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 Talks About Theatre And Orson Welles – 1972 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry – John Houseman - interviewed by Caspar Citron - March 30, 1972 - Gordon Skene Sound Collection - John Houseman is a name probably most people draw blanks over these days. And those who do, mostly likely remember him... #abeautifulmindfilm #amanforallseasonsspecialedition #aplaceinthesunfilm