David Wayne1914 — 1995 Age: 81 years old
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. David Wayne (January 30, 1914 – February 9, 1995) was an American actor with a career spanning nearly 50 years. Early life and career Wayne was born Wayne James McMeekan in Traverse City, Michigan, the son of Helen Matilda (née Mason) and John David McMeekan. He grew up in Bloomingdale, Michigan. Wayne's first major Broadway role was Og the leprechaun in Finian's Rainbow, for which he won the Theatre World Award and the first ever Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. While appearing in the play, he and co-star Albert Sharpe were recruited by producer David O. Selznick to play Irish characters in the film Portrait of Jennie (1948). It was in 1948 as well that Wayne became one of those fortunate 50 applicants (out of approximately 700) granted membership in New York's newly formed Actors Studio. He was awarded a second Tony for Best Actor in a Play for The Teahouse of the August Moon and was nominated as Best Actor in a Musical for The Happy Time. He originated the role of Ensign Pulver in the classic stage comedy Mister Roberts and also appeared in Say, Darling, After the Fall, and Incident at Vichy.
January 30, 1914, Traverse City - Michigan - USA
February 9, 1995
1948 Portrait of JennieGus O'Toole 1949 Adam's RibKip Lurie 1951 MMartin W. Harrow 1952 We're Not Married!Jeff Norris 1952 O. Henry's Full HouseHorace (segment "The Cop and the Anthem") 1953 How to Marry a MillionaireFreddie Denmark 1954 Hell and High WaterTugboat Walker 1955 The Tender TrapJoe McCall 1957 The Three Faces of EveRalph White 1959 The Last Angry ManWoodrow Thrasher 1961 The Big GambleSamuel Brennan 1971 The Andromeda StrainDr. Charles Dutton 1974 The Front PageRoy Bensinger 1975 The Apple Dumpling GangT.R. Clydesdale 1976 That's Entertainment, Part II(archive footage)Limited to the 15 most popular items