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Overview (5)

Date of Birth 18 June 1914Owatonna, Minnesota, USA
Date of Death 24 August 1998Bedford, New York, USA  (lung cancer)
Birth NameEverett Eugene Grunz
Nickname Eej
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

With over 150 Film and TV appearances to his credit, E.G. Marshall was arguably most well known as the imperturbable Juror No. 4 in the Sidney Lumet mystery 12 Angry Men (1957).

Some of his stand-out performances are in Creepshow (1982), Christmas Vacation (1989), and Nixon (1995).

Marshall married three times and had seven children.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Matt Lee-Williams

Spouse (3)

Helen Wolf (26 April 1939 - 1953) (divorced) (2 children)
Emy de Haze Winkelman (? - ?)
Judith Coy (? - 24 August 1998) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (19)

Children from first marriage: Daughters Jill and Degan.
Always refused to divulge the meaning of his initials E.G.
Biographical entries indicate that he attended Carleton College and the University of Minnesota. However, researchers after his death found that he was enrolled at Mechanic Arts High School in St. Paul in September 1932 as Everett E. Grunz, but there is no record of his having graduated. Archivists at Carleton College say there is no record of his ever attending that institution.
Has suggested that initials might, or might not, stand for "Edda Gunnar" or "Enigma Gregarius"
Host of the long running radio series, The CBS Radio Mystery Theater.
Children from 2nd marriage - both are daughters. Children from 3rd marriage - Sons Sam and Jed, daughter Sarah
Though he was the host/narrator for the "CBS Radio Mystery Theater" from 1974 to 1981, he performed in only one episode of the show as Ebeneezer Scrooge in its version of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens in 1975 (which was repeated at Christmas time every year until the show's demise).
In one interview, when asked about his initials, he stated it meant "Everybody's Guess."
Children from first marriage to Emy: Daughter, Jill, and daughter, Degen
Although he was typecast as being straitlaced and businesslike, he was notorious for his wicked sense of humor and pulling pranks on his co-stars. While filming The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (1969), he often ad-libbed profane jokes and non-sequiturs while his lips were hidden by a surgical mask.
Twice in the same year Marshall and Oscar winner Beatrice Straight played husband and wife in two political films Under Siege (1986) and Power (1986).
Has the distinction of playing four U.S. Presidents; Grover Cleveland in a 1952 episode of Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951), Harry S. Truman in Collision Course: Truman vs. MacArthur (1976), Dwight D. Eisenhower in both Ike (1986) and War and Remembrance (1988) and the fictitious, unnamed President in Superman II (1980).
Began acting in 1933.
Among other historic figures, he portrayed U.S. Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles in Lincoln (1992), President Ulysses S. Grant in Emma: Queen of the South Seas (1988), U.S. Attorney General 'John Mitchell' (X)_ in Nixon (1995), Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy in Kennedy (1983), Secretary of State John Foster Dulles in Eleanor, First Lady of the World (1982) and Gen. George Washington and revolutionary Samuel Adams on You Are There (1953).
His parents were Hazel L. (Cobb) and Charles Grunz, who was employed by a telephone company. His paternal grandparents were German immigrants. His mother had Irish and English ancestry.
Upon his death, he was interred at Middle Patent Rural Cemetery in Bedford, Westchester County, New York.
Was a member of the first class of actors at the Actors Studio.
Legally changed his name to "E.G. Marshall".
He was an active liberal democrat, and appeared in an ad supporting Hubert Humphrey during the 1968 Presidential election.

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