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Monty Woolley (1888–1963)


Large and hearty Monty Woolley was born to privilege on August 17, 1888, the son of a hotel proprietor who owned the Marie Antoinette Hotel on Broadway. A part of Manhattan's elite social circle at a young age, he studied at both Yale (Master's degree) and Harvard and returned to Yale as an English instructor and coach of graduate dramatics. Among ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 74) in Albany, New York, USA

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Bishop's Wife
The Bishop's Wife Professor Wutheridge
(1947)
The Man Who Came to Dinner
The Man Who Came to Dinner Sheridan Whiteside
(1942)
Holy Matrimony
Holy Matrimony Priam Farll
(1943)
Night and Day
(1946)

Filmography

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 1959 Five Fingers (TV Series)
The Director
- The Men with Triangle Heads (1959) ... The Director
 1955 Kismet
Omar
 1948 Miss Tatlock's Millions
Miles Tatlock
 1944 Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Edgar Brawley
 1944 Since You Went Away
Col. William G. Smollett
 1939 See Your Doctor (Short)
Doctor (uncredited)
 1939 Dancing Co-Ed
Professor Lange
 1939 Honeymoon in Bali
Parker, Smitty's Publisher (uncredited)
 1939 Man About Town
Henri Dubois
 1939 Midnight
The Judge
 1938 Zaza
Fouget
 1938 Artists and Models Abroad
Gantvoort
 1938 Young Dr. Kildare
Dr. Lane-Porteus
 1938 Vacation from Love
Wedding Guest in Car (uncredited)
 1938 Lord Jeff
Jeweler
 1938 Three Comrades
Dr. Jaffe
 1938 The Forgotten Step (Short)
The Art Collector
 1938 The Girl of the Golden West
Governor
 1938 Arsène Lupin Returns
Georges Bouchet
 1938 Everybody Sing
John Fleming
 1937 Nothing Sacred
Dr. Oswald Vunch (uncredited)
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Stage: Appeared (as "His Royal Highness, Albert Edward, Price of Wales") in "Knights of Song" on Broadway. Musical. Book by Glendon Alvine. Based on a story by Allvine and Adele Gutman Nathan. Musical Direction by George Hirste. Orchestrations furnished by Tams-Witmark Music Library Inc. Additional orchestrations by Harold Sanford. ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Portrayals | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

As Sheridan Whiteside in The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942): "My, how time flies when you're having fun!"

Trivia:

A member of the National Guard, Woolley served as an intelligence officer in France during World War I. After the war, he commandeered the Yale Experimental Theater, a position he held until 1927. See more »

Nickname:

The Beard

Star Sign:

Leo

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