John Abbott

  1. John Hoyt, The Student Prince, 1954.       Change of the Karlsburgian Prime Minister Von Mark… after the 1962 version collapsed due to Mario Lanza’s gigantic row with MGM. “No director tells me how to sing!” Eventually, Edmund Purdom went royal, miming to Lanza’s voice. On his way home from WWII work at Moscow’s UK Embassy, the UK Shakespearean actor visited friends in Hollywood, was offered a movie…and another…and another… unti he amassed 152 LA screen roles. Despite being blacklisted at one point.

 Birth year: 1905Death year: 1996Other name: Casting Calls:  1