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Alvah Bessie (1904–1985)

Alvah Bessie was born on June 4, 1904 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for Objective, Burma! (1945), Spain Again (1969) and Northern Pursuit (1943). He died on July 21, 1985 in Terra Linda, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1986 Hard Traveling (novel "Bread and a Stone")
 1974 The Sex Symbol (TV Movie) (novel "The Symbol")
 1969 Spain Again (screenplay collaboration)
 1951 Passage West (story - front Nedrick Young)
 1948 Smart Woman (screenplay)
 1948 Ruthless (screenplay - originally uncredited)
 1945 Hotel Berlin (screenplay)
 1945 Objective, Burma! (original story)
 1944 The Very Thought of You (screenplay)
 1943 Northern Pursuit (screenplay)
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 1969 Spain Again
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 1976 Hollywood on Trial (Documentary)
 1950 The Hollywood Ten (Documentary short)
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 2011 Reagan (Documentary)
 2009 Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (Documentary)
Himself (Testifying Before House Un-American Activities Committee) (uncredited)
 2007 Trumbo (Documentary)
 2001 The Majestic
Himself (Hollywood Ten, arrives, behind Cole) (uncredited)

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Stage Play: Garrick Gaieties. Musical revue. Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Lorenz Hart. Musical Staging by Herbert Fields. Directed by Philip Loeb. Garrick Theatre: 8 Jun 1925- 28 Nov 1926 (211 performances). Cast: Sally Bates, Alvah Bessie [final Broadway role], Romney Brent, Dorothea Chard, June Cochrane, Harold Conklin, Peggy ... See more »

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One of the "Hollywood Ten", and father of Dan Bessie. See more »

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