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Alfred Lunt (1892–1977)

Alfred Lunt was an American actor, particularly known for his professional partnership with his wife Lynn Fontanne (1887-1983). Lunt was one of Broadway's leading male stars. Lunt was born in 1892 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His father Alfred D. Lunt was active in the lumber business, while his mother Harriet Washburn Briggs was a housewife. Lunt's ... See full bio »


(age 84) in Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »


Known For

The Magnificent Yankee Oliver Wendell Holmes
The Guardsman The Actor
Stage Door Canteen Alfred Lunt
The Ragged Edge Howard Spurlock


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 1965 The Magnificent Yankee (TV Movie)
Oliver Wendell Holmes
 1956-1963 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
- The Old Lady Shows Her Medals (1963) ... Host
 1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Rudi Sebastian
- The Great Sebastians (1957) ... Rudi Sebastian
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Alfred Lunt
 1931 The Guardsman
The Actor
 1925 Lovers in Quarantine
MackIntosh Josephs
 1925 Sally of the Sawdust
Peyton Lennox
 1924 Second Youth
Roland Farwell Francis
 1923 The Ragged Edge
Howard Spurlock
 1923 Backbone
John Thorne / Andre de Mersay
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 1970 The Dick Cavett Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 1 June 1970 (1970) ... Self
 1970 The 24th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Self - Honorary Award Recipient
 1951 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
- Episode #5.17 (1951) ... Self
- Episode #5.11 (1951) ... Self
 1943 Show-Business at War (Documentary short)
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 1987 James Stewart: A Wonderful Life - Hosted by Johnny Carson (TV Movie)
Self - Presenter of Academy Award to James Stewart
 1965 The 17th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special)
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in Noël Coward's play, "Quadrille," at the Phoenix Theatre in London, England, with Lynn Fontanne, Griffith Jones, Marian Spencer and Joyce Carey in the cast. Noel Coward was also director. 'Cecil Beaton' (qb) was designer. See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 9 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Personal Quote:

I remember one week in Winnipeg when Lady DeBathe - that would be Mrs. Langtry, the Jersey Lily, for it was she who gave me the opportunity to see and know the work with these amazing people of vaudeville by engaging me as a 'leading man' for her vaudeville sketch - shared honors with Fink's Mules. Mrs. Langtry thought the combination entirely irreconcilable. She told the booking office so in ... See more »


Is an honorary brother of the Phi Alpha Tau fraternity based out of Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. See more »

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