This biography is on the man who will be always remembered for his memorable role of moonshiner, Jubal Foster in episode # 45, " Keeper Of The Flame."
Everett Sloane's other contribution to The Andy Griffith Show is not as well known to fans of the show. He wrote the seldom heard lyrics to the theme song of the show, " The Fishin' Hole." This version can be heard with Andy Griffith proudly singing on the 1961 Capitol records LP, " Songs, Themes And Laughs From The Andy Griffith Show, " as well as numerous compiliation records of Andy Griffith's singing and comedy that have been issued in the past few years.
Everett Sloane was born on October 1, 1909, in New York City. He passed away in 1965. He was educated at the University Of Pennsylvania and in the 1920's, he was a runner on Wall Street. When the great stock market crash hit in 1929, he turned to acting on stage as well as hundreds of radio dramas. He made his Broadway debut in 1935, and shortly thereafter, became a member of Orson Welles's legendary Mercury Players Theater.
On television, Mr. Sloane was never a regular character, but he did appear in numerous shows as a guest star and he hosted the 1957 police series, Official Detective. His guest star credits include :
The Alcoa/Goodyear Theater Alfred Hitchcock Presents The Andy Griffith Show Aquanauts The Armstrong Circle Arrest And Trial The Asphalt Jungle Ben Casey Best Of The Post Bus Stop Bonanza Cain's Hundred Cimarron City Climax Checkmate Dakota Danger The Dick Tracy Show The Dick Van Dyke Show The Dick Powell Theater The Eleventh Hour Expert Witness The Famous Adventures Of Mr. Magoo ( voice only ) Ford Star Jubilee The Ford Theater Front Row Center G.E. Theater Gunsmoke The Goodyear Theater Hercules High Tor Honey West The Inner Sanctum The Jane Wyman Theater The Jerry Lewis Show The Kraft Theater Laramie Lights Out The Loretta Young Show ( he also directed some episodes ) Michael Shayne The Million Dollar Incident The Mystery Show No Warning On Trial Omnibus Perry Mason Petticoat Junction The Philco Playhouse Playhouse and Playhouse 90 A Question Of Chairs Rawhide Ready For The People Route 66 Saints And Sinners Sam Benedict Studio One and Summer Studio One Studio 57 The Schlitz Playhouse Of Stars The Sunday Mystery Hour Suspicion Suspense Tales Of Tomorrow Target Corruptors Temple Houston Thriller The 20th Century Fox Hour The Twilight Zone The U.S. Steel Hour The Virginian Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea Wagon Train The Zane Grey Theater and Zorro.
On the silver screen, Everett Sloane's impressive credits include :
1941 - Citizen Kane;
1943 - Jorney Into Fear;
1948 - The Lady From Shanghai;
1949 - Prince Of Foxes;
1950 - The Men;
1951 - The Bird Of Paradise, The Blue Veil, The Desert Fox, The Enforcer and Sirocco;
1955 - The Big Knife;
1956 - Lust For Life, Patterns and Somebody Up There Like Me;
1958 - Marjorie Morningstar;
1960 - Home From The Hill;
1961 - By Love Possessed;
1963 - The Man From The Diner's Club;
1964 - The Disorderly Orderly and The Patsy.