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McLaglen Victor; facsimile autographed key book photo. Circa 1920s.

SKU: McLaglen, Victor; Photo $7.95
Victor Andrew de Bier Everleigh McLaglen (10 December 1886 '' 7 November 1959) was an English boxer and World War I veteran who became a successful film actor. Towards the end of his life he was naturalised as a U.S. citizen. Early life: McLaglen was born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. His father, later a bishop of the Free Protestant Episcopal Church of England, moved the family to South Africa when McLaglen was a child. He had eight brothers and a sister. Four of his brothers also became actors: Arthur (1888''1972), an actor and sculptor, and Clifford (1892''1978), Cyril (1899''1987) and Kenneth (circa 1901-1979). Other siblings included Frederick (b. circa 1882), Sydney (b. circa 1884), Lewis (b. circa 1889), and a sister, Lily (b. circa 1893). Another brother, Leopold McLaglen, who appeared in one film, gained notoriety prior to World War I as a showman and self-proclaimed World Jujutsu Champion, who authored a book on the subject. Before Hollywood: He left home at fourteen to join the British Army with the intention of fighting in the Second Boer War. However, much to his chagrin, he was stationed at Windsor Castle with the Life Guards and was later forced to leave the army when his true age was discovered. Four years later, he moved to Canada, where he earned a living as a wrestler and heavyweight boxer, with several notable wins in the ring. One of his most famous fights was against Heavyweight Champion Jack Johnson, in a 6 round exhibition bout. This was Johnson's first bout since winning the heavyweight title from Tommy Burns. Between bouts, McLaglen toured with a circus, which offered $25 to anyone who could go three rounds with him. He returned to England in 1913 and during World War I served as a Captain (acting) with the 10th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, part of The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (Queen's and Royal Hampshires). Later he claimed to have served with the Royal Irish Fusiliers. He served for a time as military Provost Marshal for the city of Baghdad. He also continued boxing, and was named Heavyweight Champion of the British Army in 1918. After the war, he began taking roles in British silent films. Film career: McLaglen's career took a surprise turn in the 1920s, when he moved to Hollywood. He became a popular character actor, with a particular knack for playing drunks. He also usually played Irishmen, leading many film fans to mistakenly assume he was Irish rather than English. The highlight of his career was an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in The Informer (1935), based on a novel by Liam O'Flaherty; Frank Tashlin's 1938 cartoon Have You Got Any Castles? features a caricature of McLaglen emerging from the novel and literally informing someone about some shady characters. Near the end of his career, McLaglen was nominated again, this time for Best Supporting Actor, for his role opposite John Wayne in The Quiet Man (1952). He was especially popular with director John Ford, who frequently included McLaglen in his films. Toward the end of his career, McLaglen made several guest appearances on television, particularly in Western series such as Have Gun, Will Travel and Rawhide. The episodes of those series in which McLaglen guest-starred were both directed by his son, Andrew V. McLaglen, who later was a film director. Personal life: Victor McLaglen was the elder brother of the actor Cyril McLaglen. Victor McLaglen was married three times. His first marriage was to Enid Lamont in 1919. The couple had one daughter, Sheila, and one son, Andrew. Andrew McLaglen was a television and film director. He was also the father of Victor McLaglen's grandchildren, Mary and Josh. Mary and Josh McLaglen are both film producers and directors. Sheila's daughter, Gwyneth Horder-Payton, is a television director. Enid Lamont McLaglen died in 1942 as a result of a horse riding accident. Victor McLaglen married twice more. His second marriage was to Suzanne M. Brueggeman. That marriage lasted from 1943 until 1948. His third and final marriage was to Margaret Pumphrey, whom he married in 1948. He remained married to Margaret, a Seattle socialite, until his death of a heart attack in 1959. He had by that time become a naturalized U.S. citizen. He