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George Bancroft

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Biography

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
George Bancroft was raised in Philadelphia and attended high school at Tomes Institute (Philadelphia). He won an impressive appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis and graduated as a commissioned officer. He served in the Navy for the prescribed period of required service but no more. He decided to turn to show business, first as a theater manager. He worked in the old and fading minstrel show variety format into the 1920s but then decided to try his hand at acting. By 1923, he was good enough for Broadway and spent about a year there doing two plays. Read more...

Actor

Character: Thunderbolt Jim Lang

Thunderbolt 1929

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Character: Stag Bailey

Lady and Gent 1932

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Character: Mac Keefer

Angels with Dirty Faces 1938

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Character: Marshal Curley Wilcox

Stagecoach 1939

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Character: Jacques Corbeau

North West Mounted Police 1940

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Character: Samuel 'Sam' Edison

Young Tom Edison 1940

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Character: Major Burdle

Little Men 1940

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Character: Windy Miller

Texas 1941

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Character: 'Bull' Weed

Underworld 1927

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