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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|
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?
Juror #10: Oh, listen, I don't see what all this stuff about the knife has got to do with anything. Somebody saw the kid stab his Father, what more do we need? You guys can talk the ears right off my head you know what I mean? I got three garages of mine going to pot while you're talking! So lets get down and get out of here!
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