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Jerome Cowan

Cowan in The Hurricane
Born Jerome Palmer Cowan
October 6, 1897(1897-10-06)
New York, New York
Died January 24, 1972 (aged 74)
Encino, California
Years active 1936–1971
Spouse(s) Helen Dodge (1905-1980)

Jerome Cowan (October 6, 1897—January 24, 1972) was an American film and television actor. He appeared in over 100 films but is probably best remembered for two roles in classic films: Miles Archer, the doomed private eye partner of Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon and Thomas Mara, the hapless district attorney who has to prosecute Santa Claus in Miracle on 34th Street.

The New York-born actor also played Dagwood Bumstead's boss Mr. Radcliffe in several installments of Columbia Pictures' Blondie series. He also appeared in Deadline at Dawn, June Bride, and High Sierra.

In the 1960-1961 television season, Cowan starred as John Larsen, the owner of Comics, Inc., and the boss of Paul Morgan, a young cartoonist portrayed by Tab Hunter in the 32-segment The Tab Hunter Show on NBC. In 1962, he guest starred on Fess Parker's ABC sitcom, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. In 1964-1965, Cowan appeared as the demanding Herbert Wilson with Walter Brennan in the 32-episode ABC series The Tycoon.

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