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James Allen Whitmore Jr. (October 1, 1921 – February 6, 2009) was an American film, theatre, and television actor.[1] During his extensive career, Whitmore won a Tony, Grammy, Golden Globe, and an Emmy, and was nominated for two Academy Awards. He is one of only 78 performers to win three of the four EGOT honors.

Contents

1 Early life and military service 2 Marriage and later life 3 Career

3.1 Film and television

4 Awards and recognition

4.1 Theatre work

5 Death 6 Awards and nominations 7 Work

7.1 Partial filmography 7.2 Stage 7.3 Radio

8 See also 9 References 10 External links

Early life and military service[edit] Born in White Plains, New York, to Florence Belle (née Crane) and James Allen Whitmore, Sr., a park commission official,[2] Whitmore attended Amherst Central High School in Snyder, New York, for three years,[3] before transferring to the Choate School in Wallingford, Connecticut, on a football scholarship. He went on to study at Yale University, but he had to quit playing football after severely injuring his knees.[4] After giving up football, he turned to the Yale Dramatic Society and began acting.[5] While at Yale, he was a member of Skull and Bones,[6] and was among the founders of the Yale radio station (the student-run WOCD-AM, later renamed WYBC-AM).[7] Whitmore planned on becoming a lawyer and graduated with a major in government from Yale University. When World War II
World War II
broke out, he enlisted in the United States
United States
Marine Corps Reserve while finishing his degree. He graduated from Yale University
Yale University
in 1944,[8] then served in the United States Marine Corps in the South Pacific, and emerged from the Marines as a lieutenant.[9] Marriage and later life[edit]

Whitmore, Nancy Mygatt, and their three sons in 1954: The boys are, from left, Stephen, James, and Danny.

After World War II, Whitmore studied acting at the American Theatre Wing and the Actors Studio
Actors Studio
in New York. At this time, Whitmore met his first wife, Nancy Mygatt.[10] They married in 1947, and the couple had three sons before their divorce in 1971. The eldest son, James III, found success as a television actor and director under the name James Whitmore, Jr. The second son, Stephen, became the public spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.[11] The youngest son, Daniel, was a Forest Service Snow Ranger and firefighter before he launched his own construction company. In 1979, Whitmore and Mygatt remarried, but they divorced again after two years. Whitmore was married to actress Audra Lindley
Audra Lindley
from 1972 until 1979. He co-starred in several stage performances with her both during and after their marriage. These included Elba (a play by Vaughn McBride about an elderly couple who escape from the nursing home); William Gibson’s Handy Dandy (he as a conservative judge, she as a liberal nun); and Tom Cole’s About Time (in which they played characters identified simply as the Old Man and the Old Woman).[12] In 2001, he married actress and author Noreen Nash. Whitmore is the grandfather of Survivor: Gabon contestant Matty Whitmore. In 2010, James Whitmore, Jr., and his two children (grandchildren of James Whitmore), actress-director Aliah Whitmore and artist-production designer Jacob Whitmore, formed the theatre group Whitmore Eclectic. They perform in Los Angeles, California.[13] In his later years, Whitmore spent his summers in Peterborough, New Hampshire, performing with the Peterborough Players.[14] Although not always politically active, in 2007, Whitmore generated some publicity with his endorsement of Barack Obama
Barack Obama
for U.S. President.[15] In January 2008, Whitmore appeared in television commercials for the First Freedom First campaign, which advocates preserving "the separation of church and state" and protecting religious liberty.[10] "An avid flower and vegetable gardener, Whitmore was also known to TV viewers as the longtime commercial pitchman for Miracle-Gro garden products."[4] Career[edit] Film and television[edit] Following World War II, Whitmore appeared on Broadway in the role of the sergeant in Command Decision. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
gave Whitmore a contract, but his role in the film adaptation was played by Van Johnson. His first major picture for MGM was Battleground,[16] in a role that was turned down by Spencer Tracy,[citation needed] to whom Whitmore bore a noted physical resemblance. He was nominated for the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actor for this role, and won the Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award as Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role. Other major films included Angels in the Outfield, The Asphalt Jungle, The Next Voice You Hear, Above and Beyond, Kiss Me, Kate, Them!, Oklahoma!, Black Like Me, Guns of the Magnificent Seven, Tora! Tora! Tora!, and Give 'em Hell, Harry!, a one-man show for which he was nominated for the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Actor for his portrayal of former U.S. President Harry S Truman. In the film Tora! Tora! Tora!, he played Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey. Whitmore appeared during the 1950s on many television anthology series. He was cast as Father Emil Kapaun
Emil Kapaun
in the 1955 episode "The Good Thief" in the ABC religion anthology series Crossroads. Other roles followed on Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theater, Lux Video Theatre, Kraft Theatre, Studio One in Hollywood, Schlitz Playhouse, Matinee Theatre, and the Ford Television Theatre. In 1958, he carried the lead in "The Gabe Carswell Story" of NBC's Wagon Train, with Ward Bond.[17]

