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Occupation
  
Actor, Singer

Years active
  
1918–1967


Name
  
Conrad Nagel

Role
  
Actor

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Born
  
March 16, 1897 (
1897-03-16
)
Keokuk, Iowa, U.S.

Died
  
February 24, 1970, New York City, New York, United States

Spouse
  
Michael Coulson Smith (m. 1955–1956), Lynn Merrick (m. 1945–1948), Ruth Helms (m. 1924–1934)

Children
  
Michael Nagel, Ruth Margaret Nagel

Parents
  
Frances Nagel, Frank Nagel

Movies
  
The Mysterious Lady, All That Heaven Allows, The Kiss, The Divorcee, London After Midnight

Similar People
  
Fred Niblo, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, Irving Thalberg, Marshall Neilan

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Conrad Nagel ((1897-03-16)March 16, 1897 – (1970-02-24)February 24, 1970) was an American screen actor and matinee idol of the silent film era and beyond. He was also a well-known sound film and television and radio performer.

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Early life

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Born in Keokuk, Iowa, into an upper-middle-class family, he was the son of a musician father, Frank, and a mother, Frances (née Murphy), who was a locally praised singer. Nagel's mother died early in his life, and he always attributed his artistic inclination to growing up in a family environment that encouraged self-expression. His father, Frank, became dean of the music conservatory at Highland Park College and when Nagel was three, the family moved to Des Moines.

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After graduating from Highland Park College at Des Moines, Iowa, Nagel left for California to pursue a career in the relatively new medium of motion pictures where he garnered instant attention from the Hollywood studio executives. With his 6-foot-tall (1.8 m) frame, blue eyes, and wavy blond hair; the young, Midwestern Nagel was seen by studio executives as a potentially wholesome matinee idol whose unpretentious all-American charm would surely appeal to the nation's nascent film-goers.

Film career

Nagel was immediately cast in film roles that cemented his unspoiled lover image. His first film was the 1918 retelling of the Louisa May Alcott classic, Little Women, which quickly captured the public's attention and set Nagel on a path to silent film stardom. His breakout role came in the 1920 film, The Fighting Chance, opposite Swedish starlet Anna Q. Nilsson. In 1918, Nagel joined The Lambs, the historical theater club.

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In 1927, Nagel starred alongside Lon Chaney, Sr., Marceline Day, Henry B. Walthall and Polly Moran in the now lost Tod Browning directed horror film, London After Midnight. The film is quite possibly the most famous lost film ever.

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Unlike so many silent films stars of the Roaring Twenties, Conrad Nagel had little difficulty transitioning to talkies and spent the next several decades being very well received in high-profile films as a character actor. He was also frequently heard on radio and made many notable appearances on television. From 1937 to 1947 he hosted and directed the radio program Silver Theater. From 1949 to 1952, he hosted the popular TV game show, Celebrity Time and from 1953 to 1954, the DuMont Television Network program Broadway to Hollywood. In 1961 he made a guest appearance on Perry Mason as art collector and murderer Nathan Claver in "The Case of the Torrid Tapestry."

AMPAS & SAG

On May 11, 1927, Nagel was among 35 other film industry insiders to found the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS); a professional honorary organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of motion pictures. Fellow actors involved in the founding included: Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Richard Barthelmess, Jack Holt, Milton Sills, and Harold Lloyd. He served as president of the organization from 1932 to 1933. He was also a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).

Nagel was the host of the 3rd Academy Awards ceremony held on November 5, 1930, the 5th Academy Awards on November 18, 1932, and a co-host with Bob Hope at the 25th Academy Awards ceremony on March 19, 1953. The 21-year gap between his appearances in 1932 and 1953 is a record for an Oscar ceremonies host.

Radio and television

Nagel was the announcer for Alec Templeton Time, a musical variety program on NBC Radio in the summer of 1939. He was the host on Silver Theatre, a summer replacement program that began June 8, 1947.

