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 Dailey was born on December 14, 1915, in New York City, to Daniel James Dailey, Sr. and Helen Theresa (née Ryan) Dailey. … Read More
1921 5 Years Old He appeared in a minstrel show in 1921, and later appeared in vaudeville before his Broadway debut in 1937 in Babes in Arms.


1940 24 Years Old In 1940, he was signed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to make films 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 popular Andrews Sisters singing trio. … 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, who played a very small part as a dance hall girl.
1951 35 Years Old That same year, he played the title role in When Willie Comes Marching Home, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy in 1951. … Read More


1969 53 Years Old 1 More Event
…  From 1969-71, Dailey was the Governor opposite Jullie Sommars's J.J. in the sitcom The Governor & J.J. which revolved around the relationship between his character, the conservative governor of an unnamed state and his liberal daughter Jennifer Jo.


1978 63 Years Old Dailey died on October 16, 1978, from complications following hip replacement surgery. … Read More
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