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  1. Brian Donlevy - Wikipedia

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    Waldo Brian Donlevy (February 9, 1901 – April 6, 1972) was an American actor, noted for playing dangerous tough guys from the 1930s to the 1960s. He usually appeared in supporting roles.

  2. Brian Donlevy - IMDb

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    Brian Donlevy, Actor: Beau Geste. It seems that Brian Donlevy started out life as colorfully as any character he ever played on the stage or screen. He lied about his age (he was actually 14) in 1916 so he could join the army. When Gen. John J. Pershing sent American troops to invade Mexico in pursuit of Pancho Villa--Mexican rebels under Villa's command had raided Columbus, NM, ...

  3. Brian Donlevy - Biography - IMDb

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    A line in the film, spoken by Mrs. McGinty, seems a fitting description of the majority of roles Brian Donlevy would play throughout his career: "You're a tough guy, McGinty, not a wrong guy." Donlevy's ability to make the roughest edge of any character have a soft side was his calling card.

    • Waldo Brian Donlevy
    • 5' 8" (1.73 m)
    • February 9, 1901 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  4. Brian Donlevy | Military Wiki | Fandom

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    Donlevy was born Brian Donlevy in Portadown, County Armagh in 1901. Sometime between 1910 and 1912 the family moved to Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, where Donlevy's father worked as a supervisor at the Brickner Woolen Mills. When the local Army National Guard company was called into service for the Pancho Villa Expedition in 1916, Donlevy lied about his age (he was actually 14) so he could join the mobilization. Donlevy served during the expedition as a bugler. When the United States entered World War I, Donlevy went to France with Company C, 127th Infantry Regiment, a part of the 32nd Infantry Division.

    Donlevy began his career in New York in the early 1920s, appearing in many theater productions and also winning an increasing number of silent film parts. Previously, he had modeled for the illustrator J.C. Leyendecker, who produced illustrations for the famous Arrow Collar advertisements. His Broadway credits included Hit the Deck and Life Begins at 8:40. Donlevy's break came in 1935, when the bull-necked Irishman was cast in the Edward G. Robinson film Barbary Coast. A large amount of film work followed, with several important parts. In 1939, he played the lead villain in Destry Rides Again and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his memorable role as the ruthless Sergeant Markoff in Beau Geste, although the Oscar went to Thomas Mitchell for Stagecoach. The following year, he played the role for which he is perhaps best remembered, that of McGinty in The Great McGinty, a role he reprised four years later in The Miracle of Morgan's Creek. In 1942, Donle...

    Donlevy was married three times: first to Yvonne Grey from 1928–36, then to actress Marjorie Lane from 1936–1947, and finally to Lillian Arch Lugosi (the ex-wife of Bela Lugosi, famous for playing Dracula) from 1966 until his death in 1972. Donlevy died from throat cancer on April 5, 1972 at the Motion Picture Country Hospital in Woodland Hills, California.He was survived by his wife and a daughter, Judy Donlevy, by his second wife. His ashes were scattered over Santa Monica Bay.

  5. Brian Donlevy: Movies, TV, and Bio - amazon.com

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    Brian Donlevy. actor, producer. Born February 9, 1901 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. It seems that Brian Donlevy started out life as colorfully as any character he ever played on the stage or screen. He lied about his age (he was actually 14) in 1916 so he could join the army. When Gen. John J. Pershing sent American troops to invade Mexico in ...

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    • February 9, 1901
  6. Brian Donlevy — Wikipedia Republished // WIKI 2

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    Don­levy was born in 1901 in Cleve­land, Ohio, to Irish par­ents Re­becca (née Parks) and Thomas Don­levy, who were orig­i­nally from Por­ta­d­own, County Ar­magh. Some­time be­tween 1910 and 1912, the fam­ily moved to She­boy­gan Falls, Wis­con­sin,where Don­levy's fa­ther worked as a su­per­vi­sor at the Brick­ner Woolen Mills. Don­levy started out life as col­or­fully as any char­ac­ter he ever played on the stage or screen. He lied about his age (he was ac­tu­ally 14) in 1916 so he could join the army. When Gen. John J. Per­sh­ing sent Amer­i­can troops to in­vade Mex­ico in pur­suit of Pan­cho Villa—Mex­i­can rebels under Villa's com­mand raided Colum­bus, NM, and killed 16 Amer­i­can sol­diers and civil­ians—Don­levy served with that ex­pe­di­tion and later, in WW I, was a pilot with the Lafayette Es­cadrille, a unit of the French Air Force com­posed of Amer­i­can and Cana­dian pilots.[citation needed]De­spite such claims by Hol­ly­wood pub­li­cists, U.S. mil­i­tary records sh...

