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Birth information

9 February 1901 Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Death information

5 April 1972 Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Given Name

Waldo Brian Donlevy

How tall is Brian Donlevy?

1.73 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Lillian Arch Lugosi
Marjorie Lane
Yvonne Grey

Life Story of Brian Donlevy

It seems that Brian Donlevy started out life as colorfully as any character he ever played on the stage or screen. He lied about his age (he was actually 14) in 1916 so he could join the army. When Gen. John J. Pershing sent American troops to invade Mexico in pursuit of Pancho Villa--Mexican rebels under Villa's command raided Columbus, NM, and killed 16 American soldiers and civilians--Donlevy served with that expedition and later, in WW I, was a pilot with the Lafayette Escadrille, a unit of the French Air Force comprised of American and Canadian pilots. His schooling was in Cleveland, OH, but in addition he spent two years at the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD. However, he gave up on a military career for the stage. After having landed several smaller roles, he got a part in "What Price Glory" and established himself as a bona fide actor. Later such roles on stage as "Three for One", "The Milky Way" and "Life Begins at 8:30" gave him the experience to head off to Hollywood. Donlevy began his Hollywood career with the silent film A Man of Quality (1926) and his first talkie was Gentlemen of the Press (1929) (in which he had a bit part). There was a five- to six-year gap...

What movies did Brian Donlevy play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Dangerous Assignment ,
Actors Filmography
Pit Stop (1969) Grant Willard, Rogue's Gallery (1968) Detective Lee, Arizona Bushwhackers (1968) Mayor Joe Smith, Hostile Guns (1967) Marshal Willett, Five Golden Dragons (1967) Dragon #3, Family Affair (1967) Owen Pennington, Gammera the Invincible (1966) Gen. Terry Arnold, Waco (1966) Ace Ross, The Fat Spy (1966) George Wellington, Perry Mason (1966) General Roger Brandon, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965) B.D. 'Big Deal' MacPherson, Curse of the Fly (1965) Henri Delambre, The DuPont Show of the...

Birth information

9 February 1901 Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Death information

5 April 1972 Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Given Name

Waldo Brian Donlevy

How tall is Brian Donlevy?

1.73 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Lillian Arch Lugosi
Marjorie Lane
Yvonne Grey

Life Story of Brian Donlevy

It seems that Brian Donlevy started out life as colorfully as any character he ever played on the stage or screen. He lied about his age (he was actually 14) in 1916 so he could join the army. When Gen. John J. Pershing sent American troops to invade Mexico in pursuit of Pancho Villa--Mexican rebels under Villa's command raided Columbus, NM, and killed 16 American soldiers and civilians--Donlevy served with that expedition and later, in WW I, was a pilot with the Lafayette Escadrille, a unit of the French Air Force comprised of American and Canadian pilots. His schooling was in Cleveland, OH, but in addition he spent two years at the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD. However, he gave up on a military career for the stage. After having landed several smaller roles, he got a part in "What Price Glory" and established himself as a bona fide actor. Later such roles on stage as "Three for One", "The Milky Way" and "Life Begins at 8:30" gave him the experience to head off to Hollywood. Donlevy began his Hollywood career with the silent film A Man of Quality (1926) and his first talkie was Gentlemen of the Press (1929) (in which he had a bit part). There was a five- to six-year gap...

What movies did Brian Donlevy play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Dangerous Assignment ,
Actors Filmography
Pit Stop (1969) Grant Willard, Rogue's Gallery (1968) Detective Lee, Arizona Bushwhackers (1968) Mayor Joe Smith, Hostile Guns (1967) Marshal Willett, Five Golden Dragons (1967) Dragon #3, Family Affair (1967) Owen Pennington, Gammera the Invincible (1966) Gen. Terry Arnold, Waco (1966) Ace Ross, The Fat Spy (1966) George Wellington, Perry Mason (1966) General Roger Brandon, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965) B.D. 'Big Deal' MacPherson, Curse of the Fly (1965) Henri Delambre, The DuPont Show of the...

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Victor Mature and Brian Donlevy in Der Todeskuß (1947)

Sassy-talking, rugged-looking, square-shouldered supporting actor said, however, always to have gone through this necessary morning ritual before arriving on the movie set: 1) insert dentures; 2) don hairpiece; 3) strap on corset; 4) lace up "elevator" shoes.

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Karl Malden, Victor Mature, and Brian Donlevy in Der Todeskuß (1947)

Played historical figure William Quantrill, the leader of a Confederate guerrilla band during the US Civil War, in two films: Kansas Raiders (1950) and Woman They Almost Lynched (1953). The second was not a sequel to the first.

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Victor Mature and Brian Donlevy in Der Todeskuß (1947)

His character, Gil Warren, in In Old Chicago (1938) died as a result of the Chicago fire. His character, Steely Edwards, in 'The Great Man's Lady (1942) died in the San Francisco fire.

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Brian Donlevy, Preston Foster, and Miriam Hopkins in A Gentleman After Dark (1942)

When he was working on I Wanted Wings (1941) with Ray Milland they filmed on an actual military base and he played Capt. Mercer. He got so uncomfortable with soldiers thinking he was a real captain and saluting him that he wore a sign around his neck that said, "Actor".

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Brian Donlevy in Lied des Orients (1947)

On January 11, 1950, he crashed the plane he was flying into a hillside near Solvang, CA, but miraculously walked away unhurt.

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Brian Donlevy and Oscar Apfel in Another Face (1935)

The two overriding interests in his life were gold mining and writing poetry.

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Brian Donlevy and Ethel Wales in Another Face (1935)

It's widely believed that Ray Milland accidentally cut Donlevy's shoulder during the filming of Beau Geste (1939) when he missed Donlevy's protective padding with his bayonet. This legend was recently repeated on American Movie Classics (AMC) during an airing of the film. In actuality, Ray stabbed him in the lower left ribcage. The wound was deep enough to not only make him bleed but resulted in a scar that Donlevy bore for the rest of his life.

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Lon Chaney Jr., Brian Donlevy, Alan Dinehart, James Flavin, etc.

In Birth of the Blues (1941) Donlevy's cornet playing was dubbed by 'Pokey' Carriere.

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Brian Donlevy, Robert Kellard, and Victor McLaglen in Battle of Broadway (1938)

Father of Judy Donlevy.

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Brian Donlevy and Miriam Hopkins in A Gentleman After Dark (1942)

Step-father of Bela Lugosi Jr..

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Brian Donlevy, Ruth Pickard Colwell, Ethel Griffies, Mary Howard, Ian Hunter, etc.

Although he is typically credited as having been with the Lafayette Escadrille, he was not. However he was a member of a group of young American men who went to France and received flight training there in WWI. As such, he was an honorary member of The Lafayette Flying Corps (also known as the Franco-American Flying Corps). The Corps was never officially a unit, it is a collective name for all American pilots -- including the Lafayette Escadrille pilots -- who flew for the French during World War I. The exact number of actual pilots who flew for the French is open to question and many different numbers exist depending on who is counting. The numbers range from as low as 180 to over 300. The most widely accepted number of men who were recognized as having successfully completed French flight training (received their "brevets") is 209. Of this 209, only 180 actually served at the Front in combat divided among 66 French pursuit escadrilles and 27 bomber/observer escadrilles.

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Brian Donlevy and Dorothy Lamour in The Lucky Stiff (1949)

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Brian Donlevy, Irene Hervey, Dorothy Lamour, and Claire Trevor in The Lucky Stiff (1949)

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Edward G. Robinson, Brian Donlevy, Nina Campana, etc.

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