Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Max Showalter Biography (1917-2000)
Born June 2, 1917, in Caldwell, KS; son of Ira Edward (a banker, farmer, andworker in the oil industry) and Elma Roxanna (a music teacher; maiden name, Dodson) Showalter. Addresses: AGENT--International Creative Management,40 W. 57th Street, New York, NY 10019.
- Birth Details
- June 2, 1917
- Caldwell, Kansas, United States
- Death Details
- July 30, 2000
- Middletown, Connecticut
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES STAGE DEBUT
- Lord Ansel, Knights of Song, St. Louis Municipal Opera, St. Louis, MO, 1938, for seven performances.
Credits; BROADWAY DEBUT
- Lord Ansel, Knights of Song, 51st Street Theatre, 1938, for fourteen performances.
- Lowell Pennyfeather, Very Warm for May, Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1939.
- Frank Lippincott, My Sister Eileen, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1941.
- Jake, Show Boat, Ziegfeld Theatre, New York City, 1946.
- George Beechwood, John Loves Mary, Booth Theatre, then Music Box Theatre,both New York City, 1947.
- ensemble, Make Mine Manhattan (revue), Broadhurst Theatre, New York City,1948.
- Horace Vandergelder, Hello, Dolly!, St. James Theatre, New York City, 1966.
- Dr. Morris Ritz, The Grass Harp, Martin Beck Theatre, 1971.
- Captain Andy Hawks, Show Boat, Jones Beach Theatre, Long Island, NY, 1976.
- Also appeared with the Meadow Brook Theatre, Rochester, MI, 1975-76; in workshop productions of Farenheit 451 and A Fine and Private Place, both Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, Waterford, CT, 1986-87; as Horace Vandergelder, Hello, Dolly!, Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO; in Who Was That Lady?, summertheatre production, Indianapolis, IN.
Credits; STAGE WORK
- Producer, "My Thirteenth Year," "Bipartisan Blame," and (also director) "The Track of Our Years" in Three About Love, Chester Meeting House, Chester,CT, 1989.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Horace Vandergelder, Hello, Dolly!, U.S. cities, 1965-66.
- Horace Vandergelder, Hello, Dolly!, U.S. cities, 1981.
- Also This Is the Army, international cities, during World WarII; Lend anEar, U.S. cities; Lunatics and Lovers, U.S. cities.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- FILM DEBUT--Fountain pen salesman, Always Leave Them Laughing, Warner Brothers, 1949.
- Guild, With a Song in My Heart, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1952.
- (as Casey Adams) Pete Bentham, My Wife's Best Friend, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1952.
- (as Casey Adams) Lieutenant Moore, What Price Glory?, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1952.
- (as Casey Adams) Jim Logan, Dangerous Crossing, Twentieth Century- Fox, 1953.
- (as Casey Adams) Walter Landers, Destination Gobi, Twentieth Century- Fox, 1953.
- (as Casey Adams) Ray Cutler, Niagara, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1953.
- (as Casey Adams) Larry Evans, Vicki, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1953.
- (as Casey Adams) Dave Millson, Down Three Dark Streets, United Artists, 1954.
- (as Casey Adams) Detective Lieutenant Parks, Naked Alibi, Universal, 1954.
- (as Casey Adams) Frederick S. Hobart, Night People, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1954.
- (as Casey Adams) Billy Wilcox, The Return of Jack Slade (also known as Texas Rose), Allied Artists, 1955.
- (as Casey Adams) Chasen, The Indestructible Man, Allied Artists, 1956.
- (as Casey Adams) Andy Leonard, Never Say Goodbye, Universal, 1956.
- (as Casey Adams) Life reporter, Bus Stop (also known as The Wrong Kind ofGirl), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1956.
- (as Casey Adams) Phillip Scott, Dragon Wells Massacre, Allied Artists, 1957.
- (as Casey Adams) Tad Johns, The Monster That Challenged the World (also known as The Monster That Challenged New York), United Artists, 1957.
- (as Casey Adams) Charlie Grant, The Female Animal, Universal, 1958.
- (as Casey Adams) Don Martin, Voice in the Mirror, Universal, 1958.
- (as Casey Adams) Dalleson, The Naked and the Dead, Warner Brothers, 1958.
- (as Casey Adams) Selwyn Harris, It Happened to Jane (also known as Twinkle and Shine), Columbia, 1959.
- (As Casey Adams) Deaf man, Elmer Gantry, United Artists, 1960.
- (as Casey Adams) Nick Parker, Return to Peyton Place, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1961.
- (as Casey Adams) Roger, Summer and Smoke, Paramount, 1961.
- (as Casey Adams) Tight Suit, Bon Voyage, Buena Vista, 1962.
- desk clerk, Move Over, Darling, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1963.
- B.J. Smith, My Six Loves, Paramount, 1963.
- Crawford, Fate Is the Hunter, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1964.
