Brian Aherne
Actor
Brian Aherne
Brian Aherne was a British actor of both stage and screen, who found success in Hollywood.
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Brian Aherne's personal information overview.
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Joan Crawford Movie Schedule: FORSAKING ALL OTHERS, POSSESSED - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Cast: Joan Crawford, Brian Aherne, Frank Morgan. BW-97 mins. 9:15 AM LOVE ON THE RUN (1936) Rival newsmen get mixed up with a runaway heiress and a ring of spies. Dir: WS Van Dyke. Cast: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone. BW-80 mins
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Make Mine Melodrama: 'Vigil in the Night' - PopMatters
Google News - over 5 years
The admiration of a handsome doctor (Brian Aherne) is fortunately downplayed, and we're not completely reassured that Anne must be rewarded with marriage. Actually, quite a bit is downplayed in stiff-upper-lip style, thanks to producer-director George
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Exploring The Twilight Zone, Episode 45: "The Trouble with Templeton" - Twitch
Google News - over 5 years
The Goods: Booth Templeton (Brian Aherne) observes a "new guest" paying attention to young Mrs. Templeton by the swimming pool on his palatial grounds. He is rueful but not surprised, accepting her indiscretions as the price he must pay for marrying
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Bette Davis Movie Schedule: THE CORN IS GREEN, JUAREZ, THE LETTER - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Cast: Bette Davis, Paul Muni, Brian Aherne. BW-121 mins. 4:30 PM THE LETTER (1940) A woman claims to have killed in self-defense, until a blackmailer turns up with incriminating evidence. Dir: William Wyler. Cast: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall,
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Morning Call Sheet: Speilberg's Curriculum, Harlow, Scarface, and a New Feature! - Big Hollywood
Google News - over 5 years
Dir: William Dieterle Cast: Bette Davis, Paul Muni, Brian Aherne. BW-121 mins, TV-G, CC. In his day, The Mighty Paul Mini was king of the biopics and here's a chance to see why in this flawed but still compelling political drama complete with Bette
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With Syfy Marathon Ahead, Here Are The Best 'Twilight Zone' Episodes - Starpulse.com
Google News - over 5 years
Brian Aherne, a movie star in his time, stars as Booth Templeton, a stage actor past his prime. He speaks of his young wife, Laura, who died tragically young, as he looks out his window at his current spouse, a woman who takes more companions to their
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DVD Extra: Sony's MOD -- Madman, madwoman, musical remakes - New York Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
... pair from George Stevens: "Vigil in the Night'' (1940) with Lombard, Brian Aherne and Anne Shirley; and the delightful Gershwin/Wodehouse musical "A Damsel in Distress' (1937) starring Fred Astaire, Joan Fontaine, George Burns and Grace Allen
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Celebrity wedding gowns through the decades - JohnJohnSaidIt.com
Google News - over 5 years
The story goes that Fontaine received a phone call the night before her wedding to fellow actor Brian Aherne saying that he had cold feet, but she demanded that the marriage take place. It did, on August 20, 1939, and she wore this lovely
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VIDEO; Chopin, Schubert And Dietrich (The Latter Nude)
NYTimes - over 5 years
AFTER ''Blonde Venus'' flopped in 1932, Paramount decided to break up the powerful creative alliance between the director Josef von Sternberg and the actress Marlene Dietrich, whom he had discovered in Germany and brought to Hollywood. While Sternberg, who was Jewish, entertained bizarre fantasies of returning to Germany to work for the
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Chopin, Schubert and Dietrich (the Latter Nude) - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
“The Song of Songs” proudly shows off its cultural credentials: a prestigious source novel (by Hermann Sudermann, whose short story “The Trip to Tilsit” was the basis for Murnau's “Sunrise”); a British supporting cast (Brian Aherne as the Berlin
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Tommy Dowd Memorial Foundation will host Family Fun Festival on June 4 - The Photo News
Google News - almost 6 years
The foundation also has lent a hand to local causes as well such as Sgt. Eddie Ryan, the Paula Catalina Foundation, the Salvation Army, the Brian Aherne Children's Fund and the Pink Socs Foundation. The Family Fun Festival will run from 2 to 8 pm at
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DVD Extra: Southwest noir, 'nude' Dietrich, Fonda and Caine go South; 'The ... - New York Post (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
She poses nude for a handsome but peniless sculptor (Brian Aherne) she falls for, but he's paid off by a retired army officer (Lionel Atwill) who wants to make Marlene his bride. She inevitably cheats on Atwill with his staff "agriculturist'' Hardie
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LISZT: Annees de Pelerinage: Trios Annees; Venezia e Napoli, S. 162 - Louis ... - Audiophile Audition
Google News - almost 6 years
The ill-fated Maximilian--who fell at the hands of Juarez - wins Liszt's sympathy, much as Brian Aherne made Maximilian a man of honor in the film portrait. Marked “Tranquillo grandioso,” the piece has Lorie execute some disturbing harmonies in the
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BOOKS OF THE TIMES; The Real Margo Channing's Fasten-Your-Seatbelts Life
NYTimes - over 9 years
The legendary film star Bette Davis was what might charitably be called ''a real piece of work.'' According to Ed Sikov, author of ''Dark Victory: The Life of Bette Davis,'' many who knew her often put it more bluntly. Barbara Stanwyck, no slouch herself in the legends category, described Davis's ''creative ruthlessness,'' and her co-star Brian
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Critic's Choice: New DVDs
NYTimes - over 9 years
Katharine Hepburn 100th Anniversary Celebration The centenaries are mounting up this year: We've already had Laurence Olivier (May 22) and John Wayne (May 26); approaching are Barbara Stanwyck (July 16), Rosalind Russell (June 4), Fay Wray (Sept. 15) and Gene Autry (Sept. 29). Katharine Hepburn's 100th birthday was May 12, though for years she
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Corrections
NYTimes - over 12 years
A picture caption on May 23 with an article about films that Donna Murphy watched to prepare for her role onstage in ''Wonderful Town'' misidentified an actor in the 1942 film ''My Sister Eileen,'' based on the play of the same title that was also a source for ''Wonderful Town.'' He was George Tobias, not Brian Aherne.
