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Monty Woolley Overview:

Actor, Monty Woolley, was born Edgar Montillion Wooley on Aug 17, 1888 in New York City, NY. Woolley died at the age of 74 on May 6, 1963 in Albany, NY and was laid to rest in Greenridge Cemetery in Saratoga Springs, NY.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Woolley was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1942Best ActorThe Pied Piper (1942)HowardNominated
1944Best Supporting ActorSince You Went Away (1944)Colonel SmollettNominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Monty Woolley's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #69 on May 28, 1943.

BlogHub Articles:

Summer Under the Stars: Day 27 –

on Aug 27, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

?is the star for today!?Below, you?ll find links to those participating and honoring Woolley?(updated as they come in), as well as my own reviews of his work throughout the years. Old Hollywood Films?presents a guide on Woolley and his films The Stop Button JCF REVIEWS Nothing Sacred... Read full article


The Great Performances: in The Man Who Came to Dinner

By Amanda Garrett on Aug 26, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm reviewing The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942), starring as famed broadcaster and writer Sheridan Whiteside. In this publicity still, Whiteside is accompanied by his faithful secretary (Bette Davis) and his friendly rival (Reginald Gardiner). TCM will air this classic comedy A... Read full article


Summer Under the Stars Guide:

By Amanda Garrett on Aug 26, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

Today's star is the distinguished . TCM is celebrating the career of with 13 movies on Aug. 27. Here's what you need to know about the actor who originated the role of horrible houseguest Sheridan Whiteside in The Man Who Came to Dinner. FYI: TCM sometimes changes the... Read full article


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Monty Woolley Quotes:

Sheridan Whiteside: My great aunt Jennifer ate a whole box of candy every day of her life. She lived to be 102, and when she had been dead three days, she looked better than you do now.


Sheridan Whiteside: And now, will you all now leave quietly, or must I ask Miss Cutler to pass among you with a baseball bat?


Sheridan Whiteside: Is there a man in the world who suffers as I do from the gross inadequacies of the human race?


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Monty Woolley Facts
Known for his famous whiskers Monty once valued them at $8,000. When Paramount Pictures asked to shave them off for a movie role, Monty asked for $2,000 down and $500 a week for the three months it would take to grow it back. Parmamount declined the offer.

Woolley was once president of the Yale Dramatic Association.

Long-time friend and confidant of Cole Porter stretching back to their days at Yale.

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