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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 ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Began film career as an extra
Film acting debut (bit) in serial, "Gloria's Romance"
Discovered by Russian actress Nazimova while she was being taught English by his mother; cast in leading role opposite her in "War Brides"
Founded Inspiration Pictures which produced some 15 features in five years; 12 starring Barthelmess, eight directed by Henry King
Sold Inspiration to First National, though some films continued to be released as Inspiration productions
Received Oscar nomination for first film under acting contract to First National, "The Patent Leather Kid"
Acted in his first talking picture, "Weary River"
Appeared on the New York stage in "The Postman Always Rings Twice"
Returned to film after almost four years to play supporting role in Howard Hawks' "Only Angels Have Wings"
Last film, "The Spoilers"
Joined the Naval Reserve
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