4 wins & 7 nominations.
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Appeared (as "George Simon") in "Counsellor-at-Law" on Broadway. Drama. Written / directed / produced by Elmer Rice
. Plymouth Theatre: 6 Nov 1931-Jul 1932 (closing date unknown/292 performances). Cast: Sam Bonnell (as "John P. Tedesco"), Elmer Brown
(as "Francis Clark Baird"), Jack Collins, June Cox (as "Richard Dwight Jr."),
1 Biographical Movie |
3 Print Biographies |
3 Pictorials |
5' 9" (1.75 m)
Did You Know?
[on Robert Donat
's performance in Goodbye, Mr. Chips
(1939)] The most magnificent performance I've ever seen on any screen. Not a false motion - not a wasted gesture. He is the greatest actor we have today.
At the time he left Warner Brothers, he was trying to convince the studio to let him star in a biography of Ludwig van Beethoven
. Warners weren't interested, and Muni never did portray the composer. If the film had been made, it would have been the first screen biography of Beethoven in English. Jack L. Warner
, who was president of Warner Brothers, said to the actor, "Nobody wants to see a movie ...
Known for his complete transformations into the roles he played (often changing his voice and appearence)