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Louis Calhern Overview:

Character actor, Louis Calhern, was born Carl Henry Vogt on Feb 19, 1895 in Brooklyn, NY. Calhern died at the age of 61 on May 12, 1956 in Tokyo, Japan and was laid to rest in Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, CA.

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Louis Calhern was an affable Hollywood character who moved easily from swindlers and rouges to avuncular figures as his hair turned from black to silver. He had an interesting relapse into villainy in "The Asphalt Jungle" and was an unexpectedly impressive Julius Caesar. Two of his four wives (all divorced) were actresses Ilka Chase (1st wife) and Natalie Schafer (3rd wife).

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).

HONORS and AWARDS:

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

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1950Best ActorThe Magnificent Yankee (1950)Oliver Wendell HolmesNominated
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Louis Calhern Quotes:

Uncle Willie: My dear boy, this is the sort of day history tells us is better spent in bed.


Ford Humphries: [at a nightclub bar, introductions are being made] Miss Dare, Mr. Goodrich.
Mr. Goodrich: [tipsily] Hello, baby!
Ford Humphries: Dixie, Mr. Goodrich wants to dance with you.
[Dixie starts to protest]
Ford Humphries: No, no look here - that's not fat around his middle; that's the belt he carries his money in.
Dixie Dare: [brightening] Oh, well then maybe he needs me.
[Dragging Mr. Goodrich onto the dance floor]
Dixie Dare: I'd just *love* to dance with you!
Mr. Goodrich: [befuddled] Who said I wanted to dance?
Dixie Dare: Oh, but you will!
[Goodrich continues to protest as Dixie firmly guides him onto the floor]
Ford Humphries: [alone with Marion at last] Now look here, I have to resort to bribery to get a moment alone with you!


May Emmerich: Oh Lon, when I think of all those awful people you come in contact with - downright criminals - I get scared.
Alonzo D. Emmerich: Oh, there's nothing so different about them. After all, crime is only... a left-handed form of human endeavor.


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Louis Calhern Facts
In Executive Suite (1954) he plays an unscrupulous businessman who tries to take advantage of the situation after the president of a corporation dies unexpectedly of a heart attack. Calhern also died suddenly from the same cause.

Appeared as a character in Gore Vidal's 1974 novel "Myron," his sequel to Myra Breckinridge (1970), co-starring with Maria Montez and Bruce Cabot in the apocryphal movie "Siren of Babylon" that is being shot on the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lot in 1948 in the novel. In the "movie," Calhern "played" the role of the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar.

In 1950 he replaced Frank Morgan as Buffalo Bill, when Morgan died of a heart attack while filming Annie Get Your Gun (1950). In 1956, Paul Ford replaced Calhern when Calhern died of a heart attack while filming The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956).

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