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  • Ed Begley

    Born on March 25, 1901 in Hartford, Connecticut

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Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)

Ed Begley as "Tom 'Boss' Finley"

After unsuccessfully trying his luck in Hollywood, charming gigolo Chance Wayne (Paul Newman) wanders back to his hometown, accompanied by Alexandra Del Lago (Geraldine Page), a movie star on the wane. Chance quickly falls back into his old rut -- he's still smitten with his former sweetheart, Heavenly Finley (Shirley Knight), but her thuggish brother (Rip Torn) and her crooked politician father (Ed Begley) both hate him. When Alexandra leaves town, Chance is left with little more than trouble.

Academy Award (1962) Won Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (1962) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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