Friday 17 June 2016

Roman Bohnen

Born: 24 November 1894, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Died: 24 February 1949, Hollywood, California, USA

Roman Bohnen was a noted stage actor. He was an original member of the Group Theatre and later joined The Actor's Laboratory Theatre in Hollywood. Sadly Roman died after suffering a heart attack at the age of 54 while performing in a play. He was blacklisted in 1949 during the McCarthey-era Communist scaremongering and this may have contributed to his heart attack.

The Hairy Ape (1944) as Paddy

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) as Pat Derry

Roman Bohnen shakes hands with Dana Andrews. Gladys George looks on.

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