Monday, June 29, 2009

Herbert Marshall

I thought I knew nothing about this actor, then I happened to turn on Turner Classic this morning and recognized him immediately in the 1958 film "Stage Struck." He was also the ill-fated Horace Giddens in "The Little Foxes." Who could forget how Bette Davis allowed him to slowly die on the staircase? Marshall was also the original lead in the 1935 movie version of "Accent on Youth," which I just saw on Broadway with David Hyde Pierce.

Marshall lost a leg in World War I, and carried himself with a stiff gait to hide his disability, according to IMDB, the online movie database and wikipedia. Edna Best was the second of his five wives.

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