Curt Conway

Curt Conway (May 4, 1915 – April 10, 1974) was an American actor. He was sometimes billed as Curtis Conway or Kurt Conway. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Conway appeared in a number of Broadway plays, had small parts in films. such as Hud (1963), and appeared on TV from 1960 until his death.

Curt Conway
Born(1915-05-04)May 4, 1915
DiedApril 10, 1974(1974-04-10) (aged 58)
Years active1947–1974
Spouse(s)Sandra Francis
(m. 19??; div. 19??)
(m. 1949; div. 1956)

Gail Burton
(m. 1970)

A member of the Group Theatre, and later the Actors Studio, Conway went on to found his own acting school, the Theatre Studio, in 1952. Located at 353 West 48th Street in Manhattan,[1] its faculty included, at one time or another, Nora Dunfee, Robert Alvin, and fellow Actors Studio members Lonny Chapman and David Pressman. The Actors Studio also supplied some of the school's participating directors, namely Martin Ritt, Alan Schneider, and Joseph Anthony; also participating were Horton Foote and Everett Chambers.[2][3] In the late 1960s and early 1970s, he taught acting at the University of California, Irvine.

Conway was married three times, including to actress Kim Stanley from 1949 to 1956, with whom he had one daughter.

Conway died from a heart attack at the age of 58.

Partial play creditsEdit

* denotes Broadway productions


Year Title Role Notes
1947 Singapore Pepe
1947 Gentleman's Agreement Bert McAnny Uncredited
1947 T-Men Shorty - Informant Uncredited
1947 A Double Life Reporter Uncredited
1948 The Naked City Det. Nick - Fingerprint Man Uncredited
1948 Casbah Maurice
1948 Raw Deal Spider
1948 They Live by Night Man in Tuxedo Uncredited
1948 The Saxon Charm Jack Bernard Uncredited
1949 A Woman's Secret Doctor
1949 Knock on Any Door Ed Elkins Uncredited
1949 The Lady Gambles Bank Clerk
1949 Illegal Entry Thin-Faced Man Uncredited
1958 The Goddess The Writer Uncredited
1958 Wind Across the Everglades Perfesser
1961 Run Across the River Engineer
1963 Hud Truman Peters
1964 Invitation to a Gunfighter McKeever
1970 Macho Callahan Judge
1972 The Man Uncredited
1973 Maurie Dr. Stewart
Year Title Role Notes
1949 The Front Page 1 episode
1963 The Twilight Zone Adolf Hitler 1 episode
1964 The Outer Limits Franklin Karlin / Dr. Philip Mendl 2 episodes
1965 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Dr. Winslow 1 episode
1965-1966 Peyton Place Judge Irwin Jessup 17 episodes
1971-1974 The Odd Couple Judge / Dr. Gordon 4 episodes, (final appearance)


  1. ^ Mann, William J. (2012). "Winter 1960". Hello, Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. p. 13. ISBN 0-547-36892-5. Theatre Studio Curt Conway Group Theatre.
  2. ^ "Curt Conway's Theatre Studio of New York, Inc.". The Village Voice. August 28, 1957.
  3. ^ "Instruction". Equity News. Volumes 42-43.

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