Adolphe Jean Menjou
|Born||Feb 18, 1890|
|Died||Oct 29, 1963|
Beverly Hills, CA
|Age||Died at 73|
|Final Resting PlaceHollywood Forever|
|Top Roles||Monsieur La Bessiere, 'Sweetwater' Tilton, , Thaddeus 'Tad' Spencer, Louis XIII, King of France|
|Top Genres||Comedy, Drama, Romance, Silent Films, Musical, Film Adaptation|
|Top Topics||Show Business, Based on Play, Romance (Comic)|
|Top Collaborators||Hal Roach (Producer), Jesse L. Lasky (Producer), Adolph Zukor (Producer), Jack Conway (Director)|
|Shares birthday with||Jack Palance, Edward Arnold, George Kennedy see more..|
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.
MINI BIO: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).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although Menjou was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1930/31||Best Actor||The Front Page (1931)||Walter Burns||Nominated|
He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.
Forbidden (1932) with Barbara Stanwyck andBy 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:
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.
Oliver Niles: Now, I'm going to turn you over to our demon press agent, Libby. Don't let him frighten you. He has a heart of gold... only harder.
Nicoleff: This place is very good for my liver.
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