John Houseman

Romanian-born British–American actor and film producer (1902–1988)

John Houseman (born Jacques Haussmann; September 22, 1902 – October 31, 1988) was a Romanian-born BritishAmerican actor and movie producer. He was known for working with Orson Welles. Houseman was known for his role as Professor Charles Kingsfield in the movie The Paper Chase (1973).

John Houseman
Houseman in 1980
Jacques Haussmann

(1902-09-22)September 22, 1902
DiedOctober 31, 1988(1988-10-31) (aged 86)
Cause of deathSpinal cancer
Spouse(s)Zita Johann
(m. 1929–1933; divorced)
Joan Courtney
(m. 1952–1988; his death; 2 children)
ChildrenJohn Michael, an anthropologist in Paris, Charles Sebastian, an artist in Sunapee, N.H.

Houseman died in Malibu, California from spinal cancer, aged 86.[1]


  1. "John Houseman, Actor and Producer, 86, Dies". The New York Times.

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