Dan Dailey

Actor + Singer and Dancer
Born Dec 14, 1915

Daniel James Dailey Jr. was an American dancer and actor.

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1915 Birth Born in New York City on December 14, 1915, to James J. and Helen Dailey, both born in New York City.


1937 21 Years Old He appeared in a minstrel show when very young, and appeared in vaudeville before his Broadway debut in 1937 in Babes in Arms.
1940 24 Years Old In 1940, he was signed by MGM to make movies and, although his past career had been in musicals, he was initially cast as a Nazi in The Mortal Storm and a mobster in The Get Away. … Read More


1948 32 Years Old His performance in their film When My Baby Smiles at Me in 1948 garnered him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
1949 33 Years Old In 1949, he showcased his singing abilities by recording four songs for Decca Records with the enormously popular Andrews Sisters (Patty, Maxene, and LaVerne). … Read More
1950 34 Years Old In 1950, he starred in A Ticket to Tomahawk, often noted as one of the first screen appearances of Marilyn Monroe, in a very small part as a dance-hall girl.
1952 36 Years Old He portrayed baseball pitcher Dizzy Dean in a 1952 biopic, Pride of St. Louis. … Read More


1978 63 Years Old Died on October 16, 1978.
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