Born: New York City, 1 October 1909.
Education: Attended Public School No. 46; Townsend Harris High School, New York; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
Family: Married Luba Herman, 1933, son: Ned, daughter: Erika.
Career: 1927—joined Jasper Deeter’s stock company, Moylan, Pennsylvania; 1928—New York stage debut; then worked for a Wall Street broker; 1929—radio actor: over the next few years appeared in The Goldbergs , The Crime Doctor , and, for eight years, The Shadow ; 1935—Broadway debut in Boy Meets Girl ; 1938—joined Orson Welles’s Mercury Theatre, and appeared in many of its radio productions; 1941—film debut in Welles’s Citizen Kane ; 1944—on Broadway in A Bell for Adano ; 1950s—in many television series and plays, notably Rod Sterling’s Patterns and Noon on Doomsday ; directed the stage plays Twilight Bar and The Dancer .
Died: Suicide, 6 August 1965.