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John Boles Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 28 October 1895Greenville, Texas, USA
Date of Death 27 February 1969San Angelo, Texas, USA  (heart attack)
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

John Boles was born on October 28, 1895 in Greenville, Texas, USA. He was an actor, known for Frankenstein (1931), Stella Dallas (1937) and Curly Top (1935). He was married to Marcelite Dobbs. He died on February 27, 1969 in San Angelo, Texas.

Spouse (1)

Marcelite Dobbs (21 June 1917 - 27 February 1969) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (10)

Singer.
During World War I, he was a US spy in Germany, Bulgaria, and Turkey.
Distant cousin of Stephanie Boles
Graduated with honors from the University of Texas in 1917.
American spy during WWI.
Discovered by Gloria Swanson.
Two daughters: Frances Marcelita and Janet
Studied medicine at the University of Texas.
The son of a banker.
Went to France at the beginning of World War I to work as an interpreter. Active in espionage during the war years. Remained in France after the armistice to train as a singer. Moved to Hollywood during the 1920's to act in stage musicals and operettas. Promoted by 'Gloria Swanson', who cast him opposite her in The Love of Sunya (1927). Became a heart throb in early Hollywood musicals and romantic melodramas. Returned to the theater after 1943 and later carved out a new career in the oil business.

Salary (1)

Rose of the Rancho (1936) $50,000

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