Jan Merlin

  1. Ben Cooper, The Rose Tattoo, 1954.    As Hollywood turned the New Yorker into a screen villain, he missed the chance of working with Anna Magnani when  she finally played Serafina Delle Rose,  the peasant widow written for her  by Tennessee Williams… when she was not confident about acting on Broadway.  Merlin did not fret about playing so many baddies among his 113 screen roles. “A good guy is having to look heroic and clean cut, while the heavy can be as grungy as he pleases.”

 Birth year: 1925Death year: 2019Other name: Casting Calls:  1