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WALLACE BEERY BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Wallace Beery was born on April 1st, 1885 in Kansas City, Missouri with the birth name Wallace Fitzgerald Beery.  He had two brothers, William and Noah Beery Sr. who both also went on to become working actors.  At the age of sixteen he joined the circus with the Ringling Brothers and worked as an assistant elephant trainer.  After two years of working with the circus he then relocated to New York City and found work in musical variety shows.  
 
Beery then found work on Broadway and traveling in stock companies.   He then decided to relocate to Hollywood and see if he could get involved in the film industry.  In 1915 he worked on the film, "Sweedie Goes to College" (1915) a series.  This role followed with a number of film roles such as, "Patria" (1917), "The Four Horsemen of the Apolalypse" (1921) featuring Rudolph Valentino and Alan Hale, "Robin Hood" (1922) starring Douglas Fairbanks, "The Sea Hawk" (1924) and "The Pony Express" (1925) co-starring with Betty Compson, Ricardo Cortez and George Bancroft.
 
He was working with Paramount under contract and they decided to put him back into comedy films such as, "Behind the Front" (1926).  When talkies came about, MGM saw something in Beery and chose to sign him to a contract with them.  He was cast in "The Big House" (1930) which was very successful and earned him an Academy Award nomination.  He then worked on, "Min and Bill" (1930) which was one of the biggest film money makes of the year.  
 
His career was highly successful with his next role on, "The Champ" co-starring with child actor Jackie Cooper, winning the Oscar for Best Actor and again put on an amazing performance in, "Treasure Island" (1934) again starring with Jackie Cooper plus gifted actors Nigel Bruce, Lionel Barrymore and Lewis Stone.  Roles were coming at him from all directions in films such as, "Flesh" (1932), "Dinner at Eight" (1933), "Wyoming" (1940), and "Barnacle Bill " (1941). 
 
As he began to age, his career began to slow down and on April 15th, 1949 he passed away in Beverly Hills, California from a heart attack at the age of sixty four.  He was interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California.   
 
Although he had a incredibly successful professional career, his personal life with women was not as successful.  Wallace Beery married twice, first to famed actress Gloria Swanson from 1916 through 1919 and then to Rita Gilman from 1924 through 1939 and having one child together.  He then remained single the remainder of his life.      
 

