Ed Begley


Actor
Ed Begley

About

Also Known As
Edward James Begley, Edward Begley
Birth Place
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Born
March 25, 1901
Died
April 29, 1970
Cause of Death
Heart Attack

Biography

Reliable veteran character player, effective in films like "Twelve Angry Men" (1957) and in his Oscar-winning turn in "Sweet Bird of Youth" (1962). Father of actor Ed Begley, Jr....

Photos & Videos

12 Angry Men - Lobby Card Set
Sweet Bird of Youth - Publicity Stills
Billion Dollar Brain - Movie Poster

Family & Companions

Amanda Huff
Wife
Dorothy Bates
Wife
Allene Jeanne Sanders
Companion
NBC page, actor. Mother of Ed Begley Jr.
Helen Jordan
Wife

Biography

Reliable veteran character player, effective in films like "Twelve Angry Men" (1957) and in his Oscar-winning turn in "Sweet Bird of Youth" (1962). Father of actor Ed Begley, Jr.

Life Events

1931

Debut as radio announcer

1943

Broadway debut

1947

Film acting debut in Elia Kazan's "Boomerang"

Photo Collections

12 Angry Men - Lobby Card Set
Here is a set of Lobby Cards from 12 Angry Men (1957), starring Henry Fonda. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
Sweet Bird of Youth - Publicity Stills
Here are some publicity stills taken for Sweet Bird of Youth (1962), starring Paul Newman and Shirley Knight. Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, usually taken off the set, for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.
Billion Dollar Brain - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for Billion Dollar Brain (1967), starring Michael Caine and directed by Ken Russell. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.

Videos

Movie Clip

Stars In My Crown (1950) - I'm Always A Boy In Walesburg With narration by Marshall Thompson, the screenplay derived from the somewhat autobiographical novel by Alabamian Joe David Brown, we meet Dean Stockwell as young John, Joel McCrea the preacher, plus Polly Bailey, Amanda Blake, Adeline de Walt Reynolds, Wilson Wood, Ed Begley and Arthur Hunnicutt, in MGM’s Stars In My Crown, 1950.
Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) - Never Had A Wife Early scene introducing ex-cop Burke (Ed Begley) meeting ex-con Slater (Robert Ryan) whom he has in mind for one last bank job, in the Harry Belafonte-financed Odds Against Tomorrow, 1959, directed by Robert Wise.
Convicted (1950) - They Call It Yammering Ex-D-A Knowland (Broderick Crawford) is unflappable on his first day as prison warden, ignoring head guard Douglas (Carl Benton Reid) and aide Mackay (Ed Begley), confronting his new charges including Tex (John Doucette) and Luigi (Peter Virgo), in Convicted, 1950, starring Glenn Ford.
Deadline-U.S.A. (1952) - Open, You Got Elected! Opening credits and a vignette of corruption featuring Martin Gabel (as gangster "Rienzi") from ex-newsman Richard Brooks' newspaper drama Deadline-U.S.A., 1952, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ethel Barrymore.
12 Angry Men (1957) - Lucky To Get A Murder The end of director Sidney Lumet's opening scene in the jury room, one take running over six minutes, Jack Klugman, Ed Begley, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Robert Webber, Henry Fonda, Jack Warden, E.G. Marshall, George Voscovec among the speakers, from 12 Angry Men, 1957.
12 Angry Men - It's The Same Knife! Juror 4 (E.G. Marshall) is making up a point leading up to the dramatic moment when Juror 8 (Henry Fonda) pulls out his identical switchblade, in a famous scene from Sidney Lumet's 12 Angry Men, 1957.
Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) - There's Only One Payoff Window In a flashback sequence, Chance Wayne (Paul Newman) recalls his younger self being invited to leave his Southern hometown by politician "Boss" Finley (Ed Begley), whose daughter he loves, in director Richard Brooks' Sweet Bird of Youth, 1962, from the Tennessee Williams play.
Hang 'Em High - I'm An Ex-Lawman! From the long opening scene, Cooper (Clint Eastwood) is in-effect tried by Wilson (Ed Begley) and henchmen (Alan Hale Jr., Bruce Dern, et al) in his first Hollywood Western starring role, in Hang 'Em High, 1968.
Billion Dollar Brain (1967) - The Air In Texas At the Texas compound of oil zillionaire and cold war agitator General Midwinter (Ed Begley), Harry Palmer (Michael Caine), who’s posing as a for-hire private eye after having been pressed back into service with Britain’s MI-5, takes in some doctrine, in Billion Dollar Brain, 1967.
Protocol (1984) - National Heroine Presidential aides Cliff DeYoung and Ed Begley Jr. among the riveted viewers as Washington D.C. cocktail waitress Sunny (Goldie Hawn, also executive producer), who accidentally took a bullet intended for a visiting dignitary, dazzles the press, Chris Sarandon as her minder, in Protocol, 1984.
Patterns (1956) - Too Strenuous Now into the rhythm, executive Staples (Van Heflin) with aide Billy (Michael Dreyfus), secretary Marge (Elizabeth Wilson), colleague Briggs (Ed Begley), his son Paul (Ronnie Welsh) and boss Ramsey (Everett Sloan), in Patterns, 1956.
Patterns (1956) - Industrial Relations First day on the job, Staples (Van Heflin) meets fellow executive Briggs (Ed Begley), discussing prospects and their boss, early in Rod Serling's Patterns, 1956.

