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|Known for:||Wake Island, Kiss of Death, The Great McGinty|
|Birth name:||Waldo Brian Donlevy|
|Birthday:||9 February 1901, Portadown, County Armagh, Ireland. [now Portadown, Craigavon District, Northern Ire|
|Height:||5' 8" (1.73 m)|
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TriviaSassy-talking, rugged-looking, square-shouldered supporting actor said, however, always to have gone through this necessary morning ritual before arriving on the movie set: 1) insert dentures; 2) don hairpiece; 3) strap on corset; 4) lace up "elevator" shoes. His character, Gil Warren, in In Old Chicago (1937) died as a result of the Chicago fire. His character, Steely Edwards, in 'The Great Man's Lady (1942) died in the San Francisco fire. On January 11, 1950, he crashed the plane he was flying into a hillside near Solvang, CA, but miraculously walked away unhurt. According to a statement in a 1944 movie magazine, Donlevy did not smoke or play cards. The only smoking he did was "for the movies". In Birth of the Blues (1941) Donlevy's cornet playing was dubbed by 'Pokey' Carriere. Father of Judy Donlevy. Besides television, he also portrayed government spy Steve Mitchell on NBC Radio's "Dangerous Assignment" (1949-1953). He is the only actor to play Professor Bernard Quatermass on screen more than once, which he did in the Hammer science fiction film The Quatermass Xperiment (1955) and its sequel Quatermass 2 (1957). In spite of this, he was reportedly "Quatermass" creator Nigel Kneale's least favourite actor in the role.