Character actor, Tom Tully, was born on Aug 21, 1908 in Durango, CO. Tully died at the age of 73 on Apr 27, 1982 in Newport Beach, CA .
Tom Tully was a big, beefy, brown-haired American actor with a face that looked as though he had gone many rounds in the ring -- rather than having a career as a reporter, serving in the US Navy and making a name for himself on Broadway. He came to films in the war years in tough-but-tender roles that suited his volcanic features and gruffly, kindly personality. He was nominated for an Oscar in "The Caine Mutiny", after which he did have one leading role, as the prison warden, opposite Sylvia Sidney, in "Behind the High Wall". He was very busy on TV until the end of the 1960s, when he slowed his work rate.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
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Although Tully was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1954||Best Supporting Actor||The Caine Mutiny (1954)||Captain DeVriess||Nominated|
Harry P. Archer: I'm the father of a girl with a national reputation like Catherine the Great.
Mike Conners: [Tommy Adams is starting look-out duty] Keep your eyes peeled Kid... we're *nobody's* friend! Even our *own* ships'll shoot *first* and ask questions *later*!
Marc Andrews: This is a lot worse than the old days of Prohibition. Not everybody drank, but everybody eats.
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