Templeton later hosted his own TV show It's Alec Templeton Time on the DuMont Television Network from June 1955 to August 1955. From September 14, 1955 to June 1, 1956, Nagel hosted Hollywood Preview, a 30-minute show on the DuMont Television Network which featured Hollywood stars with clips of upcoming films.

Personal life

Nagel married and divorced three times. His first wife, actress Ruth Helms, gave birth to a daughter, Ruth Margaret, in 1920. His second wife was actress Lynn Merrick. His third wife was Michael Coulson Smith, who gave birth to a son Michael in the late 1950s.

Nagel died in 1970 in New York City at the age of 72 and was cremated at Garden State Crematory in North Bergen, New Jersey. Nagel's remains are interred at the Lutheran Cemetery in Warsaw, Illinois.

Awards and honors

In 1940, Nagel was given an Honorary Academy Award for his work with the Motion Picture Relief Fund. For his contributions to film, radio, and television, Conrad Nagel was given three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1719 Vine Street (motion pictures), 1752 Vine Street (radio), and 1752 Vine Street (television).

Filmography

Actor
1967
ABC Stage 67 (TV Series) as
Mr. Mallory
- The Trap of Solid Gold (1967) - Mr. Mallory
1965
Dr. Kildare (TV Series) as
Gov. Matthew Evans
- Believe and Live (1965) - Gov. Matthew Evans
1962
The Defenders (TV Series) as
Dr. Waley / Arthur Jaffe
- Youths and Maidens on an Evening Walk (1965)
- The Brother Killers (1963) - Dr. Waley
- The Naked Heiress (1962) - Arthur Jaffe
1964
The Lieutenant (TV Series) as
Admiral Terence Havener
- Interlude (1964) - Admiral Terence Havener
1963
Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series) as
Conrad Nagel
- Here We Go Again (1963) - Conrad Nagel
1962
Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series) as
Max Kolbe
- Tunnel to Freedom (1962) - Max Kolbe
1960
Route 66 (TV Series) as
Mr. Paris / Father Prior / Dr. Henry Claridge
- Lizard's Leg and Owlet's Wing (1962) - Mr. Paris
- A Month of Sundays (1961) - Father Prior
- A Fury Slinging Flame (1960) - Dr. Henry Claridge
1962
Gunsmoke (TV Series) as
Major
- The Prisoner (1962) - Major
1962
Ben Casey (TV Series) as
Lamont
- An Uncommonly Innocent Killing (1962) - Lamont
1961
Westinghouse Presents: The Dispossessed (TV Movie) as
Gen. George Crook
1961
Perry Mason (TV Series) as
Nathan Claver
- The Case of the Torrid Tapestry (1961) - Nathan Claver
1961
Naked City (TV Series) as
Darrington
- Landscape with Dead Figures (1961) - Darrington
1961
The Witness (TV Series) as
Corrupt Judge
- Jimmy Hines (1961) - Corrupt Judge
1960
Thriller (TV Series) as
Mayor Walker Wylie
- The Fatal Impulse (1960) - Mayor Walker Wylie
1959
Mr. Lucky (TV Series) as
Julius Rutherford-Shank
- They Shall Not Pass (1959) - Julius Rutherford-Shank
1959
The Man Who Understood Women as
G.K. Brody
1959
The Further Adventures of Ellery Queen (TV Series)
- The Chemistry Set (1959)
1959
Bat Masterson (TV Series) as
Harry Varden
- Sharpshooter (1959) - Harry Varden
1959
A Stranger in My Arms as
Harley Beasley
1958
Pursuit (TV Series)
- Calculated Risk (1958)
1958
Climax! (TV Series) as
Mr. Diamond
- The Secret Love of Johnny Spain (1958) - Mr. Diamond
1957
Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- Aesop and Rhodope (1957)
