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Wallace Beery

Wallace Beery (April 1, 1885 – April 15, 1949).

Wallace Fitzgerald Beery was an American film and stage actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Bill in Min and Bill (1930) opposite Marie Dressler; as Long John Silver in Treasure Island (1934); as Pancho Villa in Viva Villa! (1934); and his titular role in The Champ (1931), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Beery appeared in some 250 films during a 36-year career. His contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer stipulated in 1932 that he would be paid $1 more than any other contract player at the studio. This made Beery the highest-paid film actor in the world during the early 1930s.

Donna Reed appears with Berry in her fourth film, The Bugle Sounds (1941).


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