Mostly Credited As: John Houseman Birth Name: Jacques Haussmann Date Of Birth: September 22, 1902 (Age 86) Country Of Birth: Romania Birth Place: Bucharest Date Of Death: October 31, 1988 Cause Of Death: spinal cancer Height: 5' 10" (1.77 m)
He emigrated to the United States in 1925 and became an American citizen in 1943. He died one day after the 50th anniversary of the infamous 1938 "War of the Worlds" broadcast. He founded the Mercury Theatre in 1937 with Orson Welles. His final film was the comedy spoof The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!. It was released on December 2, 1988, just over a month after his death. He was of Irish, English, Welsh and Alsatian descent. He was a close friend of Orson Welles from 1936 until Welles' death in 1985.