James Dunn Biography


James Dunn was an American actor. James Dunn was married to Edna O’Lier but their relationship ended with divorce.

Relationship Facts of James Dunn

  • James Dunn is married to Edna Rush.
  • He does not have any kids as of now.
  • James Dunn is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

More about the relationship

James Dunn was married to Edna O’Lier but their relationship ended with divorce. Later, he married actress Frances Gifford in 1938 but they also could not hold their relationship and end with divorce in 1942.

His third wife name was Edna Rush and they married in 1945. She survived him at his death in 1967.

Who was James Dunn?

James Dunn was an American actor and winner of an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the romantic drama film ‘A Tree Grows in Brooklyn’ in 1946.

James Dunn: Age, Parents, Siblings, Family

He was born on November 2, 1901, in New York City, New York, U.S.A. His birth name was James Howard Dunn and nickname Jimmy.

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His father was a Wall Street stockbroker and James joined his father in his business for three years. He held American citizenship but his ethnicity was unknown.

James Dunn: Education, School/College University

There is no information available about his school and college history. However, it is under review.

James Dunn: Professional Life and Career

James debuted his entertainment career in vaudeville and later progressed to films at Paramount’s Astoria studios in the late 1920s.

He worked in stock companies for a few years and returned to films. In 9131, he was signed by Fox, making 22 films and several more on loan-out.

He made his recognization from his first role in ‘Bad Girl’ and he made several formula films which include ‘Society Girl’ in 1932, ‘Hello Sister!’ in 1993, ‘Walking Down Broadway’, etc.

His early success includes ‘Baby Take a Bow’, ‘Stand Up and Cheer!’, Change of Heart’, and ‘Bright Eyes’.

His prospects were diminished by a battle with alcoholism during the late 1930s. He was unemployed, bankrupt, and alcohol addicted and his success became short-lived.

He made his appearance in the NBC sitcom ‘It’s a Great Life’ as Earl Morgan from 1954 to 1956 and mad several appearances in the television programs in the 1950s and 1960s, mostly in guest-starring roles.

James Dunn: Awards, Nominations

He was awarded an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in ‘A Tree Grows in Brooklyn’ in 1945.

He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to television at 7010 Hollywood Boulevard and to motion pictures at 6555 Hollywood Boulevard.

James Dunn: Death

James died on September 1, 1967, at the age of 65 in Santa Monica, California, U.S. He was died due to complications following stomach surgery in Santa Monica.

James Dunn: Net Worth($2.3 million), Income, Salary

As of 2022, It is estimated that he had a net worth of $2.3 million before his demise.

James Dunn: Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

It seems he used to be more secretive about his private life and about his professional life.

He had not been engaged in any rumor and controversies in his life.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

He has a height of 6 ft. and he has light brown hair and light brown eyes.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

He was not active in social media like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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