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George Brent ACTOR


George Brent was born on March 15th, 1899 in Shannonbridge, Offaly in Ireland with the birth name George Brendan Nolan.  At the age of eleven he became an orphan and was raised by an aunt in New York.  He then returned to Ireland to attend college at the University of Dublin.
When he completed college he found work as a courier for Sinn Fein leader, Michael Collins and also was beginning to develop an interest in acting.  He joined the Abbey Theatre Players in 1925 and returned to New York to tour with them.  George then found work with a number of Stock companies. 
In 1927, he appeared on Broadway in the play, "The Nightingale" followed by another stage appearance three years later in, "Love, Honor and Betray".  George then moved to Los Angeles and found work on a number of television shows.  Soon Warner Brothers Studio's took notice of his talents and he was cast in the film, "The Rick Are Always With Us" (1932) opposite female star, Ruth Chatterton.  He made a total of four films with this famous actress whom he later on married, but the marriage only lasted two years.  

As his career progressed he was known as Bette Davis's leading man and starred opposite in a number of films such as, "Front Page Woman' (1935), "Special Agent" (1935), "Jezebel" (1938), "Dark Victory" and "The Old Maid" (both 1939) and with another famous female actress, Myrna Loy in the film, "The Rains Came" (1939).  He had a two year long affair with Bette Davis but they never married.
As he began to age and his handsome appearance began to fade film roles were becoming less available to him.  He did however give a successful performance in 1945 on the film, "The Spiral Staircase" and then followed with a couple more roles in mostly 'B' rated films such as, "Love Come Back" with Lucille Ball and "Slave Girl" (1947) with Yvonne De Carlo
He also made a couple television appearances such as on the series, "Wire Service" (1956) and one television movie in 1978 on, "Born Again".  
He soon returned from the industry and spent the remainder of his life breeding horses.  After his marriage to his second wife, Ruth Chatterton ended in 1934 he married three more times.  Wife number three was Constance Worth from May 10th, 1937 through only December 7th, 1937.  He then married for a fourth time to Ann Sheridan in 1942 through 1943.  His fifth and final marriage was to Janet Michaels on December 17th, 1947 and they had two children together and remained married until she passed away on March 23rd, 1974.
Five years after losing his wife, Brent passed away on May 26th, 1979 in Solana Beach, California after suffering from emphysema at the age of eighty.  George Brent was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to Television and the motion Picture Industry. 


1978 Born Again 
1960 The Chevy Mystery Show
1959 Rawhide 
1956-1957 Wire Service
1957 El Coyote 
1956 Crossroads 
1956 Death of a Scoundrel 
1953-1956 Schlitz Playhouse 
1956 Celebrity Playhouse 
1955 Science Fiction Theatre 
1955 Studio 57
1955 Stage 7
1955 Fireside Theatre
1955 Climax!
1953-1954 The Ford Television Theatre
1954 Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson
1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater
1953 Mexican Manhunt 
1953 Tangier Incident
1952 Montana Belle 
1952 Man Bait 
1951 FBI Girl 
1949 Bride for Sale 
1949 The Kid from Cleveland 
1949 Illegal Entry
1949 Red Canyon 
1948 Angel on the Amazon
1948 Luxury Liner
1947 Christmas Eve 
1947 Slave Girl
1947 The Corpse Came C.O.D. 
1947 Out of the Blue 
1946 Temptation 
1946 Lover Come Back 
1946 My Reputation
1946 Tomorrow Is Forever 
1945 The Spiral Staircase 
1945 The Affairs of Susan 
1944 Experiment Perilous
1942 Silver Queen 
1942 You Can't Escape Forever 
1942 The Gay Sisters 
1942 In This Our Life 
1942 Twin Beds
1941 International Lady 
1941 They Dare Not Love
1941 The Great Lie 
1941 Honeymoon for Three 
1940 South of Suez
1940 The Man Who Talked Too Much
1940 'Til We Meet Again 
1940 Adventure in Diamonds
1940 The Fighting 69th 
1939 The Rains Came 
1939 The Old Maid
1939 Dark Victory 
1939 Wings of the Navy
1938 Secrets of an Actress 
1938 Racket Busters 
1938 Jezebel 
1938 Gold Is Where You Find It 
1937 Submarine D-1 
1937 The Go Getter 
1937 Mountain Justice 
1937 God's Country and the Woman 
1936 More Than a Secretary 
1936 Give Me Your Heart 
1936 The Golden Arrow 
1936 The Case Against Mrs. Ames 
1936 Snowed Under 
1935 In Person 
1935 The Goose and the Gander 
1935 Special Agent 
1935 Front Page Woman
1935 Stranded 
1935 Living on Velvet 
1935 The Right to Live 
1934 The Painted Veil 
1934 Desirable 
1934 Housewife 
1934 Stamboul Quest 
1933 From Headquarters 
1933 Female 
1933 Baby Face 
1933 Lilly Turner 
1933 The Keyhole 
1933 42nd Street 
1933 Luxury Liner
1932 They Call It Sin
1932 The Crash
1932 Miss Pinkerton 
1932 The Purchase Price 
1932 Week-End Marriage 
1932 The Rich Are Always with Us 
1932 So Big
1931 The Lightning Warrior 
1931 Homicide Squad 
1931 Ex-Bad Boy 
1931 Charlie Chan Carries On
1931 Fair Warning 
1931 Once a Sinner 
1930 Under Suspicion 
1924 The Iron Horse 

Matinee Classics - The Lightning Warrior starring Frankie Darro and Rin Tin Tin
Matinee Classics - Baby Face starring Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Donald Cook, Alphonse Ethier, Henry Kolker, Margaret Lindsay, Arthur Hohl, John Wayne, Robert Barrat, Douglass Dumbrille and Theresa Harris
Matinee Classics - The Fighting 69th starring James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, George Brent, Jeffrey Lynn, Alan Hale Sr., Frank McHugh, Dennis Morgan, Dick Foran, William Lundigan, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Henry O'Neill, John Litel, Sammy Cohen, Harvey Stephens, William Hopper, Tom Dugan, Frank Wilcox, George Reeves, Frank Goghlan Jr., Herbert Anderson, Jack Boyle Jr., Richard Clayton, John Daheim and Eddie Dew
Matinee Classics - So Big starring Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Dickie Moore, Bette Davis, Mae Madison, Hardie Albright, Alan Hale, Earle Foxe, Robert Warwick, Dorothy Peterson, Noel Francis and Dick Winslow
Matinee Classics - The Gay Sisters starring Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Donald Crisp, Gig Young, Nancy Coleman, Gene Lockhart, Larry Simms, Donald Woods, Grant Mitchell, William T. Orr, Anne Revere, Helen Thimig, George Lessey, Charles Waldron, Frank Reicher, David Clyde and Mary Thomas
Matinee Classics - The Goose and the Gander starring Kay Francis, George Brent, Genevieve Tobin, John Eldredge, Claire Dodd, Ralph Forbes, Helen Lowell, Spencer Charters, William Austin, Eddie Shubert, Charles Coleman, Olive Jones, William 'Wild Bill' Elliott, John Sheehan and Wade Boteler

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