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Wallace Fitzgerald Beery (April 1, 1885 – April 15, 1949) was an American film actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Bill in Min and Bill opposite Marie Dressler, as Long John Silver in Treasure Island, as Pancho Villa in Viva Villa!, and his titular role in The Champ, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Beery appeared in some 250 movies during a 36-year career. His contract with MGM stipulated in 1932 that he be paid $1 more than any other contract player at the studio, making him the highest paid actor in the world. He was the brother of actor Noah Beery, Sr. and uncle of actor Noah Beery, Jr.

Age: 64 (age at death)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: The Champ


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1949 Big Jack Big Jack Horner
1948 A Date with Judy Melvin Colner Foster
1948 Alias a Gentleman Jim Breedin
1947 The Mighty McGurk Roy 'Slag' McGurk
1946 Bad Bascomb Zeb Bascomb
1945 This Man's Navy Ned Trumpet
1944 Barbary Coast Gent Honest Plush Brannon
1944 Rationing Ben Barton
1943 Salute to the Marines Sgt. Maj. William Bailey
1942 Jackass Mail Marmaduke 'Just' Baggot
1942 The Bugle Sounds Sgt. Patrick Aloysius 'Hap' Doan



"Like my dear old friend Marie Dressler, my ugly mug has been my fortune."


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Nominated for 4 Awards | Won 3

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