James Dunn

Actor + Vaudeville Performer
Born Nov 2, 1901

James Howard Dunn was an American film actor.

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1901 Birth Born on November 2, 1901.


1931 29 Years Old He was signed by Fox in 1931, making 22 films and several more on loan-out. … Read More


1934 32 Years Old Dunn's other early successes included four Shirley Temple films in 1934, Baby Take a Bow, Stand Up and Cheer! … Read More
1938 36 Years Old Dunn was married three times. His first, to Edna O'Lier, ended in divorce. He was married to the actress Frances Gifford from 1938 until 1942.


1945 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1945 his performance in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn earned him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, playing an alcoholic, but good-natured Irish father, a dreamer whose presence brought joy to those around him even though he was never a success in the traditional sense. … Read More
1950 48 Years Old After 1950, he appeared in only three feature films, but continued working in television until his death.


1954 52 Years Old From 1954 to 1956, he appeared as Earl Morgan, the deadbeat brother, always concocting "get-rich-quick" shemes, of the character Amy Morgan, played by Frances Bavier, in the NBC sitcom It's a Great Life. … Read More


1967 66 Years Old Died on September 1, 1967.
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