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George Jessel

George JesselAKA George Albert Jessel

Born: 3-Apr-1898
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 24-May-1981
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA [1]
Cause of death: Heart Attack
Remains: Buried, Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery, Culver City, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor
Party Affiliation: Democratic [2]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Toastmaster General of the United States


[1] UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

[2] "I am an ardent Democrat, you know." [The Miami News, 17-Nov-1957]

Wife: Florence Courtney (m. 1919, div., m. 22-May-1923, div. 24-Oct-1932)
Wife:
Norma Talmadge (actress, m. 23-Apr-1934, div. 11-Aug-1939)
Wife: Lois Andrews (b. 24-Mar-1924, m. 13-Apr-1940, div. 24-Aug-1942, d. 5-Apr-1968, one daughter)
Daughter: Jerrylin Jacobson (b. 22-Oct-1941)
Girlfriend: Joan Taylor (one daughter)
Daughter: Charris Carla Jessel ("Chrissie", b. 27-Dec-1961)
Slept with: Helen Morgan (per 1975 memoir)
Slept with: Pola Negri (per 1975 memoir)
Slept with: Lupe Velez (per 1975 memoir)

    20th Century Fox Producer (1943-53)
    Hollywood Anti-Nazi League
    Oscar (honorary) 1970 Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 1751 Vine St. (motion pictures)
    Stroke Jun-1940
    Paralyzed partial paralysis of the face (Jun-1940)
    Cholecystectomy (Dec-1952)
    Heart Attack May-1981
    Coma 24-May-1981
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Smoking

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Reds (3-Dec-1981) · Himself
    Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (26-May-1976)
    The Phynx (6-May-1970) · Himself
    Can Hieronymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? (19-Mar-1969)
    Valley of the Dolls (15-Dec-1967) · MC Grammy Awards
    The Busy Body (12-Mar-1967)
    Juke Box Rhythm (1-Apr-1959) · Himself
    Beau James (7-Jun-1957) · Himself
    Four Jills in a Jeep (17-Mar-1944) · Himself
    Stage Door Canteen (24-Jun-1943) · Himself

Author of books:
So Help Me (1943, memoir)
This Way, Miss (1955, memoir)
The World I Lived In (1975, memoir)


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