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Charles Bickford Overview:

Character actor, Charles Bickford, was born Charles Ambrose Bickford on Jan 1, 1891 in Cambridge, MA. Bickford died at the age of 76 on Nov 9, 1967 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Bickford was nominated for three Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1943Best Supporting ActorThe Song of Bernadette (1943)Dean PeyramaleNominated
1947Best Supporting ActorThe Farmer's Daughter (1947)ClancyNominated
1948Best Supporting ActorJohnny Belinda (1948)Black McDonaldNominated
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He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Television and Motion Pictures.

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Charles Bickford Quotes:

Major Henry Terrill: If there's anything I admire more than a dedicated friend, it is a dedicated enemy.


Major Henry Terrill: This is the west, Jim, a man is still expected to defend himself. If he allows people to think he won't, he's in trouble. Bad trouble.


Joe Collins: [Trying to convince Gallagher that escape from the prison is possible, in spite of the fact that they both realize that in the past, somewhat misguided inmates have attempted to do so] Look, Gallagher, I know this drum's full of crackpots. One convict's gonna' buy his way out, another knows the governor's cousin. A third guy's even gonna' float out in a homemade balloon. But I'm not buyin' any pipe dreams. It can be done. It's been done before, and it'll be done again. It can be done here... by us.
Gallagher: Collins, if I ever put in with anybody, it'll be with you.


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Charles Bickford Facts
Son Rex Bickford (b. 1924, d. 1960).

Every time he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, one of his co-stars won the Oscar for Best Actress (Jennifer Jones for The Song of Bernadette (1943), Loretta Young for The Farmer's Daughter (1947) and Jane Wyman for Johnny Belinda (1948)).

Interred at Woodlawn Cemetary, Santa Monica, California.

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