French-American silent film actor who played a suave man-about-town in over 100 pictures. His films include A Woman of Paris and The Front Page, which earned him and Academy Award nomination.
He wanted to escape from the family restaurant business, and his friend suggested a career in acting.
The Great Depression put a damper on his career, and he worked at the House of Un-American Activities.
Both of his marriages ended in divorce.
In one of his classic roles, he starred opposite Gary Cooper and Marlene Dietrich in the 1930 film, Morocco.