Alfred Lunt Overview:

Actor, Alfred Lunt, was born on Aug 12, 1892 in Milwaukee, WI. Lunt died at the age of 85 on Aug 3, 1977 in Chicago, IL .



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

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1931/32Best ActorThe Guardsman (1931)The ActorNominated

Lunt was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame .

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Despite their intentionally hammy acting in the excerpt from Maxwell Anderson's "Elizabeth the Queen" in their film, "The Guardsman", the Lunts are said to have acted Shakespeare onstage in a non-declamatory, more conversational manner, as opposed to the standard way of performing Shakespeare onstage in those days.

Is buried alongside his wife, Lynne Fontanne, in Forest Home Cemetary in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Appeared by himself in several films: Backbone, The Ragged Edge (1923), Sally of the Sawdust, Lovers in Quarantine (1925) and with wife Lynn Fontanne in Second Youth (1924), The Guardsman (1931) Stage Door Canteen (1943).

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