BiographyLos Angeles, California, USA
Glenn Anders was born September 1, 1889 in Los Angeles, California. He attended the Wallace dramatic school in California and began a career as a performer in vaudeville on the Orpheum circuit. He arrived in New York in 1919 and attended Columbia University from 1919 until 1921. He made his Broadway debut in 1919 in a play entitled Just Around the Corner. Mr. Anders had a very long and distinguished career on Broadway and during his career appeared in three Pulitzer Prize winning plays. Read more... written by Sidney Howard and Strange Interlude (1928) written by Eugene O'Neill. Most of his career was spent on stage but he also had some noteworthy film appearances. He made approximately eight movies from 1925 to 1951. His most memorable film role was that of Grisby the lawyer in Lady from Shanghai, The (1948) starring Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth. After retiring from the stage he resided for several years in Mexico. He returned to the United States to reside at the Actor's Fund Home in Englewood, New Jersey. He resided at the Actor's Fund Home until his death in 1981 at the age of 92.