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Myron McCormick



Heavy-set character actor Myron McCormick attended Princeton University, where he was active in college theatricals. Together with fellow Princetonite Joshua Logan, McCormick was one of the founders of the University Players, a Cape Cod summer stock group that boasted such developing talents as James Stewart, Henry Fonda and Margaret Sullavan. He made his screen bow in Winterset (1936), then played a rare romantic lead in the 1939 Harold Clurman-produced "agit prop" social drama One Third of a Nation. In 1949, McCormick created the character of wheeler-dealer Luther Billis in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical South Pacific. Though the role of Billis went to Ray Walston in the 1958 film version, McCormick was permitted to re-create his Broadway characterization of a neurotic, peace-loving air-force sergeant in the cinemazation of No Time for Sergeants (1958). Though a lifelong professional, Myron McCormick never completely conquered his early bouts with stage fright; an actor who worked with McCormick in his last years remembered how the veteran player would sit backstage trembling like a leaf before making his entrance.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet A Public Affair
  • Sam Clavell
1962
98% The Hustler
  • Charley Bums
1961
No Score Yet Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh
  • Actor
1960
No Score Yet The Man Who Understood Women
  • Preacher
1959
No Score Yet Burning Bright
  • Joe Saul
1959
No Score Yet No Time for Sergeants
  • Sgt. King
1958
0% Not as a Stranger (Morton Thompson's Not as a Stranger)
  • Dr. Snider
1955
No Score Yet Three for the Show (The Pleasure Is All Mine)
  • Mike Hudson
1955
No Score Yet Jolson Sings Again
  • Ralph Bryant
1949
No Score Yet Jigsaw
  • Charles Riggs
1949
No Score Yet One Third of a Nation
  • Sam Moon
1939
No Score Yet Winterset
  • Carr
1936

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