John Emery (actor)
John Emery (May 20, 1905 – November 16, 1964) was an American stage, film, radio and television actor.
John Emery in 1958
|Died||November 16, 1964 (aged 59)|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Resting place||Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum|
|Known for||Roles as a villain|
(m. 1926; div. 1929)
(m. 1937; div. 1941)
(m. 1942; div. 1963)
Through the late 1930s to the early 1960s he appeared in supporting roles in many Hollywood films, beginning with James Whale's The Road Back (1937) and ranging from Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound to Rocketship X-M.
Emery appeared on Broadway in John Brown (1934), Romeo and Juliet (1934-1935), The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1935), Flowers of the Forest (1935), Parnell (1935-1936), Alice Takat (1936), Sweet Aloes (1936), Hamlet (1936-1937), Antony and Cleopatra (1937), Save Me the Waltz (1938), The Unconquered (1940), Liliom (1940), Retreat to Pleasure (1940-1941), Angel Street (1941-1944), Peepshow (1944), The Relapse (1950), The Royal Family (1951), The Constant Wife (1951-1952), Anastasia (1954-1955), Hotel Paradiso (1957), and Rape of the Belt (1960).
Television and radioEdit
Emery married Patricia Calvert in 1926, ending in divorce in 1929, before his film career. He married Tallulah Bankhead on August 31, 1937 in Jasper, Alabama (her only marriage), divorcing on June 13, 1941 in Reno, Nevada. The two remained friendly after their marriage. In 1942, Emery married dancer Tamara Geva, divorcing in 1963. Emery had started a long-term relationship with actress Joan Bennett in 1961, who cared for him through his final illness and death in 1964.
Emery died on November 16, 1964 in New York City, aged 59.
- The Road Back (1937) - Captain Von Hagen
- Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) - Tony Abbott
- The Corsican Brothers (1941) - Tomasso
- Two Yanks in Trinidad (1942) - Chicago Hagen
- Ship Ahoy (1942) - Dr. Farno
- Eyes in the Night (1942) - Paul Gerente
- George Washington Slept Here (1942) - Clayton Evans
- Assignment in Brittany (1943) - Capt. Deichgraber
- Mademoiselle Fifi (1944) - Jean Cornudet
- Blood on the Sun (1945) - Premier Giichi Tanaka
- The Spanish Main (1945) - Capt. Mario Du Billar
- Spellbound (1945) - Dr. Fleurot
- The Voice of the Turtle (1947) - George Harrington
- Let's Live Again (1948) - Larry Blake
- The Woman in White (1948) - Sir Percival Glyde
- The Gay Intruders (1948) - John Newberry
- Joan of Arc (1948) - Jean, Duke d'Alençon, cousin of Charles VII
- Dakota Lil (1950) - Vincent
- Rocketship X-M (1950) - Dr. Karl Eckstrom
- Frenchie (1950) - Clyde Gorman
- Double Crossbones (1951) - Gov. Elden
- Joe Palooka in Triple Cross (1951) - 'Professor'
- The Mad Magician (1954) - The Great Rinaldi
- A Lawless Street (1955) - Cody Clark
- Forever, Darling (1956) - Dr. Edward R. Winter
- The Girl Can't Help It (1956) - Wheeler
- Kronos (1957) - Dr. Hubbell Eliot
- Ten North Frederick (1958) - Paul Donaldson
- Youngblood Hawke (1964) - Georges Peydal (final film role)
- "John Emery of 'Angel Street' Had Cauliflower Ear". New York, Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. February 7, 1943. p. 29. Retrieved November 13, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- "John Emery". Playbill Vault. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
- "Emerys Are Together First Time on Stage in 'Peepshow'". New York, Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. January 30, 1944. p. 27. Retrieved November 13, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- Goodridge, Paul F. (2015-04-02). William Brockman Bankhead. ISBN 9781634176965.
- "JOHN EMERY DIES; ACTOR 40 YEARS; Tallulah Bankhead's Former Husband—Equity Leader". The New York Times. 1964-11-17.
- Kellow, Brian. The Bennetts Page 406. The University Press of Kentucky (2004)
- Israel, Lee. Miss Tallulah Bankhead. Page 177. Putnam, 1972.
- John Barrymore: A Bio-Bibliography c.1995 by Martin Norden
- Rainho, Manny (November 2015). "this month in movie history". Classic Images (485): 32–33.
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