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THEATER/THE TONY AWARDS; Donna Murphy's Classic Movie Crib Sheet
NYTimes - almost 13 years
WHILE rehearsing for the current Broadway revival of the 1953 musical ''Wonderful Town,'' which is set in 1935, Donna Murphy prepared by watching 40 to 50 films from the 1930's, 40's and 50's. ''It helps me in my own imagination, without necessarily saying, 'Oh, I'm going to steal that moment,' '' Ms. Murphy said in a telephone interview. ''It's
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BOOKS OF THE TIMES; Holiday Gifts to Open More Than Once
NYTimes - about 15 years
Suppose you'd like to give a book to the person who has everything -- and Oprah already has her copy of ''The Corrections.'' There are endless other options at this time of year. The entire gift book universe is in high gear, ready to illustrate and immortalize just about any conceivable subject in coffee-table format. Each of these big,
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Paid Notice: Deaths AHERNE, ELEANOR DE LIAGRE
NYTimes - about 16 years
AHERNE-Eleanor de Liagre. 90, died at home after a short illness in Boca Grande, FL. Wife of the late film and stage actor Brian Aherne and sister of producer Alfred de Liagre, Jr. She is survived by her daughter Leonie Labrot Gately of Annapolis, MD. Five grandsons and six greatgrandchildren. An unusual lifetime network of great close and diverse
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Brian Aherne
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1986
    Age 83
    Died on February 10, 1986.
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  • 1969
    Age 66
    Aherne published his autobiography A Proper Job in 1969, as well as A Dreadful Man (1979), a biography of his friend George Sanders. Between 1939 and 1945, Aherne was married to actress Joan Fontaine, which ended in divorce.
    More Details Hide Details He then married Eleanor de Liagre Labrot. He was the younger brother of actor Pat Aherne. Aherne was a pilot and charter member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Aherne died of heart failure in Venice, Florida, USA at the age of 83. He was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1772 Vine Street.
  • FORTIES
  • 1948
    Age 45
    After a few more British talkies he moved on to lead roles in Hollywood, where he made over thirty films, including I Live My Life (1935), the multi-Oscar nominated brilliant ditzy comedy Merrily We Live (1938), Oscar-nominated for his role as Emperor Maxmilian in Juarez (1939), Vigil in the Night (1940), his best film, the 1948 psychological film noir, The Locket, Titanic (1953) and The Best of Everything (1959).
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  • 1945
    Age 42
    In 1945, he played sleuth Simon Templar in the mystery series, The Saint.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1934
    Age 31
    He was back in London in 1934 but returned that year to New York, where he appeared in December at the Martin Beck Theatre as Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, with Katharine Cornell.
    More Details Hide Details He continued his stage appearances during his film career, which he commenced in 1924 in silent film. Aherne made his talkie debut in Madame Guillotine (1931).
  • TWENTIES
  • 1931
    Age 28
    He made his first appearance on the New York stage at the Empire Theatre on 9 February 1931, playing Robert Browning in Rudolph Besier's play The Barretts of Wimpole Street opposite Katharine Cornell.
    More Details Hide Details Miss Cornell and Aherne remained lifelong friends and he played in many of her subsequent productions.
  • 1927
    Age 24
    Aherne reappeared in London at the Strand in March 1927, again as Langford in White Cargo, and continued on the London stage in a succession of plays until late 1930 when he went to America.
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  • 1926
    Age 23
    In 1926 he accompanied Dion Boucicault, Jr. to Australia, where he appeared in several plays by J.M. Barrie: as Valentine Brown in the comedy Quality Street, John Shand in the comedy What Every Woman Knows, Crichton in The Admirable Crichton, Simon and Harry in Mary Rose; and Willocks in Aren't We All? another comedy by Frederick Lonsdale.
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  • 1924
    Age 21
    He then toured with Violet Vanbrugh as Hugo in The Flame, and appeared at the London Playhouse in May 1924 as Langford in Leon Gordon's White Cargo, in which he played all through 1924–25.
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  • 1923
    Age 20
    He then studied with a view to becoming an architect, but, having had considerable amateur experience in Birmingham, and with Liverpool's Green Room Club, he obtained an engagement under Robert Courtneidge, and appeared at London's Savoy Theatre, opening on 26 December 1923, as Jack O'Hara in a revival of Paddy the Next Best Thing, the play by W. Gayer-Mackay and Robert Ord (from the novel).
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1910
    Age 7
    He first appeared on the stage in Birmingham with the Pilgrim Players (which subsequently developed into the Birmingham Repertory Theatre), on 5 April 1910, in Fifinella; and made his first appearance on the London stage at the Garrick Theatre, 26 December 1913, in Where the Rainbow Ends, a fairy play by Clifford Mills and John Ramsey, with music by Roger Quilter, which ran at various theatres for over 25 years.
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  • 1902
    Born
    Born on May 2, 1902.
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