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Fredric March

Actor
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Born Aug 31, 1897
Died Apr 14, 1975
Death Place Los Angeles, Cali...
Other Names Bickel, Ernest Fr...

Fredric March was an American stage and film actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1932 for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and in 1946 for The Best Years of Our Lives. March is the only actor to win both the Academy Award and the Tony Award for acting twice.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1897 Birth Born on August 31, 1897.

TWENTIES

1920 22 Years Old He began a career as a banker, but an emergency appendectomy caused him to reevaluate his life, and in 1920 he began working as an extra in movies made in New York City, using a shortened form of his mother's maiden name.
1926 28 Years Old He appeared on Broadway in 1926, and by the end of the decade signed a film contract with Paramount Pictures.
1927 29 Years Old March was married to actress Florence Eldridge from 1927 until his death in 1975, and they had two adopted children. … Read More

THIRTIES

1930 32 Years Old March received an Oscar nomination for the 4th Academy Awards in 1930 for The Royal Family of Broadway, in which he played a role based upon John Barrymore.
1932 34 Years Old He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 6th Academy Awards in 1932 for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (tied with Wallace Beery for The Champ although March accrued one more vote than Beery), leading to a series of classic films based on stage hits and classic novels like Design for Living (1933) with Gary Cooper, Death Takes a Holiday (1934), Les Misérables (1935) with Charles Laughton, Anna Karenina (1935) with Greta Garbo, Anthony Adverse (1936) with Olivia de Havilland, and as the original Norman Maine in A Star is Born (1937) with Janet Gaynor, for which he received his third Oscar nomination. … Read More
1937 39 Years Old He returned to Broadway after a ten-year absence in 1937 with a notable flop Yr. … Read More

FORTIES

1944 46 Years Old He also had major successes in A Bell for Adano in 1944 and Gideon in 1961, and played Ibsen's An Enemy of the People on Broadway in 1951.
1945 47 Years Old March made several spoken word recordings, including a version of Oscar Wilde's The Selfish Giant issued in 1945, in which he narrated and played the title role, and The Sounds of History, a twelve volume LP set accompanying the twelve volume set of books The Life History of the United States, published by Time-Life. … Read More
1946 48 Years Old He also starred in such films as I Married a Witch (1942) and Another Part of the Forest (1948) during this period, and won his second Oscar in 1946 for The Best Years of Our Lives. … Read More

FIFTIES

1951 53 Years Old …  March later regretted turning down the role and finally played Willy Loman in Columbia Pictures's 1951 film version of the play, directed by Laslo Benedek, receiving his fifth-and-final Oscar nomination as well as a Golden Globe Award. … Read More
1954 56 Years Old On March 25, 1954, March co-hosted the 26th Annual Academy Awards ceremony from New York City, with co-host Donald O'Connor in Los Angeles.
1957 59 Years Old In 1957, March was awarded The George Eastman Award, given by George Eastman House for "distinguished contribution to the art of film."

LATE ADULTHOOD

1959 61 Years Old On February 12, 1959, March appeared before a joint session of the 86th United States Congress, reading of the Gettysburg Address as part of a commemorations of the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth.
1960 62 Years Old March co-starred with Spencer Tracy in the 1960 Stanley Kramer film Inherit the Wind, in which he played a somewhat dramatized version of famous orator and political figure William Jennings Bryan. … Read More
1970 72 Years Old Following surgery for prostate cancer in 1970, it seemed his career was over, yet he managed to give one last performance in The Iceman Cometh (1973), as the complicated Irish saloon keeper, Harry Hope.
1975 78 Years Old Died on April 14, 1975.
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