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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 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Man Who Came to Dinner
The Man Who Came to Dinner Sheridan Whiteside
(1942)
The Pied Piper
The Pied Piper John Sidney Howard
(1942)
Since You Went Away
Since You Went Away Col. William G. Smollett
(1944)
Holy Matrimony
Holy Matrimony Priam Farll
(1943)

Filmography

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 1959 Five Fingers (TV Series)
The Director
- The Men with Triangle Heads (1959) ... The Director
 1955 Kismet
Omar
 1954 The Best of Broadway (TV Series)
Sheridan Whiteside
- The Man Who Came to Dinner (1954) ... Sheridan Whiteside
 1951 As Young as You Feel
John R. Hodges
 1948 Miss Tatlock's Millions
Miles Tatlock
 1947 The Bishop's Wife
Professor Wutheridge
 1946 Night and Day
Monty
 1945 Molly and Me
John Graham
 1944 Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Edgar Brawley
 1944 Since You Went Away
Col. William G. Smollett
 1943 Holy Matrimony
Priam Farll
 1942 Life Begins at Eight-Thirty
Madden Thomas
 1942 The Pied Piper
John Sidney Howard
 1942 The Man Who Came to Dinner
Sheridan Whiteside
 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 Never Say Die
Dr. Schmidt
 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)
 1937 Live, Love and Learn
Mr. Bawltitude
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Stage: Directed "The New Yorkers" on Broadway. Music / lyrics by Cole Porter. Material by Herbert Fields. Based on a Story by E. Ray Goetz and Peter Arno. Music orchestrated by Hans Spialek. Musical Director: Al Goodman. Choreographed by George Hale. B.S. Moss' Broadway Theatre: 8 Dec 1930-2 May 1931 (168 performances). Cast: Iris ... See more »

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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:

Known for his famous whiskers. He once valued them at $8,000. When Paramount Pictures asked him to shave them off for a movie role, he asked for $2,000 down and $500 a week for the three months it would take to grow it back. Paramount declined the offer. See more »

Nickname:

The Beard

Star Sign:

Leo

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