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Wallace Beery

Actor
Male
Born Apr 1, 1885
Hometown Clay County, Miss...
Died Apr 15, 1949
Death Place Beverly Hills, Ca...
Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
Nationality American
Other Names Beery, Wallace Fi...

Wallace Fitzgerald Beery was an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Bill in Min and Bill opposite Marie Dressler, as Long John Silver in Treasure Island, as Pancho Villa in Viva Villa!, and his titular role in The Champ, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Beery appeared in some 250 movies over a 36-year span. He was the brother of actor Noah Beery, Sr. and uncle of actor Noah Beery Jr.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1885 Birth Born on April 1, 1885.

TEENAGE

1904 19 Years Old Wallace Beery joined his brother Noah in New York City in 1904, finding work in comic opera as a baritone and began to appear on Broadway as well as Summer stock theatre.

TWENTIES

1907 22 Years Old His most notable early role came in 1907 when he starred in The Yankee Tourist to good reviews.
1913 28 Years Old In 1913, he moved to Chicago to work for Essanay Studios, cast as Sweedie, The Swedish Maid, a masculine character in drag. … Read More

THIRTIES

1915 30 Years Old In 1915, Beery starred with his wife Gloria Swanson in Sweedie Goes to College. … Read More
1917 32 Years Old Beery began playing villains, and in 1917 portrayed Pancho Villa in Patria at a time when Villa was still active in Mexico. … Read More

FORTIES

1930 45 Years Old Beery played the savage convict "Butch", a role originally intended for Lon Chaney, Sr., in the highly successful 1930 prison film The Big House, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. … Read More
1931 46 Years Old He followed with The Champ in 1931, this time winning the Best Actor Oscar, and the role of Long John Silver in Treasure Island (1934). … Read More
1933 48 Years Old …  On April 15, 1933 he was commissioned a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy Reserve at NRAB Long Beach.

FIFTIES

1939 54 Years Old In December 1939, the unmarried Beery adopted a seven-month old infant girl Phyllis Ann. … Read More
1943 58 Years Old A noteworthy episode in Beery's life is chronicled in the 5th episode of Ken Burns' documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea: In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order creating Jackson Hole National Monument to protect the land adjoining the Grand Tetons in Wyoming. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1949 64 Years Old Wallace Beery died at his Beverly Hills, California home of a heart attack, on April 15, 1949. … Read More
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