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Character actor, Tom Ewell, was born Samuel Yewell Tompkins on Apr 29, 1909 in Owensboro, KY. Ewell died at the age of 85 on Sep 12, 1994 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles and was cremated and his ashes given to family or friend.



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Tom Ewell Quotes:

Dr. Brubaker: When something itches my dear sir, the natural tendency is to scratch.
Richard Sherman: Last night I scratched.

Richard Sherman: If Helen sent you to get a divorce.
Tom MacKenzie: [incredulous] A divorce?
Richard Sherman: [continuing] I absolutely refuse! I'll fight it in every court!
Tom MacKenzie: [incredulous] She sent me for the paddle.
Richard Sherman: [continuing; crazed] Because I can explain everything: the stairs, the cinnamon toast, the blond in the kitchen.
Tom MacKenzie: [interrupts; incredulous] Wait! Wait a minute Dickey-Boy. What blond in the kitchen?
Richard Sherman: [seething with contempt] Oh, wouldn't you like to know! Maybe it's Marilyn Monroe!

Richard Sherman: It sort of cools the ankles, doesn't it?

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Tom Ewell Facts
He claimed never to have seen any of his films, including The Seven Year Itch, and had only ever seen glimpses of himself on the screen when his wife was watching television. He said he suffered from an acute inferiority complex and could not bear to see himself on screen as he was too critical of himself.

Was a charter member of the Owensboro High School Rose Curtain Players in 1923.

Was inducted in the Owensboro High School Hall of Fame in 2003.

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