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Horace McMahon
Birth: May 17, 1907
South Norwalk
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
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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 Spouse:
  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: Peterborough "K"
Record added: Sep 04, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6753679
Horace McMahon
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- Cindy
 Added: Aug. 17, 2017
I watched you perform in the Detective Story and The Naked City when I was a young boy. I laughed at that one episode of the Naked City when you were licked in the face by that big slobbering dog. I just want to say that behind that gruff expression and v...(Read more)
- Gerald Marka
 Added: Jul. 29, 2017

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 Added: Jul. 20, 2017
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