The Gentle People (1939). Drama. Written by Irwin Shaw
. Scenic Design by Boris Aronson. Directed by Harold Clurman
. Belasco Theatre: 5 Jan 1939- May 1939 (closing date unknown/141 performances). Cast: Katherine Allen, Roman Bohnen
(as "Philip Anagnos"), Harry Bratsburg, Grover Burgess
(as "Judge"), Lee J. Cobb
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Cpl. Lee Cobb | Lee Cobb | Lee Colt
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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[interview with Victor Navasky
for the book "Naming Names", about the McCarthy "Red Scare" witch-hunts of the 1950s] When the facilities of the government of the United States are drawn on an individual it can be terrifying. The blacklist is just the opening gambit - being deprived of work. Your passport is confiscated. That's minor. But not being able to move without being tailed is something ...
offered him the lead role of Eddie Carbone in his Broadway play "A View from the Bridge." While an outsider might think that the politically progressive Miller would be hostile to the actor due to Cobb's friendly testimony before the infamous House Un-American Activities Committee, during which he "named names," Miller thought Cobb would be ideal for the role. Himself a target of ...
Known for his angry scowl