- Holmes, Sex and the Single Girl, Warner Brothers, 1964.
- Tobey Rawlins, How to Murder Your Wife, United Artists, 1965.
- Howard Greene, Lord Love a Duck, United Artists, 1966.
- Mr. Worthman, The Moonshine War, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1970.
- Mr. Bingham, The Anderson Tapes, Columbia, 1971.
- Earnest Shears, Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Universal, 1978.
- minister, 10, Warner Brothers, 1979.
- Grandpa Fred, Sixteen Candles, Universal, 1984.
- Mr. Arthur, Racing with the Moon, Paramount, 1984.
- Also (as Casey Adams) Designing Women, MGM, 1957; (as Casey Adams) The Music Man, Warner Brothers, 1962; Smog, A Talent for Loving, and Bonnie's Kids.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- TELEVISION DEBUT--Texaco Star Theatre, NBC, 1948.
- Regular, Texaco Star Theatre, NBC, 1948-49.
- regular, The Swift Show, NBC, 1949.
- Gus Clyde, The Stockard Channing Show, CBS, 1980.
- (As Casey Adams) Ward Cleaver, "It's a Small World," Studio '57, syndicated, 1957.
- J.P. Biggey, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, ABC, 1975.
- Dawson, Valentine's Second Chance, ABC, 1977.
- Also It's Always Sunny, Boss of the House, Last of the Mohicans, Petticoat Marshall, Private Eyeful, and Daphne.
- Young Broadway, NBC, 1949.
- (as Casey Adams) General Electric Summer Originals, ABC, 1956.
- (as Casey Adams) O. Henry Playhouse, syndicated, 1957.
- (as Casey Adams) The David Niven Show, NBC, 1959.
- (as Casey Adams) Ralph Mason, The Andy Griffith Show, CBS, 1961.
- The Bob Newhart Show, CBS, 1977.
- W.E.B., NBC, 1978.
- The Incredible Hulk, CBS, 1981.
- Foul Play, ABC, 1981.
- The Love Boat, ABC, 1983.
- Also Over Easy, 1982; Matinee Theatre, NBC; The Milton Berle Show, NBC; The Jack Sterling Show, CBS; Star Stage, NBC; My Favorite Husband, CBS; The Phil Silvers Show, CBS; Private Secretary,CBS; Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, CBS;Mr. Adams and Eve, CBS; The Loretta Young Show, NBC; Crossroads, ABC; StudioOne, CBS; Playhouse 90,CBS; General Electric Theatre, CBS; The Twilight Zone, CBS; Perry Mason, CBS; Dr. Kildare, NBC; Gunsmoke, CBS; The Lucy Show, CBS;The Doris Day Show, CBS; Bewitched, ABC; Police Story, NBC; Kojak, CBS; Quincy, M.E., NBC; Hazel; Ford Theatre; Richard Diamond, Private Detective; NavyLog; and The Real McCoys.
- (As Casey Adams) Raun Kaufman, Son Rise: A Miracle of Love, NBC, 1979.
- Peter Schechter, Gun in the House, CBS, 1981.
- Jimmy Durante Meets the Lively Arts, ABC, 1965.
- Walter, The Lucille Ball Comedy Hour, CBS, 1967.
- Also Ernie Kovacs on Music, NBC.
Credits; TELEVISION WORK; SERIES
- Music director, Hold It Please, CBS, 1949.
- (Song contributor with Jack Woodford) With a Song in My Heart, TwentiethCentury-Fox, 1952.
- (song contributor with Ken Darby) Vicki, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1953.
- (song adaptor) Return of Jack Slade (also known as Texas Rose), Allied Artists, 1955.
Credits; TELEVISION; EPISODIC
- The Stockard Channing Show, CBS, 1980.
- Also Over Easy, 1982; The Chevy Show, NBC; The Jeanne Carson Show, BBC; The Lucy Show, CBS.
- Time for Love, NBC, 1939.
- The Ray Bolger Show, NBC, 1957.
- The Grass Harp (original cast recording), Painted Smiles, 1971.
- 10 (original soundtrack), Warner Brothers, 1979.
- Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, Columbia, 1986.
- The Secret Garden (original soundtrack), Columbia, 1987.
- Also Kenward Elmslie Visited, Painted Smiles.
- ALL AS COMPOSER,UNLESS INDICATEDSTAGE Touch of the Child, St. Paul the Apostle Church, Los Angeles, 1982, then Bel Air, CA.
- Harrigan 'n' Hart, Goodspeed Opera House, Norma Terris Theatre, East Haddam, CT, 1984, then Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1985.
- Also Little Boy Blue, El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, CA; Joy Ride, Huntington Hartford Theatre, Hollywood, then Chicago, IL; Hermione Gingold Revue, Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA; Live a Little (revue), first produced in EastHampton, NY; Go for Your Gun, produced in England and Scotland.
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