Francis X. Bushman Overview:

Legendary actor, Francis X. Bushman, was born Francis Xavier Bushman on Jan 10, 1883 in Baltimore, MD. Bushman died at the age of 83 on Aug 23, 1966 in Pacific Palisades, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Francis X. Bushman's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #138 on Nov 17, 1970. Bushman was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Sessom: We are able to translate all languages with voice tone waves.


Sessom: There are many things you will not understand here. Maybe in time you shall.


Sessom: We have two options: try to outrun them, or turn and fight! What would you do?
Herron: Me? I would fight!
Sessom: And you?
Capt. Frank Chapman: ...Fight.
Sessom: Right! That's exactly my decision!


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Francis X. Bushman Facts
Always accompanied by five Great Danes - amazingly, he had another 295 living on his 280-acre Maryland estate.

At 5 foot 11, he was often shorter than his 6 foot co-stars and even some of his leading ladies. In many of his early films, he stood on a box to make him taller in close-ups.

When appearing on the "You Bet Your Life" radio show on February 3, 1958, he stated to Groucho Marx that during his career, that he had received over 17,000 marriage proposals from amorous female fans.

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