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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 14 September 1884New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 17 October 1947Honolulu, Hawaii, USA  (heart ailment)

Mini Bio (1)

Fought with the British Army during the Boer War, then dug for gold nuggets in Nevada. Switched to acting, first in Gilbert & Sullivan plays, then on Broadway from 1912 to 1936 (last in 'Tovarich' as Prince Alexandrovitch). Though Brooklyn-born, he usually sported an upper-crust British accent. Incisive and dapper actor with a penchant for sophisticated comedy. Had good reviews as co-star of The Woman Accused (1933) with Cary Grant and Nancy Carroll. Also in gleefully villainous roles, such as in Terror Aboard (1933) or a wily arch rogue in Desire (1936) with Marlene Dietrich. Halliday had another leading role in Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939) and then appeared to best advantage as Katherine Hepburn's charming philanderer of a father in The Philadelphia Story (1940).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: I.S.Mowis

Spouse (3)

Eleanor Griffith (10 March 1929 - 17 October 1947) (his death) (1 child)
Eva Lang (8 December 1917 - 17 October 1928) (divorced)
Camille Marie Personi (1907 - 9 October 1917) (divorced)

Trivia (1)

Son with Griffith, John Jr.

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