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NOAH BEERY SR. BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Noah Beery Sr. was born on January 17th, 1884 in Kansas City, Missouri to parents Noah Webster Beery and Frances Margaret Fitzgerald.  He had a older brother, William C. Beery who also grew up to become a working actor.
 
At the age of fourteen he left his family to work as a newspaper boy in Kansas City as well as a candy concessionaire and lemon drop entrepreneur.  In the early 1900's, Beery became involved in performing, first finding a job as a baritone singer and then working as a stock villain  

By 1905, he was making appearances on Broadway and worked as a stage performer for about twelve years before deciding in 1915, to follow in his brothers footsteps and move to Hollywood to attempt a career in Motion Pictures.
 
One of his first films and what turned out to be one of his most well known films was, "The Mark of Zorro" (1920) in which his seven year old son, Noah Beery Jr. also had the opportunity to star in.  This film role was followed by roles in such films as, "The Spoilers" (1922), "Beau Geste" (1927) and a western series called, "Zane Grey".  
 
When the era of silent films ended and "talkies" came about, Beery had no problem making the switch.  It gave him the opportunity to now show of his talented singing voice in such films as, "The Show of Shows" (1929), "Song of the Flame" (1930), "Bright Lights" (1930), "Under a Texas Moon" (1930), "Golden Dawn" (1930), "Cockeyed Cavaliers" (1934) and "Kentucky Kernels" (1934).
 
In total Noah Beery appeared in almost 200 films.  Sadly as time progressed, Noah was not able to get the same caliber of roles that his brother was receiving and Noah was getting too ill to take on any big lead roles.  He did continue to work and make small appearances.  In 1945, he returned briefly back to New York to appear on a Broadway production, "Up in Central Park".
 
When Noah and his brother were scheduled to make an appearance together in a radio production of Barnacle Bill, Beery sadly passed away at the age of sixty two on April 2nd, 1946 from a heart attack.  He was buried at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.        
 

Filmography

1945 This Man's Navy 
1944 Gentle Annie 
1944 Barbary Coast Gent 
1944 Block Busters 
1944 Million Dollar Kid 
1943 Mr. Muggs Steps Out 
1943 Salute to the Marines 
1943 Clancy Street Boys 
1942 Tennessee Johnson 
1942 Overland Mail 
1940 Adventures of Red Ryder 
1939 Mexicali Rose 
1938 The Girl of the Golden West 
1937 The Bad Man of Brimstone 
1934 Kentucky Kernels 
1934 The Trail Beyond 
1934 Caravan  
1934 Cockeyed Cavaliers 
1934 David Harum 
1933 Laughing at Life
1933 The Flaming Signal
1933 She Done Him Wrong 
1932 The Kid from Spain 
1932 The Big Stampede 
1931 The Millionaire 
1930 Tol'able David 
1930 Renegades 
1930 Golden Dawn 
1930 Under a Texas Moon 
1929 Glorifying the American Girl 
1929 The Show of Shows 
1929 The Four Feathers 
1929 The Godless Girl 
1928 Noah's Ark 
1926 Beau Geste 
1923 Stormswept 
1920 The Mark of Zorro 
1920 The Sea Wolf 

  





Matinee Classics - The Big Stampede starring John Wayne, Noah Beery Sr., Paul Hurst, Mae Madison, Luis Alberni, Berton Churchill, Sherwood Bailey, Lafe McKee and Joseph W. Girard
Matinee Classics - The Trail Beyond starring John Wayne, Noah Beery Sr., Noah Beery Jr., Robert Frazier, Iris Lancaster, James A. Marcus, Verna Hillie, Eddie Parker and Earl Dwire
Matinee Classics - Fighting With Kit Carson starring Noah Beery Sr. and Johnny Mack Brown
Matinee Classics - Man of the Forest starring Randolph Scott, Verna Hillie, Harry Carey, Noah Beery Sr., Larry 'Buster' Crabbe, Barton MacLane and Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams
Matinee Classics - Million Dollar Kid starring Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell, Billy Benedict, Louise Currie, Noah Beery Sr., Iris ADrian, Herbert Hayes, Robrert Gried, Johnnie Duncan, Stanley Brown, Patsy Moran and the East Side / Dead End Kids
Matinee Classics - Gangsters of the Sea starring Noah Beery Sr., Dorothy Burgess, Miriam Seegar, George Walsh, Montague Love and Jimmy Aubrey
Matinee Classics - Mystery Liner starring Noah Beery Sr., Astrid Allwyn, Edwin Maxwell, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Ralph Lewis, Cornelius Keefe, Zeffie Tilbury, Boothe Howard, Howard Hickman, Jerry Stewart, George 'Gabby' Hayes and George Cleveland
Matinee Classics - Noah's Ark starring Dolores Costello, George O'Brien, Noah Beery, Louise Fazenda, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, John Wayne and Andy Devine
Matinee Classics - Noah Beery Sr.
Matinee Classics - The Tulsa Kid starring Don 'Red' Barry, Noah Beery Sr., Luana Walters, David Durand, George Douglas, Ethan Laidlaw, Stanley Blystone, John Elliott, Jack Kirk and Fred Toones


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