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J. Carrol Naish
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    (January 21, 1897-January 24, 1973)
    Birth name is Joseph Patrick Carrol Naish
    Acted in 'Gun Smoke (1931),' 'Captain Blood (1935),' 'Black Fury (1935),' 'Blood and Sand (1941),' 'Tales of Manhattan (1941),' 'Gun Ho! (1943),' 'The Beast With Five Fingers (1936),' 'Joan of Arc (1948),' 'Annie Get Your Gun (1950),' 'Doom of Dracula (1966)' and 'Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971)'
    Appeared in 'Wagon Train' and 'I Dream of Jeannie'
    Portrayed detective Charlie Chan in a TV series (1957)
    He dropped out of school at age 16.
    He appeared in black face.
    He was a frequent in Paramount B-gangster films of the 1930's.
    He was a scene stealer, which usually angered his fellow performers.
    Although of Irish ancestry, he often portrayed Latin, Arab or Indian characters.
    He stereotyped the Japanese as bucktoothed fools in a 'Batman' movie serial (made during World War II).
    He died of emphysema from years of smoking.
    He deserted the U.S. Navy during WW I.
    He was a versatile character actor.
    His great grandfather, John Naish, was Lord Chancellor of Ireland.
    While in the Navy, he traveled around the world, learning all the different nationalities he would later play on film.
    During WW I, he deserted the U.S. Navy to join the U.S. Army
    He served in the Army Signal Corps during World War I.
    He won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for 'A Medal for Benny (1945).'
    He was nominated twice for an Oscar.

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