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Also Known As: Died: September 25, 1984
Born: September 23, 1897 Cause of Death: complications from a series of strokes
Birth Place: East St John, New Brunswick, CA Profession: Cast ...
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1916:
Dropped out of college and enlisted in the Canadian Field Artillery
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After WWI, moved to Boston; worked nights in the mailroom of a brokerage firm
1921:
Toured with the Boston Light Opera Company; spotted by singer Elsie Janis who hired him
1925:
Appeared in support of Janis on Broadway in "Puzzles of 1925"
1926:
Feature acting debut in silent film, "Mannequin"
1930:
First acting role in a musical talkie, where he used his baritone singing voice, "Viennese Nights"
1941:
Distinguished himself with starring roles in John Ford's "How Green Was My Valley" and Fritz Lang's "Man Hunt", both released in the same year
1941:
First film starring opposite Greer Garson, "Blossoms in the Dust"
1942:
Earned first Best Actor Oscar nomination for his co-starring role opposite Garson in "Mrs. Miniver"
1943:
Starred as Pierre Curie to Garson's "Madame Curie"; received second Best Actor Academy Award nomination
1953:
Last of eight co-starring vehicles opposite Garson, "Scandal at Scourie"
1954:
Co-starred in the all-star production of "Executive Suite"
1955:
Hosted MGM's first TV series, "M-G-M Parade", an ABC variety series
1956:
Appeared as Dr. Morbius in "Forbidden Planet"
1958:
Starred as the father in "The Swiss Family Robinson", an NBC adventure special
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Appeared on Broadway in the musical "Take Me Along"
1961:
Cast as the submarine's admiral in "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea"
1962:
Had role as the US Senate Majority Leader in "Advise and Consent"
1965:
Played the King in the CBS TV remake of "Cinderella", with a score by Rodgers and Hammerstein
1968:
Portrayed Florenz Ziegfeld in the movie musical "Funny Girl"
1976:
Last TV-movie, "The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case"; portrayed the judge
1978:
Made final feature appearance in "Sextette"

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