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Sam Wanamaker

Sam Wanamaker

Sam Wanamaker (June 14, 1919 - December 18, 1993) was an American actor and director.

Born in Chicago, Wanamaker left the States in the late 1940s because he thought he might be blacklisted due to his leftist convictions (see McCarthyism). He settled in England, where he continued his career on the stage and in pictures. He later began a long-standing affair with actress Jan Sterling.

Wanamaker was instrumental in rebuilding the Globe Theatre in London. Sadly, he died of cancer before it opened in 1997.

His daughter is actress Zoe Wanamaker.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Sam Wanamaker Facts

BirthdayJune 14, 1919
BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA
Date of deathDecember 18, 1993 (age 74)

Selected Filmography

Baby Boom
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
Death On The Nile
Private Benjamin
Raw Deal
4 Movie Marathon: Comedy Favorites Collection
Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
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