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JACK WARDEN BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Jack Warden was born on September 18th, 1920 in Newark, New Jersey with the birth name John H. Lebzelter, to parents Jack Warden Lebzelter and his mother was Laura M. Lebzelter.  He was raised in Louisville, Kentucky at went to high school at Dupont Manual High School until at the age of seventeen he was expelled for fighting.
 
He decided to get involved in boxing and took on the stage name Johnny Costello, however, even though he was a professional the prizes for winning matches was so low he could not afford to support himself.  He therefore turned to working as a lifeguard and also a bouncer at a nightclub.

In 1938 he signed up with the United States Navy and served in China for three years and then joined the Merchant Marines.  The pay was better with the Merchant Marines but he did not enjoy the lifestyle so again he quit and this time enlisted in the United States Army.  During serving in the war, a comrade lent him a play to read by Clifford Odets and after reading it, he decided that upon his completion of service to his country he was going to see what a life for an actor was all about. 
 
Using his GI Bill he moved to New York City and took up acting classes and then joined a Dallas Alley Theater in 1947 working as an actor.  He was gaining a decent amount of experience in a variety of different plays and was working consistently for five years between New York and Texas.         
 
In 1948 while still working on the stage production, Warden made his television debut in, "Death of a Salesman" a stage production that aired on television. He also worked in film making his first debut in, "You're in the Navy Now' (1951) starring with Gary Cooper, Jane Greer, Ray Collins, Millard Mitchell, Jack Webb, Eddie Albert, John McIntire, Ed Begley, Richard Erdman, Lee Marvin and Charles Bronson.  In 1952 he followed with his Broadway debut in, "Golden Boy".  
 
Due to his strong athletic physical build he was often cast to portray soldiers such as in the film, "From Here to Eternity" (1953) starring alongside Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Frank Sinatra, Donna Reed, Ernest Borgnine, Montgomery Clift, Mickey Shaughnessy, George Reeves, Claude Akins, Robert J. Wilke and Carleton Young, which won an Oscar for Best Picture.  His best known role was in 1957 in, "Edge of the City" also starring John Cassavetes, Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Robert F. Simon, which was a big break in his acting career.

Most of the 1960's he dedicated to television work such as in, "The Asphalt Jungle" (1961), "The Wackiest Ship in the Army" (1965) , "N.Y.P.D." (1967), "The Bus Stop" (1961) and "The Fugitive" (1967) starring David Janssen.  
 
In 1970 he worked with Warren Beatty on two films that really peaked his career, "Shampoo" (1975) which also starred Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn, Lee Grant, Carrie Fisher and Tony Bill and "Heaven Can Wait" (1978) with Julie Christie, James Mason, Dyan Cannon, Buck Henry, Charles Grodin, Vincent Gardenia and John Randolph in which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.  Jack was even given the chance to portray the President of the United States in, "Being There" (1979) starring with Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Richard A. Dysart and Richard Basehart.  

After his film role on, "So Fine" (1981) with Ryan O'Neal and Fred Gwynne, the quality of roles offered to him began to decline with the exception of "The Verdict" (1982) starring Paul Newman.  He took another go at television working on, "Crazy Like a Fox" (1984).  Warden worked one more time with Warren Beatty on, "Bulworth" (1998) co-starring Halle Berry, Oliver Platt, Don Cheadle, Paul Sorvino and Isaiah Washington and ended his career with one final film role in, "The Replacements" (2000) starring Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, Brooke Langton, Jon Favreau, Orlando Jones and Brett Cullen before moving to New York City to retire.
 
Jack Warden married only one time during his lifetime to Vanda Dupre on October 10th, 1958 through July 19th, 2006 when he passed away.  The couple did separate during the 1970's, however never finalized any type of divorce.  They had one child together, Christopher.     
 
Throughout his total career he appeared in over 100 movies.  During his final years, his health suffered and on July 16th, 2006 he passed away from kidney and heart failure at the age of eighty five in a New York hospital.


