Mostly Credited As: Hugh Marlowe
Sometimes Credited As: John Marlowe
Birth Name: Hugh Herbert Hipple
Date Of Birth: January 30, 1911 (Age 71)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Date Of Death: May 02, 1982
Cause Of Death: heart attack
Hugh Marlowe, a movie actor, portrayed Ellery Queen, Sunday nights 7:30 on WJAS radio in 1940.
Who's Hugh Marlowe? Why you saw him—if you saw the picture-in John Maloney's (MGM) "Married Before Breaklast," co-starring Robert Young and Florence Rice.
He was born in Philadelphia-, played football at Wisconsin, got stage training in Pasadena, Cal. played movies in Hollywood, was an announcer at WOC, Davenport, Iowa; made his radio debut on Hollywood Hotel with Leslie Howard in "The Amateur Gentleman," worked on the Kate Smith hour, the American School of the Air, and as Jim on the Brenda Curtis series, opposite Vicki Vola
He played in the 1930 Broadway hit, "Kiss the Boys Goodbye" and by 1940 appeared in the Broadway version of "Margin For Error."
Marlowe spoke Spanish, liked Classical music, read the Bible, Shakespeare, and Dante. He got that way in Marshall-Field's book department as a clerk. He hated chemistry but if he had had another chance at college he'd become a doctor or a chemist. He weighed 175 pounds, stood six feet and thought an actor's hours are awful, but no worse than a doctor's.
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