Height of Robert Cornthwaite (actor)

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1. Where did Robert Cornthwaite (actor) come from ?

Cornthwaite was born in Saint Helens, Oregon. He said that his interest in acting began in his early teens, when he was forced to recite one line in a school play.

2. What could we know about Robert Cornthwaite (actor) besides his height ?

He began his acting career in 1937, appearing in a college production of Twelfth Night, while attending Reed College in Portland, Oregon.

3. What are the projects of Robert Cornthwaite (actor) ?

In the late 1930s, he enrolled in Long Beach City College and worked at radio stations in Southern California. He earned a degree from the University of Southern California after serving as an intelligence officer in the Army Air Force during World War II.

4. Somme collaborations with Robert Cornthwaite (actor) ?

Upon his return to civilian life in 1946, Cornthwaite moved to Hollywood and soon found movie work, typically portraying scientists, lawyers and other “learned types” in a number of studio productions.

In 1951, Cornthwaite was cast in Howard Hawks’s production of The Thing from Another World. His character, Dr. Carrington, the unofficial leader of an Arctic polar expedition, observes the nearby crash of an unidentified flying object, and urges his military counterparts to communicate with the creature inside, even at the cost of their own lives. This performance eventually earned him entry into the “Science Fiction Hall of Fame” in 1993.

Other notable movies include The War of the Worlds, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Colossus: The Forbin Project and the Joe Dante production of Matinee, in which he shared screen time with fellow 1950s screen notables, William Schallert and Kevin McCarthy in the “movie within a movie”, “MANT”, a spoof of sci-fi movies. Similarly, Cornthwaite appeared as Dr. Carrington opposite Ken Tobey (again as Hendry) in a spoof titled Attack of the B Movie Monster, shot in 1984. Expanded and retitled The Naked Monster, it was released on DVD in 2005 by Anthem Pictures.

He remained primarily a stage actor throughout his career, and translated a number of plays from French to English. Balancing his theater work with “bill-paying” jobs, he appeared frequently on television, including a act as naturalist John James Audubon in three episodes of the Desilu Studios Production, The Adventures of Jim Bowie, starring Scott Forbes. He appeared twice as Joe Brennan in the first Brian Keith television series, Crusader, which aired on CBS in the middle 1950s. He appeared in five episodes of CBS’s Perry Mason, including the act of murderer Herbert Dean in the series’ third episode in 1957, “The Case of the Nervous Accomplice”, and murderer Carl Bruner in the 1962 episode, “The Case of the Ancient Romeo”.

He also made appearances during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s in such series as Perry Mason, Crossroads, The Californians, Rescue 8, The Twilight Zone, The Roaring 20s, The Rifleman, Death Valley Days, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Batman (episodes 35 and 36), The Monkees, Gidget, Laverne & Shirley, Dragnet, Combat!, The Munsters, Laredo and Get Smart, in which he had a semi-recurring act as CONTROL’s lab scientist, Professor Windish. One of his last major stage acts was in a La Jolla Playhouse production of The Cherry Orchard opposite Lynn Redgrave. Among Cornthwaite’s last television works was a recurring act as a man with Alzheimer’s on the series Picket Fences. “[Kate and Allie]” guest star as Jane Curtain’s father (brilliantly played estranged father who must “explain” delicate things about himself to his daughter who has locked herself in a closet… .)

Cornthwaite’s death was attributed to natural causes. He died at the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California. He was 89.


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