John Marley Overview:

Actor, John Marley, was born on Oct 17, 1907 in New York City, NY. Marley died at the age of 76 on May 22, 1984 in Los Angeles County, CA .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1970Best Supporting ActorLove Story (1970)Phil CavilleriNominated
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John Marley Quotes:

Richard Forst: What do you want to drink?
Maria Forst: Well, whatever it is, I want it on the rocks, straight and dirty, because I feel very very bitchy tonight.
Richard Forst: Well, I feel very, very bitchy too. That makes two of us.


Richard Forst: Why did the man throw, throw the clock out of the window, huh? He wanted to see time fly.


Maria Forst: There's a Bergman film in the neighborhood.
Richard Forst: I don't feel like getting depressed tonight.


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John Marley Facts
Married twice and the father of four -- three children, Peter Marley, Julia Marley and Ben Marley, from his first marriage; one child, Alexis Marley, from his second.

Attended City College of New York.

During rehearsals for John's notorious horse head bedroom scene in The Godfather (1972) a fake horse's head was used. For the actual day of shooting, however, a freshly severed horse's head was used from a slaughterhouse in New Jersey. The blood, however, was not real.

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