Tom Ewell (TV Actor) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Tom Ewell

Tom Ewell was an American film, stage and television actor, and producer. His most successful and arguably most identifiable role was that of Richard Sherman in The Seven Year Itch, a character he portrayed in the Broadway production and then reprised for the 1955 Hollywood film adaptation. He received a Tony Award for his work in the play and a Golden Globe Award for his performance in the film. Although Ewell preferred acting on stage, he accepted several other screen roles in light comedies of the 1950s, most notably The Girl Can’t Help It. He also appears in the film version of the musical State Fair as well as in a small number of additional screen comedies and dramas released between the early 1960s and 1983.

Born: Samuel Yewell Tompkins, April 29, 1909, Owensboro, Kentucky, U.S.
Died: September 12, 1994, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1928–1986
Children: 1
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About Tom Ewell

Appeared with Marilyn Monroe in the classic 1955 film The Seven Year Itch and played a role in the 1956 film The Girl Can’t Help It.

Before Fame

He got involved with the Actors Studio alongside other famous actors.


He played a retired cop on the TV show Baretta.

Family Life

He married Marjorie Sanborn in 1948 and the couple had a son named Taylor.


He once worked with Robert Blake in a cop show.

Information related to Tom Ewell

  • Clarence Derwent Award winners
  • Best Musical or Comedy Actor Golden Globe (film) winners
  • Male actors from Kentucky
  • Donaldson Award winners

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Latest information about Tom Ewell updated on September 11, 2020.

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