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Adolphe Menjou Overview:

Legendary actor, Adolphe Menjou, was born Adolphe Jean Menjou on Feb 18, 1890 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Menjou died at the age of 73 on Oct 29, 1963 in Beverly Hills, CA and was laid to rest in Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Menjou was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1930/31Best ActorThe Front Page (1931)Walter BurnsNominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

BlogHub Articles:

Forbidden (1932) with Barbara Stanwyck and

By Orson De Welles on Jun 23, 2016 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! Her Greatest Dramatic Role ! Frank Capra is one of Hollywood?s all-time great directors, but even he has a few lesser known gems in his filmography.? Among them is 1932?s Forbidden, a torrid potboiler starring Barbara Stanwyck and . ?Perhaps even Capra himself thought the f... Read full article


Summer Under the Stars Blogathon: Day 3 –

on Aug 3, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

?is the star for today!?Below, you?ll find links to those participating and honoring Menjou?today (updated as they come in), as well as my own reviews of his work throughout the years. LIVE-TWEET ALERT: I’ll be hosting tonight’s #TCMParty on Twitter where we’ll be di... Read full article


Summer Under the Stars Guide:

By Amanda Garrett on Aug 2, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

I'm continuing my Summer Under the Stars celebration with the debonair . TCM is celebrating the career of with 15 movies on Aug. 3. Here's what you need to know about the actorwho was billed as "America's best dressed man." Born: Feb. 18, 1890, in Pittsburgh. ... Read full article


Pawesome Pet Pictures: .

By Dawn Sample on May 14, 2013 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Personal Quote: "It was my mustache that landed jobs for me. In those silent-film days it was the mark of a villain. When I realized they had me pegged as a foreign nobleman type I began to live the part, too. I bought a pair of white spats, an ascot tie and a walking stick".... Read full article


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Adolphe Menjou Quotes:

Tommy Bitters: [Having just had Frost light a cigarette for him only to have it explode in his mouth] When are you going to stop playing these cheap childish tricks on me?
John R. Frost: The day you stop playing them on me.
Tommy Bitters: Well, at least mine are funny, and new!
John R. Frost: Oh, yeah? Well, mine work.


Col. Hector Phyffe: [seeing his wife appear unexpectedly as he is kissing another woman] My wife! Stand by to render first aid!


Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: Talking like that ain't nice.
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: What's nice?
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: Being a good girl is nice.
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: I'm a bad girl. Nurse says so.
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: Why?
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: Nurse says there's somebody named God, and a girl's bad if she does't pray to Him every night. Daddy says there's nobody named God.
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: When did he say that?
Marthy Jane, Little Miss Marker: When my mommy went away.
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: I guess your daddy got a bad break.


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Adolphe Menjou Facts
Adolphe attended the Culver Military Academy and eventually graduated from Cornell University with a degree in engineering. He also was a captain in the Ambulance Corps during World War I.

Possessed enviable art and coin collections during his lifetime.

First-generation American of mixed French-Irish ancestry. His French-born father, Albert Menjou, was a successful hotel manager and his mother, Nora Joyce, was from Connemara, Ireland.

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