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James Whitmore

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Birth Name: James Whitmore
Born: 10/01/1921
Birth Place: White Plains, New York, USA
Death Place: Malibu, California, USA
Died: 02/06/2009

Born James Allen Whitmore Jr. on Oct. 1, 1921 in White Plains, NY, he was the son of park commission official James Allen Whitmore and Florence Crane. He earned a BA from Yale University before joining the United States Marines and serving during World War II. After his discharge, he studied acting on the G.I. Bill at the prestigious American Theatre Wing. While there, Whitmore met the first of his three wives, Nancy Mygott, with whom he had three children, including James Whitmore Jr., who became a prolific television actor and director in his own right.

After making his theater debut in New Hampshire, he quickly graduated to Broadway, where he earned the Tony, Drama Desk and Theatre Worl... Continue Bio >>



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