BRIAN DONLEVY (personality)

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Brian Donlevy was an actor from the 1920s to the 1960s. He was born Waldo Brian Donlevy in 1901, and supposedly he managed to enlist in the army in 1916, at the age of 14! He stayed in the army through the early 1920s, becoming a pilot. In the early 1920s, he started acting, and had a few film roles. He became a top actor in the mid 1930s, primarily playing "heavies" or bad guys, and he appeared in many of Paramount's best movies of the 1940s, and also some great ones at other studios. One of his rare "non-bad guy" roles was as the star of "Two Years Before the Mast". Some of his movies include: The Miracle of Morgan's Creek, Destry Rides Again, Beau Geste, The Great McGinty, Kiss of Death, and the Big Combo. He passed away in 1972 at the age of 71.
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