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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.


Colonel William G. Smollett: And I might have had that wonderful child as a granddaughter. Bill was fortunate to have known her.
Mrs. Anne Hilton: Bill deserved her. He was such a good boy.
Colonel William G. Smollett: Yes, I dare say. The good die first. And they whose hearts are dry as summer dust burn to the socket.


Sheridan Whiteside: I simply will not sit down to dinner with midwestern barbarians, I think too highly of my digestive system.
Maggie Cutler: Harry Clarke is one of your oldest friends.
Sheridan Whiteside: My stomach is an older one.
Maggie Cutler: And Mrs. Stanley is president of the women's club.
Sheridan Whiteside: I wouldn't care if she was the whole cabinet.


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Monty Woolley Facts
Monty is referred to in Cole Porter's song "Farming" and also served as the witty player of words in Porter's classic "De-Lovely". Monty's favorite song for entertaining at parties was Porter's "Miss Otis Regrets".

A member of the National Guard, Woolley served as an intelligence officer in France during World War I. After the war, he commandeered the Yale Experimental Theater, a position he held until 1927.

A member of New York's gay theatrical society during the Roaring 20s. Woolley was close friends with Clifton Webb and Cole Porter.

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