George Brent Overview:

Legendary actor, George Brent, was born George Brendan Nolan on Mar 15, 1899 in Shannonbridge, Ireland. Brent died at the age of 80 on May 26, 1979 in Solana Beach, CA and was cremated and his ashes scattered at sea.

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He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Television and Motion Pictures. Brent was never nominated for an Academy Award.

BlogHub Articles:

Can Barbara Stanwyck Make Up for ?

By Judy on Jan 12, 2018 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

I find myself reserving certain films for future viewings when I love a star. Sometimes–as with Barbara Stanwyck–I try to watch her lesser films, putting off a great one so at least one is still waiting in reserve for me, like some wonderful present under the tree. So I didn’t go i... Read full article


The Luck of the Irish Blog O'Thon: stars in Out of the Blue (1947)

By Caftan Woman on Mar 16, 2015 From Caftan Woman

as Arthur Earthleigh Oliver Jensen: "Arthur Earthleigh. It isn't even a name, it's a lisp." Those darlin' girls of Silver Scenes are hosting a wee bit of a St. Paddy's Day celebration with The Luck of the Irish Blog O' Thon running from March 15 to 17. I feel a connection to folk... Read full article


Birthday of the Week: (1)

By Beth Daniels on Mar 10, 2014 From Mildred's Fatburgers

Born George Brendan Nolan, Shannonbridge, County Offaly, Ireland, March 15, 1899 Featured In Acting Irish in Hollywood: From Fitzgerald to FarrellBy Professor Ruth Barton,Irish Academic Press, 2006 Someone Should Make This Movie was born in Ireland to an Irish mo... Read full article


- Stud or Dud?

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jun 20, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

confuses me. He seems to have led a very interesting life, having been chased out of Ireland in the 1920’s after apparent service with the IRA, had a career on Broadway, signed with Warner Brothers in 1930 and then starred in over 80 movies with the cream of the leading ladies of... Read full article


- Stud or Dud?

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jun 20, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

confuses me. He seems to have led a very interesting life, having been chased out of Ireland in the 1920’s after apparent service with the IRA, had a career on Broadway, signed with Warner Brothers in 1930 and then starred in over 80 movies with the cream of the leading ladies of... Read full article


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George Brent Quotes:

Katrin Koerber Fane: [after Townsend impulsively kisses Katrin] How could you?
Jack Townsend: I could.


Slim Murphy: Hey got a match?
Pat Denning: Yep... why I guess so... yeah.
Slim Murphy: Don't happen to know a guy named Pat Denning do ya?
Pat Denning: Why yes.
Slim Murphy: We got a message for him. This guy Pat Denning's a pretty wise mug but he ain't wise enough and if he don't lay off that Dorothy Brock dame, it's gonna be just too bad... for Denning, get me?
Pat Denning: Alright I'll tell him.
Slim Murphy: Yeah well...
[punches Pat in the mouth and Pat falls down]
Slim Murphy: that's so ya don't forget.
Mug with Murphy: Yeah
[He and Slim kick Pat then run off]
Peggy Sawyer: Ohhhhh Pat... Pat... Pat... who were they?
Pat Denning: Friends... with good advice.


Pat Quinn: Last summer you wouldn't have turned me out in the snow.
Alan Tanner: Last summer there wasn't any snow.


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George Brent Facts
He had two children, Barry and Suzanne, with his 4th wife, Janet.

Had a tumultuous two-year long affair with Bette Davis, his co-star in Jezebel (1938), Dark Victory (1939), The Old Maid (1939), The Great Lie (1941) and In This Our Life (1942).

Served on Michael Collins' ASU (Active Service Unit) assassin/hitmen squad (as "George Nolan", his real name), although he could not have been more than 16 or so.

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