Everett Glass

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Everett Glass (23 July 1891 – 22 March 1966) was an American character actor who appeared in more than eighty films and television shows from the 1940s through the 1960s, including Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) and episodes of Adventures of Superman, Lassie, and Perry Mason. He began as a stage actor and had a long career as a theatre director and playwright before coming to Hollywood in his 50s.

Everett William Glass was born in Bangor, Maine and attended Amherst College, where he was on the editorial staff of the Amherst Monthly. By 1916 he was living in Boston and working as assistant to the Polish emigre director Richard Ordynski in producing Henry IV for the Shakespeare Tercentenery. In 1917 he was one of the original members of the permanent company of the Greenwich Village Theatre in New York.

In 1926 Glass was in Berkeley, California, where he received rave reviews for his starring role in "The Drunkard", a comedy. By 1928 he was directing at the Berkeley Playhouse and in charge of the Wheeler Hall Plays series at the University of California, a position he held into the 1930s. After 1938 he was also writing as well as directing plays, such as "Princes, Ltd." (a comedy), "Summer Heat", and "Coolhaven" (a horror story).

Glass began his career as a film actor in 1948, with uncredited appearances in four films, and ten more in 1949. His first credited part was in Easy Living (1949). Glass found more regular work in television, starting with an episode of Family Theatre in 1951, and in the Fireside Theatre (1952), where he played in seven episodes. He eventually appeared in episodes of dozens of television shows in the 1950s and early 1960s, from The Twilight Zone to Rawhide. usually playing a scientist, judge, elder, or some equally distinguished character role. He retired from acting in 1962 following an appearance on Perry Mason as Carlton Gage in "The Case of the Capricious Corpse."

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References[edit]

  • New York Times. Mar. 10, 1912, p. X8 "Amherst Juniors Entertain"
  • New York Times. Feb. 20, 1916 "Delta U Players to give Henry IV"
  • New York Times. Nov. 1 1917
  • Berkeley Daily Gazette. Nov. 16, 1926, Review of "The Drunkard"
  • Berkeley Daily Gazette. April 4, 1928. p. 10.
  • New York Times. July 4, 1938
  • New York Times. July 30, 1942
  • Chicago Tribune. July 28, 1940
  • New York Times. July 24, 1948

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