Wallace Beery & Fredric March, Best Actor 1931/32: MovieMonday.com

THE CHAMP

(Drama - NR)

Wallace Beery received his Oscar for playing a drunken, wash uped ex-champion prizefighter. Jackie Cooper played his adoring son in this tear-jerker.

PLEASE NOTE: This is the only year in which this catagory experienced a tie. Wallace Beery won the Oscar for THE CHAMP while Fredric March won for his performance in DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE.


ABOUT WALLACE BEERY (1886 - 1949)

American character star was born in Kansas City, Missouri. After working in a circus, Wallace Beery took up acting and became famous for his tough, ugly, slow-thinking, easy going characteristics.

At one time Wallace Beery was married to Gloria Swanson.

Noah Beery was his half brother.

Wallace Beery was nominated once before for THE BIG HOUSE (30).

Notable silent credits include:

ROBIN HOOD (as King Richard)
RICHARD THE LION-HEARTERED
BEGGARS OF LIFE

Wallace Beery's sound credits include:

MIN AND BILL
GRAND HOTEL
DINNER AT EIGHT
TUGBOAT ANNIE
THE BOWERY
VIVA VILLA
TREASURE ISLAND
AH WILDERNESS
SLAVE SHIP
BARNACLE BILL
BARBARY COAST GENT
A DATE WITH JUDY
BIG JACK

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