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James Whitmore

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia James Allen Whitmore Jr. (October 1, 1921 – February 6, 2009) was an American film, theatre, and television actor. During his career, Whitmore won three of the four EGOT honors; - a Tony, a Grammy, and an Emmy. Whitmore also won a Golden Globe and was nominated for two Academy Awards. Following World War II, Whitmore appeared on Broadway in the role of the sergeant in Command Decision. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer gave Whitmore a contract, but his role in the film adaptation was played by Van Johnson. His first major picture for MGM was Battleground, in a role that was turned down by Spencer Tracy, to whom Whitmore bore a noted physical resemblance. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for this role, and won the Golden Globe Award as Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role. Other major films included Angels in the Outfield, The Asphalt Jungle, The Next Voice You Hear, Above and Beyond, Kiss Me, Kate, Them!, Oklahoma!, Black Like Me, Guns of the Magnificent Seven, Tora! Tora! Tora!, and Give 'em Hell, Harry!, a one-man show for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of former U.S. President Harry S Truman. In the film Tora! Tora! Tora!, he played Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey. Whitmore appeared during the 1950s on many television anthology series. He was cast as Father Emil Kapaun in the 1955 episode "The Good Thief" in the ABC religion anthology series Crossroads. Other roles followed on Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theater, Lux Video Theatre, Kraft Theatre, Studio One in Hollywood, Schlitz Playhouse, Matinee Theatre, and the Ford Television Theatre. In 1958, he carried the lead in "The Gabe Carswell Story" of NBC's Wagon Train, with Ward Bond. Whitmore has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6611 Hollywood Boulevard. The ceremony was held on February 8, 1960.


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Born:
Oct 1, 1921 In White Plains, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
30
First Appeared:
In the movie Please Believe Me 1950-05-12
Latest Project:
Series Mister Sterling 2003-01-10
Known For
Filmography
Series Mister Sterling 2003-01-10
Movie A Ring of Endless Light Grandfather 2002-07-04
Movie The Majestic Stan Keller 2001-12-21
Movie Swing Vote Daniel Morissey 1999-04-19
Movie The Relic Dr. Albert Frock 1997-01-10
Movie The Shawshank Redemption Brooks Hatlen 1994-09-23
Movie Glory! Glory! Lester Babbitt 1989-09-25
Movie Nuts Judge Stanley Murdoch 1987-11-20
Series Celebrity Clifford Casey 1984-02-12
Movie Rage! Borski 1980-09-25
Movie The First Deadly Sin Dr. Sanford Ferguson 1980-10-03
Series The Word George Wheeler 1978-11-12
Movie The Serpent's Egg Priester 1977-10-28
Movie The Flying Misfits Capt. James 'Jim' Gutterman 1976-09-21
Movie The Harrad Experiment Philip Tenhausen 1973-05-11
Movie High Crime Commissioner Aldo Scavino 1973-08-12
Movie Chato's Land Joshua Everette 1972-01-01
Movie If Tomorrow Comes Frank Phillips 1971-12-17
Movie Tora! Tora! Tora! Vice Admiral William F. 'Bull' Halsey Jr. 1970-01-26
Movie The Split Herb Sutro 1968-11-04
Movie Madigan Chief Insp. Charles Kane 1968-03-13
Movie Waterhole #3 Captain Shipley 1967-10-10
Movie Who Was That Lady? Harry Powell 1960-04-15
Movie The Deep Six Cmdr. Warren Meredith 1958-01-15
Movie Them! Sgt. Ben Peterson 1954-06-16
Movie The Girl Who Had Everything Charles "Chico" Menlow 1953-03-27
Movie Angels in the Outfield Angel (voice) (uncredited) 1951-10-19
Movie It's a Big Country Mr. Stacey 1951-11-20
Movie Please Believe Me Vincent Maran 1950-05-12
Movie The Asphalt Jungle Gus Minissi 1950-05-22