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Appeared (as "Uncle Waldemar") in "There Shall Be No Night". Drama. Written by Robert E. Sherwood
. Scenic Design by Richard Whorf
. Costume Design by Valentina. Directed by Alfred Lunt
. Alvin Theatre: 29 Apr 1940-9 Aug 1940 (115 performances). Cast: Charles Ansley (as "Joe Burnett"), Charva Chester (as "Ilma"), Montgomery Clift
5' 9" (1.75 m)
Did You Know?
The lens is the actor's best critic... showing his mind more clearly than on the stage. You can get wonderful cooperation out of the lens if you are true, but God help you if you are not. Pictures are much harder to do than the theater... You're at the mercy of the camera angles and the piecemeal technique.
Greenstreet had a great theatrical career before making his film debut in "The Maltese Falcon." He is reported to have acted in every major Shakespearean play and committed 12,000 lines of Shakepearean verse to memory.