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E G Marshall

E G Marshall

Show Count: 1241
Series Count: 1
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: June 18, 1914
Old Time Radio, Owatonna, Minnesota United States
Died: August 24, 1998, Bedford, New York United States
An American actor, best known for his television roles as the lawyer Lawrence Preston on The Defenders in the 1960s and as neurosurgeon David Craig on The Bold Ones: The New Doctors in the 1970s. Among his film roles he is perhaps best known as the unflappable, conscientious "Juror #4" in Sidney Lumet's courtroom drama, 12 Angry Men (1957).

Marshall was born Everett Eugene Grunz in Owatonna, Minnesota, the son of Hazel Irene (née Cobb; 1892–1975) and Charles G. Grunz (1882–1959). His paternal grandparents were German. During his life, he chose not to reveal what "E. G." stood for, telling most people it stood for "Everybody's Guess". According to the Social Security Death Index, even his Social Security card showed his full name as: "E G Marshall". He attended both Carleton College and the University of Minnesota.

Although most familiar for his later television and movie roles, E. G. Marshall also had a distinguished Broadway career. In 1968, having already appeared in the original New York productions of The Skin of Our Teeth and The Iceman Cometh, Marshall would join Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Julie Harris, Kim Stanley, and 45 others to make up the first group of actors granted membership in the newly formed Actors Studio in 1948. In subsequent years, he'd land the leading roles in The Crucible and Waiting for Godot. In 1972, he returned to the live stage to play the title role inMacbeth in Richmond, Virginia, under the direction of Keith Fowler  From January 1974 until February 1982, Marshall was the original host of the popular nightly radio drama, The CBS Radio Mystery Theater.

Personal life and death 

Marshall was married three times. He had seven children in all, including Jed, Sarah, Jill, Degen, and Sam. He died of lung cancer in Bedford, New York, on August 24, 1998. His grave is in the Middle Patent Rural Cemetery, located in the hamlet of Banksville, a part of the town of North Castle, New York.

As a member of the Committee for National Health Insurance, E. G. Marshall was a long-time advocate for government-provided health care in the United States. During the 1968 US presidential campaign, he filmed and narrated a political ad endorsing Democratic candidate Hubert Humphrey.

Source: Wikipedia

CBS Radio Mystery TheaterCBS Radio Mystery Theater
Show Count: 1461
Broadcast History: 6 January 1974 to 31 December 1982
Cast: Leon Janney, Evie Juster, Ralph Bell, Jackson Beck, Teri Keane, Mason Adams, Roger DeKoven, Robert Dryden, Bryna Raeburn, Joseph Julian, Ian Martin, Mary Jane Higby, William Redfield, Mandel Kramer, Paul McGrath, Amzie Strickland, Joan Lorring, Joan Banks, Elspeth Eric, Santos Ortega, Arnold Moss, Grace Matthews, Bret Morrison, Berry Kroeger, Jim Jordan, Les Tremayne
Director: Himan Brown
Producer: Himan Brown
Host: E G Marshall, Tammy Grimes
CBS Radio Mystery Theater wasn't initiated until the 1970's – long after so many radio broadcasts had failed in the intense competition with television.