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Also Known As: Died: August 17, 1963
Born: May 9, 1895 Cause of Death: throat cancer
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Began film career as an extra
1916:
Film acting debut (bit) in serial, "Gloria's Romance"
1916:
Discovered by Russian actress Nazimova while she was being taught English by his mother; cast in leading role opposite her in "War Brides"
1920:
Founded Inspiration Pictures which produced some 15 features in five years; 12 starring Barthelmess, eight directed by Henry King
1926:
Sold Inspiration to First National, though some films continued to be released as Inspiration productions
1927:
Received Oscar nomination for first film under acting contract to First National, "The Patent Leather Kid"
1929:
Acted in his first talking picture, "Weary River"
1936:
Appeared on the New York stage in "The Postman Always Rings Twice"
1939:
Returned to film after almost four years to play supporting role in Howard Hawks' "Only Angels Have Wings"
1942:
Last film, "The Spoilers"
1942:
Joined the Naval Reserve

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