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Horace McMahon (May 17, 1906 – August 17, 1971) was an American actor.
May 17, 1906|
South Norwalk, Connecticut. U.S.
|Died||August 17, 1971
Norwalk, Connecticut, U.S.
|Occupation||Film, stage, television actor|
|Spouse(s)||Louise Campbell (1937-1971) (his death)|
In his early career he mostly played thugs or jailbirds, but in 1949 he starred in his most acclaimed role, as Lieutenant Monaghan in the drama play Detective Story and in 1951 he reprised his character in Paramount Pictures' film version Detective Story, alongside Kirk Douglas and Eleanor Parker.
McMahon also starred on television, in the ABC police series Naked City as Lt. Mike Parker, a gruff, no-nonsense, but warmhearted cop's cop, interested only in justice and doing the job according to the proper rules of the game. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for this role.
In 1972, a 375-seat theater named in honor of McMahon was created in the McCrory Building on Washington Street in South Norwalk, Connecticut.
- Exclusive (1937)
- A Girl with Ideas (1937) as Al
- Quick Millions (1939)
- Another Thin Man (1939) as chauffeur
- Dr. Kildare's Strange Case (1940)
- Come Live with Me (1941) as Taxi Driver
- Birth of the Blues (1941)
- Timber Queen (1944)
- Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953)
- Susan Slept Here (1954)
- Texas Lady (1955)
- The Delicate Delinquent (1957)
- Beau James (1957)
- Never Steal Anything Small (1959)
- The Swinger (1966)
- The Detective (1968)
- "New Norwalk Theatre Will Honor McMahon". The Bridgeport Post. Connecticut, Bridgeport. April 16, 1972. p. 109. Retrieved January 9, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Entry: Horace McMahon", NNDB
- "Outstanding performance in a supporting role by an actor - 1962". Emmys.com. Retrieved 2012-09-21.
- McCarthy, Margaret (August 13, 1970). "McMahons of Rowayton Are Finding Theatrical Work Keeps Family Busy". The Bridgeport Post. Connecticut, Bridgeport. p. 16. Retrieved January 9, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- Sutton, Larry (November 6, 1997). "Actress McMahon Dead at 86". New York Daily News. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
- Horace McMahon on IMDb
- Horace McMahon at the Internet Broadway Database
- Horace McMahon at Find a Grave
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