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  • Feb 16, 1901 - Sep 11, 1970 (age 69)
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1970
The Great White Hope
MovieOct 11, 1970

The Great White Hope

Jack Jefferson (James Earl Jones) as a boxer, dealing with the …
Jack Jefferson (James Earl Jones) as a boxer, dealing with the racism and hatred of early-20th century white America. He is not only the first black heavyweight contender; he is also in love with a white woman. Jefferson must not only deal with the hatred of whites, he must also deal with the ostracism of some members of the black community who feel he has sold out.
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Chester Morris
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Chester Morris

Chester Morris passed away.
1956
The She-Creature
MovieJul 25, 1956

The She-Creature

The She-Creature, or The She Creature, is a 1956 American …
The She-Creature, or The She Creature, is a 1956 American black-and-white science fiction horror film, released by American International Pictures from a script by Lou Rusoff (brother-in-law of AIP executive Samuel Z. Arkoff). It was produced by Alex Gordon, directed by Edward L. Cahn, and stars Chester Morris, Marla English, and Tom Conway. The monster costume was created by master make-up artist Paul Blaisdell and is considered one of his best.
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1955
Unchained
MovieJan 19, 1955

Unchained

A convict in a medium-security prison is torn between his …
A convict in a medium-security prison is torn between his need to finish his sentence and get back to his wife and family, and his desire to escape the confines of prison.
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1949
Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture
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MovieMar 2, 1949

Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture

Boston Blackie's Chinese …
Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture is a 1949 mystery film directed by Seymour Friedman, starring Chester Morris, in this film, the last of Columbia's Boston Blackie fourteen pictures (1941–49). Richard Lane, who plays Boston's long-suffering Inspector Farraday, was the only other character in all fourteen of the Boston Blackie films. George E. Stone, playing Blackie's sidekick, his dim-witted crony The Runt, was not in the first or last film but was in all the others. Charles Wagenheim played The Runt in the first film and Sid Tomack in the last.
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1948
Trapped by Boston Blackie
MovieApr 20, 1948

Trapped by Boston Blackie

Trapped by Boston Blackie is …
Trapped by Boston Blackie is a 1948 American crime drama directed by Seymour Friedman. It is the thirteenth of fourteen Columbia Pictures films starring Chester Morris as reformed crook Boston Blackie, and the final film with George E. Stone as "The Runt".
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1947
Blind Spot
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MovieFeb 6, 1947

Blind Spot

A down-and-nearly-out writer makes a drunken visit to the …
A down-and-nearly-out writer makes a drunken visit to the office of his publisher, who turns up dead shortly afterward, and the writer is unable to prove his innocence. But with the aid of the publisher's secretary, and a fellow-writer -- maybe or maybe not -- he finds the guilty person.
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1946
Boston Blackie and the Law
MovieDec 12, 1946

Boston Blackie and the Law

Boston Blackie, ex-convict …
Boston Blackie, ex-convict and amateur magician, is doing his act at a prison-for-women, and an inmate takes the opportunity to do her own disappearing act while Blackie is doing his. Held as an accomplice, Blackie gets away and starts the search to find the escapee, and her ex-husband who was involved in the crime for which she was sentenced to prison.
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The Phantom Thief
MovieMay 2, 1946

The Phantom Thief

Blackie tricks a blackmailer-murderer into a confession. …
Blackie tricks a blackmailer-murderer into a confession. Story involves sinister seances and ghostly apparitions.
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A Close Call for Boston Blackie
MovieJan 24, 1946

A Close Call for Boston Blackie

A Close Call for Boston …
A Close Call for Boston Blackie (1946) is the tenth of fourteen Columbia Pictures crime films directed by Lew Landers starring Chester Morris as Boston Blackie.
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1945
Boston Blackie's Rendezvous
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MovieJul 5, 1945

Boston Blackie's Rendezvous

Boston Blackie's …
Boston Blackie's Rendezvous is a 1945 American crime film directed by Arthur Dreifuss. Boston Blackie's life gets complicated when maniac murderer James Cook (Steve Cochran) goes on a killing spree while pretending to be Boston Blackie. To further complicate matters, the murderer kidnaps Sally Brown (Nina Foch) to keep Boston Blackie at bay. The working title of this film was Surprise in the Night.
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Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion
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MovieMay 10, 1945

Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion

Boston Blackie Booked on …
Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion (also known as Booked on Suspicion) is the eighth of 14 Columbia Pictures B movies starring Chester Morris as reformed thief Boston Blackie.
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1944
Double Exposure
MovieDec 18, 1944

Double Exposure

A news magazine hires an out-of-town photographer and the …
A news magazine hires an out-of-town photographer and the antics begin. Some comic relief.
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One Mysterious Night
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MovieOct 21, 1944

