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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 1 April 1909Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Date of Death 20 June 1977San Diego, California, USA
Birth NameAbner Warren Biberman
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Abner Biberman was born on April 1, 1909 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Abner Warren Biberman. He was a director and actor, known for The Virginian (1962), Gun for a Coward (1957) and The Golden Mistress (1954). He was married to Sibil Kamban (editor), Helen Churchill Dalby and Tolbie Snyderman. He died on June 20, 1977 in San Diego, California, USA.

Spouse (3)

Sibil Kamban (editor) (27 November 1954 - 20 June 1977) (his death) (1 child)
Helen Churchill Dalby (1938 - ?) (divorced) (2 children)
Tolbie Snyderman (1928 - ?) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (8)

Father of actor Anthony D. Call and Toby Sacher (deceased).
Short, thin, exotic-looking character actor, he could play anything from a South Seas islander to an Indian bandit to a Japanese army officer, but he was cast most memorably as a hood or a convict (such as Louie in His Girl Friday (1940)). Biberman was extremely active as an actor on Broadway from 1934-1938, usually working with the more avant garde Group Theatre company before moving to Hollywood as a character actor. He went on to have a busy later second career as a TV director, guiding episodes of everything from Gunsmoke (1955) to Gilligan's Island (1964).
Appeared in 9 Broadway productions from 1934-1938, including the original cast production of Winterset (1935). During this period, Biberman was a member of The Group Theatre, Inc., company, whose members included Stella Adler, Clifford Odets and Lee J. Cobb.
Towards the end of his career Universal Pictures appointed him head of the studio's Casting Department, responsible for casting most of the roles in its film and television productions.
An experienced pilot, Biberman served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II as a flight instructor.
Ex-father-in-law of Elizabeth Perry.
Father-in-law of Margo Husin Call.
Father with Sibil Kamban (film editor) of Thor Biberman.

Salary (1)

The Price of Fear (1956) $11,000

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