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.

MINI BIO:

Dark, stocky American leading man who settled in Hollywood with the coming of sound and remained in top roles for over 20 years, especially in the period between his two Oscars (for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and The Best Years of Our Lives) when his mellifluous voice and clever, self-effacing style won him a wide variety of roles, and he proved unexpectedly adept at sophisticated comedy. Always, in fact, rather more an actor than a star personality. Married (second of two) Florence Eldridge (F. McKechnie 1901-1988) in 1927. He also received Oscar nominations for A Star is Born, The Royal Family of Broadway and Death of a Salesman. Died from cancer.

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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:

Jerry H. Young: I'm a chauffeur for a graveyard, driving men to their deaths day after day.


Don Ellis: Yes or no: Will you be Mrs. Me?


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.


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Fredric March Facts
In 1975, Marjorie Main, Larry Parks and Richard Conte died within days of Fredric March.

Although it was not used, he proposed the following epitaph for his tombstone: "This is just my lot.".

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.

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