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John Houseman (Jacques Haussmann) was born on 22 September, 1902 in Bucharest, Romania, is an Actor, Producer, Miscellaneous. Discover John Houseman's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of John Houseman networth?

Popular As Jacques Haussmann
Occupation actor,producer,miscellaneous
Age 86 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born 22 September 1902
Birthday 22 September
Birthplace Bucharest, Romania
Date of death 31 October, 1988
Died Place Malibu, California, USA
Nationality Romania

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John Houseman Height, Weight & Measurements

At 86 years old, John Houseman height is 5' 10" (1.78 m) .

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Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Who Is John Houseman's Wife?

His wife is Joan Houseman (11 November 1952 - 31 October 1988) ( his death) ( 2 children), Zita Johann (5 October 1929 - 13 September 1933) ( divorced)

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Wife Joan Houseman (11 November 1952 - 31 October 1988) ( his death) ( 2 children), Zita Johann (5 October 1929 - 13 September 1933) ( divorced)
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John Houseman Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is John Houseman worth at the age of 86 years old? John Houseman’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actor. He is from Romania. We have estimated John Houseman's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2023 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2023 Under Review
Net Worth in 2022 Pending
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He passed away soon after filming The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) but before its theatrical release. Coincidentally, Ethel Merman's final film role was in another Zucker film, Airplane! (1980).


Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 435-437. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1999).


He worked for only one day on John Carpenter's horror classic The Fog (1980) and was given a "special appearance" credit. His character, Mr. Machen, could be a reference to Arthur Machen, Welsh author and mystic of the 1890s and early 20th century. He is best known for his influential supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction.


Ironically, he had appeared in only one major movie, in a supporting role, before being tapped to replace James Mason in The Paper Chase (1973). He won an Academy Award for the role and began a 15-year career as a highly sought after supporting player.


Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1962.


Co-founded the Theatre Group at the University of California at Los Angeles, with Robert Ryan and Sidney Harmon (1959).


After the war, Houseman returned to directing and produced Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's version of Julius Caesar (1953).


His hatred for former partner Orson Welles was notorious, and Houseman never passed up an opportunity to attack him, often on very personal grounds. He is known to have given a great deal of information, most of it false or misleading, to Pauline Kael for her much-criticized essay, "Raising Kane". However, he could never escape from Welles' shadow, and even managed to die on the 50th anniversary of the famous "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast. On his deathbed, he admitted to Welles' biographer, Simon Callow, that "meeting Welles was the most important event of my life".


He has produced two films that have been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948) and The Bad and the Beautiful (1952).


He was involved with the pre-production of Citizen Kane (1941) but fell out with Welles due to Welles' already legendary ego. He produced a score of major films and was involved in three television series before devoting his life to teaching. He helped establish the acting program at New York's famous Julliard School for the Arts, where he influenced a new generation of actors.


On Broadway, apart from the Mercury Theatre and the WPA, Houseman directed "The Devil and Daniel Webster" (1939) and "Liberty Jones" and produced "Native Son" (1941). During World War II, Houseman went to work for the Office of War Information and was involved in broadcasting radio propaganda for the Voice of America.


He had produced his first film, Orson Welles' Too Much Johnson (1938), while with the Mercury Theatre.


He emigrated to America in 1925, establishing himself in New York City, where he directed "Four Saints in Three Acts" for the theater in 1934. He founded the Mercury Theatre along with Orson Welles (whom he affectionately called "The Dog-Faced Boy"). Their most important success was a modern-dress version of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar", in which the spectre of Hitler and Mussolini's Fascist states were evoked. As a producer assigned to Unit 891 of the Federal Theater Project funded by the government's Works Progress Administration, he produced the legendary production "Cradle Will Rock", a musical about the tyranny of capitalism, with music by Marc Blitzstein, creative input from Welles, and starring leftists Howard Da Silva and Will Geer. The production was so controversial, it was banned before its debut, although the did manage to stage one performance.


Academy Award-winning actor John Houseman's main contribution to American culture was not his own performances on film but rather, his role as a midwife to one of the greatest actor-directors-cinematic geniuses his adopted country ever produced (Orson Welles) and as a midwife to a whole generation of actors as head of the drama division of the Juilliard School. Houseman was born Jacques Haussmann on September 22, 1902 in Bucharest, Romania, to May (Davies) and Georges Haussmann, who ran a grain business. His father was from an Alsatian Jewish family, and his mother, who was British, was of Welsh and Irish descent. John was raised in England, where he was educated.