    Broadway

    Don­levy began his ca­reer in New York City in the early 1920s, ap­pear­ing in many the­ater pro­duc­tions and also win­ning an in­creas­ing num­ber of silent film parts. Pre­vi­ously, he had mod­eled for the il­lus­tra­tor J. C. Leyen­decker, who pro­duced il­lus­tra­tions for the fa­mous Arrow Col­larad­ver­tise­ments. Don­levy had small roles in the silent films Jamestown (1923), Dam­aged Hearts (1924), Mon­sieur Beau­caire (1924), The Eve of the Revolution (1924), and School for Wives (19...

    Hollywood

    Don­levy's break came in 1935, when he was cast in the Ed­ward G. Robin­son film Bar­bary Coast pro­duced by Samuel Gold­wyn. He was in Mary Burns, Fugi­tive (1935) then was sec­ond billed in It Hap­pened in Hol­ly­wood (1936). Don­levy had sup­port parts in Gold­wyn's Strike Me Pink (1936) and Para­mount's 13 Hours by Air(1936).

    "B" Leading Man

    Don­levy had his first lead, in a "B" at Fox, in Human Cargo (1936), play­ing a wise­crack­ing re­porter op­po­site Claire Trevor. Don­levy fol­lowed it with other "B" lead roles: Half Angel (1936), High Ten­sion (1936), 36 Hours to Kill (1936), Crack-Up (1936) with Peter Lorre, and Mid­night Taxi(1937). He sup­ported in an "A", This Is My Af­fair (1937), with Robert Tay­lor, Bar­bara Stan­wyck and Vic­tor McLa­glen. He went back to star­ring in a "B", Born Reck­less (1937). He was in In Old...

    Don­levy was mar­ried to Yvonne Grey from 1928 to 1936. She di­vorced him on grounds of cru­elty and he agreed to pay $5,000 a month in alimony. He mar­ried ac­tress Mar­jorie Lane in 1936. They had one child to­gether and di­vorced in 1947. He was mar­ried to Lil­lian Arch Lu­gosi (the for­mer wife of Bela Lu­gosi) from 1966 until his death in 1972.

    Don­levy was op­er­ated on for throat can­cer in 1971, died from the dis­ease on April 6, 1972 at the Mo­tion Pic­ture Coun­try Hos­pi­tal in Wood­land Hills, Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia. He was 71 years old. He was sur­vived by his wife, Lil­lian, and a daugh­ter, Judy Don­levy, by his sec­ond wife. His ashes were scat­tered over Santa Mon­ica Bay.

    In De­cem­ber 2016, a bi­og­ra­phy, Brian Don­levy, the Good Bad Guy by Derek Sculthorpe was pub­lished by Mc­Far­land & Com­pany of North Carolina.[citation needed]

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    "Brian Donlevy". Find a Grave. Retrieved February 19, 2009.
  7. Brian Donlevy List of Movies and TV Shows - TV Guide

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  8. Brian Donlevy (1901-1972) - Find A Grave Memorial

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    Actor. Born Waldo Donlevy, for over four decades he was popular character performer in feature films and television. At age 14, he lied about his age to join the US Army and served as a pilot with the Lafayette Escadrille, French Air Force, comprised of American and Canadian pilots, during World War I.

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    Donlevy was born Brian Donlevy in Portadown, County Armagh in 1901. Sometime between 1910 and 1912 the family moved to Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, where Donlevy’s father worked as a supervisor at the Brickner Woolen Mills. When the local Army National Guard company was called into service for the Pancho Villa Expedition in 1916, Donlevy lied about his age (he was actually 14) so he could join the mobilization. Donlevy served during the expedition as a bugler. When the United States entered World War I, Donlevy went to France with Company C, 127th Infantry Regiment, a part of the 32nd Infantry Division.

    Donlevy was married three times: first to Yvonne Grey from 1928–36, then to actress Marjorie Lane from 1936–1947, and finally to Lillian Arch Lugosi (the ex-wife of Bela Lugosi, famous for playing Dracula) from 1966 until his death in 1972. Donlevy died from throat cancer on April 5, 1972 at the Motion Picture Country Hospital in Woodland Hills, California. He was survived by his wife and a daughter, Judy Donlevy, by his second wife. His ashes were scattered over Santa Monica Bay.

    Donlevy began his career in New York in the early 1920s, appearing in many theater productions and also winning an increasing number of silent film parts. Previously, he had modeled for the illustrator J.C. Leyendecker, who produced illustrations for the famous Arrow Collar advertisements. His Broadway credits included Hit the Deck and Life Begins at 8:40. Donlevy’s break came in 1935, when the bull-necked Irishman was cast in the Edward G. Robinson film Barbary Coast. A large amount of film work followed, with several important parts. In 1939, he played the lead villain in Destry Rides Again and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his memorable role as the ruthless Sergeant Markoff in Beau Geste, although the Oscar went to the sentimental choice, Thomas Mitchell for Stagecoach. The following year, he played the role for which he is perhaps best remembered, that of McGinty in The Great McGinty, a role he reprised four years later in The Miracle of Morgan...

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