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Horace McMahon
Birth: May 17, 1907
Death: Aug. 17, 1971
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA

Actor. Bull-necked, gravel-voiced character actor who was one of Hollywood's favorite heavies. After several years as a bit player and a starring role on Broadway, he went west to further his career. He was soon typecast as a mobster; a bread-and-butter persona that he relished in many of his 135 films. "I was a jailbird," he said, "behind bars so often that Western Costume Company had a "Horace McMahon' tag sewn into a convict's striped suit." In 1949 he exchanged his film prison number for a badge number, returning to the stage as Lieutenant Monoghan in "Detective Story." Finding his new image as the hard-boiled cop equally remunerative, he later became the grumbling police lieutenant who ran New York's 65th precinct detective squad on the long-lived ABC series "Naked City." 
Family links: 
  Louise Campbell McMahon (1911 - 1997)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Marys Cemetery
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Plot: West Side Lot 30
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: K
Record added: Sep 04, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6753679
Horace McMahon
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Because We Never Met Each Other Horace, I Decided To Come Visit You On Here Today. May You Rest In Eternal Peace.
- Robert David Miller
 Added: Mar. 21, 2015
God bless
- Buddy20581
 Added: Jan. 20, 2015
Horace, you were great as Lt. Mike Parker in The Naked City. What a wonderful show. God bless. Rest in peace.
- LilyPondLane
 Added: Nov. 1, 2014
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