Arthur Hill

Active - 1949 - 1991  |   Born - Aug 1, 1922 in Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada  |   Died - Oct 22, 2006 in Pacific Palisades, CA  |   Genres - Drama, Mystery

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He first acted in college productions and in Seattle, then moved to England, where he became well-respected as a fine stage actor; he also appeared in two or three films in the '50s. In the late '50s he gave several impressive performances on Broadway; for his work in Broadway's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? he won a Tony Award in 1962. His film work has been sporadic, with occasional bursts of activity; he has often played intelligent, introspective leads and key supporting roles. He has done similar work in many TV productions. He starred in the TV series Owen Marshall: Counsellor at Law.

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  • Was drafted into the Royal Canadian Air Force as a mechanic during World War II.
  • While pursuing a degree in law, he put himself through school performing in radio theater with the Canadian Broadcasting Co.
  • Debuted on Broadway as Cornelius Hackl in the 1957 revival of Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker.
  • Won the Tony Award for Best Dramatic Actor for his performance in the original Broadway production of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in 1963.
  • Most famous role was attorney Owen Marshall in the 1971-74 TV series Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law.