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Pat Hingle

( b. Jul 19, 1924 Miami, Florida, USA - d. Jan 03, 2009 Carolina Beach, North Carolina, USA ) Male
Also known as: Martin Patterson Hingle [Birthname]
Pat Hingle was a versatile character actor of stage and screen who became accustomed to winning critical praise in a career that spanned five decades.

Mr. Hingle first attracted the attention of critics in 1953 when he appeared on Broadway in End as a Man as a genial but loutish football player caught up in murky doings at a military academy in the South. When the play, by Calder Willingham, was made into a film called "The Strange One" in 1957, Mr. Hingle got the same role and similar notices.

Over the years, he took on a dizzying mix of roles and seemed to do them all with ease and considerable skill. In the 1960s, he played both Hector in Troilus and Cressida and Macbeth at the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Conn. He also played the gruff and messy Oscar in The Odd Couple on Broadway.

He played a sprightly Benjamin Franklin in the 1997 Broadway revival of 1776; a gay J. Edgar Hoover in the 1992 HBO movie "Citizen Cohn"; and Warren Beatty's father in the 1961 film "Splendor in the Grass."

He could be a relatively benign character, like the harness salesman in William Inge's Dark at the Top of the Stairs on Broadway, or a quite sinister one, like the sadistic gangster who stubbed out his cigar on Anjelica Huston's hand in the 1990 film "The Grifters." On the other side of the law he was Police Commissioner Gordon in Batman movies, beginning in 1989.

He came to New York in 1952, joined the Actors Studio and began to get parts both onstage and in films. His early movies included "On the Waterfront" (1954) and "No Down Payment" (1957).

During the 1954-55 Broadway season, he played Gooper in Tennessee Williams's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. He got the title role of a morally aware businessman in the Archibald MacLeish play J.B. in 1958. The play was directed by Elia Kazan.

Source: NY Times

Productions Date of Productions
[Musical, Comedy, History, Revival]
  • Performer: Pat Hingle [Benjamin Franklin]
Aug 14, 1997 - Jun 14, 1998
A Life
[Play, Original]
  • Starring: Pat Hingle [Kearns]
Nov 02, 1980 - Jan 03, 1981
The Lady from the Sea
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Starring: Pat Hingle [Dr. Wangel]
Mar 18, 1976 - May 23, 1976
That Championship Season
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Pat Hingle
    • Coach - Replacement
Sep 14, 1972 - Apr 21, 1974
The Selling of the President
[Musical, Original]
  • Starring: Pat Hingle [Senator George W. Mason]
Mar 22, 1972 - Mar 25, 1972
Child's Play
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Starring: Pat Hingle [Joseph Dobbs]
Feb 17, 1970 - Dec 12, 1970
The Price
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Starring: Pat Hingle [Victor Franz]
Feb 07, 1968 - Feb 15, 1969
Johnny No-Trump
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Pat Hingle [Harry Armstrong]
Oct 08, 1967 - Oct 08, 1967
The Glass Menagerie
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Starring: Pat Hingle [The Gentleman Caller]
May 04, 1965 - Oct 02, 1965
The Odd Couple
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Pat Hingle
    • Oscar Madison - Replacement (Feb 28, 1966 - ?)
Mar 10, 1965 - Jul 02, 1967
A Girl Could Get Lucky
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Pat Hingle [Andy Willard]
Sep 20, 1964 - Sep 26, 1964
Blues for Mister Charlie
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Pat Hingle [Parnell]
Apr 23, 1964 - Aug 29, 1964
Strange Interlude
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Starring: Pat Hingle [Sam Evans]
Mar 11, 1963 - Jun 29, 1963
The Deadly Game
[Play, Original]
  • Starring: Pat Hingle [Howard Trapp]
Feb 02, 1960 - Mar 05, 1960
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Pat Hingle [J. B.]
Dec 11, 1958 - Oct 24, 1959
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Starring: Pat Hingle [Rubin Flood]
Dec 05, 1957 - Jan 17, 1959
Girls of Summer
[Play, Original]
  • Also Starring: Pat Hingle [Jules Taggart]
Nov 19, 1956 - Jan 05, 1957
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Pat Hingle [Gooper]
Mar 24, 1955 - Nov 17, 1956
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Pat Hingle [Joe Foster]
Jan 18, 1955 - Feb 05, 1955
End as a Man
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Pat Hingle [Harold Koble]
Oct 14, 1953 - Jan 16, 1954
1958 Tony Award® Best Featured Actor in a Play
 The Dark at the Top of the Stairs [nominee]
Starring: Pat Hingle
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