Victor McLaglen

Shop by the Stars aisle featuring Victor McLaglen (1886-1959) vintage movie cards, still photos, ephemera, and other collectibles. Born in England, McLaglen later emerged in Canada where he pursued a boxing career that included a bout against newly crowned heavyweight champion Jack Johnson in 1909. He put boxing behind him upon entering the movies in 1920, beginning a career which would last until the time of his death in 1959. McLaglen won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in John Ford's The Informer (1935), and would later receive a nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Ford's The Quiet Man (1952). McLaglen was a regular in Ford's films appearing in other titles such as The Lost Patrol (1934), Fort Apache (1948), and Rio Grande (1950), among others. Other popular films featuring this towering character actor include What Price Glory (1926), Dishonored (1931), and Gunga Din(1939).

Birthday: December 10