(November 20, 1890-April 20, 1973)
Best known as Carl Denham in 'King Kong (1933)' and 'Son of Kong (1933)'
Acted in 'A Girl in Every Port (1928),' 'The Lost Squadron (1932),' 'The Night Hawk (1938),' 'Man of Conquest (1939),' 'The Fugitive (1947),' 'Mighty Joe Young (1949)' and 'Johnny Cool (1963)'
Why he might be annoying
He married three times.
Some considered him a very stiff and dry performer.
He dropped out of college just months shy of graduation.
He was typecast in giant ape movies.
In the '50s, he got stuck in police roles on TV.
Why he might not be annoying
He served in World War I.
He, at different times, played an American officer, a Nazi, and a Japanese general.
When he came on 'The Red Skelton Show,' Red asked him: 'Say, did you ever get that monkey off that building?'
He died one day before 'King Kong' producer Merian Cooper.
His line from 'Kong' ('It was beauty killed the beast') ranked in the American Film Institute's list of the 100 greatest film quotes.
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Year In Review:
For 2017, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 7 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 12 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 33 Votes: 48.48% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 20 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 28 Votes: 64.29% Annoying
In 2007, Out of 79 Votes: 46.84% Annoying
In 2006, Out of 204 Votes: 47.55% Annoying
In 2005, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
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