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James Rennie

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B: April 18, 1890 in Toronto, Ontario
D: July 31, 1965 in New York, New York

James Rennie was both a stage and film actor, although his career on stage lasted far longer. His film debut came in 1920, one year after he appeared on Broadway in the play Moonlight and Honeysuckle. He made his last screen appearance in 1945 in the B-movie A Bell for Adano and never acted on film again. By then he had appeared in some 27 Broadway plays and continued his stage career making his last Broadway appearance in 1957. From 1920 to 1935 Rennie was married to silent film actress Dorothy Gish; their marriage ended in divorce. The 1944 film, Wilson, which won five Academy Awards, tells the story of the U.S. President who had the idea to create the League of Nations. Wilson starred Canadian actor Alexander Knox in the title role.

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Remodeling Her Husband (1920)
Flying Pat (1920)
Stardust (1921)
Dust Flower (1922)
Mighty Lak’ a Rose (1923)
The Bad Man (1923)
His Children`s Children (1923)
Restless Wives (1924)
The Moral Sinner (1924)
Argentine Love (1924)
Clothes Make the Pirate (1925)
Share and Share Alike (1925)

The Bad Man (1930)
The Girl of the Golden West (1930)
The Lash (1930)
Party Husband (1931)
Illicit (1931)
The Divorce Racket (1932)
The Little Damozel (1933)

Skylark (1941)
Tales of Manhattan (1942)
Now, Voyager (1942)
Wilson (1944)
A Bell for Adano (1945)

Wilson, 1944 movie poster