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James Dunn

James Dunn worked on the stage, in vaudeville and as an extra in silent movies before he was signed by Fox in 1931. His first movie with Fox was 1931's Sob Sister (1931). While at Fox, he appeared with Shirley Temple in her first three features: Baby Take a Bow (1934), Stand Up and Cheer! (1934) and Bright Eyes (1934). Dunn's screen character was usually the boy next door or the nice guy. In 1935 musicals at the new 20th Century-Fox were out and Dunn would move to the "B" list, from which he would never return. In The Payoff (1935) he plays the nice guy newspaper columnist whose wife ruins his career. By the late 1930s he was drinking heavily and become unemployable. He would appear in small roles in films during the early 1940s, but those parts were few. In 1945 he was able to make a comeback and win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945), but his rejuvenated career would not continue. By 1951 he would again be unemployed and bankrupt. Television would later supply some work and he would be a regular on the series It's a Great Life (1954). Dunn was born 2 November 1901, New York City, New York, USA, and he died 1 September 1967, Santa Monica, California, USA  (following abdominal surgery)

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Nov 2, 1901
Кино / ТВ Кредиты:
Впервые появился:
на movie Bad Girl 1931-08-13
Последний проект:
Кино The Oscar 1966-03-04
Известный в фильмах
Poster of It's a Great Life
Poster of That Brennan Girl
Poster of Baby Take a Bow
Poster of Hello, Sister!
Кино The Oscar TV executive 1966-03-04
Series Branded Unknown 1965-01-24
Series Vacation Playhouse Unknown 1963-07-22
Series Беглец Unknown 1963-09-17
Series The Great Adventure Unknown 1963-09-27
Series Боб Хоуп представляет Unknown 1963-10-04
Кино Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man Telegrapher 1962-07-25
Series Going My Way Unknown 1962-10-03
Series Виргинцы Unknown 1962-09-19
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Кино The Bramble Bush Stew Schaffer 1960-02-24
Series Шоссе 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Series Разыскивается живым или мёртвым Unknown 1958-09-06
Series Обнажённый город Unknown 1958-09-30
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Series It's a Great Life Earl Morgan 1954-09-07
Series Кульминация Unknown 1954-10-07
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series Церемония вручения премии «Оскар» Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Series Люкс-видео театр Unknown 1950-10-02
Series Роберт Монтгомери представляет Unknown 1950-01-30
Кино Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven Mike 1948-07-16
Series Первая студия Unknown 1948-11-07
Кино Killer McCoy Brian McCoy 1947-12-01
Кино That Brennan Girl Denny Reagan 1946-12-23
Кино A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Johnny Nolan 1945-02-28
Кино The Caribbean Mystery Mr. Smith 1945-06-01
Кино Leave It to the Irish Terry Moran 1944-08-26
Кино The Ghost and the Guest Webster Frye 1943-04-19
Кино Government Girl Sergeant Joe Blake 1943-11-05
Кино The Living Ghost Nick Trayne 1942-08-11
Кино Son of the Navy Chief Gunners Mate Mike Malone 1940-01-01
Кино Hold That Woman! Jimmy Parker 1940-06-28
Кино Mercy Plane 'Speed' Leslie 1939-12-04
Кино Shadows Over Shanghai Johnny McGinty 1938-10-14
Кино We Have Our Moments John Wade 1937-03-28
Кино Living on Love Gary Martin 1937-11-12
Кино Hearts in Bondage Lt. Kenneth Reynolds 1936-05-26
Кино Mysterious Crossing Addison Francis Murphy 1936-12-27
Кино Скандалы Джорджа Уайта 1935 года Eddie 1935-03-29
Кино The Payoff Joe McCoy 1935-01-09
Кино The Daring Young Man Don McLane 1935-07-17
Кино Bad Boy Eddie Nolan 1935-10-24
Кино Change of Heart Mark McGowan 1934-05-18
Кино Baby Take a Bow Eddie Ellison 1934-06-30
Кино Stand Up and Cheer! Jimmy Dugan 1934-05-04
Кино Have a Heart James 'Jimmie' Flaherty 1934-09-07
Кино Bright Eyes Loop Merritt 1934-12-28
Кино 365 Nights in Hollywood James 'Jimmy' Dale 1934-12-11
Кино Sailor's Luck Jimmy Fenimore Harrigan 1933-03-17
Кино Hello, Sister! Jimmy 1933-04-14
Кино The Girl in 419 Dr. Daniel French 1933-05-26
Кино Arizona to Broadway Smiley Wells 1933-07-22
Кино Society Girl Johnny Malone 1932-05-29
Кино Bad Girl Eddie Collins 1931-08-13
Кино Over the Hill Johnny Shelby as an Adult 1931-11-29