Dane Clark, Veteran of Group Theatre, Dies at 85

News   Dane Clark, Veteran of Group Theatre, Dies at 85 Dane Clark, who played a small role in the original production of Clifford Odet's Waiting for Lefty and appeared in several other New York productions before moving to Hollywood, died on Sept. 11 in Santa Monica, CA, according to the New York Times.

Dane Clark, who played a small role in the original production of Clifford Odet's Waiting for Lefty and appeared in several other New York productions before moving to Hollywood, died on Sept. 11 in Santa Monica, CA, according to the New York Times. Clark, a native of Brooklyn, typically played soldiers or regular guy types. He began landing parts in plays in the 1930s. Among his credits are Dead End and Stage Door. He also played a lead in the stage version of Of Mice and Men.

In these early years, he went by the name of Bernard Zanville. Humphrey Bogart gave him the name Dane Clark. As Clark, he appeared in such films as Destination Tokyo, Hollywood Canteen, Whiplash and Go, Man, Go!.

-- By Robert Simonson

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