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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:
71
First Appeared:
Movie Arthur Miller: Writer 2017-12-08
Latest Project:
In the movie The Undercover Man 1949-03-21
Known For
Filmography
Movie Arthur Miller: Writer Self (archive footage)
Series Mister Sterling
Movie A Ring of Endless Light Grandfather
Movie The Majestic Stan Keller
Movie Swing Vote Daniel Morissey
Movie The Relic Dr. Albert Frock
Movie The Shawshank Redemption Brooks Hatlen
Movie Old Explorers Leinen Roth
Movie Sky High Gus Johnson
Movie Glory! Glory! Lester Babbitt
Movie Nuts Judge Stanley Murdoch
Movie The Adventures of Mark Twain Mark Twain (voice)
Series Celebrity Clifford Casey
Movie The First Deadly Sin Dr. Sanford Ferguson
Movie Rage! Borski
Movie The Golden Honeymoon Charley Tate
Series The Word George Wheeler
Movie The Serpent's Egg Priester
Movie The Flying Misfits Capt. James 'Jim' Gutterman
Movie I Will Fight No More Forever General Oliver O. Howard
Movie The Canterville Ghost Hyram B. Otis
Movie The Balloon Vendor Antonio
Movie Where the Red Fern Grows Grandpa
Movie Man Belongs to the Earth Narrator
Movie High Crime Commissioner Aldo Scavino
Movie The Harrad Experiment Philip Tenhausen
Movie Chato's Land Joshua Everette
Movie If Tomorrow Comes Frank Phillips
Movie The Challenge Overman
Movie Tora! Tora! Tora! Vice Admiral William F. 'Bull' Halsey Jr.
Movie Guns of the Magnificent Seven Levi
Series My Friend Tony Prof. John Woodruff
Movie Planet of the Apes President of the Assembly
Movie Nobody's Perfect Capt. Mike Riley
Movie Madigan Chief Insp. Charles Kane
Movie The Split Herb Sutro
Movie Waterhole #3 Captain Shipley
Movie Chuka Lou Trent
Movie The Tenderfoot Captain Ewell
Movie Black Like Me John Finley Horton
Movie Icarus Montgolfier Wright
Movie Who Was That Lady? Harry Powell
Movie Face of Fire Monk Johnson
Movie The Deep Six Cmdr. Warren Meredith
Movie The Restless Years Ed Henderson
Movie The Young Don't Cry Rudy Krist
Movie Crime in the Streets Ben Wagner
Movie The Eddy Duchin Story Lou Sherwood
Movie The Last Frontier Gus
Movie Oklahoma! Mr. Carnes
Movie The McConnell Story SSgt. / Maj . / Col. Ty 'Dad' Whitman
Movie Battle Cry MSgt. Mac
Movie The Great Diamond Robbery Mr. Remlick, Lawyer
Movie Them! Sgt. Ben Peterson
Movie The Command Sgt. Elliott
Movie Kiss Me Kate Slug
Movie All the Brothers Were Valiant Fetcher
Movie The Girl Who Had Everything Charles "Chico" Menlow
Movie Above and Beyond Maj William M. Uanna
Movie Because You're Mine Sergeant 'Bat' Batterson
Movie Shadow in the Sky Lou Hopke
Movie Across the Wide Missouri Old Bill (uncredited)
Movie Angels in the Outfield Angel (voice) (uncredited)
Movie It's a Big Country Mr. Stacey
Movie Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone John Malone
Movie The Next Voice You Hear... Joe Smith
Movie The Asphalt Jungle Gus Minissi
Movie Please Believe Me Vincent Maran
Movie The Outriders Clint Priest
Movie Battleground Kinnie
Movie The Undercover Man George Pappas