Lee J. COBB | Leo Jacoby

* 08.12.1911, New York City, USA † 11.02.1976, Woodland Hills / Los Angeles, USA

Schauspieler * 1928 unternimmt einen erfolglosen Versuch in Hollywood * kehrt nach New York zurück und besucht dort Kurse am City College - arbeitet nebenher beim Radio * 1931 Bühnendebüt am Pasadena Playhouse * als Mitglied (seit 1935) des progressiven Group Theatre in New York spielt in mehreren Stücken von Clifford Odets und anderen linken Autoren - 1953 muss wegen seiner Mitgliedschaft vor dem HUAC [Untersuchungsausschuß für unamerikanische Umtriebe] aussagen * 1937 Filmdebüt - etabliert sich als führender Charakterstar des amerikanischen Kinos und brilliert vor allem in prägnanten Nebenrollen (als Vater von William Holden in Golden Boy, 1939; On the Waterfront, 1953/54; 12 Angry Men, 1956; The Brothers Karamazov, 1957) * setzt (bis 1953) seine Theaterkarriere fort und feiert einen Erfolg am Broadway als Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman (1949/50) * 1962-66 verkörpert den Richter Henry Garth in der erfolgreichen Fernsehserie The Virginian/Die Leute von der Shiloh Ranch * 1968/69 tritt letztmalig am Broadway auf (Titelheld in King Lear) * ab 1973 wirkt in sechs italienischen Kinoproduktionen mit * 1976 stirbt mit 64 Jahren an einem Herzinfarkt

FILMS

North of the Rio Grande (Die Todesranch, 1937-USA; R: Nate Watt, B: Jack/Joseph O'Donnell, K: Russell Harlan, D: William Boyd, George "Gabby" Hayes / LJC-Goodwin) 65/72m-Western (Kurzgeschichte von Clarence E. Mulford, 1924) (04-?; 3706)

Rustler's Valley (1937-USA; d: Nate Watt, B: Harry O. Hoyt, K: Russell Harlan, D: William Boyd, George "Gabby" Hayes / Lee Colt=LJC-Cal Howard) 60m-Western (Roman von Clarence E. Mulford, 1924) (3707)

Danger on the Air (1938-USA; d: Otis Garrett, B: Betty Laidlaw, Robert Lively, K: Stanley Cortez, ML: Charles Previn, D: Nan Grey, Donald Woods / LJC-Tony) 66m-Krimi (Roman von Xantippe, 1935) (05-?; 3807)

Golden Boy (Golden Boy, 1939-USA; R: Rouben Mamoulian, B: Lewis Meltzer, Daniel Taradash, Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman, K: Nick/Nicholas Musuraca, Karl Freund, M: Victor Young, D: Barbara Stanwyck * Adolphe Menjou * William Holden, LJC-Mr. Bonaparte) 99m-Melodram (Bühnenstück von Clifford Odets, 1937) (04-06; 3909)

This Thing Called Love (1940-USA; d: Alexander Hall, B: George Seaton, Ken Englund, P.J. Wolfson, K: Joseph Walker, M: Werner R. Heymann, D: Rosalind Russell * Melvyn Douglas / LJC-Julio Diestro) 98m-Komödie (Bühnenstück von Edwin J. Burke, 1928) (09-10; 4101)

Men of Boys Town (Das sind Kerle, 1940-USA; R: Norman Taurog, B: James Kevin McGuinness, K: Harold Rosson, M: Herbert Stothart, D: Spencer Tracy * Mickey Rooney / LJC-Dave Morris) 106m-Drama (11-12; 4104)

Paris Calling (1941-USA; d: Edwin L. Marin, B: Benjamin Glazer, Charles Kaufman, K: Milton Krasner, M: Richard Hageman, D: Elisabeth Bergner * Randolph Scott & Basil Rathbone / LJC-Hauptmann Schwabe) 95m-Kriegsfilm (07-09; 4201)

