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John Houseman

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John Houseman (September 22, 1902October 31, 1988) was a Romanian-born actor and film producer.

He was born Jacques Haussmann in Bucharest and emigrated to the United States. Under the stage name John Houseman, he is best known for his Golden Globe and Academy Award-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.

Amongst the more than two dozen films he produced, Houseman produced the 1946 film noir, The Blue Dahlia. He also co-produced Orson Welles's infamous 1938 radio broadcast The War of the Worlds. He and Welles cofounded the Mercury Theatre. He was the Executive Producer of CBS's landmark Seven Lively Arts series.

John Houseman taught acting at the Juilliard School of Fine Arts.

He died at the age of 86 from spine cancer.

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