DEAD: ON THIS DATE
George Brent (aged 75)
George Brent (born George Patrick Nolan, 15 March 1904 – 26 May 1979) was an Irish-American stage, film, and television actor.
He made his Broadway debut in director Guthrie McClintic’s The Dover Road. He did numerous plays throughout the 1920’s, including running several of his own stock companies. He appeared in productions of Abie’s Irish Rose (on tour for two years), Stella Dallas, Up in Mable’s Room, Elmer the Great, Seventh Heaven, White Cargo and Lilac Time. He acted in stock companies in Colorado, Rhode Island, Florida, and Massachusetts. In 1930, he appeared on Broadway in Love, Honor, and Betray, alongside Clark Gable.
DEATH: Brent also carried on a lengthy relationship with actress Bette Davis, his frequent Warner Bros. co-star, who described her last meeting with Brent after many years of estrangement. He was suffering from advanced emphysema, and she expressed great sadness at his ill health and deterioration.
George Brent died in 1979 in Solana Beach, California.