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Horace McMahon
Birth: May 17, 1907
Death: Aug. 17, 1971
Norwalk
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." 
 
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  Louise Campbell McMahon (1911 - 1997)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Marys Cemetery
Norwalk
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Plot: West Side Lot 30
 
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Originally Created by: K
Record added: Sep 04, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6753679
Horace McMahon
Added by: katzizkidz
 
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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
Rediscovered you on reruns of Naked City,you were the best and never let up on Paul Burke or Harry Bellaver, you were just trying to help them do good police work. RIP Sir.
- KB
 Added: Oct. 16, 2014

- karl anglin
 Added: Sep. 19, 2014
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