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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:

Norman Maine: Do you think I'm slipping?
Oliver Niles: Can you take it?
Norman Maine: Yeah, go ahead.
Oliver Niles: The tense is wrong. You're not slipping - you've slipped.


Monsieur Victor Lobard: That's the trouble with a flawless plan! There's always a flaw in it!


[Hildy tries to explain to his fiancee why he's still working for Walter Burns' newspaper when he promised to resign]
Hildebrand 'Hildy' Johnson: Listen, dear, something terrific has happened. I was going to tell but I couldn't!
Walter Burns: Tell her nothing. She's a woman, you fool!


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Adolphe Menjou Facts
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.

Was a (very) "friendly witness" for the House Committee on Un-American Activities' hearings into alleged "Communist subversion" in Hollywood. He willingly "named names" to HUAC during his 1947 testimony and was well-known for his ultra-right-wing political stances. He once said that all Communists should be taken out and shot, regardless of whether they were American citizens or not.

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