Mickey Knox

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Mickey Knox
Abraham Knox

(1921-12-24)December 24, 1921
New York City, United States
Died November 15, 2013(2013-11-15) (aged 91)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Actor
Film producer
Years active 1947–2001

Abraham "Mickey" Knox (December 24, 1921 − November 15, 2013) was an American actor with nearly 80 films to his credit. He was also a screenwriter, film producer and novelist. Blacklisted during the McCarthy era, he moved to Paris and Rome to work. His screenwriter credits where he adapted approximately 150 Italian and French into English translations include the English adaptation of Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.[1] As a dialogue director he coached many non-English speaking actors in performing convincingly in the English language.

Selected filmography as an actor

In popular culture

Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino named his lead character, portrayed by Woody Harrelson, after Knox in the film Natural Born Killers.[2]

Knox's 2004 memoir is titled The Good, the Bad and the Dolce Vita: The Adventures of an Actor in Hollywood, Paris and Rome.

See also


  1. ^ "Mickey Knox Biography". Fandango.com. 1922-01-01. Retrieved 2010-09-22.
  2. ^ Bio at imdb.com

External links

  • McGilligan, Patrick and Paul Buhle (1997). Tender Comrades: A Backstory of the Hollywood Blacklist. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-17046-7.
  • Mickey Knox on IMDb
  • Mickey Knox at AllMovie
  • Knox interview
  • Notice of death
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