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Edward James BEGLEY

Edward James BEGLEY

Male 1900 - 1970  (70 years)

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  • Name Edward James BEGLEY 
    Born 25 Mar 1900  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 14 Nov 1915  Hartford, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Nearest Relative 12 Sep 1918  7 Chapel Street, Hartford, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 12 Sep 1918  [1
    Elevator Man, Long's Hotel 
    Residence 12 Sep 1918  Long's Hotel, Hartford, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    _EYEC 12 Sep 1918  [1
    Blue 
    _HAIR 12 Sep 1918  [1
    Light 
    _HEIG 12 Sep 1918  [1
    Medium 
    Residence 2 Aug 1939  Hartford, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 28 Apr 1970 
    Buried
    • http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=4337

      Birth: Mar. 25, 1901
      Death: Apr. 28, 1970

      Actor. An imposing character player, he was often cast as a corrupt or misguided authority figure. He won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as Boss Finley in the film "Sweet Bird of Youth" (1962). Edward James Begley was born in Hartford, Connecticut, the son of Irish immigrants. He ran away from home at age 11, and after a series of odd jobs he served in the U. S. Navy for four years. Making his show business debut in 1931 as a radio actor and announcer, he first appeared on Broadway in 1943 and gained prominence in Arthur Miller's play "All My Sons" (1947). Begley's greatest stage success was in the Jerome Lawrence-Robert E. Lee drama "Inherit the Wind" (1955), a fictionalized account of the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial. He created the role of Matthew Harrison Brady (based on William Jennings Bryan) and won a Tony Award for his performance. The following year, when star Paul Muni left the show, Begley took over Muni's opposing part as Henry Drummond with equal brilliance. In films he usually played heavies. "Patterns" (1956) offered him a memorable sympathetic role as a kind-hearted executive destroyed by a ruthless corporate world, and in "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" (1964) he showed an unexpected flair for musical comedy. Begley's other screen credits include "Boomerang" (1947), "Sitting Pretty" (1948), "Sorry, Wrong Number" (1948), "On Dangerous Ground" (1951), "12 Angry Men" (1957), "Odds Against Tomorrow" (1959), "Hang 'Em High" (1968), "Wild in the Streets" (1968), and "The Dunwich Horror" (1970). In all Begley appeared in thousands of radio broadcasts, 250 TV shows, 35 films, and a dozen Broadway plays. He died of a heart attack. His son is actor Ed Begley, Jr. (bio by: Robert Edwards)


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      Burial:
      San Fernando Mission Cemetery
      Mission Hills
      Los Angeles County
      California, USA
      Plot: Section C, Block 8, Lot 401

      Maintained by: Find A Grave
      Record added: Jan 12, 1999
      Find A Grave Memorial# 4337
    Person ID I24715  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 1 May 2017 

    Father Michael J BEGLEY,   b. March 1865, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1939, 104 Pleasant Street, Hartford, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Mother Hannah CLIFFORD,   b. [1863], Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1915, St Francis Hospital, Hartford, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 19 Feb 1889  Hartford, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    • Married by J F Lynch
    Married [1889]  [5
    Family ID F7211  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Allene Jeanne SANDERS 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Family ID F15453  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Obituary of mother: Edward J Begley
      WWI Draft: Edward James Begley

  • Sources 
    1. [S870] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com, (Online Database with connected images).

    2. [S2962] Obituary of Mrs Michael J Begley, Hartford Courant, (15 November 1915 p 9).

    3. [S1765] Obituary of Michael J Begley, Hartford Courant, (Thursday 3 August 1939 p 4).

    4. [S2406] Marriage Record of Michael J Begley and Hannah Clifford, City of Hartford, Connecticut, (m 19 February 1889).

    5. [S144] Census, US Federal, 1900, Department of Commerce, (1900).