Publicity photo of Conlan Carter, Janet De Gore
Janet De Gore
and James Whitmore, from the television program The Law and Mr. Jones

In the 1960-1961 television season, Whitmore starred in his own ABC crime drama, The Law and Mr. Jones, in the title role, with Conlan Carter as legal assistant C.E. Carruthers and Janet De Gore
Janet De Gore
as Jones' secretary. The program ran in the 10:30 pm Eastern half-hour slot on Friday. It was cancelled after one year, but returned in April 1962 for 13 additional episodes on Thursdays. In 1963, Whitmore played Captain William Benteen in The Twilight Zone episode "On Thursday We Leave for Home." He appeared twice in Twelve O'Clock High. In 1965, Whitmore guest-starred as Col. Paul "Pappy" Hartley in Season 1, Episode 32 "The Hero"[18] and as Col. Harry Connelly in 1966 Season 3, Episode 12 "The Ace"[19]. He also appeared in an episode of Combat!
Combat!
titled "The Cassock", as a German officer masquerading as a Catholic priest. In 1967, he guest-starred as a security guard in The Invaders
The Invaders
episode, "Quantity: Unknown". That same year, Whitmore also appeared on an episode of ABC's Custer starring Wayne Maunder
Wayne Maunder
in the title role. In 1968, he appeared as head of the Simian Assembly in the Planet of the Apes. In 1969, he played the leading character of Professor Woodruff in the TV series My Friend Tony, produced by NBC. Whitmore also made several memorable appearances on the classic ABC Western The Big Valley starring Barbara Stanwyck, and the classic NBC
NBC
Western The Virginian starring James Drury, during the second half of the 1960s. From 1972-1973, Whitmore played Dr. Vincent Campanelli in the short-lived ABC medical sitcom Temperatures Rising. Whitmore appeared as General Oliver O. Howard
Oliver O. Howard
in the 1975 television film I Will Fight No More Forever, based on the 1877 conflict between the United States
United States
Army and the Nez Percé tribe, led by Chief Joseph. In 1979, Whitmore hosted a talk show of 22 episodes called simply Comeback. One of those segments focuses on the helicopter inventor Igor Sikorsky.[20] In 1986, Whitmore voiced Mark Twain
Mark Twain
in the first claymation feature film The Adventures of Mark Twain. In 1994, Whitmore played the role of librarian Brooks Hatlen in the critically acclaimed and Academy Award-nominated 1994 Frank Darabont film starring Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
and Morgan Freeman, The Shawshank Redemption. Two years later, he co-starred in the 1996 horror/sci-fi film The Relic. In 1999, he played Raymond Oz in two episodes of The Practice, earning an Emmy
Emmy
Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. In 2002, Whitmore played the role of the grandfather in the Disney Channel original film A Ring of Endless Light. Also in 2002, Whitmore played a supporting role in The Majestic, a film that starred Jim Carrey. In 2003, Whitmore appeared as Josh Brolin's father on the short-lived NBC
NBC
drama series Mister Sterling, for which he was nominated for an Emmy
Emmy
Award. In April 2007, he made his last screen appearance in a C.S.I. episode titled "Ending Happy" as Milton, an elderly man who provides a clue of dubious utility.[17] Awards and recognition[edit] Whitmore has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
