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George Brent (I) (1904–1979)

The favorite leading man of star actress Bette Davis, was born George Brendan Nolan, near Dublin, and became an orphan at the tender age of eleven. For a while, he stayed with an aunt in New York, but returned to Ireland to study at the University of Dublin. After leaving university in 1919, George became a courier for Sinn Fein leader Michael ... See full bio »

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 1978 Born Again
Judge Gerhard Gesell
 1960 The Chevy Mystery Show (TV Series)
Fred Girard
- I Know What I'd Have Done (1960) ... Fred Girard
 1959 Rawhide (TV Series)
Jefferson Devereaux
- Incident of the Chubasco (1959) ... Jefferson Devereaux
 1956-1957 Wire Service (TV Series)
Dean Evans / Gene Evans
- The Nameless (1957) ... Dean Evans
- Four Minutes to Shoot (1957) ... Dean Evans
- Violence Preferred (1957) ... Dean Evans
- The Oil Man (1957) ... Dean Evans
- Misfire (1957) ... Dean Evans
 1957 El coyote (TV Movie)
Colonel Bart Edwards
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
Father George Ford / Father Raymond
- The Kid Had a Gun (1956) ... Father George Ford
- The Inner Light (1956) ... Father Raymond
 1956 Death of a Scoundrel
O'Connell - Party Guest (uncredited)
 1953-1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Sam Bentley
- The Happy Sun (1956)
- Medicine Woman (1953) ... Sam Bentley
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
 1955 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Sam Gilmore
- The Long Day (1955) ... Sam Gilmore
 1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Paul Winterton / Army Doctor
- Death Dream (1955) ... Paul Winterton
- Diagnosis of a Selfish Lady (1955) ... Army Doctor
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
Professor Michael X. Balsam
- The Magic Hat (1955) ... Professor Michael X. Balsam
 1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Paul Jarvis
- The Indiscreet Mrs. Jarvis (1955) ... Paul Jarvis
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
 1953-1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
John Raleigh / Devlin
- The Unbroken Promise (1954) ... John Raleigh
- Double Exposure (1953) ... Devlin
 1954 Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson (TV Series)
Professor Robert Jenssen
- A Fond Farewell (1954) ... Professor Robert Jenssen
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series)
John Merrill
- Key in the Lock (1953) ... John Merrill
 1953 Mexican Manhunt
David L. 'Dave' Brady
 1952 Montana Belle
Tom Bradfield
 1952 Man Bait
John Harman
 1951 FBI Girl
Jeff Donley
 1949 Illegal Entry
Chief Agent Dan Collins
 1949 Red Canyon
Matthew Bostel
 1947 Slave Girl
Matt Claibourne - aka Pierre
 1946 Tomorrow Is Forever
Lawrence Hamilton
 1944 Experiment Perilous
Dr. Huntington Bailey
 1942 Silver Queen
James Kincaid
 1942 You Can't Escape Forever
Steve Mitchell
 1942 The Gay Sisters
Charles Barclay
 1942 In This Our Life
Craig Fleming
 1942 Twin Beds
Mike Abbott
 1941 The Great Lie
 1940 Adventure in Diamonds
Capt. Stephen Dennett
 1940 The Fighting 69th
'Wild Bill' Donovan
 1939 The Old Maid
Clem Spender
 1939 Wings of the Navy
Cass Harrington
 1938 Swingtime in the Movies (Short)
George Brent (uncredited)
 1938 Secrets of an Actress
Dick Orr
 1938 Racket Busters
Denny Jordan
 1938 Breakdowns of 1938 (Short)
Buck Cantrell (Jezebel outtakes) (uncredited)
 1937 Submarine D-1
Lt. Commander Matthews
 1937 Mountain Justice
Paul Cameron
 1936 More Than a Secretary
Fred Gilbert
 1936 Give Me Your Heart
Jim Baker
 1936 The Case Against Mrs. Ames
Matt Logan
 1935 In Person
Emory Muir
 1935 The Goose and the Gander
Bob McNear
 1935 Front Page Woman
Curt Devlin
 1935 Stranded
Mack Hale
 1934 Desirable
 1933 Lilly Turner
Bob Chandler
 1933 The Keyhole
 1933 Luxury Liner
Dr. Thomas Bernard
 1932 They Call It Sin
Dr. Travers
 1932 The Crash
Geoffrey Gault
 1932 The Purchase Price
Jim Gilson
 1932 Week-End Marriage
Peter Acton
 1932 The Rich Are Always with Us
Julian Tierney
 1931 The Lightning Warrior
Alan Scott
 1931 Homicide Squad
 1931 Ex-Bad Boy
Donald Swift
 1931 Charlie Chan Carries On
Capt. Ronald Keane
 1931 Fair Warning
Les Haines
 1931 Once a Sinner
James Brent
 1930 Under Suspicion
Inspector Turner
 1924 The Iron Horse
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Stage: Appeared (as "The Chauffeur"; only Broadway role) in "Love, Honor and Betray" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Fanny Hatton and Frederic Hatton. Adapted from the French of Andre Antoine. Directed by Donn Mullally. Eltinge 42nd Street Theatre: 12 Mar 1930-Apr 1930 (closing date unknown/45 performances). Cast: Alice Brady (as "The ... See more »

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Personal Quote:

No woman will ever own me, I own myself.


Warner Bros. tested George for the title role in Captain Blood (1935) after Robert Donat turned the role down. Despite his reliable tenure at the studio, he was better known as a ladies' man in tearjerkers than a swashbuckler and newcomer Errol Flynn got the part, becoming an instant star. See more »

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