John Emery (actor)
John Emery in 1958
May 20, 1905|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||November 16, 1964
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Resting place||Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum|
|Known for||Roles as a villain|
(m. 1937; div. 1941)
(m. 1942; div. 1963)
John Emery (May 20, 1905 – November 16, 1964) was an American stage, film, radio and television actor.
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 radio
The only husband of Tallulah Bankhead, the two married on August 31, 1937 in Jasper, Alabama and were divorced on June 13, 1941 in Reno, Nevada. The two remained friendly after their marriage. Emery later married dancer Tamara Geva. Due to their resemblance Emery was often rumoured to be the illegitimate child of John Barrymore. As a child Emery roomed for a while with Barrymore and his first wife, Katherine Corri.
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.
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- Kellow, Brian. The Bennetts Page 406. The University Press of Kentucky (2004)
- Rainho, Manny (November 2015). "this month in movie history". Classic Images (485): 32–33.
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