Myron McCormick

Myron McCormick

Highest Rated: 100% Jolson Sings Again (1949)

Lowest Rated: 13% Not as a Stranger (Morton Thompson's Not as a Stranger) (1955)

Birthday: Feb 8, 1908

Birthplace: Not Available

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.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
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
13% 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
100% Jolson Sings Again Ralph Bryant 1949
No Score Yet Jigsaw Charles Riggs 1949
No Score Yet The Fight for Life Actor 1940
No Score Yet One Third of a Nation Sam Moon 1939
No Score Yet Winterset Carr 1936

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Clovis Bert Haber 1961
1960

QUOTES FROM Myron McCormick CHARACTERS

Charlie Bums says: It's quiet.

"Fast" Eddie Felson says: Yeah, like a church. Church of the Good Hustler.

Charlie Bums says: It looks more like a morgue to me. Those tables are the slabs they lay the stiffs on.

"Fast" Eddie Felson says: I'll be alive when I get out, Charlie.

"Fast" Eddie Felson says: You look beautiful, Fats. Just like a baby ...all pink, and powdered up.

Charlie Bums says: What are you trying to do, Eddie? You beat him. You beat him bad. You wanna kill yourself?

"Fast" Eddie Felson says: What are ya, chicken, Charlie?

Charlie Bums says: Well, maybe that's it. I'm chicken.

"Fast" Eddie Felson says: Go on home. Just leave me the money.

Charlie Bums says: Go to hell.

"Fast" Eddie Felson says: Charlie, boy, you better give me that money. C'mon now, give it to me. It's mine.

Charlie Bums says: Okay, here ... (slaps money into Eddie's hand) Be a damn fool.

Charlie Bums says: Okay, here ... [slaps money into Eddie's hand] Be a damn fool.