Filmography
 
1949   Big Jack 
1948   A Date with Judy 
1948   Alias a Gentleman
1947   The Mighty McGurk
1946   Bad Bascomb
1945   This Man's Navy 
1944   Barbary Coast Gent 
1944   Rationing 
1943   Salute to the Marines 
1942   Jackass Mail 
1942   The Bugle Sounds 
1941   Barnacle Bill 
1941   The Bad Man 
1940   Wyoming 
1940   20 Mule Team 
1940   The Man from Dakota 
1939   Thunder Afloat 
1939   Sergeant Madden 
1939   Stand Up and Fight 
1938   Stablemates 
1938   Port of Seven Seas 
1937   The Bad Man of Brimstone 
1937   Slave Ship 
1937   The Good Old Soak 
1936   Old Hutch 
1936   A Message to Garcia 
1935   Ah, Wilderness! 
1935   O'shaughnessy's Boy 
1935   China Seas 
1935   West Point of the Air 
1934   The Mighty Barnum 
1934   Treasure Island 
1934   Viva Villa! 
1933   The Bowery 
1933   Dinner at Eight 
1933   Tugboat Annie 
1932   Flesh 
1932   Grand Hotel 
1931   Hell Divers 
1931   I The Champ 
1931   The Secret Six 
1931   The Stolen Jools
1930   A Lady's Morals 
1930   Way for a Sailor 
1930   Billy the Kid 
1930   The Big House 
1929   River of Romance 
1929   Stairs of Sand 
1929   Chinatown Nights
1928   Beggars of Life  
1928   The Big Killing 
1928   Partners in Crime
1928   Wife Savers 
1927   Now We're in the Air 
1927   Fireman, Save My Child 
1927   Casey at the Bat 
1926   Old Ironsides 
1926   We're in the Navy Now 
1926   Volcano  
1926   Behind the Front 
1925   The Pony Express 
1925   Rugged Water 
1925   In the Name of Love 
1925   The Wanderer 
1925   The Night Club 
1925   Adventure 
1925   Coming Through  
1925   The Great Divide 
1925   The Devil's Cargo 
1925   The Lost World 
1925   Let Women Alone 
1924   So Big 
1924   Madonna of the Streets 
1924   Dynamite Smith 
1924   The Red Lily 
1924   Another Man's Wife 
1924   The Signal Tower 
1924   The Sea Hawk 
1924   Unseen Hands 
1923   White Tiger 
1923   The Drums of Jeopardy 
1923   Richard the Lion-Hearted  
1923   The Eternal Struggle  
1923   The Spanish Dancer 
1923   Three Ages
1923   Drifting 
1923   Ashes of Vengeance
1923   Bavu 
1923   Stormswept 
1923   The Flame of Life
1923   Patsy 
1922   Only a Shop Girl 
1922   A Blind Bargain
1922   Robin Hood
1922   Trouble  
1922   Alias Julius Caesar 
1922   Hurricane's Gal 
1922   I Am the Law 
1922   The Man from Hell's River
1922   The Sagebrush Trail 
1922   Wild Honey 
1922   The Rosary 
1921   The Last Trail 
1921   The White Mouse 
1921   The Ne'er to Return Road
1921   The Policeman and the Baby
1921   The Golden Snare  
1921   The Northern Trail 
1921   A Tale of Two Worlds 
1921   The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 
1921   Patsy 
1921   Sleeping Acres
1920   The Rookie's Return 
1920   The Last of the Mohicans 
1920   813 
1920   The Round-Up 
1920   The Mollycoddle 
1920   The Virgin of Stamboul 
1919   Behind the Door 
1919   Victory 
1919   Soldiers of Fortune 
1919   The Life Line 
1919   The Love Burglar
1919   The Unpardonable Sin
1919   A Beach Nut
1919   Only a Janitor 
1918   Johanna Enlists
1917   That Night
1917   Are Waitresses Safe? 
1917   A Bedroom Blunder
1917   The Little American
1917   A Clever Dummy
1917   Cactus Nell
1917   Teddy at the Throttle
1917   Maggie's First False Step
1917   Patria 
1917   Bombs and Banknotes 
1916   A Capable Lady Cook
1916   Sweedie, the Janitor
1916   Just a Few Little Things
1916   The Janitor 
1916   A Dash of Courage 
1916   The Janitor's Vacation
1915   The Fable of the Roistering Blades
1915   Education
1915   The Broken Pledge
1915   Sweedie's Finish
1915   The Slim Princess 
1915   Sweedie's Hero
1915   Sweedie in Vaudeville 
1915   Done in Wax
1915   The Bouquet
1915   Sweedie Learns to Ride
1915   Love and Trouble 
1915   Father's New Maid
1915   Sweedie's Hopeless Love 
1915   Ain't It the Truth?
1915   A Pound for a Pound 
1915   The Victor
1915   Sweedie Goes to College
1915   The New Teacher
1915   Two Hearts That Beat as Ten
1915   Sweedie and Her Dog
1915   Sweedie's Suicide
1915   Sweedie and the Sultan's Present
1914   Two Dinky Little Dramas of a Non-Serious Kind
1914   Sweedie Collects for Charity
1914   Their Cheap Vacation
1914   Madame Double X
1914   The Fable of the Bush League Lover Who Failed to Qualify
1914   Sweedie and the Hypnotist 
1914   A Maid of War
1914   Sweedie at the Fair
1914   Countess Sweedie
1914   The Prevailing Craze
1914   Three Boiled Down Fables
1914   Sweedie the Trouble Maker
1914   The Laundress
1914   Rivalry and War
1914   She Landed a Big One
1914   Sweedie Learns to Swim
1914   The Fickleness of Sweedie
1914   Golf Champion 'Chick' Evans Links with Sweedie
1914   Sweedie's Clean-Up
1914   Sweedie's Skate 
1914   The Plum Tree
1914   Love and Soda
1914   Sweedie Springs a Surprise
1914   Sweedie and the Double Exposure
1914   Topsy-Turvy Sweedie
1914   The Fable of the Busy Business Boy and the Droppers-In  
1914   I In and Out
1914   The Fable of the Coming Champion Who Was Delayed 
1914   Sweedie and the Lord 
1914   The Fable of Higher Education That Was Too High for the Old Man
1914   The Fable of Napoleon and the Bumps
1914   Sweedie the Swatter
1914   The Epidemic 
1914   The Fable of the Brash Drummer and the Nectarine 
1914   I This Is the Life
1914   Jane
1914   Actor Finney's Finish
1914   Three Little Powders 
1914   Making Him Over -- For Minnie
1914   Curing a Husband 
1914   The Winner 
1914   The Bargain Hunters
1914   A Queer Quarantine
1914   Oh, Doctor 
1914   Grass County Goes Dry
1914   The Girl, the Cop, the Burglar
1914   Mrs. Manly's Baby
1914   One-to-Three
1914   Looking for Trouble
1914   The Hour and the Man 
1914   A Foot of Romance
1914   Cheering a Husband
1914   The Ups and Downs
1913   At the Old Maid's Call
1913   Hello, Trouble
1913   Smithy's Grandma Party
1913   The Usual Way
1913   Their Wives' Indiscretion
1913   Day by Day 
1913   Dad's Insanity
1913   A Successful Failure
1913   Love Incognito
1913   I The Right of Way
1913   Sweet Revenge 
1913   Mr. Dippy Dipped
1913   His Athletic Wife






Matinee Classics - 20 Mule Team starring Wallace Beery, Anne Baxter and Leo Carrillo
Matinee Classics - Billy the Kid starring Johnny Mack Brown, Wallace Beery, Kay Johnson and Karl Dane
Matinee Classics - Teddy at the Throttle starring Bobby Vernon, Gloria Swanson, Wallace Beery, May Emory, Blanche Phillips and Teddy the Dog
Matinee Classics - The Three Ages starring Margaret Leahy, Wallace Beery, Buster Keaton, Lillian Lawrence, Horace Morgan and Joe Roberts
Matinee Classics - The Bad Man of Brimstone starring Wallace Beery, Virginia Bruce, Dennis O'Keefe, Joseph Calleia, Lewis Stone, Guy Kibbee, Bruce Cabot, Cliff Edwards, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Arthur Hohl, Noah Beery, John Qualen, Charley Grapewin and Robert Barrat
Matinee Classics - The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse starring Rudolph Valentino, Pomeroy Cannon, Josef Swickard, Bridgetta Clark, Virginia Warwick, Alan Hale Sr., Mabel Van Buren, Stuart Holmes, John St. Polis, Alice Terry, Mark Fenton, Derek Ghent, Nigel De Brulier, Wallace Beery, Harry Northrup, Bowditch M. Turner, Edward Connelly and Arthur Hoyt


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