One Mysterious Night

One Mysterious Night is a 1944 crime film, the seventh in a …
One Mysterious Night is a 1944 crime film, the seventh in a Columbia Pictures series of fourteen starring Chester Morris as reformed crook Boston Blackie. It was preceded by The Chance of a Lifetime and followed by Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion. Blackie is called upon to recover a stolen diamond.
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Secret Command
MovieJul 30, 1944

Secret Command

Sam Gallagher (Pat O'Brien), a former foreign correspondent …
Sam Gallagher (Pat O'Brien), a former foreign correspondent and now a United States Government agent, gets a job through his brother Jeff (Chester Morris), whom he has not seen in seven ...
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Gambler's Choice
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MovieApr 27, 1944

Gambler's Choice

The professional gambler Ross Hadley is the owner of a …
The professional gambler Ross Hadley is the owner of a posh gaming establishment in the heart of New York. Hadley's main antagonist is his childhood friend Mike McGlennon. McGlennon, now a police lieutenant, is determined to stop the gambling activities of Hadley. Hadley's and McGlennnon's relationship becomes more complex, when they notice, that they both are in love with the attractive Mary Hayes. Mary sings in nightclubs under the stage name 'Vi Parker'.
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1943
The Chance of a Lifetime
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MovieOct 26, 1943

The Chance of a Lifetime

Boston Blackie (Chester …
Boston Blackie (Chester Morris) sponsors the parole of a group of hardened convicts so they can take up wartime-employment in a tool manufacturing plant owned by his millionaire friend Arthur Menleder. Complications arise when a gangster, "Nails" Blanton (Douglas Fowley), frames one of the paroled convicts, Dooley Watson (Erik Rolf), for a murder. Blackie, a reformed jewel thief, has to employ some of his amateur magician tricks and he and his very small sidekick, The Runt (George E. Stone), also do a cross-dressing bit , which is not a pretty sight, in order to prove the innocence of Wilson. .
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Aerial Gunner
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MovieMar 20, 1943

Aerial Gunner

Aerial Gunner is a 1943 American black-and-white World War II …
Aerial Gunner is a 1943 American black-and-white World War II propaganda film produced by William C. Thomas and William H. Pine, who also directed. The film stars Chester Morris, Richard Arlen, and Jimmy Lydon. This was the first feature film directed by Pine, who produced other films through his company, Pine-Thomas Productions. Aerial Gunner was distributed by Paramount Pictures.
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After Midnight with Boston Blackie
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MovieMar 18, 1943

After Midnight with Boston Blackie

After Midnight with Boston …
After Midnight with Boston Blackie is a 1943 crime film, the fifth of a series of 14 Columbia Pictures movies starring Chester Morris as Boston Blackie. When a recently paroled friend of Boston Blackie is killed, he finds himself once again the prime suspect of Police Inspector Farraday.
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1942
Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood
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MovieNov 5, 1942

Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood

Boston Blackie and his pal, …
Boston Blackie and his pal, The Runt, are ready to board a train for Florida when Blackie gets a telegram from his friend Arthur Manleder asking Blackie to go to Manleder's New York ...
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I Live on Danger
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MovieJun 16, 1942

I Live on Danger

I Live on Danger released.
Alias Boston Blackie
MovieApr 2, 1942

Alias Boston Blackie

Blackie tracks down a wrongly convicted prisoner who …
Blackie tracks down a wrongly convicted prisoner who escapes during a Christmas magic show.
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1941
Confessions of Boston Blackie
MovieDec 8, 1941

Confessions of Boston Blackie

Confessions of Boston …
Confessions of Boston Blackie is a 1941 American crime film directed by Edward Dmytryk and starring Chester Morris and Harriet Hilliard. A woman consigns a family heirloom to a pair of unscrupulous art dealers in order to raise money to help her sick brother. This film is the second in the series of 14 Columbia Pictures Boston Blackie films, all starring Morris as the reformed crook. It was preceded by Meet Boston Blackie (1941) and followed by Alias Boston Blackie (1942).
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No Hands on the Clock
MovieDec 1, 1941

No Hands on the Clock

The first of three Pine …
The first of three Pine-Thomas productions for Chester Morris finds him as wise-cracking private detective Humphrey Campbell who impresses his boss, Oscar Flack, no end by not only finding ...
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Meet Boston Blackie
MovieFeb 20, 1941

Meet Boston Blackie

When a murder occurs on an ocean liner docked in New …
When a murder occurs on an ocean liner docked in New York, the trail leads to Coney Island and a spy ring.
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1940
Lillian Kenton Barker
MarriageNovember 1940

Lillian Kenton Barker

Married Lillian Kenton Barker.
The Marines Fly High
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MovieMar 4, 1940

