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Dan Dailey Overview:

Legendary actor, Dan Dailey, was born Daniel James Dailey on Dec 14, 1913 in New York City, NY. Dailey died at the age of 64 on Oct 16, 1978 in Los Angeles, CA .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1948Best ActorWhen My Baby Smiles at Me (1948)SkidNominated
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Great On Screen Couples: Betty Grable and .

By Dawn on Feb 13, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks

was a very popular musical performer during the 1940's through the 1950's. He may not have been as sophisticated as Astaire and did not have the strong personality as Kelly. Dan's dancing had a certain style all his own. Betty Grable and Dailey's first film together was, Mother Wore Tig... Read full article


Betty Grable and .

By Dawn on Feb 11, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

, may not be as sophisticated as Astaire or have Kelly's strong personality. Dan did have a certain style all his own and was showcased in his films: Mother Wore Tights(1947)with Betty Grable's, which was one of her most popular film. They play a married vaudeville performers. Their se... Read full article


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Dan Dailey Quotes:

Yvonne Le Tete: You don't feel so good, Willie, do you?
William 'Bill' Kluggs: Yeah, I don't feel so good!
Yvonne Le Tete: Mal-de-tete?
William 'Bill' Kluggs: Yeah, and I got a headache too!


Molly Donahue: [speaking of their children] I want them to have an education... a real education. They have to learn arithmetic and spelling and geography.
Terence Donahue: You never went past the sixth grade... and it was probably the fourth grade, because you said it was the sixth.
Molly Donahue: My age is the only thing I lie about, and I don't add on, I take off.
Terence Donahue: All right, the sixth grade, but there's nothing wrong with your arithmetic. You can whistle 'Mandy', do an 'Off to Buffalo', and count the house at the same time, and tell me within five cents how much is out there.
Molly Donahue: That's not arithmetic.
Terence Donahue: You're darn right that's not... that's higher mathematics.


Arthur Turner: How do you like that guy? Leaving you alone here with me. Me, the veteran of a thousand slaps. He must figure he's really in solid.


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Dan Dailey Facts
Interred at Forest Lawn (Glendale), Glendale, California, USA, in the Court of Freedom, lot #7065.

Brother of actress Irene Dailey

His only child, Dan Dailey III, committed suicide in 1975

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