Birth Date: October 1, 1909
Birth Place: New York, New York, USA
Date of Death: August 6, 1965 / Age: 55
Location of Death: Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death: barbiturate poisoning
Biography: Manhattan-born Everett Sloane (October 1, 1909 - August 6, 1965) was a television and movie actor. Sloane is probably best known for his supporting role playing Mr. Bernstein in the cinema classic Citizen Kane. Sloane remained a Mercury player for Orson Welles until 1947, when he played the crippled attorney Bannister in Welles' The Lady from Shanghai.
Sloane had acted in his twenties, but he quit and became a runner on Wall Street after a number of negative stage reviews. After the stock market crash in 1929, he decided to return to the theater.
Sloane also worked extensively in television; he was the voice of Dick Tracy in 130 cartoons produced in 1960 and 1961. Beginning in 1964, he provided character voices for the animated TV series The Adventures of Jonny Quest. He reportedly wrote the unused lyrics to "The Fishin' Hole", the theme song for The Andy Griffith Show. He starred as the ruthless businessman in both the film and television versions of Rod Serling's Patterns.
Sloane committed suicide at 55, reportedly depressed over oncoming blindness.