Buckskin Frontier (Fuzzy für Missouri, 1942-USA; R: Lesley Selander, B: Norman Houston; Bernard Schubert, K: Russell Harlan, M: Victor Young, D: Richard Dix * Jane Wyatt, Albert Dekker, LJC-Jeptha Marr) 74/8m-Western (Roman von Harry Sinclair Drago, 1942) (08-09; 4305)

Tonight We Raid Calais (1942-USA; d: John Brahm, B: Waldo Salt, K: Lucien Ballard, M: Emil Newman, Cyril J. Mockridge, D: Annabella * John Sutton, LJC-M. Bonnard) 70m-Kriegsdrama (10-11/+12; 4303)

The Moon Is Down (1942-USA; d: Irving Pichel, B: Nunnally Johnson, K: Arthur Miller, M: Alfred Newman, D: Cedric Hardwicke * Henry Travers * LJC-Dr. Albert Winter * Dorris Bowdon * Margaret Wycherly) 90m-Kriegsdrama (Roman von John Steinbeck, 1942) (11-12/+01; 4303)

The Song of Bernadette (Das Lied von Bernadette, 1943-USA; R: Henry King, B: George Seaton, K: Arthur Miller, M: Alfred Newman, D: Jennifer Jones ° William Eythe ° Charles Bickford ° Vincent Price ° LJC-Dr. Dozous ° Gladys Cooper) 156m-Biopicdrama (Roman von Franz Werfel, 1941) (03-06/+08-09; 4312)

Winged Victory (1944-USA; d: George Cukor, B: Moss Hart, K: Glen MacWilliams, M: David Rose, D: Lon McCallister * Jeanne Crain * Edmond O'Brien * Jane Ball * Mark Daniels * Jo-Carroll Dennison * Don Taylor * Judy Holliday * LJC-Arzt * Peter Lind Hayes * Alan Baxter) 130m-Kriegsdrama (Bühnenstück von Moss Hart, 1943) (06-09; 4412)

Anna and the King of Siam (Anna und der König von Siam, 1945/46-USA; R: John Cromwell, B: Talbot Jennings, Sally Benson, K: Arthur Miller, M: Bernard Herrmann, D: Irene Dunne * Rex Harrison * Linda Darnell, LJC-Kralahome) 128m-Liebesdrama (Buch von Margaret Landon, 1944) (11-02/+03; 4606)

Johnny O'Clock (Johnny O'Clock, 1946-USA; R+B: Robert Rossen, K: Burnett Guffey, M: George Duning, D: Dick Powell * Evelyn Keyes, LJC-inspector Koch) 95m-Film-Noir (07-09; 4703)

Boomerang! (Bumerang, 1946-USA; R: Elia Kazan, B: Richard Murphy, K: Norbert Brodine, M: David Buttolph, D: Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, LJC-Harold F. Robinson) 88m-Krimidrama (09-11; 4701)

Captain from Castile (Der Hauptmann von Kastilien, 1946/47-USA; R: Henry King, B: Lamar Trotti, K: Charles G. Clarke, Arthur E. Arling, M: Alfred Newman, D: Tyrone Power, Jean Peters, Cesar Romero, John Sutton, LJC-Juan García) 141m-Abenteuer (Roman von Samuel Shellabarger, 1945) (11-04; 4712)

The Miracle of the Bells (Die Glocken von Coaltown, 1947-USA; R: Irving Pichel, B: Ben Hecht, Quentin Reynolds, K: Robert de Grasse, M: Leigh Harline, D: Fred MacMurray * Alida Valli * Frank Sinatra, LJC-Marcus Harris) 120m-Drama (Roman von Russell Janney, 1946) (07-09; 4803)

Call Northside 777 (Kennwort 777, 1947-USA; R: Henry Hathaway, B: Jerome Cady, Jay Dratler; Leonard Hoffman, Quentin Reynolds, K: Joe/Joseph MacDonald, M: Alfred Newman, D: James Stewart, Richard Conte, LJC-Brian Kelly, Helen Walker) 111m-Krimi (Artikel von James P. McGuire) (09-11; 4802)