Trailer

Firecreek - (Original Trailer) A pacifist sheriff (James Stewart) must use tougher means when his town is threatened by a band of outlaws in Firecreek (1968) co-starring Henry Fonda.
Boomerang! - (Textless Trailer) Prosecutor Dana Andrews fights to prove the defendant in a scandalous murder case is innocent in Elia Kazan's Boomerang! (1947).
12 Angry Men - (Original Trailer) Henry Fonda is the lone holdout against convicting a Puerto Rican youth in the jury duty drama 12 Angry Men (1957).
Unsinkable Molly Brown, The - (Original Trailer) A backwoods girl strikes it rich in Colorado and crashes high society in The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) starring Debbie Reynolds.
It Happens Every Spring - (Textless Trailer) Ray Milland is a scientist who invents a baseball that cannot be hit in It Happens Every Spring (1949).
Stars in My Crown - (Original Trailer) A parson (Joel McCrea) uses six-guns and the Bible to bring peace to a Tennessee town in Stars in My Crown (1950).
On Dangerous Ground - (Original Trailer) A tough cop sent to help in a mountain manhunt falls for the quarry's blind sister in On Dangerous Ground (1952) starring Robert Ryan.
Billion Dollar Brain - (Original Trailer) Harry Palmer (Michael Caine) must stop a U.S. general from launching an invasion of Russia with a supercomputer in Billion Dollar Brain (1967).
Lone Star - (Original Trailer) A frontiersman helps out with Texas's fight for independence from Mexico in Lone Star (1952), starring Clark Gable & Ava Gardner.
Sitting Pretty - (Original Trailer) Clifton Webb is Mr. Belvedere, an efficiency expert who applies his methods to child rearing in Sitting Pretty (1948).
Time To Sing, A - (Original Trailer) A singer (Hank Williams, Jr.) hides his love of music to please his restrictive guardian in A Time To Sing (1968).
Sweet Bird of Youth - (Original Trailer) A young gigolo returns to his Southern hometown in search of the lost love of his youth in Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) starring Paul Newman and Geraldine Page.

Family

Ed Begley Jr
Son
Actor.

Companions

Amanda Huff
Wife
Dorothy Bates
Wife
Allene Jeanne Sanders
Companion
NBC page, actor. Mother of Ed Begley Jr.
Helen Jordan
Wife

Bibliography