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Wallace Beery (Wallace Fitzgerald Beery)

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Biography

Kansas City, Missouri, USA
In 1902, 16-year-old Wallace Beery joined the Ringling Brothers Circus as an assistant to the elephant trainer. He left two years later after a leopard clawed his arm. Beery next went to New York, where he found work in musical variety shows. He became a leading man in musicals and appeared on Broadway and in traveling stock companies. In 1913 he headed for Hollywood, where he would get his start as the hulking Swedish maid in the Sweedie comedy series for Essanay. In 1915 he would work with young ingénue Gloria Swanson in Sweedie Goes to College (1915). Read more...

Actor

Character: Col. Klemm

The Unpardonable Sin 1919

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Character: Lieut. Col. von Richthosen

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 1921

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Character: Captain Jasper Leigh

The Sea Hawk 1924

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Character: Professor Challenger

The Lost World 1925

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Character: General Orlando Jackson

River of Romance 1929

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Character: Himself

The Christmas Party 1931

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Character: General Director Preysing

Grand Hotel 1932

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Character: Polakai

Flesh 1932

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Character: Dan Packard

Dinner at Eight 1933

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Character: Himself - Premiere Clip

Going Hollywood 1933

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Character: Jamesy MacArdle

China Seas 1935

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Character: Captain Boss Starkey

Stand Up and Fight 1939

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Character: 'Reb' Harkness

Wyoming 1940

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Character: Sgt. Maj. William Bailey

Salute to the Marines 1943

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Character: Honest Plush Brannon

Barbary Coast Gent 1944

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Character: Melvin Colner Foster

A Date with Judy 1948

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Character: edited from 'Teddy at The throttle'

When Comedy Was King 1960

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Character: Terry Brennan in 'Tugboat Annie'

The Big Parade of Comedy 1964

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Character: Actor 'Dinner at Eight'

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982

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