Legendary actor, Brian Donlevy, was born Waldo Brian Donlevy on Feb 9, 1901 in Portadown, Northern Ireland. Donlevy died at the age of 71 on Apr 5, 1972 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles and was cremated and his ashes scattered at sea.
MINI BIO:Gloweringly handsome, strong, mustachioed Irish-born Hollywood actor. After an adventurous early life (including World War I service in Lafayette Escadrille) he drifted into acting, although it was 1935 before he settled permanently in Hollywood. A tough villain of the 1930s, he became a popular semi-star of rugged thrillers and action films in the succeeding decade after his success in the title role of The Great McGinty. Although Donlevy suffered from drinking problems, his forthright performances remained good value in the end. Died from cancer of the throat. Oscar-nominated for his sadistic sergeant in Beau Geste. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although Donlevy was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1939||Best Supporting Actor||Beau Geste (1939)||Sergeant Markoff||Nominated|
He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television.
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