Adolphe Menjou

Born Feb 18, 1890

Adolphe Jean Menjou was an American actor. His career spanned both silent films and talkies, appearing in such films as The Sheik, A Woman of Paris, Morocco, and A Star is Born. He was nominated for an Academy Award for The Front Page in 1931.

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1890 Birth Born on February 18, 1890.


1916 26 Years Old Attracted to the vaudeville stage, he made his movie debut in 1916 in The Blue Envelope Mystery. … Read More


1923 33 Years Old Returning from the war, he became a star in such films as The Sheik and The Three Musketeers. When he starred in 1923's A Woman of Paris, he solidified the image of a well-dressed man-about-town, and was later voted the Best Dressed Man in America nine times.
1928 38 Years Old He was previously married to Kathryn Carver in 1928. They divorced in 1934. … Read More


1930 40 Years Old His career stalled with the coming of talkies, but in 1930, he starred in Morocco, with Marlene Dietrich. … Read More
1934 44 Years Old Menjou was married to Verree Teasdale from 1934 until his death in 29 October 1963 and had one adopted son.


1947 57 Years Old In 1947, Menjou cooperated with the House Committee on Un-American Activities in its hunt for Communists in Hollywood. … Read More


1957 67 Years Old Menjou ended his film career with such roles as French General George Broulard in 1957's Paths of Glory, and as the town curmudgeon in Pollyanna in 1960.
1961 71 Years Old He guest starred as Fitch, with Orson Bean and Sue Randall as John and Ellen Monroe, in an 1961 episode, "The Secret Life of James Thurber", based on the works of the American humorist James Thurber, of the CBS anthology series The DuPont Show with June Allyson. … Read More
1963 74 Years Old Menjou died on October 29, 1963 of hepatitis in Beverly Hills. … Read More
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