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Tom Ewell

Billy Truman in Baretta

Photos Tom Ewell Birth name: Samuel Yewell Tompkins
Birth date: 1909/04/29
Date of death : 1994/09/12 (85 years old)
Birth place : Owensboro, Kentucky, USA
Height: 1.80 m

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Biography for Tom Ewell

29 April 1909, Owensboro, Kentucky, USA

September 12, 1994, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Tom Ewell was an American actor born on April 29, 1909 in Owensboro, Kentucky, United States and died on September 12, 1994 in Woodland Hills, California, United States. He was known to have played in films such as The Seven Year Itch (1955), The Girl Can't Help It (1956) and The Long Hot Summer (1958).

Ewell began his acting career in Broadway, where he has played in many plays. He won a Tony Award in 1950 for his performance in The Seven Year Itch. In 1955, he received a Golden Globe Award for the best male performance in a supporting role for his role in The Seven Year Itch.

In addition to his career in Broadway, Ewell was also active in cinema and television. He has played in many films, including The Apartment (1960), Harper (1966) and The Boston Strangler (1968). He also made regular appearances in television series such as The Bob Cummings Show and Bachelor Father.

Ewell was a talented and versatile actor, capable of playing comic and dramatic roles. His performance in The Seven Year Itch is considered one of his best, and he was widely praised for his work in this play and in the film that was drawn from it.

Apart from his acting career, Ewell was also a prolific writer. He published two books, The Honest Man (1950) and Mr. Boston and Me (1969), as well as a certain number of articles for magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post et Collier's.

In summary, Tom Ewell was an American actor famous for his performances in Broadway and the cinema. He won a Tony Award and a Golden Globe for his performance in The Seven Year Itch, and was also active as a writer. His career lasted more than four decades, and he was considered one of the most talented actors of his generation.


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Title Role
Murder, She Wrote Josh Corbin (1 episode, 1986)
Easy Money (1983) Scrappleton
Trapper John, M.D. Earl Tendermeyer (1 episode, 1982)
Terror at Alcatraz (1982) (TV) Johnson
Best of the West Doc Kullens (4 episodes, 1981-1982)
Taxi Dr. Bernard Collins (1 episode, 1979)
Eischied Super (2 episodes, 1979)
Return of the Mod Squad (1979) (TV) Cook
Flying High Williams (1 episode, 1979)
Baretta Billy Truman (36 episodes, 1975-1978)
Fantasy Island Burt 'Fingers' Lonegan (1 episode, 1978)
Promise Him Anything (1975) (TV) Judge Jason Melbourne
Baretta (1975) (TV) Billy Truman
The Great Gatsby (1974) (uncredited) Mourner
Wide World Mystery Lebow (1 episode, 1974)
Temperatures Rising Harry Butler (1 episode, 1973)
Search for Tomorrow (1951) TV series Sheriff Bill Lang (unknown episodes, 1972)
They Only Kill Their Masters (1972) Walter, Eden Landing Cop
To Find a Man (1972) Dr. Hargrave
Alias Smith and Jones Deputy Treadwell (1 episode, 1971)
The Name of the Game District Attorney Simpson (1 episode, 1971)
The Virginian Hoy Valentine (1 episode, 1970)
Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? (1970) Joe Davis
The Governor & J.J. Charley (1 episode, 1970)
Summer Fun (1 episode, 1966)
Burke's Law Leander Clement (1 episode, 1965)
Wagon Train Hector Heatherington (1 episode, 1964)
The Dick Powell Show Congressman Albert Higgins (1 episode, 1963)
State Fair (1962) Abel Frake
Tender Is the Night (1962) Abe North
The Tom Ewell Show (1960) TV series Tom Potter (1960-61) (unknown episodes)
General Electric Theater John Emmet Owens (1 episode, 1959)
The United States Steel Hour Barney Henderson (1 episode, 1959)
A Nice Little Bank That Should Be Robbed (1958) Max Rutgers
The Girl Can't Help It (1956) Tom Miller
The Great American Pastime (1956) Bruce Hallerton
The Alcoa Hour Earl Carleton (1 episode, 1956)
The Lieutenant Wore Skirts (1956) Gregory Whitcomb
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Albert Pelham (1 episode, 1955)
Playwrights '56 William Bingham (1 episode, 1955)
The Seven Year Itch (1955) (as Tommy Ewell) Richard Sherman
Back at the Front (1952) Willie
Lost in Alaska (1952) Nugget Joe McDermott
Robert Montgomery Presents (1 episode, 1952)
Finders Keepers (1952) Tiger Kipps
Cosmopolitan Theatre (1 episode, 1951)
Lights Out (1 episode, 1951)
Studio One (1 episode, 1951)
Your Show of Shows (2 episodes, 1951)
Danger (1 episode, 1951)
Up Front (1951) Willie
The Billy Rose Show (1 episode, 1951)
Mr. Music (1950) 'Cupcake' Haggerty
American Guerrilla in the Philippines (1950) Jim Mitchell
A Life of Her Own (1950) Tom Caraway
The Rhumba Seat (1950) Tom
How Green Is My Spinach (1950) (uncredited) Man in Audience
Adam's Rib (1949) Warren Attinger
Paramount Pacemaker No. K9-1: Caribbean Capers (1949) Tom the Tourist
NBC Presents (2 episodes, 1949)
The Football Fan (1949) Tom
Southward Ho Ho! (1949) Tom
Actor's Studio (4 episodes, 1948-1949)
Desert Bandit (1941) Texas Ranger Ordway
Back in the Saddle (1941) (uncredited) Fight Spectator


Was a charter member of the Owensboro High School Rose Curtain Players in 1923.

Was inducted in the Owensboro High School Hall of Fame in 2003.

Performed "The Seven Year Itch" 750 times on Broadway before portraying in the 1955 movie version.

Won Broadway's 1953 Tony Award as Best Actor (Dramatic) for "The Seven Year Itch," a performance that he recreated in the film of the same name, The Seven Year Itch (1955).



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