The Marines Fly High

Outlying plantations near where U.S. Marines are training the …
Outlying plantations near where U.S. Marines are training the native troops are being plagued by El Vingador and his motley band of cutthroats. Lieutennat Dan Darrick is in charge and he has also fallen in love with Joan Grant, an American who owns a plantation. Another Marine officer, Jim Malone, is shipped in and he sets his sails and sights on Joan , who has left her plantation for the safety of the Marine camp. Escorted by and Malone and some troops, Joan rides out to get some money from her plantation safe but she unwittingly leads them into an ambush by the bandit gang.
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1939
Thunder Afloat
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MovieSep 15, 1939

Thunder Afloat

Thunder Afloat is a 1939 World War I naval film starring …
Thunder Afloat is a 1939 World War I naval film starring Wallace Beery and Chester Morris. The movie was directed by George B. Seitz. The submarine sequences were shot with the cooperation of the U. S. Navy at Annapolis, Maryland and around the Coronado Islands off San Diego, California.
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Five Came Back
MovieJun 23, 1939

Five Came Back

Twelve people are aboard Coast Air Line's flagship the Silver …
Twelve people are aboard Coast Air Line's flagship the Silver Queen enroute to South America when the airplane encounters a storm and is blown off course. Crashing into jungles known to be ...
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Blind Alley
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MovieApr 21, 1939

Blind Alley

Following a prison break, Hal Wilson, a ruthless killer takes …
Following a prison break, Hal Wilson, a ruthless killer takes refuge in the home of a psychiatrist, Dr. Shelby. While Wilson is attempting to make a safe getaway, Dr. Shelby is busily trying to analyze his captor and find out just what, in his dark past, made him the man he now has become.
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Pacific Liner
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MovieJan 6, 1939

Pacific Liner

The S. S. Arcturus sails from Shanghai to San Francisco, …
The S. S. Arcturus sails from Shanghai to San Francisco, and Dr. Jim Craig takes the post of ship's physician in order to be near Ann Grayson, the ship's nurse. Chief Engineer 'Crusher" ...
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1937
Flight from Glory
MovieAug 20, 1937

Flight from Glory

Flight from Glory is an American B movie about a run-down air …
Flight from Glory is an American B movie about a run-down air cargo company in present-day (1937) Argentina–Chile Andes. Directed by capable veteran Lew Landers, with stars Chester Morris, Whitney Bourne, Onslow Stevens and Van Heflin. When released on August 20, 1937, Flight from Glory was considered one of the films that broke new ground in "pioneering airline sagas", comparing favorably to big-budget features such as 1936's Thirteen Hours by Air.
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The Devil's Playground
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MovieJan 24, 1937

The Devil's Playground

Submarine officers Dorgan …
Submarine officers Dorgan and Mason battle on land for the affections of dance-hall girl Carmen. She marries Dorgan but makes a play for Mason when her husband is on duty.
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1936
Moonlight Murder
MovieMar 27, 1936

Moonlight Murder

Opera star Gino D'Acosta (Leo Carrillo), due to perform in …
Opera star Gino D'Acosta (Leo Carrillo), due to perform in the open air of the Hollywood Bowl, is warned by a Swami (Pedro de Cordoba)that he will die if he sings. That warning comes to pass and his death proves to be murder. Police detective Steve Farrell (Chester Morris) works backstage to sort out the clues pointing to the identity of the killer. Suspects include a primma donna, her conductor husband, an insane composer, an ambitious singer and a dancer and her husband partner.
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Three Godfathers
MovieMar 6, 1936

Three Godfathers

Four outlaws come to New Jerusalem, a town full of …
Four outlaws come to New Jerusalem, a town full of courteous and religious people, to rob the bank. After shooting the president of the bank, only three make it out of town followed by the ...
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1935
Pursuit
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MovieAug 9, 1935

Pursuit

"Mitch" Mitchell is an aviator who has been hired to take a …
"Mitch" Mitchell is an aviator who has been hired to take a child in a guardianship suit out of California into Mexico. He is accompanied by Maxine Bush, the secretary of the head of a private-detective agency who has been hired to care for the kid until the suit is over.
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Public Hero Number 1
MovieMay 16, 1935

Public Hero Number 1

Public Hero ﹟1 is a 1935 American crime film starring Lionel …
Public Hero ﹟1 is a 1935 American crime film starring Lionel Barrymore, Jean Arthur, Chester Morris and Joseph Calleia. The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer production was directed by J. Walter Ruben.
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1934
The Gay Bride
MovieDec 14, 1934

The Gay Bride

After the adversary of a bootlegger has him killed, he takes up …
After the adversary of a bootlegger has him killed, he takes up with his widow, a gold-digging chorus girl, but a handsome bodyguard is also determined to win her over.
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1933
Tomorrow at Seven
MovieJun 2, 1933

Tomorrow at Seven

Tomorrow at Seven released.
Blondie Johnson
MovieFeb 25, 1933

Blondie Johnson

Blondie Johnson released.
Infernal Machine
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MovieFeb 10, 1933

