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Date of Birth 23 March 1899Chicago, Illinois, USA
Date of Death 24 February 1973West Babylon, New York, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameArthur Gordon Smith

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Art Smith was born on March 23, 1899 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Arthur Gordon Smith. He was an actor, known for In a Lonely Place (1950), Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948) and The Painted Hills (1951). He died on February 24, 1973 in West Babylon, New York, USA.

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Was blacklisted during the Communist witch hunts of the 1950s. It was director Elia Kazan who named him. They had both been members of the Group Theater years earlier.
Appeared in 32 Broadway productions, and as a regular member of The Group Theatre, performed in first runs and revivals of Clifford Odets's plays.
Created the part of 'Doc' [aka Friar Laurence] on stage,in the original cast of 'West Side Story'; 9/27/57 - Winter Garden Theatre.
Grey-haired character actor, on stage from 1924.

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