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.
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although Bancroft was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1928/29||Best Actor||Thunderbolt (1929)||Thunderbolt Jim Lang||Nominated|
: 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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Bill Roberts: [Leering at Mae's figure in her tight-fitting dress] I've sailed the Seven seas, but I've never seen a craft as trim as you!
[reading Babe's first column about Deeds]
MacWade: "At two o'clock this morning, Mr. Deeds held up traffic while he fed a bagful of doughnuts to a horse. When asked why he was doing it, he replied, 'I just wanted to see how many doughnuts this horse would eat before he asked for a cup of coffee.'"
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