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Ed Begley

Edward James Begley was an American film actor. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Begley began his career as radio actor while in his teens, and then progressed to Broadway. In the late 1940 he began appearing regularly in supporting roles in films.

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.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Ed Begley Facts

Birth NameEdward James Begley
BirthdayMarch 25, 1901
BirthplaceHartford, Connecticut, USA
Date of deathApril 28, 1970 (age 69)
Awards1963 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor (for Sweet Bird of Youth)

Selected Filmography

Not available.