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John Houseman

John Houseman

John Houseman (September 22, 1902 - October 31, 1988) was a Romanian-born actor, best known for his Oscar-winning role as Professor Charles Kingsfield in the 1973 film The Paper Chase, a role which he reprised in the television series of the same name.

He was born as Jacques Haussmann in Bucharest.

Houseman was also a producer. For example, he co-produced Orson Welles's infamous 1938 radio broadcast The War of the Worlds.

He died at the age of 86 from cancer.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

John Houseman Facts

Birth NameJacques Haussmann
BirthdaySeptember 22, 1902
BirthplaceBucharest, Romania
Date of deathOctober 31, 1988 (age 86)
Awards1974 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor (for The Paper Chase)
1974 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture (for The Paper Chase)

Selected Filmography

The Fog
Three Days of the Condor
The Winds of War
Ghost Story
The Paper Chase
The Cheap Detective
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