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Date of Birth 17 January 1882Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Date of Death 1 April 1946Beverly Hills, California, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameNoah Nicholas Beery
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Respected character actor of the silent and early sound period, specializing in cruel villains. The son of Kansas City policeman Noah Webster Beery and Frances Margaret Fitzgerald Beery, Noah Nicholas Beery and his younger brother Wallace Beery both left home in their teens, each seeking a career as a performer. Noah made his stage debut at the age of 16 and worked steadily in the theatre until his early 30s. Following his brother into films, he quickly established himself as a competent player and a familiar heavy in all sorts of films, particularly westerns. He never achieved the great fame of his younger brother, but succeeded in carving a memorable niche for himself in the history of film. His son Noah Beery Jr. became equally familiar as a character actor, though usually in more genial roles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Spouse (1)

Marguerite Lindsay (15 July 1910 - 1 April 1946) (his death) (1 child)

Trivia (8)

Brother of Wallace Beery, father of Noah Beery Jr..
Often played villains.
He died in the arms of his brother Wallace Beery, on Wallace's birthday.
At the time of his death, he had been vacationing and had been scheduled to appear that night on the radio show "Barnacle Bill" with Wallace and his daughter Carol Ann. Despite Noah's death, the show went on, Wallace and Carol Ann playing their parts as planned, and another actor brought in to take over Noah's role.
Since his father's name was also Noah Beery, he was technically Noah Beery Jr., and his son was Noah Beery III. However the first Noah Beery had a different middle name from his son.
Father of actor Noah Beery Jr., grandfather of Bucklind Beery.
Brother of actor Wallace Beery, despite reports that they were only half-brothers. U.S. census reports indicate all three Beery brothers were born to Noah W. Beery and Marguerite Fitzgerald Beery.
Beery's wife also appeared in silent films.

Salary (1)

Noah's Ark (1928) $3,000 /wk

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