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Tom Ewell

Beleaguered character actor Tom Ewell, the unlikely film and TV star with the trademark lumpy figure and droopy, lugubrious mug, was born Samuel Yewell Tompkins on April 29, 1909, in Kentucky. His family tried to steer him towards a law career but he chose the path of acting instead after becoming involved in college productions at the University ...

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Apr 29, 1909 In Owensboro, Kentucky, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue
Latest Project:
Movie Billy Wilder Speaks 2006-06-22

Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination.

Known For
Poster of Baretta
Poster of The Girl Can't Help It
Poster of The Seven Year Itch
Poster of Adam's Rib
Movie Billy Wilder Speaks Unknown 2006-06-22
Movie ¿De qué te ríes? Unknown 2006-05-28
Series Backstory Unknown 2005
Series 20 to 1 Unknown 2005-09-29
Movie Sex at 24 Frames Per Second Unknown 2003-09-23
Movie Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 2 Unknown 1999
Movie The 67th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1995-03-27
Movie Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend Unknown 1987-11-01
Series Larry King Live Unknown 1985-06-03
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Movie Easy Money Unknown 1983-08-19
Movie The Making of 'Easy Money' Unknown 1983
Movie Terror at Alcatraz Unknown 1982
Series Trapper John, M.D. Unknown 1981
Series Best of the West Unknown 1981
Series Eischied Unknown 1979
Series Flying High Unknown 1979
Movie The Return of Mod Squad Cook 1979-05-18
Movie Butterflies in Heat Hadley Crabtree 1979-03-08
Series Taxi Unknown 1978-09-12
Series Fantasy Island Unknown 1977-01-14
Series The Mike Douglas Show Unknown 1977
Movie Promise Him Anything Judge 1975-05-14
Series Baretta Billy Truman 1975-01-17
Movie The Great Gatsby Unknown 1974-03-29
Series The Wide World of Mystery Unknown 1974
Movie They Only Kill Their Masters Unknown 1973-07-14
Series The New Temperatures Rising Show Unknown 1973
Movie To Find a Man Unknown 1972-05-31
Series Alias Smith and Jones Unknown 1972
Movie Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? Unknown 1971-03-05
Series The Governor & J.J. Unknown 1970
Series The Merv Griffin Show Unknown 1968
Series The Name of the Game Unknown 1968-09-20
Series Summer Fun None 1966-07-22
Movie The World of Abbott and Costello Unknown 1965-04-01
Series Get the Message Unknown 1964
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Movie Marilyn Unknown 1963-04-18
Series The Dick Powell Theatre Unknown 1963
Series Wagon Train Unknown 1963
Series The Jack Paar Program Unknown 1962-09-21
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Movie Tender Is the Night Unknown 1962-02-23
Movie State Fair Unknown 1962
Series Here's Hollywood Unknown 1961
Series To Tell the Truth Unknown 1960
Series The Tom Ewell Show Tom Potter 1960-09-27
Movie A Nice Little Bank That Should Be Robbed Unknown 1958
Series The Patrice Munsel Show Unknown 1957
Movie The 11th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 1957
Movie The Girl Can't Help It Unknown 1956-12-01
Series The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Unknown 1956-10-05
Movie The Lieutenant Wore Skirts Unknown 1956-01-11
Movie The Great American Pastime Unknown 1956
Series The Alcoa Hour Unknown 1956
Series Playwrights '56 Unknown 1955-10-04
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Movie The Seven Year Itch Unknown 1955-06-03
Series The United States Steel Hour Unknown 1953-10-27
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie All in Fun Unknown 1952
Series I've Got a Secret Unknown 1952-06-19
Movie Finders Keepers Tiger Kipps 1952-01-01
Movie Lost in Alaska Unknown 1952-08-01
Movie Back at the Front Unknown 1952
Series Search for Tomorrow Unknown 1951-09-03
Series Studio One in Hollywood Unknown 1951
Movie Up Front Unknown 1951
Series Cosmopolitan Theatre Unknown 1951
Series Lights Out Unknown 1951
Series Danger Unknown 1951
Movie How Green Is My Spinach Unknown 1950
Movie The Rhumba Seat Unknown 1950
Series The Billy Rose Show Unknown 1950-10-03
Movie A Life of Her Own Unknown 1950-09-01
Movie American Guerrilla in the Philippines Unknown 1950-11-08
Movie Mr. Music 'Cupcake' Haggerty 1950-12-08
Series Your Show of Shows Unknown 1950-02-25
Series What's My Line? Unknown 1950-02-02
Series Actor's Studio Unknown 1950
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Series Celebrity Time Unknown 1949
Series The Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue Unknown 1949
Movie Adam's Rib Unknown 1949-11-18
Movie Caribbean Capers Unknown 1949
Series NBC Presents Unknown 1949
Movie Southward Ho Ho! Unknown 1949
Movie The Football Fan Unknown 1949
Series Kraft Theatre Unknown 1948
Movie Babies, They're Wonderful Unknown 1947
Movie Back in the Saddle Unknown 1941-03-14
Movie Desert Bandit Unknown 1941
Movie They Knew What They Wanted Unknown 1940