He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Sweet Bird of Youth (1962). His other notable films include 12 Angry Men (1957) and The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964). He also worked extensively in television, appearing in guest roles in such popular programs as Bonanza.
He is the father of the actor Ed Begley Jr.
He died of a myocardial infarction in Hollywood, California.
Ed Begley Facts
|Birth Name||Edward James Begley|
|Birthday||March 25, 1901|
|Birthplace||Hartford, Connecticut, USA|
|Date of death||April 28, 1970 (age 69)|
|Awards||1963 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor (for Sweet Bird of Youth)|