Sam Levene Movies List

Sam Levene
Sam Levene
Three Men on a Horse

Actor Sam Levene Filmography

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Justicia para todos
Justicia para todos ( English )
Director: Norman Jewison
Music Director: Dave Grusin
Release date: 25-12-1979
Last Embrace
Last Embrace ( English )
Artist: Roy Scheider , Janet Margolin , John Glover , Sam Levene , Charles Napier
Director: Jonathan Demme
Music Director: Miklós Rózsa
Release date: 04-05-1979
God Told Me To
God Told Me To ( English )
Director: Larry Cohen
Music Director: Frank Cordell
Release Year: 1976
Such Good Friends
Such Good Friends ( English )
Director: Otto Preminger , Marguerite James
Music Director: Thomas Z. Shepard
Release date: 16-12-1971
A Dream of Kings
A Dream of Kings ( English )
Artist: Anthony Quinn , Irene Papas , Inger Stevens , Sam Levene , Val Avery
Director: Daniel Mann
Release Year: 1969
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Director: Arnold Laven
Release date: 01-09-1957
Sweet Smell of Success
Release date: 27-06-1957
Designing Woman
Designing Woman ( English )
Artist: Gregory Peck , Lauren Bacall , Dolores Gray , Sam Levene , Tom Helmore
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 16-05-1957
The Opposite Sex
The Opposite Sex ( English )
Director: David Miller
Release date: 26-10-1956
Three Sailors and a Girl
Director: Roy Del Ruth
Music Director: Ray Heindorf , Howard Jackson
Release date: 23-11-1953
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Sam Levene Biography

Sam Levene was a Broadway, film, radio and television actor who in a career spanning more than 5 decades created some of the most legendary comedic roles in American theatrical history. Levene appeared in a staggering list of 38 Broadway productions, 33 of which were the original Broadway productions, including Nathan Detroit, the craps-shooter extraordinaire, in the 1950 original Broadway production of "Guys and Dolls", Max Kane, the hapless agent, in the original 1932 Broadway production of "Dinner at Eight", Patsy, a comedic gambler, in the 1935 Broadway farce "Three Men on a Horse" , Gordon Miller, the shoestring producer, in the original Broadway production of "Room Service" (1937), Sidney Black in " Light Up the Sky" , Horace Vandergelder, the crotchety merchant of Yonkers, in the 1954 premier UK production of Thornton Wilder's "The Matchmaker" and Al Lewis, the retired vaudevillian, in the original 1972 Broadway production of "The Sunshine Boys". For 54 years Levene was a consistent presence on Broadway; Levene's first Broadway play was in 1927 and the last in 1980. For over five decades Levene effortlessly segued between starring roles in over 100 productions on stage, radio, television and film. Levene appeared in a variety of roles, including policemen, servicemen, gamblers, gangsters, newspaper reporter, theatrical producer, actor's agent, dress manufacturer and even a psychiatrist and was equally adept in segueing from comedy to farce and drama. 9 years after making his Broadway debut, Levene was lured to Hollywood where he made his motion picture debut as Patsy in the film version of "Three Men on a Horse" (1936) and paid $1,000 a week. Known as a dependable character actor, Levene appeared in 50 films, including 14 at MGM. Over a span of 45 years, Levene appeared in over 50 films, 14 films at MGM, which included two appearances as Police Lieutenant Abrams in MGM's "Thin Man" series. During his five-decade Hollywood career, Levene established himself as one the great film noir stalwarts. Levene's film noir credits includes his riveting performance as Samuels, the murdered GI, in "Crossfire" (1947), considered by many as one of RKO’s if not perhaps of any studio’s best film noirs. Other film noir credits include: William Holden's taxi-driving brother-in-law "Siggie" in "Golden Boy" (1939), "Action in the North Atlantic" (1943), a Doolittle Flyer and Japanese POW in "The Purple Heart" (1944), a police lieutenant in "The Killers" (1946), "Brute Force" (1947), "Boomerang" (1947), "Killer McCoy" (1947), "Dial 1119" (1950), "Sweet Smell of Success" (1957), "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue"(1957). In 1961 Levene was nominated for the 1961 Tony Award for Best Actor in a play for his performance as Dr. Aldo Meyer in Dore Schary's "The Devil's Advocate". Levene never received a Tony Award; by the time the Tony Award's were established in 1947, Levene had already created roles in 16 original Broadway shows, including legendary performances in the original Broadway productions of Dinner at Eight (1932), Three Men on a Horse (1935), Room Service (1937) and Margin For Error (1939). 1984, Levene was posthumously inducted in the American Theatre Hall of Fame and in 1998, Sam Levene along with the original Broadway cast of the 1950 Guys and Dolls Decca cast album posthumously inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

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