Job Actor
Years active 1914-1960
Top Roles Monsieur La Bessiere, Thaddeus 'Tad' Spencer, Louis XIII, King of France, Sorrowful Jones, 'Sweetwater' Tilton
Top GenresComedy, Drama, Romance, Silent Films, Musical, Film Adaptation
Top TopicsShow Business, Based on Play, Romance (Comic)
Top Collaborators (Producer), (Producer), (Producer), (Director)
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Adolphe Menjou Overview:

Legendary actor, Adolphe Menjou, was born Adolphe Jean Menjou on Feb 18, 1890 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Menjou died at the age of 73 on Oct 29, 1963 in Beverly Hills, CA and was laid to rest in Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, CA.


Dark-haired, mustachioed, supercilious-looking Hollywood charmer, popular as a ladies' man though he always looked older than his years. Later a useful, if not especially biting, character actor in more avuncular roles. Married to actress Verree Teasdale (1904-1987) - third of three - from 1934 to his death from hepatitis. He received an Oscar nomination for The Front Page.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).



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

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1930/31Best ActorThe Front Page (1931)Walter BurnsNominated

He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Forbidden (1932) with Barbara Stanwyck and

By Orson De Welles on Jun 23, 2016 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! Her Greatest Dramatic Role ! Frank Capra is one of Hollywood?s all-time great directors, but even he has a few lesser known gems in his filmography.? Among them is 1932?s Forbidden, a torrid potboiler starring Barbara Stanwyck and . ?Perhaps even Capra himself thought the f... Read full article

Summer Under the Stars Blogathon: Day 3 –

on Aug 3, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

?is the star for today!?Below, you?ll find links to those participating and honoring Menjou?today (updated as they come in), as well as my own reviews of his work throughout the years. LIVE-TWEET ALERT: I’ll be hosting tonight’s #TCMParty on Twitter where we’ll be di... Read full article

Summer Under the Stars Guide:

By Amanda Garrett on Aug 2, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

I'm continuing my Summer Under the Stars celebration with the debonair . TCM is celebrating the career of with 15 movies on Aug. 3. Here's what you need to know about the actorwho was billed as "America's best dressed man." Born: Feb. 18, 1890, in Pittsburgh. ... Read full article

Pawesome Pet Pictures: .

By Dawn Sample on May 14, 2013 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Personal Quote: "It was my mustache that landed jobs for me. In those silent-film days it was the mark of a villain. When I realized they had me pegged as a foreign nobleman type I began to live the part, too. I bought a pair of white spats, an ascot tie and a walking stick".... Read full article

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Adolphe Menjou Quotes:

Col. Hector Phyffe: [seeing his wife appear unexpectedly as he is kissing another woman] My wife! Stand by to render first aid!

Bangles Carson: [about Marky] Well, you can't leave her here.
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: Afraid of the cops?
Bangles Carson: No, I'm afraid of the kid. I don't want her here. I'm not going sappy over her! I won't, see!
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: You're already sappy over her.
Bangles Carson: But you're not?
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: No, she's just something I can't get rid of, because she's tangled up in a race deal.
Bangles Carson: She wasn't tangled up in a deal the first night you got her. You could've unloaded her then!
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: You didn't stage no riot when she busted up your song in a night club!
Bangles Carson: You start reading about King Arthur to her!
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: Yeah, and you take her out and buy her a lot of new clothes!
Bangles Carson: And you sit still for the bite without even being chloroformed!
Sorrowful 'Sir Sorry' Jones: All right, I did pay! Her clothes were falling off her.

Pancho Gomez: What I do and say at that grave is my affair. It's my grave, isn't it? Isn't it me who's buried there?

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Adolphe Menjou Facts
Brother of actor Henri Menjou.

Adolphe attended the Culver Military Academy and eventually graduated from Cornell University with a degree in engineering. He also was a captain in the Ambulance Corps during World War I.

Once boasted that his wardrobe included about 2,000 articles -- over 100 suits and 15 overcoats alone.

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