Dane Clark (1912-98) was born Bernard Zanville in Brooklyn. His future as an actor began in Northport, Long Island when Charles M. Fritz, a notable actor, theater manager, and cousin to Edward G. Robinson and Paul Muni, discovered him. Fritz ran The Little Red Theater there, gave Dane a job and took him to live at his home, where he used his own furniture as props to mount plays in which newly named Zanville, now Dane Clark, played. Clark's career led to appear in numerous plays and movies and, in a very short time, became one of the most renowned and famous actors of his time. Known for being an "average Joe," Clark worked alongside some of his era's biggest stars, including Bette Davis. He also guest starred on a number of television shows, including "The Twilight Zone."