at 6611 Hollywood Boulevard. The ceremony was held on February 8, 1960.[21] Theatre work[edit] “Whitmore often said he found acting in films and television boring because of the long waits between scenes; his passion was for the theater, and he continued to act on stage throughout his long career.”[4] Whitmore first ventured into acting at Yale University – severe knee injuries sidelined him from football, so he turned to the Yale Dramatic Society.[22] After serving in the Marines he toured the South Pacific in a USO tour, then returned to America, where he studied acting for six months at the American Theatre Wing in New York and the Actors Studio. Afterward, he was hired by a summer stock company in Peterborough, New Hampshire
Peterborough, New Hampshire
- The Peterborough Players. His first play on Broadway – Command Decision – in which Whitmore played the part of Tech Sergeant Harold Evans, was the smash hit of 1947, and Whitmore won the Tony Award
Tony Award
for “Best Newcomer of the Season.” Whitmore continued to be active in the theatre for all of his career, performing on Broadway, at Ford's Theatre in Washington DC, and on tour. He later won the title "King of the One Man Show"[23] after appearing in the solo vehicles Will Rogers' USA
Will Rogers' USA
(1970) (repeating the role for TV in 1972); as Harry Truman
Harry Truman
in Give 'em Hell, Harry! (1975) (repeating the role in the film version, for which he was nominated for an Oscar); and as Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
in Bully (1977), although the latter production did not repeat the success of the first two. "Whitmore, who was an early student at the Actors Studio
Actors Studio
in New York in the late '40s, taught an acting workshop after moving to Hollywood. Among his students in the early '50s was young James Dean, whom Whitmore advised to go to New York. 'I owe a lot to Whitmore,' Dean told Seventeen magazine in 1955. 'One thing he said helped more than anything. He told me I didn't know the difference between acting as a soft job and acting as a difficult art.'"[4] Whitmore often returned to New Hampshire to the Peterborough Players, where he got his start in summer stock - in 2008 he played the stage manager in Our Town.[24] Each year the Peterborough Players award the " James Whitmore
James Whitmore
Award" to an excellent intern at the theatre.[25] Death[edit] Whitmore was diagnosed with lung cancer in November 2008. He died from the disease at the age of 87 on February 6, 2009, at his Malibu, California home.[4] Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref(s)

1948 Tony Awards Best Newcomer Command Decision (tied with June Lockhart
June Lockhart
in For Love or Money) Won [26]

1949 Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor Battleground Nominated [27]

Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Awards Best Supporting Actor Won [28]

1975 Academy Awards Best Actor Give 'em Hell, Harry! Nominated [29]

Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Awards Best Actor – Drama [30]

Grammy
Grammy
Awards Best Spoken Word Album Won [31]

1989 CableACE Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor – Movie or Miniseries Glory! Glory! [32]

1999 Emmy
Emmy
Awards Outstanding Guest Actor – Drama Series The Practice (as Raymond Oz, 2 episodes) [33]

2000 Genie Awards Best Actor Here's to Life! Nominated [34]

2003 Emmy
Emmy
Awards Outstanding Guest Actor – Drama Series Mister Sterling (as Bill Sterling, Sr., 4 episodes) [35]

Work[edit] Partial filmography[edit]

