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Marc Lawrence (1)

Mostly Credited As: Marc Lawrence (1)
Sometimes Credited As: Marc Laurence
Marc C. Lawrence

Birth Name: Max Goldsmith
Date Of Birth: February 17, 1910 (Age 95)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: New York City, New York
Date Of Death: November 27, 2005
Cause Of Death: Natural Causes
Height: 5' 10" (1.77 m)

Marc Lawrence (1)


Marc Lawrence was born in New York on February 17, 1910. It was the classy sidekick, an actor of character specialized in roles of villain and of gangster. During the Witch Hunt he denounced his partners; regretful afterward he asked for pardon publicly in the 60's.
Actor Marc Lawrence died on November 27, 2005 at the age of 95, in the Californian city of Palm Springs, in the USA. Lawrence will be always remembered by his powerful and aggressive portrayals of crooked characters, especially gangsters, in that he made his trademark for more than seven decades.

Lawrence took part in more than 170 films, some of them very outstanding like "Sundown" (Henry Hathaway, 1941); "unconquered" (Cecil B. De Mille, 1947); "The Asphalt Jungle" (John Huston, 1950) , and Diamonds Are forever (Guy Hamilton, 1971), remembered for an appalling scene, where he, along with other henchmen, appears throwing actress Lana Wood over the terrace of a hotel towards a swimming pool. His career would remain marked in the year 1951, due to the detestable Witch Hunt that senator McCarthy unleashed in the Hollywood world, in his pertinacious search for actors, the directors, scriptwriters and technicians who belonged to the Communist Party.One of the most bloody episodes in the history of the mecca of cinema, which labeled dozens of professionals, victimized without decency for an industry that was stepping back to the caverns. Lawrence had to emigrate to Italy after being pointed at like leftist, although he denied it and, regrettably, denounced many of their friends; it is true as well that later he repented and asked for public pardon. He even would return to Hollywood at the end of the sixties to recapture his work and to take part again in innumerable productions and finally to write, in 1971, his autobiography, entitled "Confessions of a Hollywood Gangster". Marc Lawrence showed promptly his liking for the world of the acting, and he was already playing in school shows during his stay at the institute, before joining City College of New York; after two years of theatrical work in the company of Eva Le Galienne, his sharp eyes, his stony face and his imposing presence drew attention of Columbia Pictures, which offered him a cinematographic contract. In the following 60 years, in an uninterrupted way and regardless of his age, he was a real and inimitable " actor of character ", and portrayed without rest more and more characters, mostly evil, although occasionally he tried some comedy, as in "Hold that Ghost", along with the comedic duo of Abbott and Costello. Yet Lawrence was a pure blood actor, with other features, although few directors were offering him the opportunity to show it; one of them would be the master Henry Hathaway, under whose direction he played a memorable secondary character without trace of nastiness in the western "The Shepherd of the Hills" (1941). During his Italian exile, after his confession to the execrable Committee of Anti-American Activities, he could work in dozens of Italian movies, especially spaghetti-westerns and gangster movies. When Lawrence returned to Hollywood to live in 1957, he first found work as a director rather than actor as the McCarthy era was not yet over. He helmed episodes of such series as "Maverick" and "77 Sunset Strip". He began acting again around 1960, appearing in numerous episodes of such series as "The Detectives", "The Untouchables" and the Western, "The Rifleman". And after his return to Hollywood he still held an enormous interpretative power; movies as remarkable as "Krakatoa, East of Java" (1969) testify it and, in the seventies, two appearances in the series of James Bond movies, "Diamonds Are Forever", in 1971, and "The Man With the Golden Gun", in 1974. His labor activity was frantic until his last days, and he even went so far as to write and direct several low budget movies in the nineties. His last appearance on the big screen happened, as usual, in a secondary role in "Looney Tunes: Back in Action" (2003). He made the occasional guest shot on series like "Shannon's Deal" and "Gabriel's Fire" into the 90s.

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Episode Cast Credits 

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) 
  Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang 07x15: (Feb/24/1999) As Zeemoi 

ER (1994) 
  Shades of Gray 04x19: (Apr/23/1998) As Mr. Newton 

Shannon's Deal (1990) 
  Art 01x03: (Apr/30/1990) As Abe the Just 

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) 
  The Vengeance Factor 03x09: (Nov/20/1989) As Volnoth 

The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) 
  The Meeting 02x04: (Oct/12/1979) As Rotosky 

Wonder Woman (1976) 
  Going, Going, Gone 03x13: (Jan/12/1979) As Mr. Jones 

CHiPs (1977) 
  Crack-Up 01x21: (Mar/09/1978) As Co-Driver 

Baretta (1975) 
  Street Edition 03x04: (Oct/13/1976) As Linsky 

The Rookies (1972) 
  Journey to Oblivion 04x23: (Mar/30/1976) As Roger Marsten 

Switch (1975) 
  Kiss of Death 01x10: (Nov/25/1975) As Don Vincenzo, [Co-Guest Stars]
  Las Vegas Roundabout (Pilot) (Mar/21/1975) As Franks, [Co-Guest Stars]

