Louis Calhern

Louis Calhern

Carl Henry Vogt (February 19, 1895 – May 12, 1956), known professionally as Louis Calhern, was an American stage and screen actor. For portraying Oliver Wendell Holmes in the film The Magnificent Yankee (1950), he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. Calhern began working in silent films for director Lois Weber in the early 1920s; the most notable being The Blot in 1921. A 1921 newspaper article commented, "The new arrival in stardom is Louis Calhern, who, until Miss Weber engaged him to enact the leading male role in What's Worth While?, had been playing leads in the Morosco Stock company of Los Angeles." In 1923 Calhern left the movies, but would return to the screen eight years later after the advent of sound pictures. He was primarily cast as a character actor in films while he continued to play leading roles on the stage. He reached his peak in the 1950s as a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract player. Among his many memorable screen roles were Ambassador Trentino in the Marx Brothers classic Duck Soup (1933) and three that he appeared in at MGM in 1950: a singing role as Buffalo Bill in the film version of the musical Annie Get Your Gun, the double-crossing lawyer and sugar-daddy to Marilyn Monroe in John Huston's film noir The Asphalt Jungle, and his Oscar-nominated performance as Oliver Wendell Holmes in The Magnificent Yankee (re-creating his role from the Broadway stage). He was also praised for his portrayal of the title role in the John Houseman production of Julius Caesar (adapted from the Shakespeare play) in 1953, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Calhern also played the role of the devious George Caswell, the manipulative board member of Tredway Corporation in the 1954 production of Executive Suite. Calhern's other film roles included the grandfather in The Red Pony (1949), adapted from the novel by John Steinbeck and starring Robert Mitchum, and the spy boss of Cary Grant in the Alfred Hitchcock suspense classic Notorious (1946). A performance as Uncle Willie in High Society (1956), a musical remake of The Philadelphia Story, turned out to be his final film. Description above from the Wikipedia article Louis Calhern, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
Known For: Acting
Birthday: 1895-02-19
Place of Birth: Brooklyn [now in New York City], New York, USA
Also Known As: Carl Henry Vogt, Louis Calhearn

Movies List of Louis Calhern

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Too Wise Wives

1921 Movie
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Devil's Doorway

1950 Movie
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The Asphalt Jungle

1950 Movie
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Frisco Jenny

1932 Movie
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Nobody's Darling

1943 Movie
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The Red Pony

1949 Movie
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Annie Get Your Gun

1950 Movie
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Blackboard Jungle

1955 Movie
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The Prisoner of Zenda

1952 Movie
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Blonde Crazy

1931 Movie
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Okay, America!

1932 Movie
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The Man with a Cloak

1951 Movie
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The Prodigal

1955 Movie
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Stolen Heaven

1931 Movie
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Washington Story

1952 Movie
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Remains to Be Seen

1953 Movie
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Confidentially Connie

1953 Movie
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Forever, Darling

1956 Movie
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Arch of Triumph

1948 Movie
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Julius Caesar

1953 Movie
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The Student Prince

1954 Movie
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Afraid to Talk

1932 Movie
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Betrayed

1954 Movie
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Rhapsody

1954 Movie
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Invitation

1952 Movie
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The Arizonian

1935 Movie
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Latin Lovers

1953 Movie
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A Life of Her Own

1950 Movie
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The Road to Singapore

1931 Movie
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Woman Wanted

1935 Movie
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Her Husband Lies

1937 Movie
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The Blot

1921 Movie
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What's Worth While?

1921 Movie
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Notorious

1946 Movie
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Two Weeks with Love

1950 Movie
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The Woman Accused

1933 Movie
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Nancy Goes to Rio

1950 Movie
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Fast Company

1938 Movie
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Diplomaniacs

1933 Movie
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Strictly Personal

1933 Movie
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High Society

1956 Movie
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The Red Danube

1949 Movie
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Athena

1954 Movie
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Up in Arms

1944 Movie
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They Call It Sin

1932 Movie
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Duck Soup

1933 Movie
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Sweet Adeline

1934 Movie
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Night After Night

1932 Movie
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The World Gone Mad

1933 Movie
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Executive Suite

1954 Movie
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The Gorgeous Hussy

1936 Movie
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I Take This Woman

1940 Movie
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5th Ave Girl

1939 Movie
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We're Not Married!

1952 Movie
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Heaven Can Wait

1943 Movie
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Juarez

1939 Movie