Valentine Davies

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Birth Name: Valentine Davies
Born: 08/25/1905
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Death Place: Malibu, California, USA
Died: 07/23/1961

"Miracle" would prove to be Davies' most enduring achievement. Among the actors who stepped into Edmund Gwenn's shoes as Kris Kringle were Thomas Mitchell, Ed Wynn and Sebastian Cabot in the 1955, 1959 and 1973 TV versions of the tale, and a feature remake emerged in 1994 with Richard Attenborough. Davies, though, continued successfully at Fox for a while; after two mild Dan Dailey vehicles ("Chicken Every Sunday" and "You Were Meant for Me", both 1948), he received another Oscar nomination for his whimsy about a professor whose wood-repellent formula turns him into a star baseball pitcher, "It Happens Every Spring" (1949). He received another nomination when he bounded back into films with ... Continue Bio >>

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