1940s

The Undercover Man (1949) as George Pappas Battleground (1949) as Kinnie

1950s

The Outriders (1950) as Clint Priest Please Believe Me
Please Believe Me
(1950) as Vincent Maran The Asphalt Jungle
The Asphalt Jungle
(1950) as Gus Minissi The Next Voice You Hear...
The Next Voice You Hear...
(1950) as Joe Smith, American Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone
Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone
(1950) as John J. Malone The Red Badge of Courage (1951) as Narrator (voice, uncredited) Angels in the Outfield (1951) as Angle voice(voice, uncredited) Across the Wide Missouri (1951) as Old Bill (uncredited) It's a Big Country
It's a Big Country
(1951) as Mr. Stacey Shadow in the Sky (1952) as Lou Hopke Because You're Mine
Because You're Mine
(1952) as Sergeant 'Bat' Batterson Above and Beyond (1952) as Maj. William 'Bill' M. Uanna - Security Officer, Operation Silverplate The Girl Who Had Everything
The Girl Who Had Everything
(1953) as Charles 'Chico' Menlow Kiss Me Kate (1953) as Slug All the Brothers Were Valiant
All the Brothers Were Valiant
(1953) as Fetcher The Great Diamond Robbery (1954) as Mr. Remlick, Lawyer The Command (1954) as Sgt. Elliott Them!
Them!
(1954) as Police Sgt. Ben Peterson Battle Cry (1955) as MSgt. Mac / Narrator The McConnell Story (1955) as SSgt. / Maj. / Col. Ty 'Dad' Whitman Oklahoma! (1955) as Mr. Carnes The Last Frontier (1955) as Gus The Eddy Duchin Story
The Eddy Duchin Story
(1956) as Lou Sherwood Crime in the Streets (1956) as Ben Wagner The Young Don't Cry (1957) as Rudy Krist The Deep Six
The Deep Six
(1958) as Commander Warren Meredith The Restless Years (1958) as Ed Henderson Face of Fire (1959) as Monk Johnson

1960s

Who Was That Lady?
Who Was That Lady?
(1960) as Harry Powell Going My Way as Dr. Corden in "Tell Me When You Get to Heaven" (1963) as Dr. Corden The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
"On Thursday We Leave for Home" (TV Series) (1963) as Capain Benteen Black Like Me
Black Like Me
(1964) as John Finley Horton The Tenderfoot (1964), Disney's The Wonderful World of Color as Captain Ewell Combat!
Combat!
"The Cassock" (TV Series) (1965) as Hertzbrun Chuka (1967) as Lou Trent Waterhole #3 (1967) as Capt. Shipley Nobody's Perfect (1968) as Capt. Mike Riley Planet of the Apes (1968) as President of the Assembly Madigan
Madigan
(1968) as Chief Insp. Charles Kane The Split (1968) as Herb Sutro Bonanza
Bonanza
(TV) Episode - "To Die in Darkness" (1968) as John Postley Guns of the Magnificent Seven
Guns of the Magnificent Seven
(1969) as Levi

1970s

The Challenge (1970) (TV) as Overman Tora! Tora! Tora!
Tora! Tora! Tora!
(1970) as Vice Admiral William F. Halsey Chato's Land
Chato's Land
(1972) as Joshua Everette The Harrad Experiment
The Harrad Experiment
(1973) as Philip Tenhausen High Crime
High Crime
(1973) as Commissioner Aldo Scavino Where the Red Fern Grows (1974) (TV) as Grandpa The Balloon Vendor (1974) as Antonio I Will Fight No More Forever
I Will Fight No More Forever
(1975) (TV) as General Oliver O. Howard Give 'em Hell, Harry!
Give 'em Hell, Harry!
(1975) as Harry S Truman The Serpent's Egg (1977) as The Priest The Word (TV) (1978) as George Wheeler

1980s

The First Deadly Sin
The First Deadly Sin
(1980) as Dr. Sanford Ferguson The Adventures of Mark Twain
Mark Twain
(1985) as Mark Twain
Mark Twain
(voice) Zoo Ship (1985) (voice) All My Sons
All My Sons
(1987) (TV) Nuts (1987) as Judge Stanley Murdoch Glory! Glory!
Glory! Glory!
(1989) (TV) as Lester Babbitt

