George Brent (I) (1904–1979)

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The favorite leading man of star Bette Davis was born George Brendan Nolan, near Dublin. An orphan from the tender age of eleven, he briefly stayed with an aunt in New York. Once old enough to earn money he moved back to the other side of the Atlantic making ends meet herding sheep and (at one time) working in the gold fields of South Africa. ... See full bio »

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Known For

Dark Victory Dr. Frederick Steele
42nd Street Pat Denning
Luxury Liner Captain Jeremy Bradford
The Rains Came Tom Ransome


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 1978 Born Again
Judge Gerhard Gesell
 1960 The Chevy Mystery Show (TV Series)
Fred Girard
- I Know What I'd Have Done (1960) ... Fred Girard
 1959 Rawhide (TV Series)
Jefferson Devereaux
- Incident of the Chubasco (1959) ... Jefferson Devereaux
 1957 El coyote (TV Movie)
Colonel Bart Edwards
 1956-1957 Wire Service (TV Series)
Dean Evans
- The Nameless (1957) ... Dean Evans
- Four Minutes to Shoot (1957) ... Dean Evans
- Violence Preferred (1957) ... Dean Evans
- The Oil Man (1957) ... Dean Evans
- Misfire (1957) ... Dean Evans
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
Father George Ford / Father Raymond
- The Kid Had a Gun (1956) ... Father George Ford
- The Inner Light (1956) ... Father Raymond
 1956 Death of a Scoundrel
O'Connell - Party Guest (uncredited)
 1953-1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Sam Bentley
- The Happy Sun (1956)
- Medicine Woman (1953) ... Sam Bentley
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
Carter Everton
- The Fleeting Years (1956) ... Carter Everton
 1955 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Sam Gilmore
- The Long Day (1955) ... Sam Gilmore
 1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Paul Winterton / Williams - Army Doctor
- Death Dream (1955) ... Paul Winterton
- Diagnosis of a Selfish Lady (1955) ... Williams - Army Doctor
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
Prof. Michael Balsam
- The Magic Hat (1955) ... Prof. Michael Balsam
 1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Paul Jarvis
- The Indiscreet Mrs. Jarvis (1955) ... Paul Jarvis
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
 1955 The Indiscreet Mrs. Jarvis (TV Movie)
Tom Jarvis
 1953-1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
John Raleigh / Devlin
- The Unbroken Promise (1954) ... John Raleigh
- Double Exposure (1953) ... Devlin
 1954 Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson (TV Series)
Professor Robert Jenssen
- A Fond Farewell (1954) ... Professor Robert Jenssen
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series)
John Merrill
- Key in the Lock (1953) ... John Merrill
 1953 Mexican Manhunt
David L. 'Dave' Brady
 1953 Tangier Incident
Steve Gordon
 1952 Montana Belle
Tom Bradfield
 1952 Man Bait
John Harman
 1951 F.B.I. Girl
Jeff Donley
 1949 Bride for Sale
Paul Martin
 1949 The Kid from Cleveland
Mike Jackson
 1949 Illegal Entry
Chief Agent Dan Collins
 1949 Red Canyon
Matthew Bostel
 1948 Angel on the Amazon
Jim Warburton
 1948 Luxury Liner
Captain Jeremy Bradford
 1947 Christmas Eve
Michael Brooks
 1947 Slave Girl
Matt Claibourne - aka Pierre
 1947 The Corpse Came C.O.D.
Joe Medford
 1947 Out of the Blue
Arthur Earthleigh
 1946 Temptation
Nigel Armine
 1946 Lover Come Back
William 'Bill' Williams Jr.
