Glenn Anders

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Glenn Anders
Glenn Anders in Scrambled Wives.jpg
Anders in Scrambled Wives (1920)
Born (1889-09-01)September 1, 1889
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died October 26, 1981(1981-10-26) (aged 92)
Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Film, stage actor
Years active 1925-1953

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.

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