1990s

Old Explorers (1990) as Leinen Roth The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption
(1994) as Brooks Hatlen The Relic (1997) as Dr. Albert Frock Swing Vote (1999) as Daniel Morissey

2000s

Here's to Life! (2000) as Gus Corley The Majestic (2001) as Stan Keller A Ring of Endless Light (2002) as Grandfather Fun with Dick and Jane (2005) as Toy Store Security Guard (uncredited) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2007) (TV) as Milton

Stage[edit] James Whitmore's theatre roles included:[36]

Command Decision - as Tech Sergeant Harold Evans - Fulton Theatre, New York, NY - (Oct. 1, 1947 - Sep. 18, 1948).

Whitmore received a 1948 Tony Award
Tony Award
for this role. The category was "Outstanding Performance by a Newcomer."[37]

Winesburg, Ohio - as Tom Willard - National Theatre, New York, NY - (Feb. 5 - Feb. 15, 1958). Inquest - as Emanuel Bloch - Music Box Theatre, New York, NY - (Apr. 23 - May 16, 1970). Will Rogers' USA
Will Rogers' USA
- Solo Performance as Will Rogers - Helen Hayes Theatre, New York, NY - (May 6–11, 1974). Give 'Em Hell, Harry! - Solo Performance as Harry Truman
Harry Truman
- Ford's Theatre, Washington, DC - (April 15 – May 4, 1975).

After the world premiere at the Ford's Theatre, the play went on to a six-city tour, during which it was videotaped for film at the Moore Theater, Seattle, Washington.[38][39]

Bully - Solo Performance as Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
- 46th Street Theatre, New York, NY - (Nov. 1, 1977 - Nov. 6, 1977). Almost an Eagle - as The Colonel - Longacre Theatre, New York, NY - (Dec. 16, 1982 - Dec. 19, 1982). Inherit the Wind - as Henry Drummond - Ford's Theatre, Washington, DC - (Sep. 26 - Nov. 5, 2000).[40]

Radio[edit]

Family Theater
Family Theater
- episode "The Visitor" (1952)[41]

See also[edit]

List of people from California List of people from New York City List of Yale University
Yale University
people

Biography portal New York portal California portal New Hampshire portal Film portal Television portal Theatre portal United States
United States
Marine Corps portal World War II
World War II
portal

References[edit]