Filmography

2000   The Replacements 
1999   A Dog of Flanders 
1999   Norm
1998   Dirty Work  
1998   Bulworth 
1998   Chairman of the Board  
1997   The Island on Bird Street 
1997   Ink 
1997   The Volunteers 
1996   Ed 
1995   Mighty Aphrodite
1995   Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead
1995   Problem Child 3: Junior in Love
1995   While You Were Sleeping  
1994   Bullets Over Broadway  
1993   Guilty as Sin
1992   Toys  
1992   Night and the City 
1992   Passed Away 
1991   Problem Child 2 
1990   Judgment
1990   Problem Child  
1990   Everybody Wins 
1989   Knight & Daye  
1988   Dead Solid Perfect
1988   Police Story: The Watch Commander 
1988   The Presidio  
1987   September 
1987   The Three Kings
1987   Hoover vs. the Kennedys: The Second Civil War
1987   Still Crazy Like a Fox
1987   Three Wishes for Jamie
1986   The Cosmic Eye
1984-1986  Crazy Like a Fox  
1985   Alice in Wonderland
1985   A.D. 
1985   The Aviator 
1985   Robert Kennedy & His Times
1985   Gifts of Greatness
1984   Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues
1984   Crackers 
1983   Hobson's Choice 
1982   The Verdict 
1981   So Fine 
1981   Chu Chu and the Philly Flash 
1981   Carbon Copy  
1981   The Great Muppet Caper  
1980   A Private Battle 
1979-1980  The Bad News Bears
1980   Used Cars
1979   Being There  
1979   Topper
1979   ...And Justice for All.  
1979   Beyond the Poseidon Adventure  
1979   Dreamer 
1979   The Champ
1978   Death on the Nile
1978   Heaven Can Wait 
1977   The White Buffalo 
1976   Raid on Entebbe
1976   Jigsaw John
1976   All the President's Men
1975   They Only Come Out at Night
1975   Shampoo
1975   Journey from Darkness 
1974   The Godchild
1974   The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz 
1974   Remember When
1974   Billy Two Hats
1973   The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing 
1973   Wheeler and Murdoch
1972   Lieutenant Schuster's Wife
1972   Man on a String
1972   Dig
1971   What's a Nice Girl Like You...?
1971   Brian's Song
1971   The Face of Fear
1971   Welcome to the Club 
1971   Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? 
1971   Summertree  
1971   Robert Young and the Family
1971   The Sporting Club  
1971   Great Performances
1967-1969  N.Y.P.D. 
1967   The Invaders
1967   The Fugitive 
1965-1966  The Wackiest Ship in the Army
1965   Blindfold
1962-1965  Wagon Train
1962-1965  The Virginian
1965   Dr. Kildare
1965   Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 
1964   Slattery's People
1964   Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 
1964   Bewitched
1964   Kraft Suspense Theatre
1964   The Thin Red Line 
1964   The Great Adventure
1964   Breaking Point
1961-1963  Route 66
1963   Donovan's Reef 
1963   77 Sunset Strip 
1962   Naked City
1962   Ben Casey
1962   Going My Way
1962   Alcoa Premiere 
1962   Target: The Corruptors 
1962   Escape from Zahrain 
1962   Tales of Wells Fargo
1961   The Lawbreakers  
1961   Bus Stop
1961   The Asphalt Jungle
1961   Checkmate
1959-1960  The Untouchables
1960   Outlaws
1960   Stagecoach West
1959-1960  Twilight Zone 
1960   Wake Me When It's Over
1960   Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse
1959   Five Fingers
1959   Bonanza
1959   That Kind of Woman
1958-1959  Playhouse 90 
1959   The Sound and the Fury 
1958   Run Silent Run Deep 
1958   Darby's Rangers 
1957   Suspicion 
1956-1957  The United States Steel Hour 
1957   12 Angry Men
1957   The Bachelor Party 
1957   Hallmark Hall of Fame 
1957   Edge of the City 
1957   The Kaiser Aluminum Hour
1956   Climax! 
1956   The Alcoa Hour
1950-1955  The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse 
1955   Justice
1955   Producers' Showcase
1951-1955  Danger 
1955   Ponds Theater
1954-1955  Studio One in Hollywood 
1955   Norby
1954   Center Stage 
1954   Kraft Theatre
1954   Inner Sanctum
1953   Man Against Crime
1953   The Man Behind the Badge  
1953   Campbell Summer Soundstage
1953   From Here to Eternity  
1953   The Gulf Playhouse
1951-1953  Lux Video Theatre
1952   Mister Peepers
1952   Broadway Television Theatre
1952   Tales of Tomorrow
1952   Red Ball Express 
1951   The Man with My Face 
1951   The Frogmen 
1951   You're in the Navy Now 
1950   The Asphalt Jungle 





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