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Macready in THE GREAT RACE.

About George Macready (1908 – 1973)

George Macready was born on August 29, 1908 in Providence, Rhode Island.

It has been reported that George Macready claims to be a descendant of the great 19th-century Shakespearean actor William Macready. George is the Grandfather of U.S. gymnast John Macready, and the Father of actor and producer Michael Macready.

As a result of a road accident, George Macready has a distinctive scar on his cheek, working for him in several of his films and it was covered up in others. It was an asset when he was cast as a stern leader/disciplinarian or a dastardly villain with well-bred taste; roles that George Macready enjoyed acting. He shared, "I like heavies. I think there's a little bit of evil in all of us."

Like many actors, George Macready making his acting debut on Broadway in the 1926 stage production of THE SCARLET LETTER. Even after breaking into the movies, he continued acting on the stage until 1958, being cast in fifteen plays.

George Macready played the villainous Ballin Mundson, the casino owner and Rita Hayworth's husband in the 1946 film, GILDA. This was a great movie for both Macready and Hayworth, one that fans will always remember.

Playing the French general, Paul Mireau in a terrific WWI film, PATHS OF GLORY.
George Macready has his own battalion.

A well remembered series for George Macready is when he played Martin Peyton on the hit TV series PEYTON PLACE in the late 1960s.

Educated and well cultured, George Macready was a art collector, owning a Los Angeles art gallery with Vincent Price.

Throughout George Macready's career, he was in over 70 movies and had over 70 TV guest appearances on shows like THE FORD TELEVISION THEATRE, FAMILY THEATRE, JUSTICE, REBOUND, PERRY MASON, and GUNSMOKE.

On July 2, 1973, George Macready passed away in Los Angeles, California from emphysema.

George Macready's notable movie credits include...

THE RETURN OF COUNT YORGA (1971)
TORA! TORA! TORA! (1970)
THE GREAT RACE (1965)
WHERE LOVE HAS GONE (1964)
SEVEN DAYS IN MAY (1964)
DEAD RINGER (1964)
SEVEN DAYS IN MAY (1964)
TWO WEEKS IN ANOTHER TOWN (1962)
TARAS BULBA (1962)
TWO WEEKS IN ANOTHER TOWN (1962)
JET OVER THE ATLANTIC (1960)
THE ALLIGATOR PEOPLE (1959)
PLUNDERERS OF PAINTED FLATS (1959)
GUNFIRE AT INDIAN GAP (1957)
PATHS OF GLORY (1957)
THE ABDUCTORS (1957)
A KISS BEFORE DYING (1956)
THUNDER OVER ARIZONA (1956)
VERA CRUZ (1954)
DUFFY OF SAN QUENTIN (1954)
THE GOLDEN BLADE (1953)
THE STRANGER WORE A GUN (1953)
JULIUS CAESAR (1953)
TREASURE OF THE GOLDEN CONDOR (1953)
THE WHITE ROAD (1952)
THE GOLDEN HORDE (1951)
TARZAN'S PERIL (1951)
THE DESERT FOX (1951)
DETECTIVE STORY (1951)
A LADY WITHOUT PASSPORT (1950)
ROGUES OF SHERWOOD FOREST (1950)
THE NEVADAN (1950)
THE LIVING CHRIST SERIES (TV MINI-SERIES 1951)
THE DOOLINS OF OKLAHOMA (1949)
JOHNNY ALLEGRO (1949)
ALIAS NICK BEAL (1949)
KNOCK ON ANY DOOR (1949)
BEYOND GLORY (1948)
CORONER CREEK (1948)
THE BIG CLOCK (1948)
THE RETURN OF MONTE CRISTO (1946)

GILDA (1946)
MY NAME IS JULIA ROSS (1945)
COUNTER-ATTACK (1945)
THE SEVENTH CROSS (1944)
THE MISSING JUROR (1944)
COMMANDOS STRIKE AT DAWN (1942)


George Macready's notable television credits include...

DAUGHTER OF THE MIND (TV MOVIE 1969)
PEYTON PLACE (TV SOAP SERIES 1965-1968)
FAME IS THE NAME OF THE GAME (TV MOVIE 1966)
BOB HOPE PRESENTS THE CHRYSLER THEATRE (1965)
MEMORANDUM FOR A SPY (TV MOVIE 1965)
THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR (TV SERIES 1964)
PERRY MASON (TV SERIES 1958-1963)
FAMILY CLASSICS: THE THREE MUSKETEERS (TV MOVIES 1960)
SCHLITZ PLAYHOUSE (TV SERIES 1954-1958)
ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS (TV SERIES 1955-1957)
GENERAL ELECTRIC THEATER (TV SERIES 1955-1957)
THE FORD TELEVISION THEATRE (TV SERIES 1952-1956)
FOUR STAR PLAYHOUSE (TV SERIES 1952-1954)



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George Macready in THE TEXAN (Television Series circa 1958).