^ Berkvist, Robert (February 7, 2009). "James Whitmore, Character Actor Skilled in One-Man Shows, Dies at 87". The New York Times.  ^ " James Whitmore
James Whitmore
Biography". FilmReference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2011.  ^ "Actor James Whitmore, attended Amherst High School". Amherst Bee, February 11, 2009 ^ a b c d e " James Whitmore
James Whitmore
dies at 87" by Dennis McLellan. Los Angeles Times, February 7, 2009. ^ Biography on James Whitmore
James Whitmore
in Playbill
Playbill
for Will Rogers' USA, May 1974 – online at www.playbillvault.com. ^ See article on Skull and Bones, which lists James Whitmore as a member and references this article: "Powerful Secrets" by Alexandra Robbins. Vanity Fair, July 2004, p. 116. ^ Article on James Whitmore
James Whitmore
in The Film Encyclopedia by Ephraim Katz. Harper Perennial, 1994 ed., p. 1454. ^ "Who's Been Blue". Yale Alumni Magazine. March 2001. Retrieved August 13, 2017.  ^ Playbill, May 1974. ^ a b " James Whitmore
James Whitmore
Biography". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved August 13, 2017.  ^ See the 2009 obituary on James Whitmore
James Whitmore
by The Associated Press, posted on www.legacy.com. ^ Article on James Whitmore
James Whitmore
in Newsmakers. Gale Publishing, 2010, p. 596-597. Also see Berkvist, Robert (February 7, 2009). "James Whitmore, Character Actor Skilled in One-Man Shows, Dies at 87". The New York Times. ^ "The Whitmore Family Will Never Grow out of This Stage" by Susan King. Los Angeles Times, May 7, 2013. ^ Peterboroughplayers.org ^ See the 2009 obituary on James Whitmore
James Whitmore
by The Associated Press, posted on www.legacy.com. ^ The following details on Whitmore's film and television career are found at www.imdb.com. ^ a b "James Whitmore". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved August 13, 2017.  ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0734466/fullcredits ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0734458/fullcredits ^ "Comeback". tvguide.com. Retrieved April 29, 2011.  ^ "James Whitmore". Hollywood Walk of Fame. Retrieved April 9, 2016. ^ Except where noted, information on Whitmore’s theatre history is taken from his Biography in Playbill
Playbill
for Will Rogers USA, May 1974 – online at www.playbillvault.com ^ ”Veteran character actor James Whitmore
James Whitmore
dead at 87,” Reuters, Feb. 6, 2009. ^ "The Whitmore Family Will Never Grow out of This Stage" by Susan King. Los Angeles Times, May 7, 2013. ^ See their website at www.peterboroughplayers.com ^ Command Decision at tonyawards.com ^ Battleground at awardsdatabase.oscars.org[permanent dead link] ^ Battleground at goldenglobes.com ^ Give 'em Hell, Harry!
Give 'em Hell, Harry!
at awardsdatabase.oscars.org[permanent dead link] ^ Give 'em Hell, Harry!
Give 'em Hell, Harry!
at goldenglobes.com ^ Give 'em Hell, Harry!
Give 'em Hell, Harry!
at grammy.com ^ HBO Leads the Way for Cable's ACE Awards ^ The Practice
The Practice
Emmy
Emmy
wins at emmys.com ^ Here's To Life! at academy.ca Archived May 7, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. ^ Mister Sterling at emmys.com ^ Except where noted, information on the following plays that James Whitmore played in can be found at www.playbillvault.com ^ "Search Past Tony Award
Tony Award
Winners". Tony Awards. Retrieved August 13, 2017.  ^ http://www.fordstheatre.org/home/about-fords/production-history/1968-1977 ^ See article on Give 'Em Hell, Harry! ^ Jones, Kenneth (June 27, 2000). "Whitmore Returns to Artistic Home, Ford's Theatre, for Inherit, Sept. 26". Playbill. Retrieved August 13, 2017.  ^ "Better Radio Programs for the Week". The Decatur Daily Review. May 4, 1952. p. 50. Retrieved May 8, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 

External links[edit]

James Whitmore
James Whitmore
on IMDb James Whitmore
James Whitmore
at Find a Grave James Whitmore
James Whitmore
at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
James Whitmore
James Whitmore
at the TCM Movie Database Actors Master Class: James Whitmore
James Whitmore
in How To Steal A Scene Whitmore interview on YouTube. Staff (undated; copyright 2009). "James Whitmore – Obituary". Associated Press
Associated Press
(via the Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
module at Legacy.com). Retrieved October 14, 2012. Steven Ameche: Remembering James Whitmore
James Whitmore
At The Market

