Robert Emhardt

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Robert Emhardt
Born Robert Christian Emhardt
(1913-07-24)July 24, 1913
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Died December 26, 1994(1994-12-26) (aged 81)
Ojai, California, U.S.
Alma mater Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Occupation Actor
Years active 1939-1982
Spouse(s) Martha Rofheart (Martha Jones) (1943-1950)
Silvia Sideli (1954-1994)
(his death) (4 children)

Robert Emhardt (July 24, 1913 – December 26, 1994) was an American character actor who worked on stage, in film and on television.[1] The portly Emhardt was typically cast as a villain, often a crooked businessman or corrupt politician.

Career[edit]

Emhardt studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.[2] He began his Broadway career in the 1930s as an understudy for the equally heavyset Sydney Greenstreet. Emhardt made his stage debut in The Pirate (1942).[1][3] One of the founding members of the Actors Studio,[4] Emhardt was a member of the cast of the original 1952 Broadway stage production of The Seven Year Itch. He won the Critics Circle Award for best supporting actor for his performance in Life with Mother in the 1948-1949 season.[1]

His notable film appearances include 3:10 to Yuma (1957) and Underworld U.S.A. (1961).

On television, he was a regular on Another World, as Mackenzie Cory, and The Kids From C.A.P.E.R., as Sergeant Vinton. He also made over 250 guest appearances on such series as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Riverboat, The Tall Man, The Twilight Zone, GE True, Stoney Burke, Going My Way, The Untouchables, Perry Mason in the episode The Case of the Ominous Outcast, The Naked City, My Three Sons, The Andy Griffith Show, Gunsmoke, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., The Invaders, Adam-12, The Brady Bunch, Cannon, Kojak, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Have Gun – Will Travel and Quincy, M.E..

Personal life and Death[edit]

He married actress Martha Jones (later married name Martha Rofheart) in 1943,[5][6] with whom he had appeared on Broadway in both Harriet and The Pirate. After the dissolution of the marriage, he married actress Silvia Sideli in 1954. They had a son named Christopher and a daughter named Mia.

Emhardt died of heart problems in Ojai, California, on December 26, 1994.[1]

Complete filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Character actor Emhardt dies of heart failure". San Bernardino County Sun. Associated Press. January 2, 1995 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "Robert Emhardt; Character Actor (obituary)". New York Times. January 5, 1995. Retrieved 2008-07-06. 
  3. ^ IBDB, The Internet Broadway Database. "The Pirate - Opening Night Credits". Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Garfield, David (1980). "Birth of The Actors Studio: 1947-1950". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 52. ISBN 0-02-542650-8. Also [in Lewis' class were] Henry Barnard, Jay Barney, John Becher, Philip Bourneuf, Joan Chandler, Peter Cookson, Stephen Elliott, Robert Emhardt, Joy Geffen, William Hansen, Will Hare, Jane Hoffman, George Keane, Don Keefer, George Matthews, Peggy Meredith, Ty Perry, Margaret Phillips, David Pressman, William Prince, Elliot Reid, Frances Reid, Kurt Richards, Elizabeth Ross, Thelma Schnee, Joshua Shelley, Fed Stewart, John Straub, Michael Strong, John Sylvester, Julie Warren, Mary Welch, Lois Wheeler, and William Woodson. 
  5. ^ City Clerk, City of New York (1943). "Emhardt Jones Marriage Certificate". Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Emhardt Jones Marriage License". City Clerk, City of New York. 1943. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 

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