier Serpi, The Black Hand, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1950
  • Samad, The Desert Hawk, Universal, 1950
  • Angus Macready, Hurricane Island, Columbia, 1951
  • Ben Ali, My Favorite Spy, Paramount, 1951
  • Vacanze col gangster, 1951
  • I tre corsari (also known as Three Corsairs), 1952
  • Tormento del passato, 1952
  • Noi peccatori, 1952
  • Legione straniera (also known as Legion etrangere), 1952
  • Jolanda la figlia del corsaro nero, 1952
  • Fratelli d'italia, 1952
  • Manfredi, La tratta delle bianche (also known as Girls Marked for Danger and The White Slave Trade), 1953
  • Circus proprietor, Il piu comico spettacolo del mondo (also knownas Funniest Show on Earth), 1953
  • Ballata tragica, 1954
  • Suor Maria, 1955
  • Luna nuova, 1955
  • La catena dell'odio, 1955
  • Diomedes, Helen of Troy (also known as Elena di Troia), Warner Bros., 1956
  • William Connors, Kill Her Gently, Columbia, 1958
  • Johnny Colini, Johnny Cool, United Artists, 1963
  • William Billie, Johnny Tiger, Universal, 1966
  • Connors, Due mafiosi contro Al Capone (also known as Dos contraAl Capone), 1966
  • Du mou dans la gachette, 1966
  • Sette monaci d'oro, 1966
  • Sergeant Barril, Savage Pampas (also known as Pampa salvaje), Comet, 1967
  • Goldminer, Custer of the West (also known as La ultima aventura; abridged edition released as A Good Day for Hunting), Cinerama,1968
  • Mad scientist, Eva, la venere selvaggia (also known as Eve, theWild Woman, King of Kong Island, and Kong Island), 1968
  • Jacobs, Krakatoa, East of Java (also known as Volcano), Cinerama, 1969
  • Carnival Barker, The Five Man Army (also known as Un esercito di cinque uomini), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1970
  • Priest, The Kremlin Letter, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1970
  • Attendant, Diamonds Are Forever, United Artists, 1971
  • Zambrini, Daddy's Deadly Darling (also known as Daddy'sGirl, Horror Farm, The Killer, The Killers, LynnHart, The Pigs, The Strange Exorcism of Lynn Hart, and The Strange Love Exorcist), Aquarius, 1972
  • Chiarelli, Frasier, The Sensuous Lion (also known as Frasier the Lovable Lion), LCS, 1973
  • Rodney, The Man with the Golden Gun, United Artists, 1974
  • Erhard, Marathon Man, Paramount, 1976
  • Louie, A Piece of the Action, Warner Bros., 1977
  • Rupert Stiltskin, Foul Play, Paramount, 1978
  • Webster, Goin' Coconuts, Osmond, 1978
  • Revenge of the Pink Panther, 1978
  • Mr. Booth, Swap Meet, Dimension, 1979
  • Carmine, Hot Stuff, Columbia, 1979
  • Abraham Weiss and Dieter, Cataclysm (also known as The Nightmare Never Ends and Satan's Supper), 1980
  • Tony Torpedo, Super Fuzz (also known as Supersnooper and Poliziotto superpiu), Avco-Embassy, 1981
  • Salvatore Licuti, Cane e gatto (also known as Cat and Dog),1982
  • Dream No Evil, 1984
  • Mr. Weiss and Dieter, Night Train to Terror (also known as Shiver), Visto International, 1985
  • Vinnie "The Cannon" DiMotti, The Big Easy, Columbia, 1987
  • Michael Fazio, Blood Red, Hemdale, 1989
  • Kloppman, Newsies (also known as Newsboys), 1992
  • Santos Alicante, Ruby, 1992
  • Sam the bellhop, Four Rooms, 1995
  • Old timer, From Dusk till Dawn, Dimension, 1996
  • Old man, End of Days, Universal, 1999
  • Film Work
  • Producer (with John Derek) and director, Nightmare in the Sun, Zodiak, 1964
  • Producer and director, Daddy's Deadly Darling (also known as Daddy's Girl, Horror Farm, The Killer, The Killers, Lynn Hart, The Pigs, The Strange Exorcism of Lynn Hart, and The Strange Love Exorcist), Aquarius, 1972
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Stefano Magaddino, Honor Thy Father, CBS, 1973
  • Franks, Switch (also known as Las Vegas Roundabout) CBS, 1975
  • Ben Beloit, Donor, 1990
  • Carlo Gambino, Gotti, HBO, 1996
  • Pilots
  • Joe Cincinnati, Border Pals, ABC, 1981
  • Daniel Ginelli, Terror at Alcatraz, NBC, 1982
  • Episodic
  • "Around the Horn," Wagon Train, 1958
  • Gavin, "The Safe Guard," The Rifleman, 1958
  • Luigi Renaldo, "Star Witness," The Untouchables, 1960
  • "Killer Instinct," Zane Grey Theater, 1960
  • "Tangled Trail," Bronco, 1960
  • "Running Scared," Richard Diamond, Private Detective, 1960
  • "Trail of Hate," The Rifleman, 1960
  • "The Hard Decision," The Deputy, 1961
  • "Death at Even Money," Whispering Smith, 1961
  • Lou Cagan, "Blues for a Gone Goose," The Untouchables, 1963
  • Barney Dawson, "Hooterville Crime Wave," Petticoat Junction, 1965
  • Spike the bank robber, "The Bank Robbery," Mister Ed, 1965
  • Hassan, "The Moment of Truth Raid," The Rat Patrol, 1966
  • Red Gaskell, "Caution, Easter Bunny Crossing," Bonanza, 1970
  • Rudy, "Lucy and Mannix Are Held Hostage," Here's Lucy, 1971
  • Co-driver, "Crack-up," CHiPs, 19798
  • Rostosky, "The Meeting," The Dukes of Hazzard, 1979
  • Sam Marlini, The A-Team, NBC, 1986
  • Volnoth, "The Vengeance Factor," Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989
  • Abe the Just, Shannon's Deal, NBC, 1990
  • Mr. Newton, "Shades of Gray," ER, NBC, 1998
  • Mr. Carl Zeemoi, "Badda-bing Badda-bang," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1999
  • Other Television Appearances
  • Gabriel's Fire, NBC, 1990
  • Lucky Luciano: Chairman of the Mob (special), Arts and Entertainment, 1996
  • Television Work
  • Episodic
  • Director of episodes of M Squad, c. 1960, and of Law Man, Maverick, Roaring Twenties, Room for One More, and 77Sunset Strip.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Eddie Carbene, A View from the Bridge, London, 1958
  • Appeared in productions of Sour Mountain, Waiting for Lefty, Golden Boy, and The Survivor.
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Nightmare in the Sun, Zodiak, 1964
  • (As F. A. Foss) Daddy's Deadly Darling (also known as Daddy's Girl, Horror Farm, The Killer, The Killers, Lynn Hart, The Pigs, The Strange Exorcism of Lynn Hart, and The Strange Love Exorcist), Aquarius, 1972
  • Mickey Blue Eyes, 1999
  • Other Writings
  • Long Time No See: Confessions of a Hollywood Gangster (autobiography), Ursus Press (Palm Springs, CA), 1991

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals:
    • Film Comment, January, 1996, -June, 1997, p. 60.
    • New York Times, December 3, 2005.
    • Premiere, p. 45.
    Internet:
    • Marc Lawrence Web Site, http://www77.pair.com/timem/lawrence/

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