- Elementals (1957)
1957
Hidden Fear as
Arthur Miller
1957
Crossroads (TV Series) as
Dr. John Ellis Large / Chaplain Eversley S. Ferris
- The Miracle of Faith (1957) - Dr. John Ellis Large
- The Last Strand (1957) - Chaplain Eversley S. Ferris
1950
Studio One (TV Series) as
Professor Anson / Dr. Thorne / Richard Elton
- The Weston Strain (1957) - Professor Anson
- The Dark Corner (1957) - Dr. Thorne
- A Wreath of Roses (1950) - Richard Elton
1957
The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series) as
William T. Stinson
- The Great American Hoax (1957) - William T. Stinson
1956
Kraft Theatre (TV Series) as
Mr. Randall
- The Duel (1957)
- The Wonderful Gift (1956)
- Hit and Run (1956) - Mr. Randall
- Shadow of Evil (1956)
1955
Playwrights '56 (TV Series) as
Mr. President
- The Answer (1955) - Mr. President
1955
Hollywood Preview (TV Series) as
Host (1955)
1955
All That Heaven Allows as
Harvey
1953
Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series) as
Philip Voaze
- Interference (1953) - Philip Voaze
1951
Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) as
Norman Maine
- A Star Is Born (1951) - Norman Maine
1948
Woman in Brown
1948
The Vicious Circle as
Karl Nemesch
1948
Stage Struck as
Police Lt. Williams
1946
Prospecting for Petroleum (Documentary short) as
The Voice of Oil (voice)
1945
Adventures of Rusty as
Hugh Mitchell
1945
Forever Yours as
Dr. Randall
1940
I Want a Divorce as
David Holland, Sr.
1940
One Million B.C. as
Narrator
1939
The Mad Empress as
Maximilian
1937
Bank Alarm as
Alan O'Connor
1937
The Gold Racket as
Alan O'Connor
1937
Navy Spy as
Alan O'Connor
1936
Yellow Cargo as
Alan O'Connor
1936
Wedding Present as
Roger Dodacker
1936
The Girl from Mandalay as
John Foster
1936
With Pleasure, Madame as
John Egan, posing as Baron Dupont
1935
One New York Night as
Kent
1935
Death Flies East as
John Robinson Gordon
1934
One Hour Late as
Stephen Barclay
1934
The Marines Are Coming as
Capt. Edward 'Ned' Benton
1934
Dangerous Corner as
Robert Chatfield
1933
Ann Vickers as
Lindsey Atwell
1933
The Constant Woman as
Walt Underwood
1932
Fast Life as
Clarence Burton
1932
Kongo as
Kingsland
1932
Divorce in the Family as
Dr. Shumaker
1932
The Man Called Back as
Dr. David Yorke
1931
Hell Divers as
Duke Johnson
1931
Pagan Lady as
Ernest Todd
1931
The Reckless Hour as
Edward 'Eddie' Adams
1931
Son of India as
William Darsay
1931
Three Who Loved as
John Hanson
1931
Bad Sister as
Dr. Dick Lindley
1931
East Lynne as
Robert Carlyle
1930
Free Love as
Stephen Ferrier
1930
The Right of Way as
Charley 'Beauty' Steele
1930
Today as
Fred Warner
1930
Du Barry, Woman of Passion as
Cosse de Brissac
1930
A Lady Surrenders as
Winthrop Beauvel
1930
Numbered Men as
26521
1930
One Romantic Night as
Dr. Nicholas Haller
1930
The Divorcee as
Paul
1930
Redemption as
Victor Karenin
1930
Second Wife as
Walter Fairchild
1930
The Ship from Shanghai as
Howard Vazey
1929
Dynamite as
Roger Towne
1929
The Sacred Flame as
Col. Maurice Taylor
1929
The Kiss as
André Dubail
1929
The Thirteenth Chair as
Richard Crosby
1929
The Hollywood Revue of 1929 as
Conrad Nagel - Master of Ceremonies
1929
The Idle Rich as
William Van Luyn
1929
Kid Gloves as
Kid Gloves
1929
The Redeeming Sin as
Dr. Raoul de Boise
1928
Red Wine as
