Glenn Anders

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Glenn Anders
Born(1889-09-01)September 1, 1889
DiedOctober 26, 1981(1981-10-26) (aged 92)
OccupationFilm, stage actor
Years active1925-1953

Glenn Anders (September 1, 1889 – October 26, 1981) was an American actor, most notable for his work on the stage.

Early life[edit]

Glenn Anders was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of a Swedish immigrant father. He attended the Wallace dramatic school in California, and began his career performing in vaudeville on the Orpheum circuit. He arrived in New York City in 1919 and attended Columbia University from 1919 until 1921.


He made his Broadway debut in 1919 in a play entitled Just Around the Corner. In 1921, he scored the male lead in The Demi-Virgin, a farce that was controversial, but a hit at the box office. Anders had a distinguished career on Broadway, appearing in three Pulitzer Prize winning plays: Hell Bent for Heaven (1924), written by Hatcher Hughes; They Knew What They Wanted (1924) by Sidney Howard; and Strange Interlude (1928) by Eugene O'Neill. He only made a handful of film and TV appearances, most famously as a scheming lawyer in Orson Welles' The Lady from Shanghai (1947). Other film roles included M (1951), a remake of Fritz Lang's 1931 classic.

He died aged 92 at the Actors' Fund Home in Englewood, New Jersey.


Year Title Role Notes
1925 Sally of the Sawdust Leon - the Acrobat
1930 Laughter Ralph Le Sainte
1934 By Your Leave Freddie Wilkins
1941 Nothing but the Truth Dick Donnelly
1945 Rhapsody in Blue Party Guest Uncredited
1947 The Lady from Shanghai George Grisby
1950 Nancy Goes to Rio Arthur Barrett
1951 Tarzan's Peril Andrews
1951 M Riggert
1951 Behave Yourself! Pete the Pusher

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