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Birth information

1 October 1921 White Plains, New York, USA

Death information

6 February 2009 Malibu, California, USA

Nickname

Jimmy

How tall is James Whitmore?

1.73 m

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

Noreen Nash
Nancy Richmond Mygatt
Audra Lindley
Nancy Richmond Mygatt

Life Story of James Whitmore

Born on October 1, 1921, in White Plains, New York, gruff veteran character actor James Whitmore earned early and widespread respect with his award-winning dramatic capabilities on Broadway and in films. He would later conquer TV with the same trophy-winning results.

The son of James Allen Whitmore and Florence Crane, he was educated at Connecticut's Choate School after receiving a football scholarship. He later earned his BA from Yale University in 1944 before serving with the Marines in World War II. Following his honorable discharge he prepared for the stage under the G.I. bill at the American Theatre Wing, where he met first wife Nancy Mygatt. They married in 1947 and went on to have three sons together -- Steve, Dan and actor/director James Whitmore Jr..

Applause and kudos came swiftly for Whitmore while under both the Broadway and film banners. After appearing with the Peterborough, New Hampshire, Players in the summer of 1947 in "The Milky Way," Whitmore made a celebrated Broadway debut as Tech Sergeant Evans in "Command Decision" later that year. His gritty performance swept the stage acting trifecta -- Tony, Donaldson and Theatre World awards. In...

What movies did James Whitmore play or participate?

Actors Filmography
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2007) Milton, Fun with Dick and Jane (2005) Toy Store Security Guard, A Minute with Stan Hooper (2003) Dr. Goldman, Mister Sterling (2003) Retired Governor William Sterling Sr., A Ring of Endless Light (2002) Grandfather, The Majestic (2001) Stan Keller, Here's to Life! (2000) Gus Corley, The Practice (1999) Raymond Oz, Swing Vote (1999) Daniel Morissey, The Relic (1997) Dr. Albert Frock, The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Brooks Hatlen, The Poetry Hall of Fame (1993) , The Roots of Roe (1993) Narrator, The Ray Bradbury Theatre...

Birth information

1 October 1921 White Plains, New York, USA

Death information

6 February 2009 Malibu, California, USA

Nickname

Jimmy

How tall is James Whitmore?

1.73 m

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

Noreen Nash
Nancy Richmond Mygatt
Audra Lindley
Nancy Richmond Mygatt

Life Story of James Whitmore

Born on October 1, 1921, in White Plains, New York, gruff veteran character actor James Whitmore earned early and widespread respect with his award-winning dramatic capabilities on Broadway and in films. He would later conquer TV with the same trophy-winning results.

The son of James Allen Whitmore and Florence Crane, he was educated at Connecticut's Choate School after receiving a football scholarship. He later earned his BA from Yale University in 1944 before serving with the Marines in World War II. Following his honorable discharge he prepared for the stage under the G.I. bill at the American Theatre Wing, where he met first wife Nancy Mygatt. They married in 1947 and went on to have three sons together -- Steve, Dan and actor/director James Whitmore Jr..

Applause and kudos came swiftly for Whitmore while under both the Broadway and film banners. After appearing with the Peterborough, New Hampshire, Players in the summer of 1947 in "The Milky Way," Whitmore made a celebrated Broadway debut as Tech Sergeant Evans in "Command Decision" later that year. His gritty performance swept the stage acting trifecta -- Tony, Donaldson and Theatre World awards. In...

What movies did James Whitmore play or participate?

Actors Filmography
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2007) Milton, Fun with Dick and Jane (2005) Toy Store Security Guard, A Minute with Stan Hooper (2003) Dr. Goldman, Mister Sterling (2003) Retired Governor William Sterling Sr., A Ring of Endless Light (2002) Grandfather, The Majestic (2001) Stan Keller, Here's to Life! (2000) Gus Corley, The Practice (1999) Raymond Oz, Swing Vote (1999) Daniel Morissey, The Relic (1997) Dr. Albert Frock, The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Brooks Hatlen, The Poetry Hall of Fame (1993) , The Roots of Roe (1993) Narrator, The Ray Bradbury Theatre...

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James Whitmore in Give 'em Hell, Harry! (1975)

First job in the entertainment field was as a radio director for the Yale University station.

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Robert Doran, Lynne Frederick, Audra Lindley, James Whitmore, etc.

Met and married first wife Nancy Mygatt while studying at the American Theatre Wing. She was their press agent at the time.

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Tyrone Power, Shepperd Strudwick, and James Whitmore in Geliebt in alle Ewigkeit (1956)

Well known for his role as Capt. Benteen in The Twilight Zone: On Thursday We Leave for Home (1963), considered by many fans to be the best hour-long entry in the show's history.

