The Best Years of Our Lives

Frederic March

b.8/31/1897 Racine Wisconsin

Artillery Officer of the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I   Bank executive in New York  Quits bank job to perform in off Broadway plays at Baltimore  Cast as extra by studios in New York in the mid 1920s  Discovered by Paramount Studios and brought to Hollywood as leading man   Academy Award Best Actor  “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” 1932  Academy Award Best Actor  “The Best Years of Our Lives” 1946  First cinematic movie “The Dummy” 1929


The Dummy, True to the Navy, Paramount Parade, Honor Among Lovers, The Night Angel, My Sin, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Sign of the Cross, Eagle and the Hawk, All of Me, Barretts of Wimpole Street, Les Miserables, Anna Karenina, Mary of Scotland, Victory, Adventures of Mark Twain, The Best Years of Our Lives, Christopher Columbus, Death of a Salesman, Bridges at Toko Ri, Alexander the Great, Inherit the Wind, The Iceman Cometh, Hombre, Young Doctors, The Desperate Hours