Happy Birthday: Lee J. Cobb (1911–1976)

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leejcobb.jpgLee J. Cobb (1911–1976)

Born: December 8, 1911 in New York City, New York, USA
Died: February 11, 1976 (age 64) in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Married to:
Mary Brako Hirsch (27 June 1957 – 11 February 1976) (his death) (2 children)
Helen Beverly (February 1940 – 28 July 1952) (divorced) (2 children)

[interview with Victor Navasky for the book “Naming Names”, about the McCarthy “Red Scare” witch-hunts of the 1950s] When the facilities of the government of the United States are drawn on an individual it can be terrifying. The blacklist is just the opening gambit – being deprived of work. Your passport is confiscated. That’s minor. But not being able to move without being tailed is something else. After a certain point it grows to implied as well as articulated threats, and people succumb. My wife did, and she was institutionalized. In 1953 the HUCA did…

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