Howland Chamberlain

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Howland Chamberlain
Born (1911-08-02)August 2, 1911
Bronx, New York City
Died September 1, 1984(1984-09-01) (aged 73)
Oakland, California

Howland Chamberlin (August 2, 1911 – September 1, 1984) was an American actor.

Howland Chamberlin was born on August 2, 1911 in Bronx, New York City, US.[1]

Chamberlin moved in the 1930s from New York to California. He worked at a Federal Theatre Project, where he met his wife Leona, and at the Pasadena Playhouse. He made his film debut in the 1946 drama The Best Years of Our Lives, which won seven Oscars. In the next years, he often portrayed nervous figures in film noir. Although Chamberlin's appearance was uncredited, he was memorable as the cynical hotel receptionist in 1952's High Noon. High Noon remained Chamberlin's last film for 25 years, because he was blacklisted by the House of Un-American Activities and did not get any film roles.

He returned to working in New York, where he worked as a stage actor. In 1977 he made his screen comeback in the TV film A Touch of the Poet. He played Judge Atkins in the 1979 film Kramer vs. Kramer by Robert Benton. This was Chamberlain's third film in which a fellow cast member won the Oscar for Best Actor. Chamberlin worked as an actor until his death.

Chamberlin died in Oakland, California on September 1, 1984.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Howland Chamberlin". IMdB. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 

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