Wallace Beery
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Wallace Beery
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.
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Movies on TV, Today & Tonight - Regina Leader-Post
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12: 10 (166) >> Wyoming Wallace Beery. A reformed outlaw protects a dead rancher's family. (1 hr.30 mins.) 12: 15 (165) >> Riding in Cars With Boys Drew Barrymore. A teenage mother becomes a divorcee and aspiring writer. (2 hrs.15 mins
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Take a classic look at an old favorite - HollandSentinel.com
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By Anonymous The Red Barn Theatre's film series continues Tuesday with the 1934 version of “Treasure Island,” featuring Wallace Beery as Long John Silver and the late Jackie Cooper as Jim Hawkins. This black-and-white adaptation was already the fifth
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Jack Layton's Secret Link to Kennedy Revealed - Wire Service Canada (press release)
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While Kennedy was secretly fathered by actor Wallace Beery, the illegitimate son of Boston politician "HoneyFitz" John F. Fitzgerald, Celeste Holm's father was Holmes Herbert, a British actor. Jack Layton and those who knew him kept the secret to his
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From Page to Screen - The Faithfulness of the Screen Adaptation - Part One: Zorro - Comic Book Movie
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... who appears out of nowhere to protect them from the corrupt administration of Governor Alvarado, his henchman the villainous Captain Juan Ramon and the brutish Sergeant Pedro Gonzales (Noah Beery, Wallace Beery's older half-brother)
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Five Manly Tearjerkers - JOE
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The original version 1931 version featuring the Academy Award winning Wallace Beery, is rated better by IMDb users although Rotten Tomatoes has the remake marginally ahead on an 85% approval rating. Maybe it's time to put the two to the test some rainy
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Supporting actor Ralph Bellamy featured Aug. 14 on TCM's Summer Under The Stars - Examiner.com
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It's a Pre-Code gangster flick starring Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow, Clark Gable and Marjorie Mambeau. Gable plays a newspaperman investigating the goings on of an infamous bootlegger (Beery). Harlow's inclusion in the film, marked her first major role
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Ralph Bellamy Movie Schedule: THE WOLF MAN, THE PROFESSIONALS, CAREFREE - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Cast: Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, John Mack Brown. BW-84 mins. 9:00 AM HEADLINE SHOOTER (1933) A newsreel photographer neglects his love life to get the perfect shot. Dir: Otto Brower. Cast: William Gargan, Frances Dee, Ralph Bellamy. BW-61 mins
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Antonio Banderas y Rin tin tín. Foto: ANDINA/Difusión - Andina
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Nace el actor estadunidense Noah Beery Jr. Se especializa en personajes amistosos y amables, similares a los que interpreta su legendario tío Wallace Beery. Casado con Maxine Jones y luego con Lisa Thorman. Muere el 1 de noviembre de 1994 de una
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The scenes guaranteed to make you laugh and cry -- in 1995 - Salon
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Anyway, I made a friend watch it the other day and his verdict was mildly amusing, so maybe it's the mood you're in when you're watching. with Wallace Beery and Jackie Cooper. John Voight and Ricky Whats-His Name's version is a pale imitation
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A Crying Shame - NBC New York
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The movie, though, is otherwise largely forgettable, and lacks the fuller emotional punch packed by the 1931 original starring Jackie Cooper and Wallace Beery. We're not heartless. Far from it. But the strongest tear-provoking scenes in our memory are
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A WORD WITH: DANNY AIELLO; Emotional Guy, Speaking for Others
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Danny Aiello, a big guy with a big New Yawk accent, is best known for roles like Sal, the boisterous pizzeria owner in Spike Lee's 1989 film, ''Do the Right Thing,'' which won him an Oscar nomination. In the play ''The Shoemaker,'' which is now in previews and opens on Sunday at the Acorn Theater, Mr. Aiello is a different kind of New Yorker. A
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Emotional Guy, Speaking for Others - New York Times
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Wallace Beery. That was my father image on screen. That was the closest I had to a father. I never resented him. My father was a good man, but he was a con man. He was a wanderer, nomadic. Q. Susan Charlotte said you not only learned to speak Italian
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Harry Potter is CS Lewis' Grandson, says genetics researcher - Wire Service Canada (press release)
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The father of John F. Kennedy and Celeste Holm was an actor, Wallace Beery, but Wallace himself was secretly the son of famed Boston politico John F. Fitzgerald. The process isn't without its flaws, however, as anyone who gets annoyed by Hillary
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The Seasoned Collector: Performing arts prints in Palo Alto, flea market in ... - San Jose Mercury News
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Niles was home to Essanay Studios where silent pictures starring film greats Charlie Chaplin, Wallace Beery and Ben Turpin were directed. The town is now home to a museum, many antiques shops and eateries. One of my favorite stores is My Friends and I,
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Wallace Beery's former West Hollywood-area home is listed - Los Angeles Times
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The West Hollywood-area home was built for actor Wallace Beery in the 1930s. (Everett Fenton Gidley) A West Hollywood-area home built for Oscar winner Wallace Beery in the 1930s is on the market at $1075000. The actor commissioned local architect
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Wallace Beery's William Kesling Designed Residence For Sale - Huffington Post
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It was built in 1936 for Wallace Beery, an Academy Award winning actor and one time elephant trainer for the Ringling Brother's circus. Beery stared in films such as "The Lost World," "Robin Hood," and "The Champ." He was the first husband of the
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New to Market - Curbed SF
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Wallace Beery--star of silents The Lost World and Robin Hood, Oscar winner for talkie The Champ, one-time husband of Gloria Swanson--liked architect William Kesling so much that, according to the Silver Lake News, he had Kesling build two streamline
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Kennedy is not a Kennedy, says genetics researcher - Wire Service Canada (press release)
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Here is her account of how she discovered that John Kennedy was not actually a Kennedy: Jack Worthington, the man whose mother told him he was John F. Kennedy's son, looks more like actor Wallace Beery than a Kennedy. This is because Hollywood actor
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Wallace Beery
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1949
    Age 63
    Wallace Beery died at his Beverly Hills, California home of a heart attack on April 15, 1949.