Charles H. Cook
1928
The Terror as
Narrator of Spoken Credit Titles (uncredited)
1928
Caught in the Fog as
Bob Vickers
1928
State Street Sadie as
Ralph Blake
1928
The Mysterious Lady as
Karl von Raden
1928
The Michigan Kid as
Michigan Kid / Jim Rowen
1928
Diamond Handcuffs as
John
1928
Tenderloin as
Chuck White
1928
Glorious Betsy as
Jérôme Bonaparte
1927
Life in Hollywood No. 7 (Short)
1927
If I Were Single as
Ted Howard
1927
London After Midnight as
Arthur Hibbs
1927
The Girl from Chicago as
Handsome Joe
1927
Quality Street as
Dr. Valentine Brown
1927
Slightly Used as
Major John Smith
1927
Heaven on Earth as
Edmond Durand
1926
There You Are! as
George Fenwick
1926
Tin Hats as
Jack Benson
1926
The Waning Sex as
Philip Barry
1926
Exquisite Sinner as
Dominique Prad
1926
Memory Lane as
Jimmy Holt
1926
Dance Madness as
Roger Halladay
1925
The Only Thing as
Harry Vane - the Duke of Chevenix
1925
Lights of Old Broadway as
Dirk de Rhonde
1925
Sun-Up as
Rufe
1925
Pretty Ladies as
Maggie's Dream Lover
1925
Cheaper to Marry as
Dick Tyler
1925
Excuse Me as
Harry Mallory
1924
So This Is Marriage? as
Peter Marsh
1924
The Snob as
Herrick Appleton
1924
Married Flirts as
Perley Rex
1924
Sinners in Silk as
Brock Farley
1924
Tess of the D'Urbervilles as
Angel Clare
1924
The Rejected Woman as
John Leslie (as Mr. Conrad Nagel)
1924
Three Weeks as
Paul Verdayne
1924
Name the Man! as
Victor Stowell
1923
The Rendezvous as
Walter Stanford
1923
Lawful Larceny as
Andrew Dorsey
1923
Bella Donna as
Nigel Armine
1923
Grumpy as
Ernest Heron
1922
Singed Wings as
Peter Gordon
1922
The Impossible Mrs. Bellew as
John Helstan
1922
Nice People as
Scotty White
1922
The Ordeal as
Dr. Robert Acton
1922
Hate as
Dick Talbot
1922
Saturday Night as
Richard Prentiss
1921
Fool's Paradise as
Arthur Phelps
1921
Sacred and Profane Love as
Emilie Diaz, a pianist
1921
The Lost Romance as
Allen Erskine, M.D
1921
What Every Woman Knows as
John Shand
1921
Forbidden Fruit as
Actor in play 'Forbidden Fruit' (uncredited)
1920
Midsummer Madness as
Julian Osborne
1920
Unseen Forces as
Clyde Brunton
1920
The Fighting Chance as
Stephen Siward
1919
Romeo's Dad (Short)
1919
The Redhead as
Matthew Thurlow
1919
The Lion and the Mouse as
Jefferson Ryder
1918
Little Women as
Laurie Laurence
Director
1937
Love Takes Flight
Soundtrack
1974
That's Entertainment! (Documentary) ("Gotta Feelin' For You" (1929), uncredited)
1936
With Pleasure, Madame (performer: "I Can't Do Without You")
1930
The Ship from Shanghai ("Singin in the Rain" (1929), "Sailing, Sailing (Over the Bounding Main)" (1880), uncredited) / (performer: "Singin in the Rain" (1929), "You Were Meant For Me" (1929), "Sailing, Sailing (Over the Bounding Main)" (1880) - uncredited)
1929
The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (performer: "You Were Meant for Me" (1929) - uncredited)
Self
1966
The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #5.165 (1966) - Self
1959
The Arthur Murray Party (TV Series) as
Self - Actor
- Episode #10.43 (1959) - Self - Actor
1958
Social Security in Action (TV Series) as
Self
1958
To Tell the Truth (TV Series) as
Self - Panelist
- Polly Bergen, Conrad Nagel, Kitty Carlisle, Hy Gardner (1958) - Self - Panelist
- Polly Bergen, Conrad Nagel, Kitty Carlisle, Hy Gardner (1958) - Self - Panelist
