Waldo Brian Donlevy
|Born||Feb 9, 1901|
Portadown, Northern Ireland
|Died||Apr 5, 1972|
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles
|Age||Died at 71|
|Final Resting PlaceCremated|
|Top Roles||Jim Sherwood, Assistant D.A. Louis D'Angelo, Doc Bender, Trailhand, Kent, Steely Edwards|
|Top Genres||Drama, Comedy, Western, Action, Romance, Crime|
|Top Topics||Book-Based, True Story (based on), World War II|
|Top Collaborators||Darryl F. Zanuck (Producer), Kenneth Macgowan (Producer), William A. Wellman (Director), Emory Parnell|
|Shares birthday with||Ronald Colman, Kathryn Grayson, Carmen Miranda see more..|
Brian Donlevy Overview:
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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Brian Donlevy Quotes:
Paul Madvig: Why not? Most of them come from the reform school.
Gen. Chao: Do you wish to speak further with me on this subject?
Gen. Sloan: In the words of an old hymn, go to hell.
Logan Stuart: George, when is this girl going to marry you?
George Camrose: I doubt if she knows hereself, Logan. When are you taking me, Lucy?
Lucy Overmire: George, do you like poetry?
George Camrose: Must I like poetry to be your husband?
Lucy Overmire: We'll be married when the leaves fall.
George Camrose: You see, Logan, she strings me up and lets me swing. You mean the maple leaves that fall early, or the pine needles that never fall at all?
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