Conrad Nagel
Actor
Conrad Nagel
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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The Mysterious Lady - Chicago Reader (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
A young army officer in Vienna (Conrad Nagel) buys a ticket to the symphony and finds himself sharing a balcony box with the most beautiful woman who ever lived (that would be Greta Garbo). She isn't what she seems, though, and the hero is pulled into
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Joan Blondell Movie Schedule: STAND-IN, CRY HAVOC, KONA COAST - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Cast: Dorothy Mackaill, Conrad Nagel, HB Warner. BW-71 mins. 7:15 AM BIG CITY BLUES (1932) A country boy finds love and heartache in New York City. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. Cast: Joan Blondell, Eric Linden, Jobyna Howland. BW-63 mins
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DVD Extra: Pre-code madness -- 'Kongo,' 'The Letter' -- and soap - New York Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Thing get complicated with the arrival of a drug-addled doctor (Conrad Nagel) who Deadlegs needs to help manage his pain. The film heavily suggests that between beheadings of natives and the arrival of the putative father, there is sex going on between
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At Large with Tom Williams > Glory days of the Gateway Theatre - Shore News Today
Google News - over 5 years
In future weeks and future seasons, the Gateway offered Donald Woods, Conrad Nagel, Betsy Von Furstenberg, Corinne Calvet, Tod Andrews, Gene Raymond, Constance Bennett and Sidney Blackmer, among many others. Barrymore Jr., the father of current
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Nature treats Snowbird skiers to late May powder - Salt Lake Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Snowbird • With unfettered joy, AJ Burton pumped his fist and proclaimed to snowboarding buddy Conrad Nagel: “We're going to be thinking of this day when we're 60.” They're both 25 now, season-pass holders at Snowbird
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TCM Remembers the Legendary Jackie Cooper Friday, May 13 with Nine-Film Tribute - TVbytheNumbers
Google News - almost 6 years
7:15 am – Divorce in the Family (1932), with Conrad Nagel, Lewis Stone and Lois Wilson. 8:45 am – O'Shaughnessy's Boy (1935), with Wallace Beery, George “Spanky” McFarland and Henry Stephenson. 10:15 am – Boy of the Streets (1937), with Maureen
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DVDS; When Hollywood Learned To Talk, Sing and Dance
NYTimes - about 7 years
AS the snowballing box-office success of ''Avatar'' suggests a paradigm shift in film, it's rewarding to contemplate the last time the movies assumed a new dimension, that of sound. The gradual transition from silent films to talkies took place between 1926 and 1930 and included many small steps -- both technological developments and adjustments to
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Kate Phillips, 94, Actress Who Christened 'The Blob'
NYTimes - almost 9 years
Kate Phillips, who played mostly supporting roles on Broadway and in more than 50 films in the 1930s and '40s and who later was a co-writer of the 1958 horror film ''The Blob,'' died on April 18 in Keene, N.H. She was 94. The death was confirmed by Lawrence Benaquist, chairman of film studies at Keene State College. Mrs. Phillips, known during her
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FILM; There Will Be Memories
NYTimes - about 9 years
THE Academy Awards may have been around for 80 years now, but, as Suzanne Stone Maretto (Nicole Kidman) in ''To Die For'' (1995) might have told you, if it wasn't on television, it didn't really happen. So an equally important anniversary is that of the Oscar broadcast. The ceremony was first shown on television in March 1953. (Above, Bob Hope was
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A Killing in Ceylon
NYTimes - almost 13 years
THE HAMILTON CASE By Michelle de Kretser. 307 pp. New York: Little, Brown & Company. $24.95. AT the end of Michelle de Kretser's multilayered and beguiling novel, one of its characters makes a typically gnomic statement: ''History, like any other verdict, is not a matter of fact but a point of view.'' ''Point of view'' is the key phrase here, since
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Paid Notice: Deaths SHERIDAN, NANCY
NYTimes - over 18 years
SHERIDAN-Nancy. Actress. 95. Died of natural causes Oct. 3, 1998, at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington. Ms. Sheridan's career spanned four decades including vaudville and the Palace. She started on Broadway as an ingenue in ''Sure Fire'' and later appeared in ''Celebrity,'' ''10 Per Cent,'' ''Come Easy,'' ''The Eldest,'' ''Penny Wise,''
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LONG ISLAND JOURNAL; From a Child of the 50's, a Tale of the Tape
NYTimes - over 18 years
A STORY to tell the wee ones -- of an ancient time when there were no home computers, no VCR's. There was barely television, and only in shades of black and white. Back in those archaic times, the 1950's, most television programs were live. The performers entertained, the viewers watched and then it was over. Before videotaping in the home, there
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MOVIE GUIDE
NYTimes - over 18 years
Here is a selective listing by critics of The Times of new or noteworthy movies and film series playing this weekend in New York City. * denotes a highly recommended film or series. Ratings and running times are in parentheses. An index of reviews of films opening today appears on page 12. Now Playing * ''BULWORTH,'' starring Warren Beatty, Halle
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Lillian Gish, 99, a Movie Star Since Movies Began, is Dead
NYTimes - almost 24 years
Lillian Gish, the last of the great silent film stars, who performed for more than 85 years in movies, theater and television, died in her sleep on Saturday evening at her home in Manhattan. She was 99 years old. Her personal manager, James E. Frasher, said the cause was heart failure. "She was the same age as film," Mr. Frasher said. "They both
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Crack in Fuel Pump Found in Space Shuttle
NYTimes - about 28 years