 1946 The Spiral Staircase
Professor Warren
 1946 My Reputation
Major Scott Landis
 1946 Tomorrow Is Forever
Lawrence Hamilton
 1945 The Affairs of Susan
Roger Berton
 1944 Experiment Perilous
Dr. Huntington Bailey
 1942 Silver Queen
James Kincaid
 1942 You Can't Escape Forever
Steve Mitchell
 1942 The Gay Sisters
Charles Barclay
 1942 In This Our Life
Craig Fleming
 1942 Twin Beds
Mike Abbott
 1941 International Lady
Tim Hanley
 1941 They Dare Not Love
Prince Kurt von Rotenberg
 1941 The Great Lie
 1941 Honeymoon for Three
Kenneth Bixby
 1940 South of Suez
John Gamble
 1940 The Man Who Talked Too Much
Stephen M. Forbes
 1940 'Til We Meet Again
Dan Hardesty
 1940 Adventure in Diamonds
Capt. Stephen Dennett
 1940 The Fighting 69th
'Wild Bill' Donovan
 1939 The Rains Came
Tom Ransome
 1939 The Old Maid
Clem Spender
 1939 Dark Victory
Dr. Frederick Steele
 1939 Wings of the Navy
Cass Harrington
 1938 Swingtime in the Movies (Short)
George Brent (uncredited)
 1938 Secrets of an Actress
Dick Orr
 1938 Racket Busters
Denny Jordan
 1938 Jezebel
Buck Cantrell
 1938 Gold Is Where You Find It
Jared Whitney
 1937 Submarine D-1
Lt. Commander Matthews
 1937 The Go Getter
Bill Austin
 1937 Mountain Justice
Paul Cameron
 1937 God's Country and the Woman
Steve Russett
 1936 More Than a Secretary
Fred Gilbert
 1936 Give Me Your Heart
Jim Baker
 1936 The Golden Arrow
Johnny Jones
 1936 The Case Against Mrs. Ames
Matt Logan
 1936 Snowed Under
Alan Tanner
 1935 In Person
Emory Muir
 1935 The Goose and the Gander
Bob McNear
 1935 Special Agent
Bill Bradford
 1935 Front Page Woman
Curt Devlin
 1935 Stranded
Mack Hale
 1935 Living on Velvet
Terry Parker
 1935 The Right to Live
Colin Trent
 1934 The Painted Veil
Jack Townsend
 1934 Desirable
Stuart McAllister
 1934 Housewife
William Reynolds
 1934 Stamboul Quest
Douglas Beall
 1933 From Headquarters
Lieut. J. Stevens
 1933 Female
Jim Thorne
 1933 Baby Face
Courtland Trenholm
 1933 Lilly Turner
Bob Chandler
 1933 The Keyhole
Neil Davis
 1933 42nd Street
Pat Denning
 1933 Luxury Liner
Dr. Thomas Bernard
 1932 They Call It Sin
Dr. Travers
 1932 The Crash
Geoffrey Gault
 1932 The Purchase Price
Jim Gilson
 1932 Week-End Marriage
Peter Acton
 1932 Miss Pinkerton
Police Inspector Patten
 1932 The Rich Are Always with Us
Julian Tierney
 1932 So Big!
Roelf Pool
 1931 The Lightning Warrior
Alan Scott
 1931 Homicide Squad
 1931 Ex-Bad Boy
Donald Swift
 1931 Charlie Chan Carries On
Capt. Ronald Keane
 1931 Fair Warning
Les Haines
 1931 Once a Sinner
James Brent
 1930 Under Suspicion
Inspector Turner
 1924 The Iron Horse
Worker (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "The Chauffeur"; only Broadway role) in "Love, Honor and Betray" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Fanny Hatton and Frederic Hatton. Adapted from the French of Andre Antoine. Directed by Donn Mullally. Eltinge 42nd Street Theatre: 12 Mar 1930-Apr 1930 (closing date unknown/45 performances). Cast: Alice Brady (as "The ... See more »

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6' 1" (1.85 m)


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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

No woman will ever own me, I own myself.


Served on Irish rebel Michael Collins' ASU (Active Service Unit) assassin squad (as "George Nolan", his real name), although he could not have been more than 16 or so. See more »

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