John Houseman-- (born Jacques Haussmann; September 22, 1902 – October 31, 1988) was a Romanian-born British-American actor and producer who became known for his highly publicized collaboration with director Orson Welles from their days in the Federal Theatre Project through to the production of Citizen Kane. He is perhaps best known for his role as Professor Charles W. Kingsfield in the film The Paper Chase (1973), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
John Houseman (1902 - 1988) Academy-Award winning actor. He spent half a century in the theater as an influential producer and director. He achieved fame, and won a supporting-acting Oscar, at the age of 71 by portraying crusty law school professor 'Professor Kingsfield' in "Paper Chase" and subsequent television series. He was co-founder of Mercury Theater with Orson Welles in 1937.
John Houseman - Actor, Director, and Producer. He is best remembered for his portrayal as the crusty old law professor 'Charles Kingsfield' in the film "The Paper Chase" (1973) for which he won an Oscar in the category of Best Supporting Actor. Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.