- Polly Bergen, Conrad Nagel, Kitty Carlisle, Hy Gardner, (Babatunde Olatunji, Mildred Savage & Richard Heermance - contestants (1958) - Self - Panelist
1955
Hollywood Preview (TV Series) as
Self - Host
- Premiere (1955) - Self - Host
1955
Conrad Nagel Theater (TV Series) as
Self - Host
- The Door to Darkness (1955) - Self - Host
- The Visitor (1955) - Self - Host
- Unknown Madonna (1955) - Self - Host
- Tomorrow Is the Avenger (1955) - Self - Host
- Giulietta and Romeo (1955) - Self - Host
- Dear Evelina (1955) - Self - Host
- The Other Don Juan (1955) - Self - Host
- Carmen Without Roses (1955) - Self - Host
- In the Service of the Emperor (1955) - Self - Host
- Blakeman's Bottle (1955) - Self - Host
- The Temple of Truth (1955) - Self - Host
- The Sandman (1955) - Self - Host
- Of Pigs and Kings (1955) - Self - Host
- To Whom It May Concern (1955) - Self - Host
- The Idol (1955) - Self - Host
- Clothes Make the Lady (1955) - Self - Host
- The House in the Sea (1955) - Self - Host
- The Gypsy (1955) - Self - Host
- The Three Searchers (1955) - Self - Host
- The Storm (1955) - Self - Host
- A Bride for a Violin (1955) - Self - Host
- The Model Couple (1955) - Self - Host
- Ask Me No Questions (1955) - Self - Host
- The Jewels of Rosanna Higgins (1955) - Self - Host
- The Queen of Spades (1955) - Self - Host
1955
The 27th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
Self
1954
Broadway to Hollywood (TV Series) as
Self - Host
- Final Evening Primetime Show (1954) - Self - Host
1953
Medallion Theatre (TV Series) as
Self - Host
- The Big Bow Mystery (1953) - Self - Host
1953
The Name's the Same (TV Series) as
Self - Guest Host
- Denise Darcel (1953) - Self - Guest Host
1953
The 25th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Host: New York
1952
Screen Snapshots 5852: Hollywood Night at '21' Club (Documentary short) as
Self - Celebration Guest
1948
The Eyes Have It (TV Series) as
Self - Host / Self
- Carol Bruce, Rudy Vallee (1952) - Self - Host
- Patricia Morison, Robert Sterling, Roger Price (1952) - Self - Host
- Final Show (1952) - Self - Host
- Rex Harrison, Lilli Palmer, Phil Regan, Mary McCarty (1952) - Self - Host
- Ann Sothern, Dunninger (1952) - Self - Host
- Diana Lynn, Chico Marx (1952) - Self - Host
- Rose Marie, Johnny Mercer (1951) - Self - Host
- Bill Corum, Galdys Swarthout, Alfred Drake (1951) - Self - Host
- Robert Alda, Dorothy Sarnoff (1951) - Self - Host
- Phil Silvers, Nancy Donovan (1951) - Self - Host
- Morton Downey, Leueen MacGrath (1951) - Self - Host
- Reginald Gardiner, Sarah Churchill (1951) - Self - Host
- Carl Hubbell, Faye Emerson (1950) - Self - Host
- Ilona Massey, Paul Winchell & Jerry Mahoney (1950) - Self - Host
- Fannie Hurst, Dizzy Dean (1950) - Self - Host
- Peter Donald, Joan Roberts (1950) - Self - Host
- Gertrude Niesen, Harold Lang (1950) - Self - Host
- Frank Buck, Imogene Coca (1949) - Self - Host
- premier of "Riddle Me This" (1949) - Self - Host
- premiere of "Riddle Me This" (1948) - Self - Host
1952
What's My Line? (TV Series) as
Self - Mystery Guest
- Conrad Nagel (1952) - Self - Mystery Guest
1951
Play Ball (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 6 October 1951 (1951) - Self
1951
Footlights and Kleiglights (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.33 (1951) - Self
