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Character actor, Ed Begley, was born Edward James Begley on Mar 25, 1901 in Hartford, CT. Begley Sr. died at the age of 69 on Apr 28, 1970 in Hollywood, CA and was laid to rest in San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills, CA.
Blustering, barrel-like, Ed Begley, had few peers in the portrayal of tyranny in all its many forms. His best performance was probably in "Patterns" (1956), although he won his Academy Award six years later in "Sweet Bird of Youth".(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
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Ed Begley was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Supporting Actor for Sweet Bird of Youth (as Tom 'Boss' Finley) in 1962.
|1962||Best Supporting Actor||Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)||Tom 'Boss' Finley||Won|
[after Juror #10 explains that he believes the boy is guilty because of the testimony of the woman across the street]
Juror #8: I'd like to ask you something: you don't believe the boy's story; how come you believe the woman's? She's one of 'them', too, isn't she?
Juror #10: You're a pretty smart fella, aren't you?
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