George Jessel

George Jessel

Highest Rated: 100% Nightmare Alley (1947)

Lowest Rated: 20% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976)

Birthday: Apr 3, 1898

Birthplace: Not Available

His father was a playwright and stage producer. At age nine he began singing professionally; two years later he teamed up with Eddie Cantor in vaudeville. Over the next decade or so he established himself as a major entertainer and songwriter in nightclubs and on Broadway. Jessel appeared sporadically onscreen; his only moderately busy period as a film actor was 1926-30. In 1945 he began producing musical films for Fox. He was known for his charity work, traveling widely and giving lectures and performances to raise funds for various causes; for such activities, in 1969 he was awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, a special Oscar. Jessel often entertained U.S. troops overseas. For a time he was married to actress Norma Talmadge. He authored two volumes of memoirs, So Help Me (1943) and This Way, Miss (1955).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Judy Garland's Hollywood Actor 1997
90% Reds Witness 1981
20% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Awards Announcer 1976
No Score Yet The Phynx Himself 1970
33% Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? The Presence 1969
35% Valley of the Dolls MC at Grammy Awards 1967
No Score Yet The Busy Body Mr. Fessel 1967
No Score Yet Beau James Himself 1957
No Score Yet Yesterday And Today Actor 1953
No Score Yet Tonight We Sing Producer 1953
No Score Yet Bloodhounds of Broadway Producer 1952
No Score Yet Anne of the Indies Producer 1951
No Score Yet Meet Me After the Show Producer 1951
No Score Yet Golden Girl Producer 1951
No Score Yet Dancing in the Dark Producer 1949
No Score Yet When My Baby Smiles at Me Producer 1948
No Score Yet I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now Producer 1947
100% Nightmare Alley Producer 1947
No Score Yet The Dolly Sisters Producer 1945
No Score Yet Show Business Himself 1944
No Score Yet Four Jills in a Jeep Master of Ceremonies 1944
No Score Yet Stage Door Canteen Stage Door Canteen Star 1943


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