Known for movies
The Virginian (1962-1968)
as John Grainger / Tucker McCallum
The Song of Bernadette (1943)
as Father Peyramale
Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
as Ellis Arnesen
A Star Is Born (1954)
as Oliver Niles Short Info
Fact Daughter Doris Bickford (b. 1919).
Jeremiah Collins was born on October 1, 1824, in Salem, Massachusetts. His parents were both of Irish descent. Jeremiah was the oldest of seven children. His early education took place in Salem public schools. Jeremiah’s father died when he was just sixteen, and he was forced to leave school to help support his family.
Jeremiah began his career working as a clerk in a Salem shipping firm. He later went into business for himself, opening a successful shipping company. Jeremiah’s business acumen made him a wealthy man. He was also an active philanthropist, donating money to various causes.
In 1849, Jeremiah married Elizabeth Proctor, the daughter of a Salem merchant. The couple had four children together. Elizabeth died in 1855.
In 1856, Jeremiah married again, this time to Abigail Williams, the daughter of a wealthy Boston family. The couple had two children together.
Jeremiah’s first wife, Elizabeth, died in 1855. His second wife, Abigail, died in 1882. Jeremiah never remarried.
Jeremiah Collins died on January 3, 1904, at the age of 79.
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# Quote 1 [About not seeing his own films] Perhaps it's because I'm too critical that I don't usually see my own stuff. Very often it's a weird experience, and sometimes it's a little nauseating. 2 It's appropriate that I should have come in on the wings of a blizzard. I've been blowing up a storm ever since. Facts
# Fact 1 He was billed as Charles A. Bickford early in his career. The "A" stood for Ambrose. 2 While rehearsing a scene for Universal's East of Java (1935), he was mauled by a 400-pound lion on his neck and shoulders, very close to his jugular vein. it required nearly a year for him to recover from the injuries. 3 Amomg his outside interests were painting and a gold mine in San Bernadino. 4 Served during WWI as a lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers. 5 Bickford never placed all his eggs in one basket when it came to his financial security. At one time he owned a gas station and garage, a half interest in a pearling schooner, a pair of whaling boats, a hog farm, a chicken ranch, a lingerie shop, and purchased an island off the coast of the Indonesian island of Java where coconuts were harvested. 6 Is one of 8 actors who have received an Oscar nomination for their performance as a priest. The others, in chronological order, are: Spencer Tracy for San Francisco (1936) and Boys Town (1938); Bing Crosby for Going My Way (1944) and The Bells of St. Mary's (1945); Barry Fitzgerald for Going My Way (1944); Gregory Peck for The Keys of the Kingdom (1944); Karl Malden for On the Waterfront (1954); Jason Miller for The Exorcist (1973); and Philip Seymour Hoffman for Doubt (2008). Tracy, Crosby and Fitzgerald all won Oscars for their performances. 7 Every time he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, one of his co-stars won the Oscar for Best Actress ( Jennifer Jones for The Song of Bernadette (1943), Loretta Young for The Farmer's Daughter (1947) and Jane Wyman for Johnny Belinda (1948)). 8 Interred at Woodlawn Cemetary, Santa Monica, California. 9 Son Rex Bickford (b. 1924, d. 1960). 10 Daughter Doris Bickford (b. 1919). Pictures Movies Actor
Title Year Status Character Days of Wine and Roses 1962 Ellis Arnesen Theatre '62 1962 TV Series Butler The Farmer's Daughter 1962 TV Movie Clancy Dr. Kildare 1961 TV Series Dr. Charles Dubro General Electric Theater 1961 TV Series Chief Peter Farrel The Americans 1961 TV Series Peterson The Islanders 1960 TV Series Adam Smith The Barbara Stanwyck Show 1960 TV Series Isiah B. Richardson Checkmate 1960 TV Series Whitney P. Thorne Buick-Electra Playhouse 1960 TV Series Mr. Frazer The Gambler, the Nun and the Radio 1960 TV Movie Mr. Frazer The Unforgiven 1960 Zeb Rawlins Playhouse 90 1956-1960 TV Series Pa Fentry / Old Man Grant / Marvin / ... Winterset 1959 TV Movie Judge Gaunt Woman on the Run 1959 TV Movie The Big Country 1958 Maj. Henry Terrill Wagon Train 1958 TV Series Daniel Barrister Undercurrent 1957 TV Series Stanley Hunter Climax! 1957 TV Series Martin Seaford The 20th Century-Fox Hour 1957 TV Series John Macready Mister Cory 1957 Jeremiah Des Plains 'Biloxi' Caldwell The Ford Television Theatre 1952-1956 TV Series Stanley Hunter / Sam Callahan / Norman Forrester You Can't Run Away from It 1956 A.A. Andrews Schlitz Playhouse 1953-1956 TV Series Enoch Prentiss / Dr. Gunther The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell 1955 Gen. Jimmy Guthrie Screen Directors Playhouse 1955 TV Series Dr. Stone Celebrity Playhouse 1955 TV Series Father O'Neil Not as a Stranger 1955 Dr. Dave Runkleman Prince of Players 1955 Dave Prescott A Star Is Born 1954 Oliver Niles The Revlon Mirror Theater 1953 TV Series The Last Posse 1953 Sampson Drune Elopement 1951 Tom Reagan The Raging Tide 1951 Hamil Linder Jim Thorpe -- All-American 1951 Glenn S. 