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an old man
6' 1¼" (1.86 m)
Edouard Gregory Hesselberg
| Lena Priscilla (Shackelford) Hesselberg
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The Hollywood roles I did were boring; I was soon fed up with them. It's true they gave me a worldwide reputation I could trade on, but they also typed me as a one-dimensional, non-serious actor.
Son of Lena Priscilla (Shackelford) and Edouard Gregory Hesselberg. His father, a Jewish emigrant from Riga, Latvia, was a prominent concert pianist and composer, who taught at the Toronto Conservatory of Music and encouraged his son to be a musician. Melvyn's mother, born in Tennessee, was the daughter of a Union Army Officer, and was descended from Mayflower passengers. She wanted him to take ...
He often played smooth characters with a strong sense of humor