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George Bancroft

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Birth Name: George Bancroft

Born: 30 September 1882 Died: 2 October 1956

Country of origin: United States

Height: 6' 2"


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Description: A graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, 6'2," 195-pound George Bancroft briefly served in the Navy before entering show business as a theater manager. He worked in a minstrel show for a time then tried his luck (which turned out to be very good indeed) on Broadway. In 1921, he made his first film appearance, but it wasn't until his standout performance as likeable reprobate Jack Slade in James Cruze's Pony Express (1925) that Paramount Pictures executives began grooming him for stardom. He was especially effective in the ultra-stylish gangster pictures of Josef Von Sternberg, notably Underworld (1977) (a ... (more)
Tags: Died 1956 (2), Born 1882 (2), Actor (1), Died Aged 74 (1), American (1), Silent Film Actor (1), 1940s (1), 1930s (1), 1920s (1), Supporting Actor (1), Lead Actor (1), Silent Cinema (1)
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1. Stagecoach (1939)
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