'Pop' Warner Branded 1950 Mr. Lavery Riding High 1950 J.L. Higgins Guilty of Treason 1950 Joszef Cardinal Mindszenty Whirlpool 1950 Lt. James Colton Roseanna McCoy 1949 Devil Anse Hatfield Command Decision 1948 Elmer Brockhurst Johnny Belinda 1948 Black MacDonald Four Faces West 1948 Pat Garrett The Babe Ruth Story 1948 Brother Matthias Brute Force 1947 Gallagher The Woman on the Beach 1947 Tod The Farmer's Daughter 1947 Joseph Clancy Duel in the Sun 1946 Sam Pierce Fallen Angel 1945 Mark Judd Captain Eddie 1945 William Rickenbacker Wing and a Prayer 1944 Capt. Waddell The Song of Bernadette 1943 Father Peyramale Mr. Lucky 1943 Hard Swede Tarzan's New York Adventure 1942 Buck Rand Reap the Wild Wind 1942 Master of the 'Tyfib' Burma Convoy 1941 Cliff Weldon Riders of Death Valley 1941 Wolf Reade Queen of the Yukon 1940 Ace Rincon South to Karanga 1940 Jeff Worthing Girl from God's Country 1940 Bill Bogler Thou Shalt Not Kill 1939 Rev. Chris Saunders Of Mice and Men 1939 Slim One Hour to Live 1939 Insp. Sid Brady Mutiny in the Big House 1939 Father Joe Collins Our Leading Citizen 1939 Shep Muir Street of Missing Men 1939 Cash Darwin Romance of the Redwoods 1939 Steve Blake Stand Up and Fight 1939 Arnold The Storm 1938 Bob 'Sparks' Roberts Valley of the Giants 1938 Howard Fallon Gangs of New York 1938 'Rocky' Thorpe / John Franklyn Daughter of Shanghai 1937 Otto Hartman Night Club Scandal 1937 Det. Capt. McKinley Thunder Trail 1937 Lee Tate High, Wide, and Handsome 1937 Red Scanlon The Plainsman 1936 John Lattimer Pride of the Marines 1936 Steve Riley Rose of the Rancho 1936 Joe Kincaid East of Java 1935 Red McGovern aka Harvey Bowers The Farmer Takes a Wife 1935 Jotham Klore Under Pressure 1935 Nipper Moran A Notorious Gentleman 1935 Kirk Arlen A Wicked Woman 1934 Naylor Little Miss Marker 1934 Big Steve Halloway Red Wagon 1933 Joe Prince White Woman 1933 Ballister This Day and Age 1933 Louis Garrett Song of the Eagle 1933 Joe (Nails) Anderson No Other Woman 1933 Jim Stanley Vanity Street 1932 Brian Murphy The Last Man 1932 Bannister Thunder Below 1932 Walt Scandal for Sale 1932 Jerry Strong Panama Flo 1932 Dan McTeague Men in Her Life 1931 Flashy Madden The Pagan Lady 1931 Dingo Mike The Squaw Man 1931 Cash Hawkins East of Borneo 1931 Dr. Allan Randolph Passion Flower 1930 Dan Wallace River's End 1930 John Keith / Conniston The Sea Bat 1930 John Dennis aka Reverend Sims Anna Christie 1930/I Matt Hell's Heroes 1929 Bob Sangster Dynamite 1929 Hagon Derk South Sea Rose 1929 Capt. Briggs The Virginian 1962-1968 TV Series John Grainger / Tucker McCallum A Big Hand for the Little Lady 1966 Benson Tropp Della 1964 Hugh Stafford Suspense 1964 TV Series Christopher Bell The Eleventh Hour 1963 TV Series Howard Ellendale The Dick Powell Theatre 1961-1963 TV Series Big Jake Hollander / Emmet Peabody Alcoa Premiere 1963 TV Series Dr. Barry Logan Soundtrack
Title Year Status Character He Died with a Felafel in His Hand 2001 writer: "German Girl" A Wicked Woman 1934 performer: "In the Hash" copyright 1935 - uncredited Panama Flo 1932 performer: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" 1917 - uncredited Self
Title Year Status Character The Linkletter Show 1966 TV Series Himself Now Is Tomorrow 1958 TV Movie Himself - Host Playhouse 90 1957 TV Series Himself - Announcing Next Week's Show The Dark Wave 1956 Documentary short The Man Behind the Badge 1955 TV Series Himself - Host Hollywood on Parade No. B-6 1934 Short Himself Screen Snapshots 1932/II Documentary short Himself Screen Snapshots Series 9, No. 20 1930 Short Himself Awards Won Awards
Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie 1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 8 February 1960. At 6780 Hollywood Blvd. 1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television Awarded February 8, 1960 at 1620 Vine Street 1955 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Supporting Actor Not as a Stranger (1955) Nominated Awards
Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie 1949 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role Johnny Belinda (1948) 1948 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role The Farmer's Daughter (1947) 1944 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role The Song of Bernadette (1943) 3 rd Place Awards
Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie 1963 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Supporting Performance Days of Wine and Roses (1962)