George Jessel - Rotten Tomatoes

George Jessel

Highest Rated:   100% Nightmare Alley (1947)
Lowest Rated:   31% Valley of the Dolls (1967)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Judy Garland's Hollywood
  • Actor
1997
94% Reds
  • Witness
1981
No Score Yet Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood
  • Awards Announcer
1976
No Score Yet Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?
  • The Presence
1969
31% 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 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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