was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California. Filmography: Year Title Role Notes 1920 The Call of the Road Alf Truscott 1921 Carnival 1921 Corinthian Jack Jack Halstead 1921 The Sport of Kings Frank Rosedale 1921 The Prey of the Dragon Brett 'Dragon' Mercer 1922 The Glorious Adventure Bulfinch 1922 A Romance of Old Baghdad Miski 1922 The Crimson Circle 1922 A Sailor Tramp The Sailor Tramp 1922 Little Brother of God King Kennidy 1923 Woman to Woman Nubian slave uncredited 1923 M'Lord of the White Road Lord Annerley/John 1923 Heartstrings Frank Wilson 1923 In the Blood Tony Crabtree 1923 The Romany The Chief 1924 The Passionate Adventure Herb Harris 1924 The Beloved Brute Charles Hinges 1924 The Gay Corinthian Squire Hardcastle 1924 The Boatswain's Mate Ned Travers 1924 Women and Diamonds Brian Owen 1925 The Fighting Heart Soapy Williams 1925 Winds of Chance Poleon Doret 1925 Percy Reedy Jenkins 1925 The Hunted Woman Quade 1925 The Unholy Three Hercules, the strongman 1926 Men of Steel Pete Masarick 1926 The Isle of Retribution Doomsdorf 1926 What Price Glory? Capt. Flagg 1926 Beau Geste Hank 1927 The Loves of Carmen Escamillo 1928 The River Pirate Sailor Fritz 1928 A Girl in Every Port Spike Madden 1928 Mother Machree The Giant of Kilkenny (Terence O'Dowd) 1928 Hangman's House Citizen Denis Hogan 1929 Hot for Paris John Patrick Duke 1929 The Cock-Eyed World Top Sergeant Flagg 1929 Strong Boy Strong Boy 1929 Captain Lash Captain Lash 1929 The Black Watch Capt. Donald Gordon King 1930 A Devil with Women Jerry Maxton 1930 On the Level Biff Williams 1931 Dishonored Col. Kranau 1931 Wicked Scott Burrows 1931 Annabelle's Affairs John Rawson aka Hefly Jack 1931 Women of All Nations Capt ain Jim Flagg 1931 The Stolen Jools Sergeant Flagg 1931 Three Rogues Bull Stanley 1932 Rackety Rax 'Knucks' McGloin 1932 Guilty as Hell Detective Capt. T.R. McKinley 1932 While Paris Sleeps Jacques Costaud 1932 Devil's Lottery Jem Meech 1932 The Gay Caballero Don Bob Harkness aka El Coyote 1933 Hot Pepper Jim Flagg 1933 Dick Turpin Dick Turpin 1933 Laughing at Life Dennis P. McHale aka Burke aka Captain Hale 1934 The Captain Hates the Sea Schulte 1934 Wharf Angel Turk 1934 No More Women Forty-Fathoms 1934 The Lost Patrol The Sergeant 1934 Murder at the Vanities Police Lt. Bill Murdock 1935 Professional Soldier Michael Donovan 1935 The Great Hotel Murder Andrew W. 'Andy' McCabe 1935 Under Pressure Jumbo Smith 1935 The Informer Gypo Nolan Academy Award for Best Actor 1936 Magnificent Brute 'Big Steve' Andrews as Victor McLaglen - Academy Award Winner 1936 Under Two Flags J.C. Doyle 1936 Klondike Annie Bull Brackett 1937 This Is My Affair Jock Ramsay 1937 Nancy Steele Is Missing! Dannie O'Neill 1937 Sea Devils CPO William 'Medals' Malone 1937 Wee Willie Winkie Sgt. Donald MacDuff 1938 We're Going to Be Rich Dobbie 1938 Battle of Broadway Big Ben Wheeler 1938 Devil's Party Marty Malone 1939 The Big Guy Warden Bill Whitlock 1939 Rio Dirk 1939 Full Confession McGinnis 1939 Captain Fury Jerry Black aka Blackie 1939 Ex-Champ Tom 'Gunner' Grey 1939 Pacific Liner J.B. 'Crusher' McKay, Chief Engineer 1939 Gunga Din Sgt. 'Mac' MacChesney 1939 Let Freedom Ring Chris Mulligan 1940 Diamond Frontier Terrence Regan 1940 South of Pago Pago Bucko Larson 1941 Broadway Limited Maurice 'Mike' Monohan 1942 Powder Town Jeems O'Shea 1942 Call Out the Marines Sgt. Jimmy McGinnis 1942 China Girl Major Weed 1943 Forever and a Day Archibald Spavin (hotel doorman) 1944 The Princess and the Pirate Captain Barrett ak The Hook 1944 Roger Touhy, Gangster Herman 'Owl' Banghart 1944 Tampico Fred Adamson 1945 Love, Honor and Goodbye Terry O'Farrell 1945 Rough, Tough and Ready Owen McCare 1946 Whistle Stop Gitlo 1947 The Foxes of Harrow Captain Mike Farrell 1947 The Michigan Kid Curley 1947 Calendar Girl Matthew O'Neil 1948 Fort Apache Sgt. Festus Mulcahy 1949 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Top Sgt. Quincannon 1950 Rio Grande Sgt. Maj. Timothy Quincannon 1952 The Quiet Man Squire 'Red' Will Danaher Nominated 'Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor 1953 Fair Wind to Java O'Brien 1954 Prince Valiant Boltar 1954 Trouble in the Glen Parlan 1955 Bengazi Robert Emmett Donovan 1955 City of Shadows Big Tim Channing 1955 Many Rivers to Cross Mr. Cadmus Cherne 1955 Lady Godiva of Coventry Grimald 1956 Around the World in 80 Days Helmsman of the 'Henrietta' 1957 The Abductors Tom Muldoon 1958 Gli Italiani sono matti 1958 Sea Fury Captain Bellew