Dan Dailey

Dan Dailey

  • Highest Rated: 100% It's Always Fair Weather (1955)
  • Lowest Rated: 40% The Wings of Eagles (1957)
  • Birthday: Dec 14, 1913
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • The son of a hotelier, Dan Dailey began taking dancing lessons at the age of 14. He worked in minstrel shows, vaudeville and burlesque, taking many "joe jobs" during fallow periods. Graduating to Broadway, Dailey was featured in Babes in Arms, Stars in Your Eyes and I Married an Angel. He came to Hollywood in 1940 when he was signed as an MGM contract player. After serving as an officer in World War II, Dailey rose to film stardom in such 20th Century-Fox productions as Mother Wore Tights (1947), A Ticket to Tomahawk (1950) and When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948), for which he won an Oscar nomination. Other top-rank Dan Dailey musical performances can be seen in Universal's Meet Me at the Fair (1952) and MGM's It's Always Fair Weather (1953). The actor's athletic physique and remarkable dexterity won him leading roles in two baseball films, Pride of St Louis (1953) (in which he played Dizzy Dean) and The Kid From Left Field (1953). On television, Dailey starred in three series: Four Just Men (1959), The Governor and JJ (1970), and Farraday and Company (1974). In 1977, Dan Dailey broke his hip while appearing in a touring production of The Odd Couple; he died of acute anemia one year later.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet When Willie Comes Marching Home Actor 2002
No Score Yet That's Dancing! Actor 1985
No Score Yet The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover Clyde Tolson 1978
No Score Yet Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones Actor 1971
No Score Yet Heningway's Adventures of a Young Man Billy Campbell 1962
No Score Yet Hemingway's Adventures Of A Young Man Actor 1962
No Score Yet Pepe Ted Holt 1960
No Score Yet The Wayward Bus Ernest Horton 1957
No Score Yet Oh, Men! Oh, Women! Arthur Turner 1957
40% The Wings of Eagles 'Jughead' Carson 1957
No Score Yet Meet Me in Las Vegas Chuck Rodwell 1956
No Score Yet The Best Things in Life Are Free Ray Henderson 1956
100% It's Always Fair Weather Doug Hallerton 1955
67% There's No Business Like Show Business Terrance Donahue 1954
No Score Yet The Girl Next Door Bill Carter 1953
No Score Yet The Kid from Left Field Larry "Pop" Cooper 1953
57% What Price Glory? 1st Sgt. Quirt 1952
No Score Yet Pride of St. Louis Jerome Herman "Dizzy" Dean 1952
No Score Yet Meet Me at the Fair "Doc" Tilbee 1952
No Score Yet I Can Get it For You Wholesale Teddy Sherman 1951
No Score Yet Call Me Mister Sgt. Shep Dooley 1951
No Score Yet My Blue Heaven Jack Moran 1950
No Score Yet A Ticket to Tomahawk Johnny Behind-the-Deuces 1950
No Score Yet Chicken Every Sunday James C. 'Jim' Hefferan 1949
No Score Yet When My Baby Smiles at Me "Skid" Johnson 1948
No Score Yet You Were Meant for Me Chuck Arnold 1948
No Score Yet Mother Wore Tights Frank Burt 1947
No Score Yet Give Out, Sisters Bob Edwards 1942
No Score Yet Sunday Punch Olaf Jensen 1942
No Score Yet Panama Hattie Dick Bulliard 1942
No Score Yet Lady Be Good Bill Pattison 1941
No Score Yet The Getaway (The Get-Away) Sonny Black 1941
No Score Yet Ziegfeld Girl Jimmy Walters 1941
No Score Yet Keeping Company Jim Reynolds 1940
No Score Yet Hullabaloo Actor 1940
No Score Yet The Captain is a Lady Perth Nickerson 1940
No Score Yet Susan and God Homer 1940
100% The Mortal Storm Holl 1940

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Odd Couple
1970-1975
Director
  • 1974
No Score Yet Testimony of Two Men
1977
Father McGuire

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