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James Whitmore in Black Like Me (1964)

Is a member of Yale University's exclusive Skull & Bones club, an undergraduate secret society famous for the post-graduation accomplishments of its members. Other living members include President George W. Bush and his father, former President George Bush, Sen. John Kerry and Pulitzer-Prize winning historian David McCullough. Deceased members include President William Howard Taft, political commentator William F. Buckley and President Bush's own grandfather, Prescott Bush, a U.S. Senator and partner in the Wall St. white shoe brokerage firm of Brown Bros., Harriman.

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Sorrell Booke and James Whitmore in Black Like Me (1964)

Served in the US Marine Corps during World War Two.

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Al Freeman Jr. and James Whitmore in Black Like Me (1964)

In the early 1950s Whitmore conducted an acting workshop in Hollywood; one of his pupils was a struggling young actor, then unknown, James Dean. Whitmore helped Dean get some jobs in LA but encouraged Dean to go to New York to audition for the Actors Studio. Dean was one of the few accepted the year he auditioned.

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Dan Priest and James Whitmore in Black Like Me (1964)

Was married to Noreen Nash, mother of Lee Siegel and grandmother of actor Sebastian Siegel.

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James Whitmore in Die letzte Entscheidung (1952)

Went to the Choate School Wallingford, Connecticult on a football scholarship. Was a pre-law collegiate at Yale University but quit playing football after suffering two knee injuries. While at Yale he set up the campus radio station and starred in a nightly sports news show called "Jim Whitmore Speaks".

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Nancy Reagan, Jean Hagen, and James Whitmore in Shadow in the Sky (1952)

Performed his one-man stage show on and off for thirty years (1970-2000). He had nearly eight hours of various comments about the topics of the day memorized, changing the show each time he performed it. His costume is now housed at the Smithsonian Institute.

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Ralph Meeker and James Whitmore in Shadow in the Sky (1952)

Father, with Nancy Mygatt, of sons James Whitmore Jr., Steve Whitmore and Dan Whitmore.

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Phyllis Kirk and James Whitmore in Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone (1950)

He is survived by eight grandchildren, including James Whitmore III (born James Allen IV).

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Ann Dvorak and James Whitmore in Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone (1950)

Remains the only actor ever nominated for an Oscar for a one man show for Give 'em Hell, Harry! (1975).

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Marjorie Main and James Whitmore in Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone (1950)

He appeared in The Twilight Zone (1959) while his son James Whitmore Jr. (born James Allen III) appeared in The Twilight Zone (1985).

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Fred Clark, Ann Dvorak, Douglas Fowley, Marjorie Main, etc.

Reprised his role as the Stage Manager in "Our Town" at the Peterborough Players in Peterborough, New Hampshire. [August 2008]

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Ann Dvorak and James Whitmore in Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone (1950)

Has twice played a character who was incarcerated but didn't want to go home for fear of change, in The Twilight Zone: On Thursday We Leave for Home (1963) he was marooned on a planet and was the only colonist who wanted to stay because going back to Earth would mean he would lose his authority. In The Shawshank Redemption (1994) he didn't want to be released from prison.

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Dorothy Malone and James Whitmore in Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone (1950)

Years after losing the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor to Dean Jagger in Twelve O'Clock High (1949), he appeared twice on the television series based on that film: 12 O'Clock High (1964).

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Marjorie Main and James Whitmore in Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone (1950)

Twice played a in incarcerated character who feared release: The Twilight Zone: On Thursday We Leave for Home (1963) and The Shawshank Redemption (1994).

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Marjorie Main, Nancy Saunders, and James Whitmore in Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone (1950)

He was a lifelong Democrat.

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Richard Dreyfuss, Barbra Streisand, Paul Benjamin, etc.

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Howard Keel, James Whitmore, and Keenan Wynn in Küß mich, Kätchen! (1953)

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Frank Sinatra and James Whitmore in Die erste Todsünde (1980)

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Frank Sinatra and James Whitmore in Die erste Todsünde (1980)

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Jack Palance and James Whitmore in Chatos Land (1972)

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Sterling Hayden, Fred Graham, and James Whitmore in Asphalt-Dschungel (1950)

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James Whitmore

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Roscoe Lee Browne and James Whitmore in Black Like Me (1964)

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Al Freeman Jr. and James Whitmore in Black Like Me (1964)

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James Whitmore in Die Verurteilten (1994)

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James Whitmore in Die Verurteilten (1994)

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James Whitmore in Die Verurteilten (1994)

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Glenn Ford, Anthony Caruso, Angela Clarke, and James Whitmore in The Undercover Man (1949)

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Tyrone Power, Kim Novak, and James Whitmore in Geliebt in alle Ewigkeit (1956)

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Tyrone Power, Kim Novak, Gloria Holden, etc.

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James Whitmore in Formicula (1954)

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James Arness, Joan Weldon, and James Whitmore in Formicula (1954)

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Margaret Lindsay, John Saxon, and James Whitmore in Zu jung (1958)

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James Whitmore in Spirit of Evolution

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Leon Ames, Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten, Jason Robards, Wesley Addy, Keith Andes, etc.

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Martin Balsam and James Whitmore in Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

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