He attempted to make a career in show business as a playwrite, but had to turn to acting to support himself. He studied acting in Hollywood and appeared on stage in small film parts during the 1940s. During World War II he served in the Marine Corps.
While he had made films starting in 1940, his productive career commenced after his discharge from the military. He also became involved in many liberal causes, remaining active even while others feared to speak out.
He died of lung cancer in New York City.
Robert Ryan Facts
|Birthday||November 11, 1909|
|Birthplace||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Date of death||July 11, 1973 (age 63)|
|Height||6' 4" (1m93) How tall is Robert Ryan compared to you?|