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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:

Flawed Gents of Pre-Code: in Merrily We Go to Hell (1932)

By shadowsandsatin on Jan 15, 2017 From Shadows and Satin

From their expressions, I suspect that Jerry and Joan know what’s ahead. The films released during Hollywood?s pre-Code era undeniably have their fair share of admirable, upstanding fellas. There?s Warren William?s long-suffering hubby in Three on a Match (1932). Leslie Howard as the sensitive... 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


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


Bedtime Story (1941) with Loretta Young and

By Greg Orypeck on Jul 2, 2015 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! ?It will be closed in the early spring by an act of God, and I?m sure Mr. Drake hopes it will be . . . a boy.??? Loretta Young as Jane Drake in the curtain call at the end of her husband?s play As a film,?Bedtime Story?exists in at least four incarnations, representing a span of over hal... Read full article


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Fredric March Quotes:

President Jordan Lyman: I know what Scott's attitude on the treaty is, what's yours?
Colonel Martin "Jiggs" Casey: I agree with General Scott, sir. I think we're being played for suckers. I think it's really your business. Yours and the Senate. You did it, and they agreed so, well, I don't see how we in the military can question it. I mean we can question it, but we can't fight it. We shouldn't, anyway.
President Jordan Lyman: Jiggs, isn't it? Isn't that what they call you?
Colonel Martin "Jiggs" Casey: Yes sir.
President Jordan Lyman: So you, ah, you stand by the Constitution, Jiggs?
Colonel Martin "Jiggs" Casey: I never thought of it just like that, Mr. President, but, well, that's what we got and I guess it's worked pretty well so far. I sure don't want to be the one to say we ought to change it.
President Jordan Lyman: Neither do I.


Mace Townsley: Turn off the rain.


Dr. Jekyll: Oh, God. This I did not intend. I saw a light but did not know where it was headed. I have tresspassed on your domain. I've gone further than man should go. Forgive me. Help me!


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Fredric March Facts
After he and his wife Florence Eldridge appeared in the heavily panned play, "Yr. Obedient Husband" in 1938, they ran an ad in New York newspapers; a cartoon borrowed from the New Yorker magazine, it showed a a trapeze artist missing his partner. The caption read: "Oops! Sorry!"

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.

He is the first actor to win an Academy Award for a horror film (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)). The next would not be until Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs (1991).

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