Louis Calhern

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Birthday
19, 1895
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
May 12, 1956 (61)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
19, 1895
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
May 12, 1956 (61)

About

Best remembered for his Academy Award-nominated portrayal of Oliver Wendell Holmes in the 1950 film version of The Magnificent Yankee and for his performance in the Broadway production of the same play.

Before Fame

After serving in the United States Army during World War I, he rose to fame by starring in the 1921 New York stage production of Cobra.

Trivia

He starred in the 1929 Broadway production of Gypsy and the 1950 film adaptation of the musical Annie Get Your Gun.

Family Life

His first marriage was to actress and writer Ilka Chase. He subsequently married and divorced Julie Hoyt, Gilligan's Island actress Natalie Schafer, and Marianne Stewart.

Associated With

He died of a heart attack while filming the 1950 comedy movie The Teahouse of the August Moon; Paul Ford was subsequently cast in Calhern's role in the film.

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