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DiedMay 2, 1982, New York City, New York, United States
SpouseRosemary Torri, K. T. Stevens, Edith Atwater
FactFather, with K.T. Stevens, of sons Chris Marlowe and Jeffrey Marlowe.

Hugh Marlowe was born Hugh Herbert Hipple on October 30, 1911 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His parents were both vaudeville performers, and his early education came from a variety of schools as the family toured the country. When he was sixteen, Hugh left home to strike out on his own. He took a variety of odd jobs before landing a spot in a stock company in New York City. From there, he made his way to Hollywood, where he changed his name to Hugh Marlowe and began appearing in films.

Marlowe’s career spanned more than four decades and included roles in such classics as All About Eve, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and Elmer Gantry. He also appeared on television, including stints on The Twilight Zone and Star Trek. In addition to his acting career, Marlowe was also a successful songwriter, penning the lyrics to “The Ballad of High Noon” and “A Kiss to Build a Dream On.”

Marlowe was married three times and had four children. His first marriage, to actress Helen Gilbert, ended in divorce. His second marriage, to actress Janice Rule, lasted from 1954 until her death in 1983. His third marriage was to actress Lynn Loring; the couple divorced in 1999.

Marlowe died of natural causes on May 2, 1982 at the age of 70.

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Full NameHugh Marlowe
DiedMay 2, 1982, New York City, New York, United States


SpouseRosemary Torri, K. T. Stevens, Edith Atwater
ChildrenChris Marlowe, Jeffrey Marlowe, Hugh Marlowe II


MoviesThe Day the Earth Stood Still, All About Eve, Twelve O'Clock High, Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, Night and the City, Birdman of Alcatraz, Monkey Business, Meet Me in St. Louis, Elmer Gantry, Seven Days in May, World Without End, Garden of Evil, Come to the Stable, Rawhide, Way of a Gaucho, 13 Fright...
TV ShowsAnother World, Mystery Is My Business

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1A former radio announcer, he began his acting career at the Pasadena Playhouse in the early 1930's. He worked at 20th Century Fox as a second lead in the 1950's and reprised his former radio role of Ellery Queen for a 1954 syndicated TV series.
2Ex-son-in-law of Sam Wood.
3Ex-brother-in-law of Jeane Wood and Joe Sawyer.
4Father, with K.T. Stevens, of sons Chris Marlowe and Jeffrey Marlowe.




Another World1969-1982TV SeriesJim Matthews
The Last Shot You Hear1969Charles Nordeck
How to Steal the World1968Grant
Judd for the Defense1968TV SeriesAmos Kincaid
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1968TV SeriesGrant
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea1966TV SeriesBainbridge Wells
The Virginian1964-1966TV SeriesEd Wells / Clay Billings
Castle of Evil1966'Doc' Corozal
Perry Mason1959-1965TV SeriesGuy Munford / Doctor Lambert / Ernest Stone / ...
Hazel1965TV SeriesDonald Burton
Wendy and Me1964TV SeriesButler
Seven Days in May1964Harold McPherson
Arrest and Trial1964TV SeriesLem Rogers
13 Frightened Girls1963John Hull
The Dick Powell Theatre1963TV SeriesWilliam Kent
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1962TV SeriesHarold
The Law and Mr. Jones1962TV Series
Birdman of Alcatraz1962Albert Comstock
Tales of Wells Fargo1962TV SeriesGeorge Adams
Rawhide1960-1962TV SeriesSam Garner / James Parker
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1956-1961TV SeriesDr. Ralph Mannick / Baxter / District Attorney Bernard Butler / ...
The Long Rope1961Jonas Stone
The Andy Griffith Show1961TV SeriesMr. Maxwell
Michael Shayne1960TV SeriesChris Fowler
Elmer Gantry1960Rev. Philip Garrison
The Third Man1959TV SeriesPonti
Target1958TV SeriesLeo Holiday
Schlitz Playhouse1954-1958TV SeriesFrank
Matinee Theatre1958TV SeriesGene Collier
Studio One in Hollywood1955-1958TV SeriesHarry Radcliff / Howard Vining
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre1957TV SeriesSid Nolan
Climax!1957TV SeriesJim Dekker
Lux Video Theatre1955-1957TV SeriesOliver / Reverend Spence
Crossroads1956-1957TV SeriesReverend Jacob Stucki / Rev. William Hyde
The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial1957TV Series
The Black Whip1956Lorn Crawford
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers1956Dr. Russell A. Marvin
World Without End1956John Borden
The Adventures of Ellery Queen1952-1956TV SeriesEllery Queen
Illegal1955Ray Borden
The United States Steel Hour1955TV SeriesVince Gabriel
Mystery Is My Business1954TV SeriesEllery Queen
Garden of Evil1954John Fuller
General Electric Theater1954TV SeriesFred Rutledge
Casanova's Big Night1954Stefano Di Gambetta
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse1953TV Series
The Stand at Apache River1953Colonel Morsby
Way of a Gaucho1952Don Miguel Aleondo
Monkey Business1952Hank Entwhistle
Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie1952Ed Jordan
Diplomatic Courier1952Narrator (voice, uncredited)
Bugles in the Afternoon1952Capt. Edward Garnett
The Day the Earth Stood Still1951Tom Stevens
Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell1951Rev. Charles Watson
Rawhide1951Rafe Zimmerman
Two Stories for Two Children1950TV ShortLloyd Osbourne
All About Eve1950Lloyd Richards
Night and the City1950Adam Dunn
Twelve O'Clock High1949Lt. Col. Ben Gately
Come to the Stable1949Robert Masen
Meet Me in St. Louis1944Colonel Darly
Mrs. Parkington1944John Marbey
Marriage Is a Private Affair1944Joseph I. Murdock
For God and Country1943ShortMark Richards
Between Two Women1937Priest
Married Before Breakfast1937Kenneth
It Couldn't Have Happened (But It Did)1936Edward Forrest (as John Marlowe)
The Story of 'The Jonker Diamond'1936Documentary shortYounger Jonker (uncredited)
Brilliant Marriage1936Richard G. Taylor, III (as John Marlowe)


The Hollywood Squares1979TV SeriesGuest Appearance
Here's Hollywood1962TV SeriesHimself
About Faces1960TV SeriesHimself

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The 16th Annual Soap Opera Awards2000TV SpecialJim Matthews
Another World1999TV SeriesJames 'Jim' Matthews
Biography1994-1995TV Series documentaryActor 'All About Eve'
MGM Parade1956TV SeriesYounger Jonker

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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