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.

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Fredric March Quotes:

[last lines]
President Jordan Lyman: [to reporters at a televised press conference] There's been abroad in this land in recent months a whisper that we have somehow lost our greatness, that we do not have the strength to win without war the struggles for liberty throughout the world. This is slander, because our country is strong, strong enough to be a peacemaker. It is proud, proud enough to be patient. The whisperers and the detractors, the violent men are wrong. We will remain strong and proud, peaceful and patient, and we will see a day when on this earth all men will walk out of the long tunnels of tyranny into the bright sunshine of freedom.
[president exits; reporters stand and applaud]
Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, that was the President of the United States.


Philip of Macedonia: Alexander, you have my temper.
Alexander: I know.
Philip of Macedonia: And my ambition, more I think. Alexandroplis? At least wait until I die first. HAHAHAHA!


Sam: We all voted for you three times.
Matthew Harrison Brady: I trust it was in three separate elections! I just wish one thing, that you'd not given us quite so WARM a welcome.


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Director John Frankenheimer calls Fredric March "the finest human being I've ever known, as well as the best actor I ever worked with," citing March's celebrated turns in The Iceman Cometh and Seven Days in May.

Early in March's career, director John Cromwell, persuaded him to change his last name. His first wife wanted him to use his middle name and her first name: McIntyre Ellis. But he could not abide a name like that, being too used to Fred. Finally, they settled on his idea, Fredric March.

It seems that nobody but Jesse L. Lasky wanted to make "The Adventures of Mark Twain". He fought for years to convince Warner Bros. to back a screen biography of the noted writer. Director Irving Rapper wasn't interested in making the film until he learned his friend, Fredric March, was first choice to star. March had been suggested by Twain's only living daughter, Clara Clemens Gabrilowitch, who informed Lasky that she would not help with the picture unless March played her father. But even with such a stirring endorsement, March had his doubts. He only accepted the role after the makeup department shot a test in which he played Twain at 65. When a picture of March in makeup was released to the papers Twain's daughter thought somebody had discovered another archival photo of her father.

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