Art Ellison

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Arthur Wayland "Art" Ellison (1899–1994) was an actor and director who worked for the Kansas City Power and Light Company for forty-eight years before becoming a professional actor. Prior to that, he had appeared in scores of amateur stage productions in the Kansas City area. He was born in Potsdam, New York and he died in Kansas City, Missouri.[1] Director Herk Harvey speculated that Art Ellison had acted in more industrial and educational films than any other, including some directed by a young Robert Altman.[2] He is best known for his part in the 1962 cult-classic horror film Carnival of Souls.[3]


  1. ^ Stephanie Ann Kelman (2006). Arthur Wayland Ellison: A Kansas City Actor. Department of Theatre. University of Missouri--Kansas City. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Tom Weaver; Michael Brunas; John Brunas (30 October 2006). Science Fiction Stars and Horror Heroes: Interviews with Actors, Directors, Producers and Writers of the 1940s Through 1960s. McFarland. p. 139. ISBN 978-0-7864-2857-1. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Daniel Blum (1 June 1963). Daniel Blum's Screen World 1963. Biblo & Tannen Publishers. p. 128. ISBN 978-0-8196-0304-3. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 

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