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Comic performer with stage experience who had his first featured role as a philanderer in "Adam's Rib" (1949) and went on to specialize in portraying inept women-chasers and harried ordinary men. Ewell had the good fortune to co-star with two of Hollywood's biggest sex symbols of the mid-1950s: Marilyn Monroe in "The Seven Year Itch" (1955) and Jayne Mansfield in "The Girl Can't Help It" (1956).
Cast (Feature Film)
Stage acting debut in "The Spider" with the Al Jackson Players stock company while at college
Broadway debut in "They Shall Not Die"
Radio acting debut, 'The March of Time"
Film acting debut in "They Knew What They Wanted"
Served as a lieutenant in US Navy
Starred in first Broadway hits "John Loves Mary" and "Small Wonder"
First major featured film role, "Adam's Rib"