Fredric March Overview:

Legendary actor, Fredric March, was born Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel on Aug 31, 1897 in Racine, WI. March died at the age of 77 on Apr 14, 1975 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in On his estate Cemetery in New Milford, CT.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Fredric March was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning two for Best Actor for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (as Dr. Henry Jekyll/Mr. Hyde) and The Best Years of Our Lives (as Al Stephenson) in 1931/32 and 1946 respectively.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1930/31Best ActorThe Royal Family of Broadway (1930)Tony CavendishNominated
1931/32Best ActorDr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)Dr. Henry Jekyll/Mr. HydeWon
1937Best ActorA Star Is Born (1937)Norman Maine (Alfred Hinkel)Nominated
1946Best ActorThe Best Years of Our Lives (1946)Al StephensonWon
1951Best ActorDeath of a Salesman (1951)Willy LomanNominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Fredric March's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #35 on Apr 21, 1937.

BlogHub Articles:

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It's been awhile since the Hollywood Home Tour bus last passed by any celebrity homes, but Al is here today to introduce you to the latest home you will see : 1065 Ridgedale Drive, Bel-Air "Hi folks! It's Al here, welcoming you back to the Hollywood Home Tour bus. We're heading away from Bet... Read full article


Hollywood Home Tour -

By The Metzinger Sisters on Sep 24, 2015 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

It's been awhile since the Hollywood Home Tour bus last passed by any celebrity homes, but Al is here today to introduce you to the latest home you will see : 1065 Ridgedale Drive, Bel-Air "Hi folks! It's Al here, welcoming you back to the Hollywood Home Tour bus. We're heading away from Bet... Read full article


Hollywood Home Tour -

By The Metzinger Sisters on Sep 24, 2015 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

It's been awhile since the Hollywood Home Tour bus last passed by any celebrity homes, but Al is here today to introduce you to the latest home you will see : 1065 Ridgedale Drive, Bel-Air "Hi folks! It's Al here, welcoming you back to the Hollywood Home Tour bus. We're heading away from Bet... Read full article


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Fredric March Quotes:

Howard: He said that men sort of evo-luted from Old World monkeys.
Matthew Harrison Brady: Do you hear that, friends? Old World monkeys! According to Bertram Cates, we don't even descend from good American monkeys!
[laughing]


Henry Drummond: The Gospel according to Brady! God speaks to Brady, and Brady tells the world! Brady, Brady, Brady, Almighty!
Matthew Harrison Brady: All of you know what I stand for - what I believe! I believe in the truth of the Book of Genesis! Exodus! Leviticus! Numbers! Deuteronomy! Joshua! Judges! Ruth! First Samuel! Second Samuel! First Kings! Second Kings! Isaiah! Jeremiah! Lamentations! Ezekiel!...


Matthew Harrison Brady: I am more interested in the 'Rock of Ages' than I am in the age of rocks.


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In 1943, March made tours for the USO covering nearly 40,000 miles. His other contributions to the war effort included volunteering at the Stage Door Canteen and fund-raising activities.

For a while after undergoing major surgery for prostate cancer in 1970 it seemed March's acting career was finished. However he was able to give one final great performance in The Iceman Cometh (1973).

In 1965, both Marches' had been recruited by the State Department to tour 8 New Eastern countries presenting poetry and excerpts from plays in which they had appeared. They were to go abroad under the auspices of the State Department's division of cultural presentations. Given a choice of places to visit they selected Greece, Iran, Turkey, Italy, Egypt, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Syria. In setting up their tour, someone suggested that showings might be arranged along the way of some of March's film.

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