George Bancroft Overview:

Actor, George Bancroft, was born on Sep 30, 1882 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bancroft died at the age of 74 on Oct 2, 1956 in Santa Monica, CA and was laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica, CA.



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

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1928/29Best ActorThunderbolt (1929)Thunderbolt Jim LangNominated

BlogHub Articles:

: What a Star, What a Character!

By The Lady Eve on Dec 16, 2018 From Lady Eve's Reel Life

Big, blustery was in his mid-40s when he became a film star, breaking out in 1927 with a linchpin performance as mob boss "Bull Weed" in Underworld, Josef von Sternberg's prototypical gangster film. Bancroft was third-billed under dependably wooden Clive Brook, fluttery leading lady ... Read full article

Supporting Players:

By Amanda Garrett on Mar 21, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

is remembered today for his memorable supporting roles in films like Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), but, throughout his colorful life, Bancroft was a silent film star, a rancher and a Naval hero. is a familiar face to many old Hollywood films fans for his stella... Read full article

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George Bancroft Quotes:

[Lt. Blanchard has just informed the stagecoach occupants that the cavalry will not escort them to Lordsburg]
Marshal Curly Wilcox: This stage is going to Lordsburg. If you think it ain't safe to ride along with us, I figure we can get there without you soldier boys.

Mac Keefer: I'm taking care of this job myself. Get Blackie up here right away.
James Frazier: Now, listen Mac. I don't care how you handle Sullivan. But it's got to look like an accident with that priest.
Mac Keefer: Leave that to me.

Bill Roberts: [Leering at Mae's figure in her tight-fitting dress] I've sailed the Seven seas, but I've never seen a craft as trim as you!

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George Bancroft Facts
His only child's name is Georgette.

Interred in the mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetary, Santa Monica, California.

Screen and stage actor.

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