Joseph Wiseman
Date of Birth
May 15, 1918
Birth Place:
Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Intense, incisive Canadian-born actor Joseph Wiseman first set foot on stage with a Manhattan-based Italian acting troupe. One of his earliest Broadway appearances was as a townsman in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1939). He went on to share the spotlight with such notables as Helen Hayes, Katherine Cornell, Tallulah Bankhead, and Julie Harris. Wiseman's first important film...