John Boles (I) (1895–1969)

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John Boles was an American actor who worked prolifically in both leading and supporting roles for 28 years. He was born in Greenville, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas, where he had studied medicine, in 1917. Boles' parents wanted their son to continue with a career in the medical field, but after being selected to perform in an ... See full bio »

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Known For

Frankenstein Victor Moritz
The Age of Innocence Newland Archer
The Desert Song The Red Shadow (Pierre Birbeau)


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 1953 Muchachas de Bagdad
 1952 Babes in Bagdad
 1943 Thousands Cheer
Col. Bill Jones
 1942 Between Us Girls
Steven J. Forbes
 1941 Road to Happiness
Jeff Carter
 1938 Sinners in Paradise
Jim Taylor
 1938 Romance in the Dark
Antal Kovach
 1937 She Married an Artist
Lee Thornwood
 1937 Fight for Your Lady
Robert Densmore
 1937 Stella Dallas
Stephen Dallas
 1937 As Good as Married
Alexander Drew
 1936 Craig's Wife
Walter Craig
 1936 A Message to Garcia
Lieutenant Andrew Rowan
 1936 Rose of the Rancho
Jim Kearney
 1935 The Littlest Rebel
Capt. Herbert Cary
 1935 Redheads on Parade
John Bruce
 1935 Orchids to You
Thomas Bentley
 1935 Curly Top
Edward Morgan
 1934 Music in the Air
Bruno Mahler
 1934 The White Parade
Ronald Hall III
 1934 The Age of Innocence
Newland Archer
 1934 The Life of Vergie Winters
John Shadwell
 1934 Wild Gold
Steve Miller
 1934 Stand Up and Cheer!
John Boles
 1934 Bottoms Up
Hal Reed
 1934 I Believed in You
Michael Harrison
 1934 Beloved
Carl Hausmann
 1933 Only Yesterday
James Stanton 'Jim' Emerson
 1933 My Lips Betray
King Rupert aka Captain von Linden
 1933 Child of Manhattan
Paul Vanderkill
 1932 6 Hours to Live
Karl Kranz
 1932 Back Street
Walter D. Saxel
 1932 Careless Lady
Stephen Illington
 1931 Good Sport
Boyce Cameron
 1931 Frankenstein
Victor Moritz
 1931 Seed
Bart Carter
 1931 Resurrection
Prince Dmitri Nekhludoff
 1930 One Heavenly Night
Count Mirko Tibor
 1930 King of Jazz
Vocalist ('Song of the Dawn' / 'It Happened in Monterey')
 1930 Captain of the Guard
Rouget de Lisle
 1930 Song of the West
Captain Stanton
 1929 Rio Rita
Captain Jim Stewart
 1929 Scandal
 1929 The Desert Song
The Red Shadow (Pierre Birbeau)
 1928 The Bride of the Colorado
John Barrows
 1928 The Last Warning
Richard Quayle
 1928 Romance of the Underworld
Stephen Ransome
 1928 Man-Made Women
John Payson
 1928 The Water Hole
Bert Durland
 1928 Virgin Lips
Barry Blake
 1928 Fazil
John Clavering
 1928 We Americans
Hugh Bradleigh
 1928 The Shepherd of the Hills
Young Matt
 1927 The Love of Sunya
Paul Judson
 1925 Excuse Me
Lt. Shaw
 1924 So This Is Marriage?
 1924 The Sixth Commandment
John Brant
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Kitty's Kisses" on Broadway. Musical comedy. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 5 Interviews | 42 Articles | 69 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


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Marcelite Dobbs  (his death)  (2 children)

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