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Dan Dailey (1915–1978)


Born in New York City, Dan Dailey started his career in vaudeville, later making his Broadway debut in the stage version of "Babes in Arms". When signed to MGM, the studio initially casted him as a Nazi in The Mortal Storm (1940). The studio realized their mistake and cast him in musical films, thereafter. Then, after serving in World War II, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

The Governor & J.J.
The Governor & J.J. Gov. William Drinkwater
(1969-1970)
It's Always Fair Weather
It's Always Fair Weather Doug Hallerton
(1955)
Pepe
Pepe Ted Holt
(1960)

Filmography

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 1977 Testimony of Two Men (TV Mini-Series)
Father McGuire
 1976 Freedom Is (TV Movie) (voice)
 1975 The Daughters of Joshua Cabe Return (TV Movie)
Joshua Cabe
 1972 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Michael O'Hara III
- Michael O'Hara the Fourth: Part 2 (1972) ... Michael O'Hara III
- Michael O'Hara the Fourth: Part 1 (1972) ... Michael O'Hara III
 1972 Michael O'Hara the Fourth (TV Movie)
Michael O'Hara III
 1971 Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones (TV Movie)
Mr. Greher
 1964 Low Man on a Totem Pole (TV Movie)
H. Allen Smith
 1964 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Sergeant Mike Parker
- Papa G.I. (1964) ... Sergeant Mike Parker
 1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Philip 'Barney' Bartel
- The Tender Poisoner (1962) ... Philip 'Barney' Bartel
 1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Dexter Lloyd Bayless
- Come and Kill Me (1962) ... Dexter Lloyd Bayless
 1960 Pepe
Ted Holt
 1959-1960 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Tim Collier
- The Heritage (1960) ... Tim Collier (uncredited)
- The Godfather (1960) ... Tim Collier
- The Princess (1960) ... Tim Collier
 1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Bill Bailey
- Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home? (1959) ... Bill Bailey
 1958 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Harry
- Time of Your Life (1958) ... Harry
 1958 Underwater Warrior
Cmdr. David Forest
 1957 The Wayward Bus
Ernest Horton
 1957 Oh, Men! Oh, Women!
Arthur Turner
 1957 The Wings of Eagles
'Jughead' Carson
 1956 The Best Things in Life Are Free
Ray Henderson
 1956 Meet Me in Las Vegas
Chuck Rodwell
 1955 It's Always Fair Weather
Doug Hallerton
 1955 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
- All-Star Line-Up (1955)
- Burlesque (1955)
 1954 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Dan
- The Jam Session Show (1954) ... Dan
 1953 The Kid from Left Field
Larry 'Pop' Cooper
 1953 Taxi
Ed Nielson
 1953 Meet Me at the Fair
Doc Tilbee
 1952 The Pride of St. Louis
Jerome Hanna 'Dizzy' Dean
 1951 I Can Get It for You Wholesale
Teddy Sherman
 1951 Call Me Mister
Sgt. Shep Dooley
 1950 I'll Get By
G.I. Dancing with June Haver & Gloria De Haven (uncredited)
 1950 My Blue Heaven
Jack Moran
 1950 When Willie Comes Marching Home
William 'Bill' Kluggs
 1947 Mother Wore Tights
Daddy
 1943 This Is the Army
Soldier - 'This Is the Army' Number (uncredited)
 1942 Panama Hattie
Dick Bulliard (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
 1942 Give Out, Sisters
Bob Edwards (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
 1942 Timber!
Kansas (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
 1942 Sunday Punch
Olaf 'Ole' Jensen (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
 1942 Mokey
Herbert Delano (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
 1941 Moon Over Her Shoulder
Rex (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
 1941 Lady Be Good
Bill Pattison (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
 1941 Down in San Diego
Al Haines
 1941 The Getaway
Sonny Black (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
 1941 Ziegfeld Girl
Jimmy Walters (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
 1941 Washington Melodrama
Whitney King (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
 1941 The Wild Man of Borneo
Ed LeMotte (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
 1940 Keeping Company
Jim Reynolds (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
 1940 Hullabaloo
Bob Strong (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
 1940 Dulcy
Bill Ward (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
 1940 The Captain Is a Lady
Perth Nickerson (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
 1940 The Mortal Storm
Holl (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
 1940 Susan and God
Homer (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

In 1968, he starred in an unsold sitcom pilot for ABC called "Billy Boy!" where he played the head of a typical American family whose lives are turned upside down by the arrival of the son of a British friend who belongs to "the mod generation." See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dan Dailey Jr.

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

In Hollywood, after you get a little success, the next thing you usually get is a divorce. See more »

Trivia:

Signed by MGM in 1940, the song-and-dance man was instead put into straight acting roles that went nowhere. His career was interrupted by military service. At first making training films in Long Island, he later served with the Cavalry at Fort Riley, Kansas, where he taught recruits how to ride horses. He was eventually sent overseas and served with the 88th Infantry Regiment in northern Italy. See more »

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Sagittarius

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