McCloud (1970) 
  The Gang That Stole Manhattan 05x02: (Oct/13/1974) As Vito Gilardi 

Mannix (1967) 
  A Fine Day for Dying 08x03: (Oct/06/1974) As Stanik 
  Overkill 04x24: (Mar/13/1971) As Ty Webber 
  The Nowhere Victim 03x09: (Nov/29/1969) As Angelo Palerma 

Here's Lucy (1968) 
  Lucy and Mannix are Held Hostage 04x04: (Oct/04/1971) As Rudy 
  Lucy and Ma Parker 03x15: (Dec/21/1970) As Joe Grapefruit 

The Partners (1971) (1971) 
  The Prisoner of Fender 01x03: (Oct/02/1971) As Kelso 

Bonanza (1959) 
  Caution: Easter Bunny Crossing 11x25: (Mar/29/1970) As Red Gaskell 

The Rat Patrol (1966) 
  The Moment of Truce Raid 01x10: (Nov/14/1966) As Abu Hassan 

Mister Ed (1961) 
  The Bank Robbery 05x20: (Apr/14/1965) As Spike 

Petticoat Junction (1963) 
  Hooterville Crime Wave 02x19: (Feb/16/1965) As Barney Dawson 

Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre (1963) 
  The Timothy Heist 02x05: (Oct/30/1964) As Plato Atutle 

The Untouchables (1959) (1959) 
  Blues for a Gone Goose 04x17: (Jan/29/1963) As Lew Cagan 
  The Genna Brothers 03x04: (Nov/02/1961) As Mike Genna 
  Star Witness 01x15: (Jan/14/1960) As Luigi Renaldo 

The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor (1959) 
  Three Blind Mice (2) 03x25: (Apr/06/1962) As Marcus Maroon 
  Three Blind Mice (1) 03x24: (Mar/30/1962) As Marcus Maroon 
  The Other Side 02x10: (Dec/02/1960) As Watkins 
  Life in the Balance 01x12: (Jan/01/1960) As Rocco 

Lawman (1958) 
  Homecoming 03x21: (Feb/05/1961) As Frank Walker 

The Rifleman (1958) 
  Trail of Hate 03x01: (Sep/27/1960) As Cougar 
  The Safe Guard 01x08: (Oct/18/1958) As Gavin 

Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957) 
  Running Scared 04x25: (Sep/06/1960) As Vito Doria 

Bronco (1958) 
  Tangled Trail 02x17: (May/03/1960) As Joe Russo 

Zane Grey Theatre (1956) 
  Killer Instinct 04x24: (Mar/17/1960) As Wade McGill 

Johnny Staccato (1959) 
  The Unwise Men 01x14: (Dec/24/1959) As Vic 

Tightrope (US) (1959) 
  Man in the Middle 01x08: (Nov/03/1959) As Frankie Farrell 

M Squad (1957) 
  Jeopardy by Fire 03x04: (Oct/09/1959) As Vince Cronin 

Peter Gunn (1958) 
  Vendetta 01x36: (Jun/01/1959) As Max Grayco 

Playhouse 90 (1956) 
  For Whom the Bell Tolls (Part Two) 03x24: (Mar/19/1959) As El Sordo 
  For Whom the Bell Tolls (Part One) 03x23: (Mar/12/1959) As El Sordo 
  Old Man 03x08: (Nov/20/1958) As Cajun 
  Days of Wine and Roses 03x02: (Oct/02/1958) As Scarface 

Wagon Train (1957) 
  Around the Horn 02x01: (Oct/01/1958) As Chief Mate Ferris 
Crew Credits

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Episode Crew


77 Sunset Strip (1958) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Jennifer 04x25 Mar/09/1962 As: Director
Maverick (1957) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
Mr. Muldoon's Partner 05x07 Feb/11/1962 As: Director
A Technical Error 05x05 Nov/26/1961 As: Director
The Roaring 20's (1960) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
Footlights 02x13 Jan/13/1962 As: Director
Vendetta on Bleecker Street 01x04 Nov/05/1960 As: Director
Bronco (1958) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
The Equalizer 04x04 Dec/18/1961 As: Director
Prince of Darkness 04x02 Nov/06/1961 As: Director
Lawman (1958) (Credited in 16 episodes from this show) 
 
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The Juror 04x02 Sep/24/1961 As: Director
Conditional Surrender 03x37 May/28/1961 As: Director
Blind Hate 03x35 May/14/1961 As: Director
The Trial 03x34 May/07/1961 As: Director
Whiphand 03x32 Apr/23/1961 As: Director
M Squad (1957) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
The Man with the Ice 03x31 Apr/19/1960 As: Director
The Twisted Way 03x15 Jan/01/1960 As: Director
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