A vet helped his film career


George Macready
George Macready

George Macready (August 29, 1899 – July 2, 1973)

George Peabody Macready Jr. was an American stage, film, and television actor often cast in roles as polished villains.


While in college, Macready sustained a permanent scar on his right cheek after being thrust through the windshield of a Ford Model T when the vehicle skidded on an icy road and hit a telephone pole. He was stitched up by a veterinarian, but he caught scarlet fever during the ordeal. The injury, along with his high brow and perfect diction, gave Macready the Gothic look of an authoritarian or villainous character.


Macready appears with Donna Reed as Maj. General Bond in Beyond Glory (1948).