The Luck of the Irish (1948-USA; d: Henry Koster, B: Philip Dunne, K: Joseph LaShelle, M: Cyril J. Mockridge, D: Tyrone Power * Anne Baxter, Cecil Kellaway, LJC-D.C. Augur) 99m-Fantasy (Roman von Guy Pearce Jones & Constance Bridges Jones, 1948) (01-03; 4809)

The Dark Past (1948-USA; d: Rudolph Maté, B: Philip MacDonald, Michael Blankfort, Albert Duffy; Malvin Wald, Oscar Saul, K: Joseph Walker, M: George Duning, D: William Holden * Nina Foch * LJC-Dr. Andrew Collins) 75m-Thrillerdrama (Bühnenstück von James Warwick, 1935) (05-06; 4901)

Thieves' Highway (Gefahr in Frisco, 1948-USA; R: Jules Dassin, B: A.I. Bezzerides, K: Norbert Brodine, M: Alfred Newman, D: Richard Conte * Valentina Cortese * LJC-Mike Figlia * Barbara Lawrence) 93m-Krimi (Roman von A.I. Bezzerides, 1949) (11-12?01; 4910)

The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950-USA; d: Felix E. Feist, B: Seton I. Miller, Philip MacDonald, K: Russell Harlan, M: Louis Forbes, D: LJC-Lt. Ed Cullen * Jane Wyatt * John Dall) 82m-Krimi (05-06; 5101)

Sirocco (Sirocco - Zwischen Kairo und Damaskus, 1950-USA; R: Curtis Bernhardt, B: A.I. Bezzerides, Hans Jacoby, K: Burnett Guffey, M: George Antheil, D: Humphrey Bogart, Marta Toren, LJC-Colonel Louis Feroud) 98m-Abenteuer (Roman Le coup de grâce von Joseph Kessel, 1931) (11-12; 5106)

The Family Secret (1951-USA; d: Henry Levin, B: Francis Cockrell, Andrew Solt, K: Burnett Guffey, M: George Duning, D: John Derek * LJC-Howard Clark * Jody Lawrance) 85m-Krimidrama (01-02; 5112)

The Fighter (The Fighter, 1951/52-USA; R: Herbert Kline, B: Aben Kandel, Herbert Kline, K: James Wong Howe, M: Vicente Gomez, D: Richard Conte, Vanessa Brown, LJC-Durango) 78m-Abenteuer (Kurzgeschichte von Jack London, 1911) (12-01; 5205)

The Tall Texan (Der lange Texaner, 1952-USA; R: Elmo Williams, B: Samuel Roeca; Elizabeth Reinhardt, K: Joseph Biroc, M: Bert Shefter, D: Lloyd Bridges * LJC-Captain Theodore Bess * Marie Windsor * Luther Adler) 84m-Western (09-10; 5302)

Yankee Pasha (In den Kerkern von Marokko, 1953-USA; R: Joseph Pevney, B: Joseph Hoffman, K: Carl Guthrie, ML: Joseph Gershenson, D: Jeff Chandler * Rhonda Fleming, LJC-Sultan) 83m-Abenteuer (Roman von Edison Marshall, 1947) (08-09; 5403)

Gorilla at Large (Der Würger von Coney Island, 1953-USA; R: Harmon Jones, B: Leonard Praskins, Barney Slater, K: Lloyd Ahern, M: Lionel Newman, D: Cameron Mitchell * Anne Bancroft, LJC-Detective Sergeant Garrison, Raymond Burr) 84m-Horrorkrimi (09; 5405)

On the Waterfront (Die Faust im Nacken, 1953/54-USA * Elia Kazan ... Johnny Friendly) (11-01; 5407)

Day of Triumph (1954-USA; d: Irving Pichel & John T. Coyle, B: Arthur T. Horman, K: Ray June, M: Daniele Amfitheatrof, D: LJC-Zadok * Robert Wilson * James Griffith & Joanne Dru) 110m-Bibeldrama (06; 5412)

The Racers (Der Favorit, 1954-USA; R: Henry Hathaway, B: Charles Kaufman, K: Joe/Joseph MacDonald, M: Alex North, D: Kirk Douglas * Bella Darvi * Gilbert Roland, Cesar Romero, LJC-Maglio) 112m-Rennsportdrama (Roman von Hans Ruesch, 1953) (08-10; 5502)

