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Actor, George Jessel, was born George E. Jessel on Apr 3, 1898 in Bronx, NY. Jessel died at the age of 83 on May 23, 1981 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, LA.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. George Jessel's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #83 on Mar 1, 1949. However he won one Honorary Award in 1969 George Jessel .

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He had notorious affairs with actresses Pola Negri, Helen Morgan and Lupe Vélez (all detailed in his 1975 autobiography The World I Lived In). In 1934, Jessel married silent movie star Norma Talmadge, causing a scandal because Talmadge was married at the time that they started their affair. After their divorce in 1939, he caused further scandal by breaking into her house with a pistol and firing shots at her current lover.

In 1969 the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored George Jessel for his charity work by awarding him the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, a Special Academy Award.

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