Infernal Machine

A bomb is hidden on an ocean liner, but nobody on board is …
A bomb is hidden on an ocean liner, but nobody on board is aware of its presence.
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1932
Red-Headed Woman
MovieJun 25, 1932

Red-Headed Woman

In Renwood, the promiscuous and hot gold digger Lillian "Lil" …
In Renwood, the promiscuous and hot gold digger Lillian "Lil" lives with her friend Sally in a poor neighborhood. She works for the Legendre Company with the only intention of seducing her boss William "Bill" Legendre. When his beloved wife Irene "Rene" Legendre travels to Cleveland with her Aunt Jane, Lil takes his correspondence from his secretary and uses it as a pretext to go to his house. Then she uses sex to seduce Bill, but Rene unexpectedly returns home and finds them together. Lil succeeds in destroying Bill's marriage and he divorces Rene and marries her. When the powerful businessman of coal Charles B. Gaerste comes from New York to Renwood in a business trip, Lil has a love affair with him. Then she travels alone to New York and becomes his mistress. But Bill's father William "Will" Legendre is not naive and plots a scheme to help his son.
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Sinners in the Sun
MovieMay 13, 1932

Sinners in the Sun

Sinners in the Sun is a 1932 American pre-Code romantic …
Sinners in the Sun is a 1932 American pre-Code romantic drama film directed by Alexander Hall, and starring Carole Lombard, Chester Morris, Adrienne Ames and Alison Skipworth.
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1931
Corsair
MovieNov 28, 1931

Corsair

A wealthy Wall Street broker is bored with the city life and …
A wealthy Wall Street broker is bored with the city life and decides to take a cruise. He meets a strong-willed woman who makes him fall in love with the sea life. Soon, he is trading his banking life for a love affair with a West Indies charter and hopefully, the woman of his dreams. His high class negotiation skills help him build a monopoly at sea, and the opportunity for another great adventure.
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1930
The Bat Whispers
MovieNov 13, 1930

The Bat Whispers

Despite advance warning to the police, who seal off the area, …
Despite advance warning to the police, who seal off the area, The Bat, a master criminal, steals a necklace from the safe in the house of a rich socialite. He leaves a note saying he is going to the country to give the police a rest. Pausing only to rob a bank at Oakdale, he proceeds to terrorise the occupants of a lonely country mansion, in a mixture of thrills, chills and laughs. At the end, an actor steps forward through a proscenium arch and asks the viewers not to reveal the Bat's identity to their friends. A film noir shot in black and white, mainly at night in dimly lit scenes.
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The Big House
MovieJun 14, 1930

The Big House

Young Kent Marlowe, sent to prison for manslaughter, never …
Young Kent Marlowe, sent to prison for manslaughter, never learns the prison 'code of honor', planting a knife on his cellmate John Morgan, causing Morgan's parole, due to start the next day, to be revoked. Morgan escapes, meets and falls in love with Marlowe's sister, is recaptured and returned to prison where his ex-cellmate,tough-guy murderer Butch Schmidt, has entrusted the details of a planned breakout to the craven Marlowe.
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The Divorcee
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MovieApr 19, 1930

The Divorcee

Norma Shearer earned an Academy Award for playing a …
Norma Shearer earned an Academy Award for playing a socialite who finds her husband is cheating and decides to experiment with extra-marital affairs of her own.
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Playing Around
MovieJan 19, 1930

Playing Around

New York girl has a dull boyfriend and seems destined for a …
New York girl has a dull boyfriend and seems destined for a dull marriage when she meets a rich playboy who has money to burn and places to go. She gets involved with the playboy and never seems to notice that he might by shady, until he shoots her father in a cigar-store holdup!
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Second Choice
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MovieJan 4, 1930

Second Choice

Drama of thwarted love and marriage.
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1929
The Show of Shows
MovieNov 21, 1929

The Show of Shows

It's 1929. The studio gave the cinema its voice gave offered …
It's 1929. The studio gave the cinema its voice gave offered the audiences a chance to see their favorite actors and actresses from the silent screen era to see and for the first time can be heard in a gaudy, grandiose music comedy revue. But also appear actors and actresses from the first 'talkies', stars from Broadway and of course the German shepherd Rin-Tin-Tin. Frank Fay is the host of the more than 70 well-known stars who show various acts.
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Best Actor
Nomination1929

Best Actor

Nominated for "Alibi".
Academy Award
1926
Suzanne Kilborn
MarriageNovember 1926

Suzanne Kilborn

Suzanne Kilborn was born in 1908 in New York, New York, …
Suzanne Kilborn was born in 1908 in New York, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for She Had to Say Yes (1933). She was previously married to Chester Morris.
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1901
Chester Morris
BirthFebruary 1901

Chester Morris

Chester Morris was born.
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