John Halliday Overview:

Character actor, John Halliday, was born on Sep 14, 1880 in Brooklyn, NY. Halliday died at the age of 67 on Oct 17, 1947 in Honolulu, Hawaii .


Native New Yorker, John Halliday, must have played more cuckolded husbands than most. He trained as a mining engineer in Scotland, served with the British army in the Boer War, and went to Cambridge, before taking up an engineering career in the Nevada mining territory. Amateur performances in Gilbert and Sullivan led him to switch careers to acting, and he became a respected Broadway figure before trying Hollywood at the beginning of the sound era. Now he is best remembered as Katharine Hepburn's wayward dad in "The Philadelphia Story". He retired to Honolulu, where he died from a heart ailment.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).



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John Halliday Quotes:

Seth Lord: You have everything it takes to make a lovely woman except the one essential: an understanding heart. And without that you might just as well be made of bronze.

[Liz screams as Uncle Willie pinches her on the rear]
Macaulay Connor: Don't DO that!
Elizabeth (Liz) Imbrie: I... I feel exactly as though I'd been pinched.
Seth Lord: Don't you think you weren't.

Thomas Stenborg: I wonder if anyone has built happiness on the unhappiness of others.

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