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Wallace Fitzgerald Beery (April 1, 1885 – April 15, 1949) was an American actor.[1] He is best known for his roles of Bill in Min and Bill (1930), as Long John Silver in Treasure Island (1934), as Pancho Villa in Viva Villa! (1934), and as Andy Purcell in The Champ (1931), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Wallace Beery
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Wallace Beery circa 1930
Born
Wallace Fitzgerald Beery

(1885-04-01)April 1, 1885
DiedApril 15, 1949(1949-04-15) (aged 64)
Cause of deathHeart attack
Burial placeForest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale
OccupationActor
Years active1913–1949
Spouse(s)
Gloria Swanson
(m. 1916; div. 1918)

Rita Gilman
(m. 1924; div. 1939)
Children1 (adopted)

NotesEdit

  1. Obituary Variety, April 20, 1949.