(10/19/42) Radio: Appeared (as "George M. Cohan") in a "Lady Esther Screen Guild Players" production of "Yankee Doodle Dandy".
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Did You Know?
[about The Public Enemy
(1931)] What not many people know is that right up to two days before shooting started, I was going to play the good guy, the pal. Edward Woods
played it in the end.
To protest the quality of scripts he was given at Warner Brothers, instead of violating his contract by refusing to appear in a picture he reputedly used his appearance to get even. In Jimmy the Gent
(1934), he got an ugly crewcut to make himself look like the hoodlum Warners wanted him to play. In movies like He Was Her Man
(1934), he grew a thin mustache to upset thin-mustachioed studio boss
Famous for his gangster roles he played in the 1930s and 1940s (which made his only Oscar win as the musical composer/dancer/actor George M.Cohan most ironic).