George Macready

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Birthday
29, 1899
Birthplace
Rhode Island
Death Date
Jul 2, 1973 (73)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
29, 1899
Birthplace
Rhode Island
Death Date
Jul 2, 1973 (73)

About

Remembered for his guest appearances in such 1950s and '60s television series as Perry Mason, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Bonanza, and The Outer Limits, this American actor is perhaps most famous for his role as Martin Peyton on the ABC soap opera Peyton Place.

Before Fame

After graduating from Brown University, he appeared in the 1926 Broadway production of The Scarlet Letter. A decade and a half later, he made his on-screen debut in the 1942 movie Commandos Strike at Dawn.

Trivia

He gave a critically acclaimed performance as U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull in the 1970 historical film Tora! Tora! Tora!

Family Life

His twelve-year marriage to Elizabeth Dana Macready resulted in three children, including a son, Michael, who had a career as a screen actor. George Macready's grandson, John Macready, became an Olympic gymnast.

Associated With

During the 1940s, Macready and his close friend, the famous Hollywood actor Vincent Price, co-owned a Beverly Hills, California art gallery.