Marc Lawrence was born in New York City in 1909, finding his passion for acting at a young age. Lawrence was a star in his high school drama department, and he further developed his craft after graduation, studying at New York City College. The actor started his professional…more
Marc Lawrence: I had this effect on people. I remember walking along the street and seeing Eddie Cantor's name up on one of the theaters, so I stopped by the ticket seller and asked him, 'When does Eddie go on?' He looked at me and went pale and said, 'You-you-you-you're the guy in that picture up the street!' He was petrified of me. So I went and watched that movie again and thought to myself 'Christ Almighty, what an ugly [expletive]!' Holes in my face, black eyes that pierce right through you. Here I thought I looked like Ronald Colman and the ticket seller was right.