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Brian Donlevy

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Born Feb 9, 1901

Waldo Brian Donlevy, later known as Brian Donlevy was an American-born actor of Irish descent, noted for playing dangerous tough guys from the 1930s to the 1960s. He usually appeared in supporting roles. Among his best-known films are Beau Geste (1939) and The Great McGinty (1940). For his role as Sergeant Markoff in Beau Geste he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1901 Birth Donlevy was born Waldo Brian Donlevy in Cleveland, Ohio in 1901.
1910 9 Years Old Sometime between 1910 and 1912 the family moved to Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, where Donlevy's father worked as a supervisor at the Brickner Woolen Mills.

TEENAGE

1916 15 Years Old When the local Army National Guard company was called into service for the Pancho Villa Expedition in 1916, Donlevy lied about his age (he was actually 14) so he could join the mobilization. … Read More

TWENTIES

1928 27 Years Old Donlevy was married three times: first to Yvonne Grey from 1928–36, then to actress Marjorie Lane from 1936–1947, and finally to Lillian Arch Lugosi (the ex-wife of Bela Lugosi, famous for playing Dracula) from 1966 until his death in 1972.

THIRTIES

1935 34 Years Old Donlevy's break came in 1935, when he was cast in the Edward G. Robinson film Barbary Coast. … Read More
1939 38 Years Old In 1939, he played the lead villain in Destry Rides Again and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the ruthless Sergeant Markoff in Beau Geste, although the Oscar went to Thomas Mitchell for Stagecoach. … Read More

FORTIES

1942 41 Years Old In 1942, Donlevy starred in Wake Island and The Glass Key.

FIFTIES

1955 54 Years Old In 1955, he played the lead in the British science-fiction horror film The Quatermass Xperiment (called The Creeping Unknown in the US) for the Hammer Films company, playing the lead role of Professor Bernard Quatermass. … Read More
1957 56 Years Old 1 More Event
Nonetheless, the film version was a success and Donlevy returned for the sequel, Quatermass 2 (Enemy From Space in the US), in 1957, also based on a BBC television serial. … Read More
1960 59 Years Old In 1960, he appeared as John Ridges in the episode "Escape" of CBS's anthology series The DuPont Show with June Allyson, with Sylvia Sidney portraying his wife.

LATE ADULTHOOD

1969 68 Years Old His last film role was in The Winner, released in 1969.
1972 71 Years Old Donlevy died from throat cancer on April 5, 1972 at the Motion Picture Country Hospital in Woodland Hills, California. … Read More
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