Actor who appeared in the formula 1932 film, Society Girl and the 1933 film, Hello, Sister! His performance in the 1945 film, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, brought him an Academy Award.
He worked with his father as a Wall Street stockbroker for three years before pursuing a career in acting.
Fox studios signed him in 1931, and he made 22 films with them.
He was married to Edna Rush from 1945 to 1967 after divorcing Frances Gifford in 1942.
He impressed director Frank Borzage with his debut performance in Girl.