Wallace Fitzgerald Beery (April 1, 1885 – April 15, 1949) was an American film and stage actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Bill in Min and Bill (1930) opposite Marie Dressler, as General Director Preysing in Grand Hotel (1932), as Long John Silver in Treasure Island (1934), as Pancho Villa in Viva Villa!
Wallace Beery. Wallace Fitzgerald Beery (April 1, 1885 – April 15, 1949) was an American actor. He is best known for his roles of Bill in Min and Bill (1930), as Long John Silver in Treasure Island (1934), as Pancho Villa in Viva Villa! (1934), and as Andy Purcell in The Champ (1931), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor .
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Wallace Beery. ( 1934) pentru Viva Villa![*] Wallace Fitzgerald Beery (n. 1 aprilie 1885, d. 15 aprilie 1949) a fost un actor american cunoscut pentru rolul Bill în filmul Min and Bill, unde a avut-o ca parteneră pe Marie Dressler, dar și pentru rolul titular în The Champ, rol pentru care a câștigat Premiul Oscar pentru cel mai bun actor .
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Beery was born the youngest of three boys in 1885 in Clay County, Missouri, near Smithville. The Beery family left the farm in the 1890s and moved to nearby Kansas City, Missouri, where the father was a police officer. He may have had an older sister based on a suspected recent found Victorian photo of a boy who strongly resembles Beery and an older girl. Beery attended the Chase School in Kansas City and took piano lessons as well, but showed little love for academic matters. He ran away from home twice, the first time returning after a short time, quitting school and working in the Kansas City train yards as an engine wiper. Beery ran away from home a second time at age 16, and joined the Ringling Brothers Circus as an assistant elephant trainer. He left two years later, after being clawed by a leopard.
Wallace Beery joined his older brother Noah in New York City in 1904, finding work in comic opera as a baritone and began to appear on Broadway as well as summer stock theatre. He appeared in The Belle of the West in 1905. His most notable early role came in 1907 when he starred in The Yankee Touristto good reviews.
Comedy film star – Essanay Studios
In 1913, he moved to Chicago to work for Essanay Studios. His first movie was likely a comedy short, His Athletic Wife(1913). Beery was then cast as Sweedie, a Swedish maid character he played in drag in a series of short comedy films from 1914–16. Sweedie Learns to Swim (1914) co-starred Ben Turpin. Sweedie Goes to College (1915) starred Gloria Swanson, whom Beery married the following year. Other Beery films (mostly shorts) from this period included In and Out (1914), The Up...
In 1917 Beery portrayed Pancho Villa in Patria at a time when Villa was still active in Mexico. (Beery reprised the role 17 years later in Viva Villa!.) Beery was a villainous German in The Unpardonable Sin (1919) with Blanche Sweet. For Paramount he did The Love Burglar (1919) with Wallace Reid; Victory (1919), with Jack Holt; Behind the Door (1919), as another villainous German; and The Life Line(1919) with Holt. Beery was the villain in five major releases in 1920: 81...
On March 27, 1916, at the age of 30, Beery married 17-year-old actress Gloria Swanson in Los Angeles. The two had co-starred in Sweedie Goes to College. Although Beery had enjoyed popularity with his Sweedie shorts, his career had taken a dip, and during the marriage to Swanson, he relied on her as a breadwinner. According to Swanson's autobiography, Beery raped her on their wedding night, and later tricked her into swallowing an abortifacient when she was preg...
Second marriage and adoption
On August 4, 1924, Beery married actress Rita Gilman (née Mary Areta Gilman; 1898–1986) in Los Angeles. The couple adopted Carol Ann Priester (1930–2013), daughter of Rita Beery's mother's half-sister, Juanita Priester (née Caplinger; 1899–1931) and her husband, Erwin William Priester (1897–1969). After 14 years of marriage, Rita filed for divorce on May 1, 1939, in Carson City, Ormsby County, Nevada. Within 20 minutes of filing, she won the decree. Rita remarried 15 days later...
Alleged fatal altercation
In December 1937, comedic actor Ted Healy was involved in a drunken altercation at Cafe Trocadero on the Sunset Strip. E. J. Fleming, in his 2005 book, The Fixers: Eddie Mannix, Howard Strickling and the MGM Publicity Machine, asserts that Healy was attacked by three men: 1. Future James Bond producer Albert "Cubby" Broccoli 2. Local mob figure Pat DiCicco (who was Broccoli's cousin as well as the former husband of Thelma Todd and the future husband of Gloria Vanderbilt) 3. Wa...
For his contributions to the film industry, Wallace Beery posthumously received a motion pictures star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960. His star is located at 7001 Hollywood Boulevard. Beery is mentioned in the film Barton Fink, in which the lead character has been hired to write a wrestling screenplay to star Beery. In the 1968 comedy The Projectionist actor and comedian Chuck McCann impersonates Beery quoting a line from Min and Bill.
Box office ranking
1. Behind the Door (1919) with Hobart Bosworth 2. The Mollycoddle (1920) with Douglas Fairbanks 3. The Mollycoddle (1920) with Douglas Fairbanks 4. Wallace Beery in 1921 5. The Policeman and the Baby(1921) 6. The Golden Snare(1921) 7. The Last Trail(1921) 8. The Last Trail (1921) with Eva Novak 9. A Blind Bargain(1922) 10. Bavu(1923) 11. Beery as Bavu(1923) 12. Dynamite Smith (1924) with Bessie Love 13. Dynamite Smith(1924) 14. The Devil's Cargo(1925) 15. Adventure(1925)...
Wise, James. Stars in Blue: Movie Actors in America's Sea Services. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1997. ISBN 1557509379 OCLC 36824724
Mini Bio (1) In 1902, 16-year-old Wallace Beery joined the Ringling Brothers Circus as an assistant to the elephant trainer. He left two years later after a leopard clawed his arm. Beery next went to New York, where he found work in musical variety shows. He became a leading man in musicals and appeared on Broadway and in traveling stock companies.
Noah Lindsey Beery (August 10, 1913 – November 1, 1994), known professionally as Noah Beery Jr. or in later years Noah Beery, was an American actor often specializing in warm, friendly character roles similar to many portrayed by his Oscar-winning uncle, Wallace Beery.
Wallace Beery, Actor: Dinner at Eight. In 1902, 16-year-old Wallace Beery joined the Ringling Brothers Circus as an assistant to the elephant trainer. He left two years later after a leopard clawed his arm. Beery next went to New York, where he found work in musical variety shows. He became a leading man in musicals and appeared on Broadway and in traveling stock companies. In 1913 he ...
Jun 10, 2017 · Wallace Beery – photos and quotes Posted June 10, 2017 January 12, 2021 Bizarre.Los.Angeles “I once worked as a railroad section hand for $1.20 a day, and if I’ve changed since then, I don’t know it.”
Jun 15, 2013 · The Fixers was published in 2005, and since then the story that Ted Healy died after being beaten by Wallace Beery, Pat DiCicco and Cubby Broccoli has gained currency — in no small part because Fleming’s version of Healy’s death has been cited in Wikipedia entries for Ted Healy, the Trocadero and elsewhere.