Conrad Nagel

Born Mar 16, 1897

Conrad Nagel was an American screen actor and matinee idol of the silent film era and beyond. He was also a well-known television actor and radio performer.

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1897 Birth Born on March 16, 1897.


1918 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Nagel was immediately cast in film roles that cemented his unspoiled lover image. His first film was the 1918 retelling of the Louisa May Alcott classic, Little Women, which quickly captured the public's attention and set Nagel on a path to silent film stardom. … Read More
1920 23 Years Old Nagel married and divorced three times. His first wife, actress Ruth Helms, gave birth to a daughter, Ruth Margaret, in 1920. … Read More


1927 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1927, Nagel starred alongside Lon Chaney, Sr., Marceline Day, Henry B. Walthall and Polly Moran in the now lost Tod Browning directed horror film, London After Midnight. … Read More
1930 33 Years Old Nagel was the host of the 3rd Academy Awards ceremony held on November 5, 1930, the 5th Academy Awards on November 18, 1932, and a co-host with Bob Hope at the 25th Academy Awards ceremony on March 19, 1953.
1932 35 Years Old 1 More Event
He served as president of the organization from 1932 to 1933. … Read More


1939 42 Years Old Nagel was the announcer for Alec Templeton Time, a musical variety program on NBC Radio in the summer of 1939.


1947 50 Years Old He was the host on Silver Theatre, a summer replacement program that began June 8, 1947.
1955 58 Years Old 1 More Event
Templeton later hosted his own TV show It's Alec Templeton Time on the DuMont Television Network from June 1955 to August 1955.


1970 73 Years Old Nagel died in 1970 in New York City at the age of 72 and was cremated at Garden State Crematory in North Bergen, New Jersey. … Read More
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