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Overview (3)

Born in Palisades, New Jersey, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameJames Andrew Millican

Mini Bio (1)

James Millican was born on February 17, 1910 in Palisades, New Jersey, USA as James Andrew Millican. He is known for his work on Winchester '73 (1950), I Was a Communist for the F.B.I. (1951) and I Died a Thousand Times (1955). He was married to Dorothy Eleanor Gumbrell. He died on November 24, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Dorothy Eleanor Gumbrell (24 February 1931 - 24 November 1955) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (7)

His daughter Ginny attended UCLA in the mid-1950s.
Appeared in hundreds of westerns and was a close associate of cowboy star "Wild" Bill Elliott, staging a number of personal-appearance rodeos on Elliott's behalf.
Signed up by MGM's dramatic school directly after graduating from the University of Southern California.
He appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners: You Can't Take It with You (1938) and The Lost Weekend (1945). He also appeared in four other Best Picture nominees: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Wake Island (1942) and High Noon (1952).
Character player in 1930s-'50s US films.
Possessed one of the most distinctive voices in the industry. However, unlike other actors with distinctive voices--i.e., William Woodson, Art Gilmore, Reed Hadley--Millican never used his for voice-overs, narrating documentaries and/or trailers.
Father: Frederick Samuel Millican; Mother: Amelia Rose Cross.

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