Victor McLaglen

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  • Birth Name: Victor Andrew de Bier Everleigh McLaglen
  • Birth Place: Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
  • Died: November 7, 1959
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Enlisted in the British Army at age 14.
  • Served with the Royal Irish Fusiliers during World War I.
  • Held many jobs after the Army, including circus performer, farmer and police officer.
  • Also made a living as a wrestler and a boxer; fought then-heavyweight champ Jack Johnson in 1909.
  • Took up acting at the suggestion of a friend who was a producer.
  • Became popular as a character actor, appearing in such films as Gunga Din, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and Rio Grande; frequently worked with John Ford.
  • Was directed by his son, Andrew V. McLaglen, in the 1957 film The Abductors.

Awards

  • 1935, Oscar — Best Actor: Winner
  • 1952, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Arthur McLaglen — Brother
  • Sydney McLaglen — Brother
  • Sheila McLaglen — Daughter
  • Suzanne M. Brueggeman — Ex-wife
  • Enid Lamont — Wife (deceased)
  • Andrew McLaglen — Father
  • Cyril McLaglen — Brother
  • Kenneth McLaglen — Brother
  • Clifford McLaglen — Brother
  • Lily McLaglen — Sister
  • Frederick McLaglen — Brother
  • Lewis McLaglen — Brother
  • Leopold McLaglen — Brother
  • Andrew V. McLaglen — Son
  • Margaret Pumphrey — Wife

Details

  • Birth Name: Victor Andrew de Bier Everleigh McLaglen
  • Birth Place: Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
  • Died: November 7, 1959
  • Profession: Actor

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