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Also Known As: Edgar Montillion Woolley Died: May 6, 1963
Born: August 17, 1888 Cause of Death: kidney and heart ailment
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, professor

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Kismet (1955) Omar
2.
 As Young As You Feel (1951) John Hodges
3.
 Miss Tatlock's Millions (1948) Miles Tatlock
4.
 The Bishop's Wife (1948) Professor Wutheridge
5.
 Night and Day (1946) Himself
6.
 Molly and Me (1945) John Graham
7.
 Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1944) Edgar Brawley
8.
 Since You Went Away (1944) Col. William G. Smollett
9.
 Holy Matrimony (1943) Priam Farll, also known as Henry Leek
10.
 The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) Sheridan Whiteside
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Taught at Yale between 1919 and 1936
1936:
Broadway acting debut
1937:
First film role in "Live, Love and Learn"

Education

Harvard University: Cambridge , Massachusetts -
Yale University: New Haven , Connecticut - 1911

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Monty Woolley (August 17, 1888 - May 6, 1963) was an American actor. Born Edgar Montillion Woolley in New York City, Woolley was a professor and lecturer at Yale University (one of his students was Thornton Wilder) who began acting on Broadway in 1936. He was typecast as the wasp-tongued, supercilious sophisticate. His most famous role is that of the cranky radio wag forced to stay immobile because of a seemingly-injured hip in 1942's The Man Who Came to Dinner, which he had performed onstage before taking it to Hollywood. In the film, he caricatured Alexander Woollcott, a radio and press celebrity of the 1930s and 1940s. He was also a frequent radio presence as a guest performer on such shows as The Fred Allen Show, Duffy's Tavern, The Big Show, and others. He was an intimate friend of Cole Porter while a student at Yale and in later years. They enjoyed many amusing disreputable adventures together in New York and on foreign travels. He played himself in Warner Bros..' pseudo-biopic about Cole Porter's life, "Night and Day" (1946), a highly fictionalized account of Porter's very unorthodox professional and personal life. According to Bennett Cerf in Try and Stop Me, Woolley was at a dinner party and suddenly belched. A woman sitting nearby glared at him; he glared back and said, "What did you expect--chimes?" Cerf said that Woolley liked the line so much he insisted that it be added to the script of his next stage role. Like Clifton Webb (another larger-than-life personality), Woolley signed with 20th Century Fox in the 1940's and appeared in many films through the mid-1950's. Woolley has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Academy Awards and Nominations 1945 - Nominated - Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Since You Went Away 1943 - Nominated - Best Actor in a Leading Role - The Pied Piper

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