Wallace Beery
born: 01 April 1885
Kansas City, Missouri,
United States of America
died: 15 April 1949
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
(heart attack, age 64)
American actor, the controversial winner of the Best Actor Academy Award for The Champ (1931) - but only after he bullied MGM studio chief Louis B. Mayer into awarding him the honour.
Reportedly extremely difficult to get along with and completely lacking in any sort of manners or refinement.  His marriage to actress Gloria Swanson lasted three weeks.
Co-star Jackie Cooper said that Beery treated him like an unwanted dog the second the cameras stopped.
Turned down the role of Captain William Bligh in Mutiny On The Bounty (1935) because he was unwilling to work with Clark Gable.
It is also alleged that Beery was partly responsible for the death of Ted Healy.
Interred at Forest Lawn (Glendale), Glendale, California, USA, in the Vale of Memory section, lot #2157-9808.
Real name: Wallace Fitzgerald Beery Films listed on this page: 1 film with Laurel & Hardy.

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NON-HAL ROACH FILMS

1931
The Stolen Jools
Police sergeant

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