The Road to Denver (Postraub in Central City, 1955-USA; R: Joe/Joseph Kane, B: Horace McCoy, Allen Rivkin, K: Reggie Lanning, M: R. Dale Butts, D: John Payne * Mona Freeman, LJC-Jim Donovan) 90m-Western (Zeitungsstory von Bill/William Gulick, 1950) (01; 5506)

The Left Hand of God (Die linke Hand Gottes, 1955-USA * Edward Dmytryk ... Mieh Yang) (Roman von William E. Barrett) (03-04/+05 & 06; 5509)

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (Der Mann im grauen Flanell, 1955/56-USA; R+B: Nunnally Johnson, K: Charles G. Clarke, M: Bernard Herrmann, D: Gregory Peck * Jennifer Jones * Fredric March, Marisa Pavan, LJC-Richter Bernstein) 153m-Drama (Roman von Sloan Wilson, 1955) (12-01; 5604)

Miami Exposé (1956-USA; d: Fred F. Sears, B: James B. Gordon, K: Benjamin H. Kline, D: LJC-Bart Scott * Patricia Medina * Edward Arnold) 73/5m-Krimidrama (03-04; 5609)

12 Angry Men (Die zwölf Geschworenen, 1956-USA * Sidney Lumet ... 3. Geschworener) (06-07; 5704)

The Garment Jungle (Ums nackte Leben, 1956-USA; R: Vincent Sherman, B: Harry Kleiner, K: Joseph Biroc, M: Leith Stevens, D: LJC-Walter Mitchell * Kerwin Mathews * Gia Scala * Richard Boone * Valerie French) 88m-Film-Noir (Artikel von Lester Velie, 1955) (10-12; 5705)

The Three Faces of Eve (Eva mit den drei Gesichtern, 1957-USA; R+B: Nunnally Johnson, K: Stanley Cortez, M: Robert Emmett Dolan, D: Joanne Woodward * David Wayne * LJC-Dr. Curtis Luther) 91/5m-Drama (Buch von Corbett H. Thigpen & Hervey M. Cleckley, 1957) (02-03; 5710)

The Brothers Karamazov (Die Brüder Karamasow, 1957-USA * Richard Brooks ... Fjodor Karamasov) (Roman von Fjodor M. Dostojevskij) (06-08; 5802)

Man of the West (Der Mann aus dem Westen, 1958-USA * Anthony Mann ... Dock Tobin) (Roman von Will C. Brown) (5810)

Party Girl (Das Mädchen aus der Unterwelt, 1958-USA * Nicholas Ray ... Rico Angelo) (03-06; 5811)

The Trap (Die Falle von Tula, 1958-USA; R: Norman Panama, B: Richard Alan Simmons, Norman Panama, K: Daniel L. Fapp, MS: Irvin Talbot, D: Richard Widmark * LJC-Victor Massonetti * Tina Louise * Earl Holliman) 82/6m-Krimi (07-08; 5902)

Green Mansions (Tropenglut, 1958-USA; R: Mel Ferrer, B: Dorothy Kingsley, K: Joseph Ruttenberg, M: Bronislau Kaper; Heitor Villa-Lobos, D: Audrey Hepburn * Anthony Perkins, LJC-Nuflo) 104m-Abenteuerdrama (Roman von William Henry Hudson, 1904) (07-11; 5904)

But Not for Me (Bei mir nicht, 1959-USA; R: Walter Lang, B: John Michael Hayes, K: Robert Burks, M: Leith Stevens, D: Clark Gable * Carroll Baker * Lilli Palmer * LJC-Jeremiah MacDonald) 105m-Liebeskomödie (Bühnenstück Accent on Youth von Samson Raphaelson, 1934) (01-02; 5910)

Exodus (Exodus, 1960-USA * Otto Preminger ... Barak Ben Canaan) (Roman von Leon Uris) (03-07; 6012)

The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Die vier apokalyptischen Reiter, 1960/61-USA * Vincente Minnelli ... Julio Madariaga) (Roman von Vicente Blasco Ibanez) (?-03; 6202)