LEAD: A tiny crack has been discovered in one of the high-pressure pumps that send liquid oxygen into the three main engines of the space shuttle Atlantis. A tiny crack has been discovered in one of the high-pressure pumps that send liquid oxygen into the three main engines of the space shuttle Atlantis. The crack, on a bearing part, was found
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SPACECRAFT'S TILE HEAVILY BATTERED
NYTimes - about 28 years
LEAD: The space shuttle Atlantis returned from its secret four-day mission more bruised than normal, but the damage is not severe enough to delay its next scheduled launching, space officials say. The space shuttle Atlantis returned from its secret four-day mission more bruised than normal, but the damage is not severe enough to delay its next
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Soviet Space Shuttle Orbits and Returns In Unmanned Debut
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: The Soviet Union's first re-usable spacecraft made a triumphant maiden voyage today. No hitches were reported from the moment a giant Energiya booster rocket powered the unmanned craft off a launching pad in central Asia until it glided to a smooth automated landing seven miles from the launching site. The Soviet Union's first re-usable
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RUSSIAN SHUTTLE ORBITS AND LANDS
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: The Soviet Union's space shuttle was lofted into orbit for the first time today by the world's most powerful booster rocket. The unmanned craft circled Earth twice before returning in a smooth automated landing on the cold, flat Asian steppe, a few miles from where it had been launched. The Soviet Union's space shuttle was lofted into orbit
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Likely Shuttle Cargo Detailed
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: An intelligence-gathering satellite capable of spying on 80 percent of the Soviet Union will be carried by the secret space shuttle mission scheduled for late this month, a magazine reports. An intelligence-gathering satellite capable of spying on 80 percent of the Soviet Union will be carried by the secret space shuttle mission scheduled for
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Space Shuttle Atlantis Is Put On Launching Pad in Florida
NYTimes - over 30 years
The space shuttle Atlantis was mounted atop the launching pad here today for a series of tests, including astronaut escape drills. ''I'm sure happy to see the bird out on the pad this morning,'' said Conrad Nagel, director of the Atlantis's processing. ''This is the first time we've had a vehicle out at the launch pad since the accident.'' The
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Conrad Nagel
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1970
    Age 72
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Nagel's remains are interred at the Lutheran Cemetery in Warsaw, Illinois. In 1940, Nagel was given an Honorary Academy Award for his work with the Motion Picture Relief Fund. For his contributions to film, radio, and television, Conrad Nagel was given three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1719 Vine Street (motion pictures), 1752 Vine Street (radio), and 1752 Vine Street (television).
  • FIFTIES
  • 1955
    Age 57
    From September 14, 1955 to June 1, 1956, Nagel hosted Hollywood Preview, a 30-minute show on the DuMont Television Network which featured Hollywood stars with clips of upcoming films.
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    Templeton later hosted his own TV show It's Alec Templeton Time on the DuMont Television Network from June 1955 to August 1955.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1947
    Age 49
    He was the host on Silver Theatre, a summer replacement program that began June 8, 1947.
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  • 1939
    Age 41
    Nagel was the announcer for Alec Templeton Time, a musical variety program on NBC Radio in the summer of 1939.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1932
    Age 34
    The 21-year gap between his appearances in 1932 and 1953 is a record for an Oscar ceremonies host.
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    He served as president of the organization from 1932 to 1933.
    More Details Hide Details He was also a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).
  • 1930
    Age 32
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1927
    Age 29
    On May 11, 1927, Nagel was among 35 other film industry insiders to found the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS); a professional honorary organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of motion pictures.
    More Details Hide Details Fellow actors involved in the founding included: Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Richard Barthelmess, Jack Holt, Milton Sills, and Harold Lloyd.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The film is quite possibly the most famous lost film ever. Unlike so many silent films stars of the Roaring Twenties, Conrad Nagel had little difficulty transitioning to talkies and spent the next several decades being very well received in high-profile films as a character actor. He was also frequently heard on radio and made many notable appearances on television. From 1937 to 1947 he hosted and directed the radio program Silver Theater. From 1949 to 1952, he hosted the popular TV game show, Celebrity Time and from 1953 to 1954, the DuMont Television Network program Broadway to Hollywood. In 1961 he made a guest appearance on Perry Mason as art collector and murderer Nathan Claver in "The Case of the Torrid Tapestry."
  • 1920
    Age 22
    Nagel married and divorced three times. His first wife, actress Ruth Helms, gave birth to a daughter, Ruth Margaret, in 1920.
    More Details Hide Details His second wife was actress Lynn Merrick. His third wife was Michael Coulson Smith, who gave birth to a son Michael in the late 1950s.
  • 1918
    Age 20
    In 1918, Nagel joined The Lambs, the historical theater club.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details His breakout role came in the 1920 film, The Fighting Chance, opposite Swedish starlet Anna Q. Nilsson.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1897
    Born
    Born on March 16, 1897.
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