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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 20 May 1905New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 16 November 1964New York City, New York, USA  (cancer)
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

John Emery was born on May 20, 1905 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Spellbound (1945), Blood on the Sun (1945) and Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941). He was married to Tamara Geva, Tallulah Bankhead and Patricia Calvert. He died on November 16, 1964 in New York City.

Spouse (3)

Tamara Geva (28 June 1942 - ?) (divorced)
Tallulah Bankhead (1937 - 1941) (divorced)
Patricia Calvert (? - ?) (divorced)

Trivia (4)

Son of stage players Isabel Waldron (1871-1950) and Edward Emery (d. 1938).
Character actor and one-time romantic lead, on the Broadway stage from 1925. Often played immaculately dapper, urbane gentlemen, invariably a likeable rogue, villain (Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)) or red herring (as in Spellbound (1945). Known to science fiction fans as the expedition leader, Dr. Karl Eckstrom, of Rocketship X-M (1950).
Was good friends with Zachary Scott. Once saved Scott's life after a boating accident.
From 1961 to 1964, Emery was romantically involved with actress Joan Bennett, who cared for him to the end of during his final illness.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on his marriage to Tallulah Bankhead] In a way it was like the rise, decline and fall of the Roman Empire.

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