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Dan Dailey

Highest Rated:   100% It's Always Fair Weather (1955)
Lowest Rated:   50% What Price Glory? (1952)
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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
No Score Yet The Wings of Eagles
  • 'Jughead' Carson
1957
No Score Yet Meet Me in Las Vegas
  • Chuck Rodwell
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
50% 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 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 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 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

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