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George Beranger

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia George Beranger (27 March 1893 – 8 March 1973), also known as André Beranger, was an Australian actor and Hollywood and stage director. Beranger began playing Shakespearean roles at the age of sixteen with the Walter Bentley Players. He then emigrated from Australia to California, United States in 1912 and worked in the silent film industry in Hollywood. According to a researcher, he "reinvented himself in Hollywood, claiming French parentage, birth on a French ocean liner off the coast of Australia and a Paris education." Beranger worked under the names George Alexandre Beranger and André de Beranger. By the 1920s, Beranger had become a star, appearing in the movies of Ernst Lubitsch and D. W. Griffith. He also directed ten films between 1914 and 1924. Beranger owned a large Spanish-style home in Laguna Beach, rented a room at the Hollywood Athletic Club and owned an apartment in Paris, France. Beranger eventually appeared in more than 140 films between 1913 and 1950. Beranger's career dissipated following the 1930s Great Depression and the advent of sound film, and his roles in later films were small and often uncredited. He supplemented his income as a draftsman for the Los Angeles City Council. He sold his large properties and moved into a modest cottage beside his house in Laguna Beach. He entered into a "lavender marriage" with a neighbouring widow, but they never shared the same house and he continued his gay lifestyle unabated. Beranger retired in 1952 and lived his later years in seclusion. He was found dead of natural causes in his home on 8 March 1973. Description above from the Wikipedia article George Beranger licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Mar 27, 1893 In Enmore, New South Wales, Australia
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Adopted Brother 1913-08-29
Latest Project:
Movie Dancing in the Dark 1949-12-02
Known For
Poster of Ready, Willing and Able
Poster of The Popular Sin
Poster of Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
Poster of The Birth of a Nation
Movie Dancing in the Dark Waiter 1949-12-02
Movie Road House Lefty 1948-09-22
Movie Nightmare Alley The Geek (uncredited) 1947-10-09
Movie Over My Dead Body Salesman 1942-01-15
Movie She Knew All the Answers Head Waiter 1941-05-13
Movie Our Wife Waiter (uncredited) 1941-08-20
Movie He Stayed for Breakfast Maitre d'hotel 1940-08-31
Movie Beauty for the Asking Cyril 1939-02-24
Movie Ready, Willing and Able Tenant 1937-03-06
Movie San Quentin Lorenz Review Headwaiter 1937-05-24
Movie I'll Take Romance Male Dressmaker 1937-11-17
Movie Hollywood Round-Up Hotel Clerk 1937-11-06
Movie The Singing Kid Designer (uncredited) 1936-04-10
Movie Colleen Jeweler (uncredited) 1936-03-21
Movie The Walking Dead Nolan's Butler (uncredited) 1936-03-01
Movie King of the Islands The Witch Doctor 1936-02-22
Movie Love Before Breakfast Charles (uncredited) 1936-03-09
Movie Snowed Under Costume Designer Maza (uncredited) 1936-03-29
Movie King of Hockey Evans, Kathleen's Chauffeur 1936-12-19
Movie Bullets or Ballots Waiter (uncredited) 1936-06-06
Movie Walking on Air Albert, the Valet (uncredited) 1936-09-11
Movie China Clipper Waiter (uncredited) 1936-08-11
Movie The Big Noise Mr. Rosewater 1936-06-21
Movie Hot Money Ed Biddle 1936-07-24
Movie Once in a Blue Moon Kolia 1935-05-10
Movie The Payoff Reporter 1935-01-09
Movie One New York Night Matthews 1935-03-08
Movie Don't Bet on Blondes Wedding Dress Fitter (Uncredited) 1935-07-13
Movie Stars Over Broadway Man Wanting Testimonial 1935-11-23
Movie Ship Cafe Tailor (uncredited) 1935-11-09
Movie Ex-Lady Dinner Guest / Pianist (uncredited) 1933-05-15
Movie Mama Loves Papa Basil Pew 1933-07-14
Movie Ladies of the Jury Alonzo Beal (uncredited) 1932-02-02
Movie Surrender Fichet 1931-12-06
Movie Annabelle's Affairs Archie 1931-06-14
Movie The Age for Love The Poet 1931-10-17
Movie Lilies of the Field Barber 1930-01-05
Movie The Boudoir Diplomat Potz 1930-12-05
Movie Strange Cargo First Stranger (as André Beranger) 1929-03-31
Movie Glad Rag Doll Barry (an actor) 1929-05-03
Movie Darkened Rooms Madame Silvara's Customer 1929-11-23
Movie Powder My Back Unknown 1928-03-10
Movie Beware of Bachelors Claude de Brie 1928-10-26
Movie Altars of Desire Count André D'Orville 1927-02-15
Movie The Small Bachelor George Finch 1927-11-06
Movie If I Were Single Unknown 1927-12-17
Movie The Bat Gideon Bell 1926-03-14
Movie The Grand Duchess and the Waiter The Grand Duke Paul 1926-02-21
Movie So This Is Paris Maurice Lalle 1926-07-31
Movie Miss Brewster's Millions Mr. Brent 1926-03-22
Movie The Popular Sin Unknown 1926-11-22
Movie The Eagle of the Sea John Jarvis 1926-10-17
Movie Fig Leaves Josef André (als André de Beranger) 1926-08-22
Movie Confessions of a Queen Lewin 1925-03-30
Movie The Man in Blue Pat Malone 1925-06-21
Movie Grounds for Divorce Guido 1925-07-27
Movie Are Parents People? Maurice Mansfield 1925-07-14
Movie Poisoned Paradise Krantz (as André Beranger) 1924-02-29
Movie Beau Brummel Lord Byron 1924-03-30
Movie The Bright Shawl Andre Escobar 1923-04-22
Movie Ashes of Vengeance Charles IX (as Andre de Beranger) 1923-08-06
Movie The Man Life Passed By Leo Friend (as André de Beranger) 1923-12-24
Movie The Extra Girl Actor in Wardrobe Line 1923-10-28
Movie Tiger Rose Pierre 1923-12-09
Movie Broken Blossoms The Spying One 1919-05-13
Movie A Love Sublime Her Husband 1917-03-11
Movie A Daughter of the Poor Rudolph Creig 1917-03-17
Movie The Spotted Lily Unknown 1917-10-01
Movie The Good Bad Man Thomas Stuart 1916-04-21
Movie Flirting with Fate Automatic Joe 1916-01-01
Movie The Half-Breed Jack Brace 1916-07-30
Movie Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages Second Priest of Bel (uncredited) 1916-09-04
Movie Mixed Blood Unknown 1916-12-18
Movie Manhattan Madness Unknown 1916-10-01
Movie Pillars of Society Johan Tonnesen 1916-08-27
Movie The Birth of a Nation Wade Cameron 1915-02-08
Movie The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' - 1914-08-02
Movie Home, Sweet Home The Accordian Player (as George Berringer) 1914-05-16
Movie The Adopted Brother The Employer 1913-08-29