Elliott Sullivan

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Elliott Sullivan
Born(1907-07-04)July 4, 1907
DiedJune 2, 1974(1974-06-02) (aged 66)
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Elliott Sullivan (July 4, 1907 – June 2, 1974) was an American actor.


Sullivan was born in San Antonio, Texas, [2] the son of Rabbi Solomon Solomon. [1]

He appeared in the films They Won't Forget , Over the Wall , Accidents Will Happen , Gangs of New York , Racket Busters , Next Time I Marry , King of the Underworld , They Made Me a Criminal , The Man Who Dared , Indianapolis Speedway , The Spellbinder , Smashing the Money Ring , The Saint's Double Trouble , An Angel from Texas , The Man Who Talked Too Much , Millionaires in Prison , Calling All Husbands , Unholy Partners , Johnny Eager , Wild Bill Hickok Rides , The Man with Two Lives , This Gun for Hire , You Can't Escape Forever , G-Men vs. the Black Dragon , A Gentle Gangster , Action in the North Atlantic , Whistling in Brooklyn , The Lady Gambles , Guilty Bystander , The Sergeant , The Desperados , Tropic of Cancer , Fear Is the Key , The Great Gatsby and The Spikes Gang , among others. [3]

In 1929, he got his first Broadway walk‐on role in Morris Gest's presentation of “The Passion Play”. [1] Broadway plays in which Sullivan appeared included Hamlet (1961), The Octoroon (1961), The Plough and the Stars (1960), She Stoops to Conquer (1960), Henry IV, Part II (1960), Henry IV, Part I (1960), Peer Gynt (1960), Lysistrata (1959), The Great God Brown (1959), The Power and the Glory (1958), Compulsion (1957), Brigadoon (1957), Small War on Murray Hill (1957), Brigadoon (1947), Skydrift (1945), Winged Victory (1943), Lysistrata (1930), and Red Rust (1929). [2]

In 1956, Sullivan was indicted for contempt of Congress after he appeared as an unfriendly witness before the House Un-American Activities Committee. He was acquitted of that charge in 1961. [1] [4]

Sullivan moved to London in 1962, joined British Actors Equity, and acted in productions in Europe. [4]

Sullivan died on June 2, 1974, in Los Angeles, California at age 66. [1]

Selected filmography

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