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Also Known As: Died: March 26, 1987
Born: June 6, 1898 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: St Paul, Minnesota, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1918:
Made film debut in a small role in "Out of a Clear Sky"
1919:
Stage acting debut in "Forbidden"
1924:
Simultaneously appeared in two Eugene O'Neill plays in NYC, "Bound East for Cardiff" and "Desire Under the Elms"
1929:
London stage debut, "Coquette"
1930:
Film acting debut in "Liliom"
1934:
Signed contract with RKO
1935:
First major film work, and first leading role in films, as D'Artagnan in an RKO adaptation of "The Three Musketeers"
1936:
Co-starred in "Fury"
1940:
Had one of his best screen roles in Mitchell Leisen's "Arise My Love"
1940:
Worked primarily for Paramount Pictures
1948:
Concentrated on stage and television work for a time after his work in such films as "That Lady in Ermine"
1953:
Resumed more regular work in films for the next five years beginning with "Island in the Sky" and "So This Is Love"
:
Was one of the hosts, along with Dennis O'Keefe, of the NBC-TV suspense drama anthology series, "Suspicion"
:
Again returned to film work briefly in the mid-60s
1973:
First TV-movie, "The Man Without a Country" (ABC)
1974:
Last Broadway appearance, "Saturday, Sunday, Monday"
1975:
Final New York stage acting role alongside Meryl Streep and Mandy Patinkin in a revival of "Trelawny of the 'Wells'" staged at Lincoln Center
1983:
Final feature role, supporting Nick Nolte and Katharine Hepburn in "Grace Quigley/The Ultimate Solution of Grace Quigley" (released in 1985)

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