Adolphe Menjou

Actor, Restaurateur
The best dressed man in America, the ever debonair Adolphe Menjou quickly made his mark during the waning days of silent cinema as a suave ladies' man, clad in the finest of formal wear and always sporting the most ... Read more »
Born: 02/18/1890 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (63)

Hollywood on Trial 1975 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Pollyanna 1960 (Movie)

Mr Pendergast (Actor)

I Married a Woman 1958 (Movie)

Frederick W Sutton (Actor)

Paths of Glory 1958 (Movie)

General Broulard (Actor)

The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown 1957 (Movie)

Arthur Martin (Actor)

Bundle of Joy 1956 (Movie)

J B Merlin (Actor)

The Ambassador's Daughter 1956 (Movie)

Senator Cartwright (Actor)

Man on a Tightrope 1953 (Movie)

Fesker (Actor)

Your Favorite Story 1952 - 1953 (TV Show)

Actor

State of the Union 1948 (Movie)

Jim Conover (Actor)

Golden Boy 1938 (Movie)

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The Goldwyn Follies 1937 (Movie)

Oliver Merlin (Actor)

100 Men and a Girl 1936 (Movie)

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A Star Is Born 1936 (Movie)

Oliver Niles (Actor)

Stage Door 1936 (Movie)

Anthony Powell (Actor)

One in a Million 1935 (Movie)

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Sing, Baby, Sing 1935 (Movie)

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The Milky Way 1935 (Movie)

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Gold Diggers of 1935 1934 (Movie)

Nicoleff (Actor)

Morning Glory 1932 (Movie)

Louis Eaton (Actor)

A Farewell to Arms 1931 (Movie)

Rinaldi (Actor)

The Front Page 1931 (Movie)

Walter Burns (Actor)

Morocco 1930 (Movie)

Kennington (Actor)

The Easiest Way 1930 (Movie)

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A Gentleman of Paris 1926 (Movie)

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Blonde or Brunette 1926 (Movie)

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A Woman of Paris 1922 (Movie)

Pierre Revel (Actor)

Head Over Heels 1921 (Movie)

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A Kiss in the Dark (Movie)

Walter Grenhum (Actor)

A Social Celebrity (Movie)

Max Haber (Actor)

Across the Wide Missouri (Movie)

Pierre (Actor)

Bachelor's Affairs (Movie)

Andrew Hoyt (Actor)

Broadway After Dark (Movie)

Ralph Norton (Actor)

Broadway Gondolier (Movie)

Prof. De Vinci (Actor)

Cafe Metropole (Movie)

Monsieur Victor (Actor)

Father Takes a Wife (Movie)

Fredric Osborne, Sr. (Actor)

Forbidden Paradise (Movie)

Chancellor (Actor)

Hi Diddle Diddle (Movie)

Col. Hector Phyffe (Actor)

Let Us Be Gay (Movie)

Bob Brown (Actor)

Man Alive (Movie)

Kismet (Actor)

Manhattan Madness (Movie)

Bit Part (Actor)

Marquis Preferred (Movie)

Marquis d'Argenville (Actor)

Mr. District Attorney (Movie)

District Attorney Craig Warren (Actor)

My Dream Is Yours (Movie)

Thomas Hutchings (Actor)

New Moon (Movie)

Gov. Boris Brusiloff (Actor)

Roxie Hart (Movie)

Billy Flynn (Actor)

Rupert of Hentzau (Movie)

Count Rischenheim (Actor)

Sinners in Silk (Movie)

Arthur Merrill (Actor)

Step Lively (Movie)

Wagner (Actor)

Syncopation (Movie)

George Latimer (Actor)

The Bachelor's Daughters (Movie)

Mr. Moody (Actor)

The Circus Queen Murder (Movie)

Thatcher Colt (Actor)

The Habit of Happiness (Movie)

Society Man (Actor)

The Housekeeper's Daughter (Movie)

Deakon Maxwell (Actor)

The Hucksters (Movie)

Mr. Kimberly (Actor)

The Marriage Circle (Movie)

Prof. Josef Stock (Actor)

The Moth (Movie)

The Husband (Actor)

The Sheik (Movie)

Raoul de Saint Hubert (Actor)

The Sniper (Movie)

Lieutenant Kafka (Actor)

The Sorrows of Satan (Movie)

Prince Lucia de Rimanez (Actor)

Through the Back Door (Movie)

James Brewster (Actor)

To Please a Lady (Movie)

Gregg (Actor)

You Were Never Lovelier (Movie)

Eduardo Acuna (Actor)

Biography

The best dressed man in America, the ever debonair Adolphe Menjou quickly made his mark during the waning days of silent cinema as a suave ladies' man, clad in the finest of formal wear and always sporting the most impeccable moustache in the room. After toiling in small roles for a few years, Menjou first gained notoriety in Charlie Chaplin's "A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate" (1923) and he settled into an easily discerned persona that he showcased wonderfully in films like "Morocco" (1930). His Oscar-nominated turn as an acerbic, fast-talking editor in "The Front Page" (1931) demonstrated his ease with verbal humor and he went on to give memorable portrayals in everything from the Shirley Temple confection "Little Miss Marker" (1934) to Stanley Kubrick's bracing anti-war drama "Paths of Glory" (1957). Fluency in several languages also helped the Pittsburgh-born actor to convincingly play all manner of sophisticated foreigners, though Menjou's exceedingly conservative political views and happiness to name names for the House Un-American Activities Committee eventually tarnished his reputation to a degree. Menjou appeared in well over 100 films, where he proved regularly that he was equally comfortable at being charming or villainous, and could also do a fine job of combining those two characteristics when called for.

Relationships

Kathryn Carver Actor

Wife
Married 1928 Divorced 1934

Peter Menjou

Son
adopted

Verree Teasdale Actor

Wife
Married 1934 until Menjou's death Oct. 29, 1963

EDUCATION

Culver Military Academy

Indiana 1906 - 1907

Cornell University

Ithaca , New York
quit at end of third year

Stiles Preparatory School

St Joseph's Seminary

Cleveland , Ohio

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