Emile Meyer

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Emile Meyer, Hollywood villain United Prats International SLIDELL, La. Actor Emile Meyer, known for his sympathetic portrayals of villains in such Hollywood classics as Shane, died Thursday at North Shore Regional Medical Center. He had been a resident of a nursing home in Slidell, in southeast Louisiana, since May 1986. Mr. Meyer, 76, had Alzheimer's disease. He began his film career in 1948 when director Elia Kazan found him working in the Le Petite Community Theater in New Orleans and hired him for a bit part as a sea captain in Panic in the Streets. The discovery began a Hollywood career of more than 50 feature films and 250 television shows. With diverse parts such as the warden in Riot in Cell Block 11, a slaver in Hurricane Smith and a storekeeper in White Feather, Mr. Meyer is perhaps best recalled as the white-bearded villain, Ryker, in Shane'm 1953. With an instinct for perfect timing, the big, rugged , man with a deep resonant voice remained largely , unaffected by the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. " Quiet-mannered and soft spoken, Mr. Meyer instead preferred to visit his Louisiana relatives often and enjoy simple pleasures. ' In addition to Kazan, Mr. Meyer worked for such directing giants as John Huston and George Stevens.' Some of his best -remembered films include, The ' Man With the Golden Arm, The Blackboard Jungle,"' The Sweet Smell of Success, The Petrified Forest, ' Police Story. Paths of Glory, The Girl in the Red Velvet Swingand WUSA. In addition to feature films, Mr. Meyer appeared , in television episodes of Bonanza, Love American ; Style, Death Valley Days, Route 66, The Rookies, Bat Masterson, Comer Pyle and hundreds of others. Mr. Meyer was still a member of the Screen , Actors Guild at the time of his death. ,

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  1. Tampa Bay Times,
  2. 23 Mar 1987, Mon,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page 23

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