Awards for James Whitmore

v t e

Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Akim Tamiroff
Akim Tamiroff
(1943) Barry Fitzgerald
Barry Fitzgerald
(1944) J. Carrol Naish
J. Carrol Naish
(1945) Clifton Webb
Clifton Webb
(1946) Edmund Gwenn
Edmund Gwenn
(1947) Walter Huston
Walter Huston
(1948) James Whitmore
James Whitmore
(1949) Edmund Gwenn
Edmund Gwenn
(1950) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1951) Millard Mitchell
Millard Mitchell
(1952) Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1953) Edmond O'Brien
Edmond O'Brien
(1954) Arthur Kennedy
Arthur Kennedy
(1955) Earl Holliman
Earl Holliman
(1956) Red Buttons
Red Buttons
(1957) Burl Ives
Burl Ives
(1958) Stephen Boyd
Stephen Boyd
(1959) Sal Mineo
Sal Mineo
(1960) George Chakiris
George Chakiris
(1961) Omar Sharif
Omar Sharif
(1962) John Huston
John Huston
(1963) Edmond O'Brien
Edmond O'Brien
(1964) Oskar Werner
Oskar Werner
(1965) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
(1966) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
(1967) Daniel Massey (1968) Gig Young
Gig Young
(1969) John Mills
John Mills
(1970) Ben Johnson (1971) Joel Grey
Joel Grey
(1972) John Houseman
John Houseman
(1973) Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1974) Richard Benjamin
Richard Benjamin
(1975) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1976) Peter Firth
Peter Firth
(1977) John Hurt
John Hurt
(1978) Melvyn Douglas/ Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1979) Timothy Hutton
Timothy Hutton
(1980) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1981) Louis Gossett Jr.
Louis Gossett Jr.
(1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) Haing S. Ngor
Haing S. Ngor
(1984) Klaus Maria Brandauer
Klaus Maria Brandauer
(1985) Tom Berenger
Tom Berenger
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1988) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1989) Bruce Davison
Bruce Davison
(1990) Jack Palance
Jack Palance
(1991) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1992) Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones
(1993) Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1994) Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
(1995) Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(1996) Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
(1997) Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(1998) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(1999) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(2000) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2001) Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
(2002) Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(2003) Clive Owen
Clive Owen
(2004) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2005) Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy
(2006) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2007) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2012) Jared Leto
Jared Leto
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
(2015) Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Aaron Taylor-Johnson
(2016) Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell
(2017)

v t e

Primetime Emmy
Emmy
Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Patrick McGoohan
Patrick McGoohan
(1975) Gordon Jackson (1976) Louis Gossett Jr.
Louis Gossett Jr.
(1977) Barnard Hughes
Barnard Hughes
(1978) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1986) Joe Spano (1989) Patrick McGoohan
Patrick McGoohan
(1990) David Opatoshu
David Opatoshu
(1991) Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne
(1993) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1994) Paul Winfield
Paul Winfield
(1995) Peter Boyle
Peter Boyle
(1996) Pruitt Taylor Vince (1997) John Larroquette
John Larroquette
(1998) Edward Herrmann
Edward Herrmann
(1999) James Whitmore
James Whitmore
(2000) Michael Emerson
Michael Emerson
(2001) Charles S. Dutton
Charles S. Dutton
(2002) Charles S. Dutton
Charles S. Dutton
(2003) William Shatner
William Shatner
(2004) Ray Liotta
Ray Liotta
(2005) Christian Clemenson (2006) John Goodman
John Goodman
(2007) Glynn Turman
Glynn Turman
(2008) Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox
(2009) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(2010) Paul McCrane (2011) Jeremy Davies
Jeremy Davies
(2012) Dan Bucatinsky
Dan Bucatinsky
(2013) Joe Morton
Joe Morton
(2014) Reg E. Cathey
Reg E. Cathey
(2015) Hank Azaria
Hank Azaria
(2016) Gerald McRaney
Gerald McRaney
(2017)

