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Nolan Leary was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Leary began his acting career with roles in such films as the Don "Red" Barry western "Days of Old Cheyenne" (1943), "The Tiger Woman" (1944) and the Rosemary LaPlanche horror film "Devil Bat's Daughter" (1946). He also appeared in the Burt Lancaster crime feature "The Killers" (1946) and the Charles Starrett western "West of Dodge City" (1947). His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like "Follow Me Quietly" (1949), "The Accused" (1949) and "Between Midnight and Dawn" (1950). He also appeared in "The Prince Who Was a Thief" (1951) with Tony Curtis and "There's No Business Like Show Business" (1954). He also lent his voice to "Act of Violence" (1948). Toward the end of his career, he tackled roles in the adaptation "Tall Man Riding" (1955) with Randolph Scott, the James Cagney biopic "Man of a Thousand Faces" (1957) and "Ten North Frederick" (1958) with Gary Cooper. He also appeared in the drama "Pollyanna" (1960) with Hayley Mills and the adaptation "Sweet Charity" (1969) with Shirley MacLaine. Leary more recently appeared in "A Family Upside Down" (NBC, 1977-78). Leary passed away in December 1987...

Nolan Leary was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Leary began his acting career with roles in such films as the Don "Red" Barry western "Days of Old Cheyenne" (1943), "The Tiger Woman" (1944) and the Rosemary LaPlanche horror film "Devil Bat's Daughter" (1946). He also appeared in the Burt Lancaster crime feature "The Killers" (1946) and the Charles Starrett western "West of Dodge City" (1947). His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like "Follow Me Quietly" (1949), "The Accused" (1949) and "Between Midnight and Dawn" (1950). He also appeared in "The Prince Who Was a Thief" (1951) with Tony Curtis and "There's No Business Like Show Business" (1954). He also lent his voice to "Act of Violence" (1948). Toward the end of his career, he tackled roles in the adaptation "Tall Man Riding" (1955) with Randolph Scott, the James Cagney biopic "Man of a Thousand Faces" (1957) and "Ten North Frederick" (1958) with Gary Cooper. He also appeared in the drama "Pollyanna" (1960) with Hayley Mills and the adaptation "Sweet Charity" (1969) with Shirley MacLaine. Leary more recently appeared in "A Family Upside Down" (NBC, 1977-78). Leary passed away in December 1987 at the age of 98.

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1.
 Family Upside Down, A (1978) Mr Willy
2.
 The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972) Station master
3.
 Sweet Charity (1969) Manfred
4.
 Pollyanna (1960) Mr. Thomas
5.
 The Hangman (1959) Husband
6.
 Career (1959) Carl, stage door man
7.
 Money, Women and Guns (1959) Job Kingman
8.
 Ten North Frederick (1958) Harry Jackson
9.
 The Abductors (1957)
10.
 Man of a Thousand Faces (1957) Pa Chaney
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Tony Scott ( 2006-03-22 )

Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever

Born: April 28, 1889 Illinois
Died: December 12, 1987 Los Angeles, CA
An actor and playwright, Leary played on the stage as far back as 1911, later appearing in over 150 movies, mainly in bit parts. He may best be remembered as the deaf mute father of Lon Chaney (James Cagney) in the 1958 film "Man of 1000 Faces." Occasionally, he would show up as Ted Baxter's father on the hit television series, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show."

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