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Fredric March

Birth Name:
Ernest Frederick Mcintyre Bickel
Birth Place:
Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Met second wife Florence Eldridge when they both appeared in the play The Swan in 1927
  • Served as vice president of the Screen Actor's Guild in 1933
  • Tied with Jose Ferrer for the Best Actor award during the very first Tonys in 1947
  • Was offered the role of Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman during the original run of the show in 1949, but turned it down; eventually played the role in the 1951 film version
  • A theater at the University of Wisconsin (where he attended college for two years) is named after him

Awards

  • 1965Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1960Berlin Film Festival-Silver Bear for Best Actor: winner
  • 1960Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1957Emmy-Best Single Performance by an Actor: nominated
  • 1955Emmy-Best Actor in a Single Performance: nominated
  • 1955BAFTA Film Awards-Best Foreign Actor: nominated
  • 1953BAFTA Film Awards-Best Foreign Actor: nominated
  • 1952Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: winner
  • 1952Venice Film Festival-Best Actor: winner
  • 1951Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1946Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1937Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1932Oscar-Best Actor: winner
  • 1932Venice Film Festival-Best Actor: winner
  • 1931Oscar-Best Actor: nominated

Relationships

  • Harold Leroy Bickel--Brother
  • Jack Bickel--Brother
  • Penelope March Fantucci--Daughter
  • Ellis Baker--Ex-wife
  • John F. Bickel--Father
  • Cora Brown Bickel--Mother
  • Rosina Bickel--Sister
  • Anthony March--Son