Date of Birth:
4 October 1900
Robert Shayne played in 4 movies in the Drama, Music, Romance, Music, Western, Action, Mystery, Crime, Sci-Fi, Horror, Fantasy genres.
Robert Shayne didn't achieve real success and got average imdb rating 4.8.
Two children with Elizabeth: 1) son, Robert Shayne, Jr. born June 5, 1947 died August 19, 1983 of throat cancer. Was a child actor. 2) Daughter, Stephanie Shayne born March 11, 1950, still living. Actress since childhood, still working.
During the shooting of his "Superman" series, Shayne became active in union organizing, which put him in conflict with studio executives. Suddenly he found himself subpoenaed to appear before The House Un-American Activities Committee to answer for his alleged "Communist" sympathies. Although the producers of "Superman" stood by his side and knew it was a setup, Shayne had a hard time getting parts during the 1950s.
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