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|Also Known As:||Died:||October 13, 1966|
|Born:||November 19, 1891||Cause of Death:||heart attack|
|Birth Place:||Indianapolis, Indiana, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Made formal theatrical debut as "Cholly" in "The Brownies" at Carnegie Hall
Gave first one-man art show at age 14
Made operatic debut in "Mignon" at the Back Bay Opera House in Boston
Performed with the Aborn Opera Company in "Madama Butterfly" and "Hansel and Gretel"
Made operetta debut in "The Purple Road" in New York
Teamed with Bonnie Glass in a dancing act while he also taught dancing privately at the Webb Dance Studio; later teamed with Jenny Dolly and Mae Murray as ballroom dancer
Musical comedy debut, ""Love O'Mike"
Dramatic stage debut, "Meet the Wife" opposite Mary Boland
Film acting debut, "Polly With a Past"
Appeared on Broadway opposite Marilyn Miller in "Sunny", Beatrice Lillie in "She's My Baby" and Gertrude Lawrence in "Treasure Girl
Signed by MGM at weekly salary of $3,000; stayed 18-months without making a picture
Returned to stage
While touring in Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit" called to Hollywood to star in "Laura"
"Laura" is made, and Webb becomes an unexpected movie star
Made motion picture exhibitors' poll of top ten boxoffice stars; placed 7th
Retired due to ill health
Underwent abdominal surgery
Was operated on to remove intestinal blockage in May
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