John Marley

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John Marley (October 17, 1907 – May 22, 1984) was an American actor who was known for his role as Phil Cavalleri in Love Story and as Jack Woltz— the defiant film mogul who awakens to find the severed head of his prized horse in his bed—in The Godfather (1972). He starred in John Cassavetes' breakthrough feature Faces (1968) and appeared in The Glitter Dome (1984). Marley was a prolific character actor, appearing in nearly 150 films and television series, including The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Johnny Staccato, and CBS's anthology series, The Lloyd Bridges Show throughout a career that spanned forty-five years. In 1960, he portrayed the Oglala Lakota Chief Crazy Horse on the episode "Escort Detail" of NBC's Overland Trail western series, starring William Bendix and Doug McClure. In 1961, he guest starred as Josiah Brady in the episode "Hand of Vengeance", along with Denver Pyle, on the syndicated western Two Faces West. Marley was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in Love Story but lost to John Mills, who won for Ryan's Daughter. One of his most notable roles, albeit short, was that of film producer Jack Woltz in The Godfather.
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