    More Details Hide Details He was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California. The inscription on his grave reads, "NO MAN IS INDISPENSABLE BUT SOME ARE IRREPLACEABLE." When Mickey Rooney's father died less than a year later, Rooney arranged to have him buried next to his old friend. "I thought it was fitting that these two comedians should rest in peace, side by side," he wrote. For his contributions to the film industry, Wallace Beery was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7001 Hollywood Boulevard. Beery is mentioned in the film Barton Fink, in which the lead character has been hired to write a wrestling screenplay to star Beery.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1943
    Age 57
    A noteworthy episode in Beery's life is chronicled in the fifth 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.
    More Details Hide Details Local ranchers, outraged at the loss of grazing lands, compared FDR's action to Hitler's taking of Austria. Led by an aging Beery, they protested by herding 500 cattle across the monument lands without a permit.
  • 1939
    Age 53
    In December 1939, the unmarried Beery adopted a seven-month-old infant girl Phyllis Ann.
    More Details Hide Details Phyllis appeared in MGM publicity photos when adopted, but was never mentioned again. Beery told the press he had taken the girl in from a single mother, recently divorced, but he had filed no official adoption papers. Beery was considered misanthropic and difficult to work with by many of his colleagues.
  • FORTIES
  • 1933
    Age 47
    On April 15, 1933 he was commissioned a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy Reserve at NRAB Long Beach.
    More Details Hide Details One of his proudest achievements was catching the largest black sea bass in the world off Santa Catalina Island in 1916, a record that stood for 35 years.
  • 1932
    Age 46
    During the 1930s Beery was one of Hollywood's Top 10 box office stars; it was during the early part of this period, in 1932, that his contract with MGM stipulated that he be paid a dollar more than any other contract player at the studio, making him the world's highest paid actor.
    More Details Hide Details He starred in several comedies with Marie Dressler and later, after Dressler's death, Marjorie Main, but his career began to decline in his last decade. In 1943 his brother Noah Beery, Sr. appeared with him in the war-time propaganda film Salute to the Marines, followed by Bad Bascomb (1946) and The Mighty McGurk (1947). He remained top-billed and none of Beery's films during the sound era lost money at the box office; his movies were particularly popular in the Southern regions of the United States, especially small towns and cities. Beery's first wife was actress Gloria Swanson; the two performed onscreen together. Although Beery had enjoyed popularity with his Sweedie shorts, his career had taken a dip, and during the marriage to Swanson, he relied on her as a breadwinner. According to Swanson's autobiography, Beery raped her on their wedding night, and later tricked her into swallowing an abortifacient when she was pregnant, which caused her to lose their child. Beery's second wife was Rita Gilman. They adopted Carol Ann, daughter of Rita Beery's cousin. Both marriages ended in divorce.
  • 1931
    Age 45
    In 1931 he starred in The Champ, and shared the Best Actor Oscar with Fredric March.
    More Details Hide Details Though March received one vote more than Beery, Academy rules at the time—since rescinded—defined results within one vote of each other as "ties". In 1934 he played the role of Long John Silver in Treasure Island, and received a gold medal from the Venice Film Festival for his performance as Pancho Villa in Viva Villa! (1934) with Fay Wray.) Other Beery films include Billy the Kid (1930) with Johnny Mack Brown, The Secret Six (1931) with Jean Harlow and Clark Gable, Hell Divers (1931) with Gable, Grand Hotel (1932) with Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford, Tugboat Annie (1933) with Dressler, Dinner at Eight (1933) opposite Harlow, The Bowery with George Raft, Fay Wray, and Pert Kelton that same year, China Seas (1935) with Gable and Harlow, and Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness! (1935) in the role of a drunken uncle later played on Broadway by Jackie Gleason in a musical comedy version.
  • 1930
    Age 44
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The same year, he made Min and Bill (opposite Marie Dressler), the movie that vaulted him into the box office first rank.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1917
    Age 31
    Beery began playing villains, and in 1917 portrayed Pancho Villa in Patria at a time when Villa was still active in Mexico.
    More Details Hide Details Beery reprised the role seventeen years later in one of MGM's biggest hits. Wallace Beery's notable silent films include Arthur Conan Doyle's dinosaur epic The Lost World (1925; as Professor Challenger), Robin Hood with Douglas Fairbanks (Beery played King Richard the Lionheart in this film and a sequel the following year called Richard the Lion-Hearted), The Last of the Mohicans (1920), The Round-Up (1920; with Roscoe Arbuckle), Old Ironsides (1926), Now We're in the Air (1927), The Usual Way (1913), Casey at the Bat (1927), and Beggars of Life (1928) with Louise Brooks. Beery's powerful basso voice and gruff, deliberate drawl soon became assets when Irving Thalberg hired him under contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as a character actor during the dawn of the sound film era.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1915
    Age 29
    In 1915, Beery starred with his wife Gloria Swanson in Sweedie Goes to College.
    More Details Hide Details This marriage did not survive his drinking and abuse.
  • 1913
    Age 27
    In 1913, he moved to Chicago to work for Essanay Studios, cast as Sweedie, The Swedish Maid, a masculine character in drag.
    More Details Hide Details Later, he worked for the Essanay Studios location in Niles, California.
  • 1907
    Age 21
    His most notable early role came in 1907 when he starred in The Yankee Tourist to good reviews.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1904
    Age 18
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1885
    Born
    Born on April 1, 1885.
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