Paul Kelly

Birthday: Aug 9, 1899
Birthplace: Not Available
Paul Kelly was one of the few actors who not only played killers, but also had first-hand experience in this capacity! On stage from age 7, "Master" Paul Kelly entered films at 8, performing on the sunlight stages of Flatbush's Vitagraph Studios. His first important theatrical role was in Booth Tarkington's Seventeen; he later appeared in Tarkington's Penrod, opposite a young Helen Hayes. Star billing was Kelly's from 1922's Up the Ladder onwards. In films from 1926, Kelly alternated between stage and screen until his talkie debut in 1932's Broadway Through A Keyhole. The actor's career momentum was briefly halted with a two-year forced hiatus. On May 31, 1927, Kelly was found guilty of manslaughter, after killing actor Ray Raymond in a fistfight. The motivating factor of the fatal contretemps was Raymond's wife, Dorothy MacKaye, who married Kelly in 1931, after he'd served prison time for Raymond's death (MacKaye herself died in an automobile accident in 1940). This unfortunate incident had little adverse effect on Kelly's acting career, which continued up until his death in 1956. Returning to Broadway in 1947, Paul Kelly won the Donaldson and Tony awards for his performance in Command Decision; three years later, he starred in the original stage production of Clifford Odets' The Country Girl.

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No Score Yet How We Used To Live Director 2014
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No Score Yet Finisterre Director 2003
No Score Yet Storm Center Judge Robert Ellerbe 1956
No Score Yet The Square Jungle Jim McBride 1955
No Score Yet Johnny Dark William H. 'Scotty' Scott 1954
25% The High and the Mighty Flaherty 1954
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No Score Yet Split Second Bart Moore 1953
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No Score Yet The Painted Hills (Lassie's Adventures in the Goldrush) (Lassie's Christmas Story) Jonathan Harvey 1951
No Score Yet Frenchie Pete Lambert 1950
83% Side Street Capt. Walter Anderson 1950
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No Score Yet The File on Thelma Jordon Miles Scott 1949
No Score Yet Adventure Island Capt. Donald Lochlin 1947
No Score Yet Spoilers of the North Matt Garraway 1947
No Score Yet Fear in the Night Cliff Herlihy 1947
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No Score Yet Deadline For Murder Actor 1946
No Score Yet San Antonio Roy Stuart 1945
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63% Flying Tigers Hap Davis 1942
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100% The Roaring Twenties Nick Brown 1939
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No Score Yet Fit for a King Briggs 1937
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