H.B. Warner Overview:

Character actor, H.B. Warner, was born Harry Byron Warner on Oct 26, 1875 in London, England. Warner died at the age of 83 on Dec 21, 1958 in Woodland Hills, CA .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1937Best Supporting ActorLost Horizon (1937)ChangNominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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H.B. Warner Quotes:

Chief Magistrate: [to Liliom] The memory of you makes them much happier than you could ever make them.


Chang: There is a tribe of porters some 500 miles from here. That is our only contact with the outside world. Every now and again, depending on favorable weather of course, they make the journey.
George Conway: How do we get in touch with them?
Chang: Well, in that respect, you are exceedingly fortunate. We are expecting a shipment from them almost any time now.
Barnard: Just want to do mean by, almost any time now?
Chang: Well, we've been expecting this particular shipment for the past two years...


Chang: Age is a limit we impose upon ourselves. You know, each time you Westerners celebrate your birthday, you build another fence around your minds.


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H.B. Warner Facts
An in-depth article by Grange B. McKinney on actor J.B. Warner in "Classic Images" magazine points out that H.B. (Henry) was not the older brother of J.B., a handsome western film actor who died of tuberculosis at age 29. In fact, they were not related. J.B.'s real name was James B. Tobias and he adopted the surname of Warner after H.B's grandparents took him in and raised him.

Was survived by a son and daughter by actress Rita Stanwood.

Grandfather of actor Ed Garner.

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