How the West Was Won (Das war der Wilde Westen, 1961-USA * John Ford [The Civil War], George Marshall [The Railroad], Henry Hathaway [The Rivers+The Plains+The Outlaws] ... Marshal Lou Ramsey) (6302)

Come Blow Your Horn (Wenn mein Schlafzimmer sprechen könnte, 1962-USA; R: Bud Yorkin, B: Norman Lear, K: William H. Daniels, M: Nelson Riddle, D: Frank Sinatra, LJC-Mr. Baker, Molly Picon, Barbara Rush, Jill St. John) 112m-Komödie (Bühnenstück von Neil Simon, 1961) (?-10; 6306)

Our Man Flint (Derek Flint schickt seine Leiche, 1965-USA; R: Daniel Mann, B: Hal Fimberg, Ben Starr, K: Daniel L. Fapp, M: Jerry Goldsmith, D: James Coburn * LJC-Cramden * Gila Golan * Edward Mulhare) 107m-Parodie (?-10; 6601)

In Like Flint (Derek Flint - hart wie Feuerstein, 1966-USA; R: Gordon Douglas, B: Hal Fimberg, K: William H. Daniels, M: Jerry Goldsmith, D: James Coburn * LJC-Cramden * Jean Hale * Andrew Duggan) 114m-Abenteuerkomödie (6703)

Il giorno della civetta (Der Tag der Eule, 1967-I/F * Damiano Damiani ... Mariano Arena) (Roman von Leonardo Sciascia) (6802)

Mackenna's Gold (Mackennas Gold, 1967-USA; R: J. Lee Thompson, B: Carl Foreman, K: Joseph MacDonald, M: Quincy Jones, D: Gregory Peck * Omar Sharif / LJC-Chefredakteur) 128m-Westernabenteuer (Roman von Will Henry=Henry Wilson Allen, 1963) (?-09; 6905)

Coogan's Bluff (Coogans großer Bluff, 1967-USA * Don/ald Siegel ... Lieutenant McElroy) (11-12; 6810)

Las Vegas 500 millones / Les hommes de Las Vegas / An einem Freitag in Las Vegas / Radiografia di un colpo d'oro (1967/68-E/F/D/I; R: Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi, B: Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi, Jo Eisinger, Luis Comeron, Jorge Illa, K: Juan Gelpi, M: Georges Garvarentz, D: Gary Lockwood * Elke Sommer * LJC-Skorsky & Jack Palance) 124/30m-Thriller (Roman von Andre Lay, 1969) (6810)

The Liberation of L.B. Jones (Die Glut der Gewalt, 1969-USA; R: William Wyler, B: Stirling Silliphant, Jesse Hill Ford, K: Robert Surtees, M: Elmer Bernstein, D: LJC-Oman Hedgepath, Anthony Zerbe, Roscoe Lee Browne, Lee Majors, Barbara Hershey, Yaphet Kotto, Chill Wills & Lola Falana) 102m-Drama (Roman von Jesse Hill Ford, 1965) (?-07; 7003)

Macho Callahan (Macho Callahan, 1970-USA; R: Bernard L. Kowalski, B: Clifford Newton Gould, K: Gerry Fisher, M: Pat[rick] Williams, D: David Janssen * Jean Seberg * LJC-Duffy * James Booth) 99m-Western (01-02; 7008)

Lawman (Lawman, 1970-USA * Michael Winner ... Vincent Bronson) (04-06; 7108)

The Exorcist (Der Exorzist, 1972/73-USA * William Friedkin ... Lt. William Kinderman) (Roman von William Peter Blatty) (08-06; 7312)

The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (Der Mann, der die Katzen tanzen ließ, 1973-USA * Richard C. Sarafian ... Lapchance) (Roman von Marilyn Durham) (01-?; 7306)

La polizia sta a guardare (Der unerbittliche Vollstrecker, 1973-I; R: Roberto Infascelli, B: Augusto Caminito, Roberto Infascelli, K: Riccardo Pallottini, M: Stelvio Cipriani, D: Enrico Maria Salerno * LJC-Jovine * Jean Sorel) 95m-Polizeifilm (7311)

