Appeared (as "George Simon") in "Counsellor-at-Law" on Broadway. Drama (revival). Written / produced / directed by Elmer Rice
. Plymouth Theatre (moved to The 46th Street Theatre from 15 May 1933-close): 12 Sep 1932-May 1933 (closing date unknown/120 performances). Cast: Sam Bonnell (as "John P. Tedesco"), Elmer Brown
1 Biographical Movie |
3 Print Biographies |
3 Pictorials |
5' 9" (1.75 m)
Did You Know?
I don't want to be a star. If you have to label me anything, I'm an actor - I guess. A journeyman actor. I think "star" is what you call actors who can't act.
Of the six actors to receive Best Actor Academy Award nominations for their first screen appearance, he's the only one to eventually win a Best Actor Oscar during his career. Of the other five, Orson Welles won an Oscar for Best Screenplay, Alan Arkin eventually won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and Montgomery Clift, Lawrence Tibbett and James Dean never won.
Known for his complete transformations into the roles he played (often changing his voice and appearence)