George Bancroft Overview:

Actor, George Bancroft, was born on Sep 30, 1882 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bancroft died at the age of 74 on Oct 2, 1956 in Santa Monica, CA and was laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica, CA.



Although Bancroft was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1928/29Best ActorThunderbolt (1929)Thunderbolt Jim LangNominated

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: What a Star, What a Character!

By The Lady Eve on Dec 16, 2018 From Lady Eve's Reel Life

Big, blustery was in his mid-40s when he became a film star, breaking out in 1927 with a linchpin performance as mob boss "Bull Weed" in Underworld, Josef von Sternberg's prototypical gangster film. Bancroft was third-billed under dependably wooden Clive Brook, fluttery leading lady ... Read full article

Supporting Players:

By Amanda Garrett on Mar 21, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

is remembered today for his memorable supporting roles in films like Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), but, throughout his colorful life, Bancroft was a silent film star, a rancher and a Naval hero. is a familiar face to many old Hollywood films fans for his stella... Read full article

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George Bancroft Quotes:

Samuel 'Sam' Edison: [Standing with family and watching Tom's train depart] Once he was known as Sam Edison's son. But now I'm Tom Edison's father, and I don't mind.

Marshal Curly Wilcox: Now folks, if we push on we can be in Apache Wells by sundown. Soldiers there will give us an escort as far as the ferry. Then it's only a hoot and a holler into Lordsburg. We got four men who can handle firearms - five with you, Ringo. Doc can shoot if sober.

Russell 'Russ': I get up and fight my weight in wildcats before breakfast.

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George Bancroft Facts
Interred in the mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetary, Santa Monica, California.

His only child's name is Georgette.

Screen and stage actor.

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