Il venditore di palloncini (1974-I; d: Mario Gariazzo, B: Luisa Montagnana, Massimo Franciosa, K: Claudio Racca, M: Stelvio Cipriani, D: Renato Cestie * LJC-"Vent'anni=Twenty Years" * James Whitmore * Marina Malfatti) 105m-Drama (7412)

That Lucky Touch (Bleib mir ja vom Leib, 1974/75-GB; R: Christopher Miles, B: John Briley; Monja Danischewsky, K: Douglas Slocombe, M: John Scott, D: Roger Moore * Susannah York * Shelley Winters * LJC-General Steedeman * Jean-Pierre Cassel * Raf Vallone * Sydne Rome) 91/3m-Komödie (12-?; 7508)

Mark il poliziotto (Das Ultimatum läuft ab, 1975-I; R: Stelvio Massi, B: Adriano Bolzoni, Raniero Di Giovanbattista, Stelvio Massi, Dardano Sacchetti, K: Marcello Gatti, M: Stelvio Cipriani, D: Franco Gasparri * LJC-Benzi) 90m-Krimi (7508)

Mark il poliziotto spara per primo (1975-I; d: Stelvio Massi, B: Dardano Sacchetti, Teodoro Agrimi, Raniero Di Giovanbattista, Stelvio Massi, K: Federico Zanni, M: Adriano Fabi, D: Franco Gasparri * LJC-Benzi) 100m-Krimi (7512)

Gli amici di Nick Hezard (Der Dreh mit dem Millionencoup, 1975-I; R: Fernando Di Leo, B: Alberto Silvestri, K: Roberto Gerardi, M: Luis Enriquez Bacalov, D: Luc Merenda * LJC-Robert Clark * Gabriele Ferzetti * Luciana Paluzzi) 100m-Komödie (7604)

La legge violenta della squadra anticrimine (Killer der Apokalypse, 1976-I; R: Stelvio Massi, B: Lucio De Caro, Piero Poggio, Maurizio Mengoni, Dardano Sacchetti, K: Mario Vulpiani, M: Piero Pintucci, D: John Saxon, LJC-Dante Ragusa) 95m-Krimi (7604)

BOOK

Donald Dewey: Lee J. Cobb: Characters of an Actor. Lanham/Plymouth: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014 > 348 Seiten

For many of his theater contemporaries, Lee J. Cobb (1911–1976) was the greatest actor of his generation. In Hollywood he became the definitive embodiment of gangsters, psychiatrists, and roaring lunatics. From 1939 until his death, Cobb contributed riveting performances to a number of films, including Boomerang, On the Waterfront, The Brothers Karamazov, 12 Angry Men, and The Exorcist. But for all of his conspicuous achievements in motion pictures, Cobb’s name is most identified with the character Willy Loman in the original stage production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman (1949). Directed by Elia Kazan, Cobb’s Broadway performance proved to be a benchmark for American theater. In Lee J. Cobb: Characters of an Actor, Donald Dewey looks at the life and career of this versatile performer. From his Lower East Side roots in New York City — where he was born Leo Jacob — to multiple accolades on stage and the big and small screens, Cobb’s life proved to be a tumultuous rollercoaster of highs and lows. As a leading man of the theater, he gave a number of compelling performances in such plays as Golden Boy and King Lear. For the Hollywood studios, Cobb fit the description of the “character actor.” No one better epitomized the performer who suddenly appears on the screen and immediately grabs the audience’s attention. During his forty-five-year career, there wasn’t a significant star — from Humphrey Bogart and James Stewart to Paul Newman and Clint Eastwood — with whom he didn’t work. Cobb was also followed by controversy: he appeared before the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 1950s and was a witness to a movie-set murder case in the 1970s. Through it all, he never lost his taste for fast cars and gin rummy. A bear of a man with a voice that equally accommodated growls and sibilant sympathies, Cobb was undeniably an actor to be reckoned with. In this fascinating book, Dewey captures all of the drama that surrounded Cobb, both on screen and off.

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