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Alexander Scourby


Who is Alexander Scourby?

Alexander Scourby was an American film, television, and voice actor known for his deep and resonant voice. He is best known for his film role as the ruthless mob boss Mike Lagana in Fritz Lang's The Big Heat, and is also particularly well-remembered in the English-speaking world for his landmark recordings of the entire King James Version audio Bible, which have been released in numerous editions. He later recorded the entire Revised Standard Version of the Bible. Scourby recorded 422 audiobooks for the blind which he considered his most important work. He has a reputation in the audiobook industry as being one of the greatest narrators: "He is heralded as having the greatest voice ever recorded.

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Google previewThe Routledge Encyclopedia of Walt Whitman (2013)

by J.R. LeMaster, Donald D. Kummings

Alexander Scourby, the most famous voice on spoken word records, has been a frequently used reader of Whitman's verse.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater (2011)

1930-2010 by James Fisher

The cast included veterans Jean Adair, Alexander Scourby, Joseph Wiseman, and Horace McMahon, while bright newcomers including Lee Grant and Maureen Stapleton made strong impressions. A 1951 film version directed by William ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Film Noir (2010)

by Andrew Spicer

Mike Langalla (Alexander Scourby) observes: “Prisons are bulging with dummies who wonder how they got there.” And gangster's moll Debby Marsh (Gloria Grahame) tells avenging cop Dave Bannion (Glenn Ford): ...

Google previewThe Edward G. Robinson Encyclopedia (2002)

by Robert Beck

Alexander Scourby ( Raymond LeMay), Berry Kroeger (Hugo Baumer), Sebastian Cabot (Casino director), ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Old Time Radio (2007)

by Jon D. Swartz, Robert C. Reinehr

The cast was drawn from New York radio performers and included, among others, Raymond Edward Johnson, Alexander Scourby, and Leon Janning. Scripts were by Howard Merrill; music was composed and conducted by .Elliot Jacoby.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Film Noir (2007)

by Geoff Mayer, Brian McDonnell

Alexander Scourby (Mike Lagana) . Fritz Lang is one the most significant directors associated with classical film noir ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film (2000)

Ali Baba to Zombies by R. G. Young

Alexander Scourby (Prof. Parker). Nigel Patrick (Col. Scott). Keith Michell (Adam Booth), George Baker (Philip Crawford), Peter Bull (Butterfield), Peter Dyneley ( Balkov) P: Charles H. Schneer D: Sam Wanamaker SCR: Jack Pulman STORY: ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Television Film Directors (2009)

by Jerry Roberts

Murrow and performed by an ensemble including Edward Asner, James Coburn, Warren Beatty, Warren Oates, Alexander Scourby, and Vincent Gardenia. On Breck's Golden Showcase ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1999)

by John Clute, John Grant

Alexander Scourby (Mikhail Andrassy), Roberta Shore (Franceska Andrassy). 104 mins. B/w. Technology-crazy teenager Wilby, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Television Series, Pilots and Specials (1985)

by Vincent Terrace

Host Alexander Scourby Producer: Don Carmody, Jim Hanley Director: Jim Hanley Music: William Loose, Mary Lou Music Writer: Don Carmody, Jim Hanley Photography: John Robertson Syndicated 80 mins 1/82 2477 STRANGER IN OUR ...

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