PROFILE

  • Oscar Actors: Guinness, Alec–Background, Career, Awards (Cum Advantage, Tony)

    October 26, 2020 Alec Guinness Career Summary: Occupational Inheritance: Nationality: UK Social Class: Race/Ethnicity/Religion Family: Education: Training: Teacher/Inspirational Figure: Radio Debut: TV Debut: Stage Debut: Broadway Debut: Film Debut: Breakthrough Role: Gap between First Film and First Nom: Oscar Role: Bridge on the River Kwai, 1957; aged 43 Other Noms: Other Awards: Frequent Collaborator: 6 […]

    Oscar Actors: Brynner, Yul–Background, Career, Awards (Cum Advantage, Tony Awards))

    October 26, 2020 Yul Brynner Career Summary: Occupational Inheritance: Nationality: Russian; lived in Paris Social Class: Race/Ethnicity/Religion Family: Education: Training: circus acrobat Teacher/Inspirational Figure: Radio Debut: TV Debut: Stage Debut: Broadway Debut: 1941; aged 21 Film Debut: Port of New York, 1949; aged 29 Breakthrough Role: Oscar Role: Other Noms: Other Awards: Frequent Collaborator: Screen […]

    Oscar Actors: Borgnine, Ernest–Background, Career, Awards

    Ernest Borgnine (born Ermes Effron Borgnino; January 24, 1917–July 8, 2012) was an American actor whose career spanned over six decades. He was noted for his gruff but calm voice and gap-toothed Cheshire Cat grin.[1] A popular performer, he also appeared as a guest on numerous talk shows and as a panelist on several game […]

    Oscar Actors: Brando, Marlon–Background, Career, Awards (Cum Advantage)

    Marlon Brando Jr. (April 3, 1924–July 1, 2004) was an American actor and film director with a career spanning 60 years, during which he won the Oscar for Best Actor twice. He is well-regarded for his cultural influence on 20th-century film.[4] Brando was also an activist for many causes, notably the civil rights movement and […]

    Oscar Actors: Crosby, Bing—Background, Career, Awards

    October 25, 2020 Bing Crosby Career Summary: Occupational Inheritance: Social Class: Nationality: Race/Ethnicity/Religion Family: Education: Training: Teacher/Inspirational Figure: Radio Debut: TV Debut: Stage Debut: Broadway Debut: Film Debut: Breakthrough Role: Oscar Role: Other Noms: Other Awards: Frequent Collaborator: Screen Image: character actor Last Film: Career Output: Film Career Span: Marriage: Politics: Death:   Harry Lillis […]

    Oscar Actors: Lukas, Paul–Background, Career, Awards

    October 25, 2020 Paul Lukas Career Summary: Occupational Inheritance: Social Class: Race/Ethnicity/Religion Family: Education: Training: Teacher/Inspirational Figure: Radio Debut: TV Debut: Stage Debut: Broadway Debut: Film Debut: Breakthrough Role: Oscar Role: Other Noms: Other Awards: Frequent Collaborator: Screen Image: character actor Last Film: Career Output: Film Career Span: Marriage: Politics: Death:   Paul Lukas (born […]

    Oscar Actors: Stewart, James–Background, Career, Awards (Cum Advantage)

    October 25, 2020 Jimmy Stewart Career Summary: Occupational Inheritance: No Social Class: middle; father owner of hardware store; mother pianist Race/Ethnicity/Religion Family: Education: Princeton Univ. architecture, grad in 1932 Training: Princeton club; University Players. Falmouth, Cape Cod Teacher/Inspirational Figure: Radio Debut: TV Debut: Stage Debut: Broadway Debut: Film Debut: 1935 Breakthrough Role: Capra’s comedy You […]

    Oscar Actors: Tracy, Spencer–Background, Career, Awards

    October 21, 2020 Spencer Tracy Career Summary: Occupational Inheritance: Social Class: Race/Ethnicity/Religion Family: Education: Training: Teacher/Inspirational Figure: Radio Debut: TV Debut: Stage Debut: Broadway Debut: Film Debut: Breakthrough Role: The Last Mile, 1930; aged Oscar Role: Boys Town, 1937; Captains Courageous, 1938; aged 37 and 38 Other Noms: Other Awards: 30 Frequent Collaborator: Screen Image: […]

    Oscar Actors: Muni, Paul–Background, Career, Awards (Cum Advantage, Tony Awards)

    Paul Muni made 22 films and won the 1936 Best Actor Oscar for his role in The Story of Louis Pasteur.

    Oscar Actors: McLaglen, Victor–Background, Career, Awards

    Victor McLaglen won the Best Actor Oscar in 1935 for his role in John Ford’s The Informer.

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