v t e

Grammy
Grammy
Award for Best Spoken Word Album

1959−1980

Stan Freberg
Stan Freberg
– The Best of the Stan Freberg
Stan Freberg
Shows (1959) Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
Lincoln Portrait (1960) Robert Bialek (producer) – FDR Speaks (1961) Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein
– Humor in Music (1962) Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton
– The Story-Teller: A Session With Charles Laughton (1963) Edward Albee
Edward Albee
(playwright) – Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
(1964) That Was the Week That Was
That Was the Week That Was
– BBC Tribute to John F. Kennedy (1965) Goddard Lieberson
Goddard Lieberson
(producer) – John F. Kennedy - As We Remember Him (1966) Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
- A Reporter Remembers, Vol. I The War Years (1967) Everett Dirksen
Everett Dirksen
– Gallant Men (1968) Rod McKuen
Rod McKuen
– Lonesome Cities (1969) Art Linkletter
Art Linkletter
& Diane Linkletter – We Love You Call Collect (1970) Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
– Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam (1971) Les Crane
Les Crane
– Desiderata (1972) Bruce Botnick (producer) – Lenny performed by the original Broadway cast (1973) Richard Harris
Richard Harris
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1974) Peter Cook
Peter Cook
and Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
– Good Evening (1975) James Whitmore
James Whitmore
Give 'em Hell, Harry!
Give 'em Hell, Harry!
(1976) Henry Fonda, Helen Hayes, James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
and Orson Welles
Orson Welles
- Great American Documents (1977) Julie Harris – The Belle of Amherst
The Belle of Amherst
(1978) Orson Welles
Orson Welles
Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1979) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
– Ages of Man - Readings From Shakespeare
Shakespeare
(1980)

1981−2000

Pat Carroll – Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein
Gertrude Stein
(1981) Orson Welles
Orson Welles
Donovan's Brain
Donovan's Brain
(1982) Tom Voegeli (producer) – Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raiders of the Lost Ark
- The Movie on Record performed by Various Artists (1983) William Warfield
William Warfield
Lincoln Portrait (1984) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
– The Words of Gandhi (1985) Mike Berniker (producer) & the original Broadway cast – Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (1986) Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chips Moman, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins
Carl Perkins
and Sam Phillips
Sam Phillips
– Interviews From the Class of '55 Recording Sessions (1987) Garrison Keillor
Garrison Keillor
Lake Wobegon Days (1988) Jesse Jackson
Jesse Jackson
– Speech by Rev. Jesse Jackson
Jesse Jackson
(1989) Gilda Radner
Gilda Radner
– It's Always Something (1990) George Burns
George Burns
– Gracie: A Love Story (1991) Ken Burns
Ken Burns
– The Civil War (1992) Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Robert O'Keefe – What You Can Do to Avoid AIDS (1993) Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
On the Pulse of Morning
On the Pulse of Morning
(1994) Henry Rollins
Henry Rollins
– Get in the Van (1995) Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
– Phenomenal Woman (1996) Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
It Takes a Village (1997) Charles Kuralt
Charles Kuralt
– Charles Kuralt's Spring (1998) Christopher Reeve
Christopher Reeve
Still Me
Still Me
(1999) LeVar Burton
LeVar Burton
– The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
(2000)

2001−present

Sidney Poitier, Rick Harris & John Runnette (producers) – The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography (2001) Quincy Jones, Jeffrey S. Thomas, Steven Strassman (engineers) and Elisa Shokoff (producer) – Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones (2002) Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
and Charles B. Potter (producer) – A Song Flung Up to Heaven / Robin Williams, Nathaniel Kunkel (engineer/mixer) and Peter Asher (producer) – Live 2002 (2003) Al Franken
Al Franken
and Paul Ruben (producer) – Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them (2004) Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
– My Life (2005) Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Dreams from My Father
Dreams from My Father
(2006) Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
– Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis / Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee
Ruby Dee
- With Ossie and Ruby (2007) Barack Obama
Barack Obama
and Jacob Bronstein (producer) – The Audacity of Hope (2008) Beau Bridges, Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon
and Blair Underwood
Blair Underwood
– An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore
Al Gore
(2009) Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox
– Always Looking Up (2010) Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart
– The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart
Presents Earth (The Audiobook) (2011) Betty White
Betty White
– If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't) (2012) Janis Ian
Janis Ian
– Society's Child (2013) Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert
– America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't (2014) Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers
– Diary of a Mad Diva (2015) Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
– A Full Life: Reflections at 90 (2016) Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
– In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox (2017) Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher
The Princess Diarist
The Princess Diarist
(2018)

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