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Monty Woolley

Monty Woolley (August 17, 1888 - May 6, 1963) was an American actor. Born Edgar Montillion Wooley in New York City, Woolley was a professor and lecturer at Yale University (one of his students was Thornton Wilder) who began acting on Broadway in 1936.

He was typecast as the wasp-tongued, supercillious sophisticate. His most famous role is that of the cranky professor forced to stay immobile because of a broken leg in 1942's The Man Who Came to Dinner[?], which he had performed onstage before taking it to Hollywood.

Academy Awards and Nominations

Woolley has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6542 Hollywood Blvd.



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