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Also Known As: S Yewell Tompkins, Yewell Tompkins Died: September 12, 1994
Born: April 29, 1909 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Owensboro, Kentucky, USA Profession: actor, salesman

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Comic performer with stage experience who had his first featured role as a philanderer in "Adam's Rib" (1949) and went on to specialize in portraying inept women-chasers and harried ordinary men. Ewell had the good fortune to co-star with two of Hollywood's biggest sex symbols of the mid-1950s: Marilyn Monroe in "The Seven Year Itch" (1955) and Jayne Mansfield in "The Girl Can't Help It" (1956).

Comic performer with stage experience who had his first featured role as a philanderer in "Adam's Rib" (1949) and went on to specialize in portraying inept women-chasers and harried ordinary men. Ewell had the good fortune to co-star with two of Hollywood's biggest sex symbols of the mid-1950s: Marilyn Monroe in "The Seven Year Itch" (1955) and Jayne Mansfield in "The Girl Can't Help It" (1956).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Easy Money (1983)
2.
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 Promise Him Anything... (1975) Judge Jason Melbourne
5.
 The Great Gatsby (1974)
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7.
 To Find a Man (1972) Dr. Hargrave
8.
 Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came (1970) Billy Joe Davis
9.
 State Fair (1962) Abel Frake
10.
 Tender Is the Night (1962) Abe North
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1940:
Film acting debut in "They Knew What They Wanted"
1935:
Radio acting debut, 'The March of Time"
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Featured on "Baretta" TV series
1949:
First major featured film role, "Adam's Rib"
1947:
Starred in first Broadway hits "John Loves Mary" and "Small Wonder"
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Starred on TV series, "The Tom Ewell Show"
1934:
Broadway debut in "They Shall Not Die"
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Worked as salesman at Macy's before Broadway debut in 1934
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Played Doc Jerome Kullens on TV series "Best of the West"
1942:
Served as a lieutenant in US Navy
1928:
Stage acting debut in "The Spider" with the Al Jackson Players stock company while at college
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Education

University of Wisconsin: Madison, Wisconsin - 1927

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wife:
Judith Abbott. Daughter of producer-director George Abbott; married on March 18, 1946; divorced after a year.
wife:
Marjorie Sanborn. Married on May 5, 1948.

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