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George Bancroft

George Bancroft

American historian and statesman


He is an American actor.

He was born on September 30, 1882, in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, USA).

After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, he did not continue his career in the Navy, but began performing in revues with musical and dance numbers.

In 1921 he made his film debut, where he achieved great success and recognition in a short time. In the 1920s he was remembered for his roles in The Fugitive (1926), The Old Armadillos (1926), Underground (1927), The Wharves of New York (1928), Nets of Evil (1928) and Thunderbird (1929), for the role of Jim Lang in which he was nominated for an Oscar as best actor.

By the mid-1930s he had shifted to supporting roles, although he continued to appear occasionally in major roles in such films as Mr. Deeds Moves to Town (1936), Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), Stagecoach (1939) and Every Morning I Die (1939).

In 1942 he ended his acting career and, after leaving Hollywood, moved to a ranch in Southern California, where he spent the rest of his years with his wife, actress Octavia Broske.

The actor died in Santa Monica on October 2, 1956.


October 3, 1800
George Bancroft was born in Worcester.


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