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Robert Ryan Overview:

Legendary character actor, Robert Ryan, was born Robert Bushnell Ryan on Nov 11, 1909 in Chicago, IL. Ryan died at the age of 63 on Jul 11, 1973 in New York City, NY and was cremated and his ashes scattered in unknown location.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1947Best Supporting ActorCrossfire (1947)MontgomeryNominated
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BlogHub Articles:

On Blu-ray: and Audrey Totter in the Boxing Noir The Set-Up (1949)

By KC on Nov 12, 2019 From Classic Movies

The rough-edged boxing noir The Set-up (1949) is notable for starring two of the best movie villains, and Audrey Totter, as a loving married couple. It’s nice to see them be the good guys for once in a film where the rest of the world feels rotten to the core. I recently watched th... Read full article


Warner Archive: Ida Lupino, and Thrills in On Dangerous Ground (1951)

By KC on Nov 3, 2016 From Classic Movies

The romantic noir thriller On Dangerous Ground (1952) transcends an uninspired story thanks to the special talents of its cast and crew. Directed by Nicholas Ray, starring and Ida Lupino and scored by Bernard Herrmann, the economical production makes a surprising emotional connection. No... Read full article


Star of the Month:

By Amanda Garrett on May 6, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

TCM's May star of the month is the rugged . TCM is honoring with 39 movie airing each Friday in May. Here's what you need to know about one of old Hollywood's most reliable leading men. FYI: TCM sometimes changes the air times and /or movies, so you can go to www.tcm.com ... Read full article


Film Noir Movie Posters: !

By Mark on Oct 3, 2015 From Where Danger Lives

Here’s a 30 poster set of film noir posters featuring the one and only . Enjoy! Things have been really slow around here lately as I’ve been dedicating my time to my upcoming book — thanks for sticking around. I should be able to make an announcement about the book with... Read full article


November 11th on TCM: Chock-full of Noir!

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 8, 2013 From Shadows and Satin

One of the icons of the film noir era, Ryan had a take-no prisoners approach and an aura of barely suppressed ferocity.? Although he displayed his talent and versatility in a wide variety of roles during his 40-year career, it is the cold-hearted hoods, psychotic spouses, and iniquitous gangsters fo... Read full article


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Robert Ryan Quotes:

Earl Pfeiffer: [to Mae] Jerry's the salt of the earth - but he's not the right seasoning for you.


Mae Doyle D'Amato: You don't like women, do you?
Earl Pfeiffer: Take any six of 'em - my wife included. Throw 'em up in the air. The one who sticks to the ceiling, I like.


[about Ben Allison]
Nathan Stark: There goes the only man I ever respected. He's what every boy thinks he's going to be when he grows up and wishes he had been when he's an old man.


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Robert Ryan Facts
Irish-American.

According to his RKO biography, Ryan worked as a 'sandhog, seaman, sewer builder, salesman, miner, cowboy, bodyguard-chauffeur to a mobster, photographer's model, W.P.A. laborer and paving supervisor'.

He has three grandchildren, Tammy, Lisa, and Jeff from his son Cheyney.

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