Everett Sloane

Everett Sloane

Highest Rated: 100% Lust for Life (1956)

Lowest Rated: 60% The Disorderly Orderly (1964)

Birthday: Oct 1, 1909

Birthplace: Not Available

Manhattan-born Everett Sloane first set foot on-stage at age seven, in the role of Puck in a school production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. At 18, he dropped out of the University of Pennsylvania to join a stock company. Poor reviews convinced Sloane that his future did not lie in the theater, so he secured a job as a Wall Street runner -- only to return to acting after the 1929 crash. He went into radio, playing anything and everything (he was the standard voice of Adolph Hitler on "The March of Time"), then made his Broadway bow with Orson Welles' Mercury Theater. Welles brought Sloane to Hollywood in 1940 to play the wizened Mr. Bernstein in the cinema classic Citizen Kane; Sloane remained a Mercury associate until 1947, when he played the crippled attorney Bannister in Welles' Lady From Shanghai. Outside of the Welles orbit, Sloane was seen in the 1944 Broadway hit A Bell for Adano, and starred as the ruthless business executive in both the television and screen versions of Rod Serling's Patterns. Sloane's additional TV work included a 39-week starring stint on the syndicated series Official Detective, the voice of Dick Tracy in a batch of 130 cartoons produced in 1960 and 1961, and several episodic-TV directorial credits. Reportedly depressed over his encroaching blindness, Everett Sloane committed suicide at the age of 55.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Hercules and the Princess of Troy (Hercules vs. the Sea Monster) Actor 1965
60% The Disorderly Orderly Tuffington 1964
82% The Patsy Caryl Fergusson 1964
No Score Yet The Man from the Diners' Club Martindale 1963
No Score Yet By Love Possessed Reggie 1961
90% Home from the Hill Albert Halstead 1960
No Score Yet The Gun Runners Harvey 1958
No Score Yet Marjorie Morningstar Arnold Morgenstern 1958
83% Somebody Up There Likes Me Irving Cohen 1956
80% Patterns Walter Ramsey 1956
100% Lust for Life Dr. Gachet 1956
88% The Big Knife Nat Danziger 1955
No Score Yet The Sellout Nelson S. Tarsson 1952
No Score Yet Way Of A Gaucho Falcon 1952
No Score Yet The Blue Veil District Attorney 1951
71% The Desert Fox Gen. Burgdorf 1951
88% The Enforcer Albert Mendoza 1951
No Score Yet Sirocco Gen. LaSalle 1951
No Score Yet Bird of Paradise The Akua 1951
77% The Men Dr. Brock 1950
No Score Yet Prince of Foxes Mario Belli 1949
No Score Yet Jigsaw Sam the Milkman 1949
82% The Lady From Shanghai Arthur Bannister 1948
75% Journey Into Fear Kopeikin 1943
100% Citizen Kane Bernstein 1941


No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Neff Follansbee 1965
No Score Yet Rawhide
Harper Randolph Butler 1965
No Score Yet Bonanza
Jeb Drummond Scott 1965
No Score Yet Jonny Quest
Voice 1964
No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
Henry 1963
No Score Yet Perry Mason
DA 1962
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
Jubal Foster 1962
80% The Twilight Zone
Franklin Gibbs 1960
No Score Yet Zorro
Basilio Andreas Basilio 1959
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Ralph Montgomery Marriner Father Vincente 1959


Mr. Bernstein says: A fellow will remember a lot of things you wouldn't think he'd remember. You take me. One day, back in 1896, I was crossing over to Jersey on the ferry, and as we pulled out, there was another ferry pulling in, and on it there was a girl waiting to get off. A white dress she had on. She was carrying a white parasol. I only saw her for one second. She didn't see me at all, but I'll bet a month hasn't gone by since that I haven't thought of that girl.