Martin Gabel Biography (1912-1986)

Born June 19, 1912, in Philadelphia, PA; died of a heart attack in New York City, May 22, 1986; son of Israel (a jeweler) and Ruth (Herzog) Gabel; marriedArlene Francis (an actress and broadcaster).

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Birth Details
June 19, 1912
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Death Details
May 22, 1986
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits
  • BROADWAY DEBUT--Emmett, Man Bites Dog, Lyceum Theatre, 1933.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
  • Dumkopf, The Sky's the Limit, Fulton Theatre, New York City, 1934.
  • Frankie, Three Men on a Horse, Chicago, IL, 1935.
  • Hunk, Dead End, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1935.
  • Peter, Ten Million Ghosts, St. James Theatre, New York City, 1936.
  • Cassius, Julius Caesar, Mercury Theatre, New York City, 1937.
  • title role, Danton's Death, Mercury Theatre, New York City, 1938.
  • the Statistician, Medicine Show, New Yorker Theatre, New York City, 1940.
  • Earl of Kent, King Lear, National Theatre, New York City, 1950.
  • Jonas Astorg, Reclining Figure, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1954.
  • Irving Lasalle, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1955.
  • Stephen A. Douglas, The Rivalry, Bijou Theatre, New York City, 1959.
  • Basil Smythe, Big Fish, Little Fish, American National Theatre Academy (ANTA) Theatre, New York City, 1961.
  • Melvin Peabody, Children from Their Games, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1963.
  • Professor Moriarty, Baker Street, Broadway Theatre, New York City, 1965.
  • Joseph Mayflower, Sheep on the Runway, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1970.
  • Mark Walters, In Praise of Love, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1974.
  • Credits; MAJOR TOURS
  • Stephen A. Douglas, The Rivalry, U.S. cities, 1959.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK; DIRECTOR
  • A Young Couple Wanted, Maxine Elliott Theatre, New York City, 1940.
  • The Assassin, National Theatre, New York City, 1945.
  • The Survivors, The Playhouse, New York City, 1948.
  • Men of Distinction, 48th Street Theatre, New York City, 1953.
  • Credits; PRODUCER
  • (With Richard Wharton) Life with Father, Empire Theatre, New York City, 1939.
  • (with Wharton) The Medicine Show, New Yorker Theatre, New York City, 1940.
  • (with Wharton) Charley's Aunt, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1941.
  • (with Wharton) The Cream in the Well, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1941.
  • (with Wharton) Cafe Crown, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1942.
  • The Survivors, Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1948.
  • (with Chandler Cowles) King Lear, 48th Street Theatre, New York City, 1953.
  • (with Henry Margolis) Reclining Figure, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1954.
  • (co-producer) The Hidden River, Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1957.
  • (co-producer) Once More with Feeling, National Theatre, New York City, 1958, then New Theatre, London, 1959.
  • (co-producer) Sweet Love Remember'd, Shubert Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1959.
  • Mrs. Dally, John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1965.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
  • M, 1931.
  • Fourteen Hours, 1951.
  • The Thief, 1952.
  • Deadline U.S.A., 1952.
  • Tip on a Dead Jockey, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1957.
  • Marnie, Universal, 1964.
  • Lord Love a Duck, United Artists, 1966.
  • Divorce American Style, Columbia, 1967.
  • Lady in Cement, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968.
  • There Was a Crooked Man, Warner Brothers, 1970.
  • Dr. Eggelhofer, The Front Page, Universal, 1974.
  • The First Deadly Sin, Filmways, 1980.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM WORK
  • Director, Lost Moment, Universal, 1947.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES
  • Narrator, The Making of the President.

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