1951
The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) as
Self - Sketch Acto
- Episode #1.26 (1951) - Self - Sketch Acto
1949
The Silver Theatre (TV Series) as
Self - Host
- My Heart's in the Highlands (1950) - Self - Host
- Walt and Lavinia (1950) - Self - Host
- Closeup (1950) - Self - Host
- Wedding Anniversary (1950) - Self - Host
- Lady with Ideas (1950) - Self - Host
- The First Hundred Years (1950) - Self - Host
- Bad Guy (1950) - Self - Host
- Double Feature (1950) - Self - Host
- Minor Incident (1950) - Self - Host
- Coals of Fire (1950) - Self - Host
- The Howland Fling (1950) - Self - Host
- Concerning the Soul of Felicity (1950) - Self - Host
- Quiet Neighborhood (1950) - Self - Host
- Lucky Pierre (1950) - Self - Host
- For Richer, for Poorer (1950) - Self - Host
- My Brother's Keeper (1950) - Self - Host
- Gaudy Lady (1950) - Self - Host
- The Late Mr. Beasley (1950) - Self - Host
- Never Hit a Pigeon (1950) - Self - Host
- The Great Nikoli (1950) - Self - Host
- Happy Marriage (1950) - Self - Host
- Papa Romani (1950) - Self - Host
- The First Show of 1950 (1950) - Self - Host
- Four Callers (1949) - Self - Host
- The Guiding Star (1949) - Self - Host
- Strange Rebound (1949) - Self - Host
- Star over Bridgeport (1949) - Self - Host
- Much Ado About Something (1949) - Self - Host
- Silent as the Grave (1949) - Self - Host
- Don't Give Up the Ship (1949) - Self - Host
- Patient Unknown (1949) - Self - Host
- The Farewell Supper (1949) - Self - Host
- School for Love (1949) - Self - Host
- Rhapsody in Discord (1949) - Self - Host
- 'Til Death Do Us Part (1949) - Self - Host
- L'Amour the Merrier (1949) - Self - Host
1944
Dangerous Journey (Documentary) as
Narrator (voice)
1939
Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 6 (Documentary short) as
Self
1935
Screen Snapshots Series 14, No. 9 (Documentary short) as
Self
1926
Screen Snapshots, Series 6, No. 14 (Documentary short) as
Self
1925
1925 Studio Tour (Documentary short) as
Self
1923
Screen Snapshots, Series 4, No. 7 (Documentary short) as
Self
1923
Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 17 (Documentary short) as
Self
1922
A Trip to Paramountown (Documentary short) as
Self
Archive Footage
2020
The Puppetoon Movie Volume 2 (Video) as
Narrator
2007
Anna May Wong, Frosted Yellow Willows: Her Life, Times and Legend (Documentary) as
Self
2006
Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2005
Biography (TV Series documentary)
- Cecil B. DeMille (2005)
2004
Checking Out: Grand Hotel (Video documentary short) as
Self - At the premiere
2002
London After Midnight (TV Movie)
1988
Television (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Live Pictures (1988) - Self
1974
That's Entertainment! (Documentary) as
Clip from 'Hollywood Revue' (uncredited)
1961
Splendor in the Grass as
Actor in film clip from 'Glorious Betsy' (uncredited)
1956
MGM Parade (TV Series documentary) as
André Dubail in 'The Kiss'
- Episode #1.30 (1956) - André Dubail in 'The Kiss'
1939
Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 12 (Documentary short) as
Self
1938
Personality Parade (Documentary short) as
Self (uncredited)
1931
The House That Shadows Built (Documentary)

References

Conrad Nagel Wikipedia