Victor McLaglen Overview:

Legendary actor, Victor McLaglen, was born Victor Andrew de Bier Everleigh McLaglen on Dec 10, 1886 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. McLaglen died at the age of 72 on Nov 7, 1959 in Newport Beach, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Victor McLaglen was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actor for The Informer (as Gypo Nolan) in 1935.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1935Best ActorThe Informer (1935)Gypo NolanWon
1952Best Supporting ActorThe Quiet Man (1952)Red Will DanaherNominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Victor McLaglen's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #31 on May 25, 1936.

BlogHub Articles:

The Informer (1935): John Ford and

By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 22, 2022 From 4 Star Films

The opening title card sets the stage in strife-torn Dublin in 1922 with a reference to Judas, the man who betrayed Jesus Christ to be killed. The allusive nature of the story becomes apparent only with time, connecting with John Ford’s own deeply religious inclinations as an Irish Catholic. I... Read full article


Photoplay Cookbook: ’s “Chili Con Carne”

By Fritzi Kramer on Aug 4, 2014 From Movies Silently

By Fritzi Kramer on August 4, 2014 in Article, Blog, Feature, Photoplay Cookbook Welcome back! I am cooking my way through the 1929 Photoplay cookbook (recipes of the stars!) and you are invited to tag along. (I have listed all the recipes I have tested on this dedicated page. Check back often.) Tod... Read full article


, in a Jeep or: a 4 by Ford. McLaglen, Boxer, Actor and a Squire of the Hollywood Landscape

By C. S. Williams on Apr 23, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

Classic Film Aficionados Born?Victor Andrew de Bier Everleigh McLaglen on Friday, December 10th, 1886 in?Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, (a former boxer) was an adventurer at heart, never satisfied with the norm, and in some way seeking fodder for future stories that he might relay t... Read full article


, in a Jeep or: a 4 by Ford. McLaglen, Boxer, Actor and a Squire of the Hollywood Landscape

By C. S. Williams on Apr 23, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

Classic Film Aficionados Born?Victor Andrew de Bier Everleigh McLaglen on Friday, December 10th, 1886 in?Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, (a former boxer) was an adventurer at heart, never satisfied with the norm, and in some way seeking fodder for future stories that he might relay t... Read full article


, in a Jeep or: a 4 by Ford. McLaglen, Boxer, Actor and a Squire of the Hollywood Landscape (3)

By C. S. Williams on Apr 23, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

Originally posted on Classic Film Aficionados: Born?Victor Andrew de Bier Everleigh McLaglen on Friday, December 10th, 1886 in?Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, (a former boxer) was an adventurer at heart, never satisfied with the norm, and in some way seeking fodder for future stories... Read full article


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Victor McLaglen Quotes:

Gypo Nolan: Mrs. McPhillip... 'twas I... informed on Frankie.


Gypo Nolan: And now the British think I'm with the Irish, and the Irish think I'm with the British. The long and short of it is I'm walkin' around without a dog to lick my trousers!


Sanders: [after telling the Sergeant that Brown has left] He wrote something in my Bible... for you.
The Sergeant: Deserted, hunh? Insubordinate swine! Bilged out! Left us like a rat when we needed every man! Why didn't you tell me? You're a party to this, you know! Well, get your rifle and get out of here. You take his place.
Sanders: [With a crazed look in his eyes] Yes, Yes, that's it, Sergeant! Yes!
The Sergeant: [Reading Brown's note] 'Sorry, Sergeant, but Quincannon was right. He knocked one off for Jock. I'll get another for Matlow. Taking a long swing to come around behind them. Fine moon tonight. Should be good hunting. Yours contritely, George Brown. P.S. Not a good name, but the best I could think of when I enlisted.'


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Grandfather of Mary McLaglen.

Daughter Sheila McLaglen born 1920.

Boxed and wrestled under the nickname 'Sharkey' McLaglen, as well as under his real name, prior to his movie career. His lifetime boxing record (as far as is known) was 11-6-1, with 9 KOs. His 1909 bout with legendary champion Jack Johnson in Vancouver was a six-round exhibition bout.

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