John Boles

John Boles


Also Known As
John Love Boles
Birth Place
Greenville, Texas, USA
October 27, 1895
February 27, 1969
Cause of Death
Heart Attack


John Boles was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Boles began his acting career with roles in such films as "The Love of Sunya" (1927), "The Last Warning" (1929) and "The Desert Song" (1929). He also appeared in "Rio Rita" (1929), "King of Jazz" (1930) and "Resurrection" (1931). He kept working in film throughout the thirties, starring in "Back Street" (1932), "Child ...

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John Boles was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Boles began his acting career with roles in such films as "The Love of Sunya" (1927), "The Last Warning" (1929) and "The Desert Song" (1929). He also appeared in "Rio Rita" (1929), "King of Jazz" (1930) and "Resurrection" (1931). He kept working in film throughout the thirties, starring in "Back Street" (1932), "Child of Manhattan" (1933) and "Only Yesterday" (1933). He also appeared in "My Lips Betray" (1933). Nearing the end of his career, he tackled roles in "The Age of Innocence" (1934), "The Life of Vergie Winters" (1934) and "Curly Top" (1935). He also appeared in "The Littlest Rebel" (1935) and "Craig's Wife" (1936). Boles was most recently credited in "Idols" (Fox, 1991-92). Boles passed away in February 1969 at the age of 74.



Cast (Feature Film)

Babes in Bagdad (1952)
Thousands Cheer (1944)
Col. Bill Jones
Between Us Girls (1942)
Steve [J. Forbes]
Road to Happiness (1941)
Jeff Carter
Sinners in Paradise (1938)
Jim Taylor
Romance in the Dark (1938)
Antal ["Tony"] Kovach
As Good As Married (1937)
Alexander Drew
Stella Dallas (1937)
Stephen Dallas
Fight for Your Lady (1937)
Robert Densmore
She Married an Artist (1937)
Lee Thornwood
Craig's Wife (1936)
Walter Craig
Rose of the Rancho (1936)
Jim Kearney
A Message to Garcia (1936)
Lieutenant Rowan
Curly Top (1935)
Edward Morgan
The Littlest Rebel (1935)
Captain Herbert Cary
Redheads on Parade (1935)
John Bruce
Orchids to You (1935)
Thomas Bentley
Stand Up and Cheer! (1934)
The White Parade (1934)
Ronald Hall, III
The Life of Vergie Winters (1934)
John Shadwell
Music in the Air (1934)
Bruno [Mahler]
The Age of Innocence (1934)
Newland Archer
Beloved (1934)
Carl Hausmann
Wild Gold (1934)
Steve Miller
I Believed in You (1934)
Michael Harrison
Bottoms Up (1934)
Hal [Reed]
Only Yesterday (1933)
Jim Emerson
Child of Manhattan (1933)
Paul [Vanderkill]
My Lips Betray (1933)
King Rupert [also known as Captain von Linden]
Careless Lady (1932)
Stephen Illington
Back Street (1932)
Walter Saxel
6 Hours to Live (1932)
Karl Kranz
One Heavenly Night (1931)
[Count] Mirko [Tibor]
Good Sport (1931)
Boyce Cameron
Resurrection (1931)
Prince Dmitri Ivanovitch Nekhludof
Seed (1931)
Bart Carter
Frankenstein (1931)
Victor Moritz
Captain of the Guard (1930)
Rouget de l'Isle
King of Jazz (1930)
Song of the West (1930)
The Last Warning (1929)
Rio Rita (1929)
Capt. Jim Stewart
The Desert Song (1929)
The Red Shadow/Pierre Birbeau
Scandal (1929)
Fazil (1928)
John Clavering
We Americans (1928)
Hugh Bradleigh
Virgin Lips (1928)
The Shepherd of the Hills (1928)
Young Matt
The Water Hole (1928)
Bert Durland
Man-Made Women (1928)
John Payson
Romance of the Underworld (1928)
Stephen Ransome
Man-Made Woman (1928)
The Love of Sunya (1927)
Paul Judson
Excuse Me (1925)
Lieutenant Shaw
So This Is Marriage (1924)

Misc. Crew (Special)

Idols (1991)

Cast (Short)

Hollywood Hobbies (1939)
Starlit Days at the Lido (1935)

Life Events

Photo Collections

Back Street (1961) - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Back Street (1961) - Behind-the-Scenes Photos


Movie Clip

Stella Dallas (1937) -- (Movie Clip) That Iceberg-ey Way New mother Barbara Stanwyck (title character) with working class pal Ed (Alan Hale), her background showing, as increasingly snooty husband Stephen (John Boles) returns home, in Stella Dallas, 1937.
Stella Dallas (1937) -- (Movie Clip) Like The People In The Movie Social climber Barbara Stanwyck (title character) at the movies with blue-blood Stephen (John Boles), who's charmed for now, early in King Vidor's Stella Dallas, 1937.
Stella Dallas (1937) -- (Movie Clip) Stella's Got A Fella! Opening scene, Barbara Stanwyck (title character) setting her cap for impoverished society man Stephen (John Boles), then arguing with her working-class brother (George Wolcott), from King Vidor's Stella Dallas, 1937.
Craig's Wife (1936) -- (Movie Clip) Open, House Isn't The Same The domestic staff (Jane Darwell and Nydia Westmond) are introduced along with Walter (John Boles), Ellen (Alma Kruger) and neighbor Mrs. Frazier (Billie Burke) in Dorothy Arzner's 1936 version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Craig's Wife, starring Rosalind Russell.
Littlest Rebel, The (1935) -- (Movie Clip) My Mommy Went Away Slave Uncle Bill (Bill "Bojangles" Robinson) and bereaved Virgie (Shirley Temple) stage an entertaining diversion for Union Colonel Morrison (Jack Holt), concealing her father (John Boles), in 20th Century Fox's The Littlest Rebel, 1935.
Frankenstein (1931) -- (Movie Clip) It's Alive! Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) in his triumphant scene, Waldman (Edward Van Sloan), Victor (John Boles) and Elizabeth (Mae Clarke) his audience, brings his creation to life, in James Whale's Frankenstein, 1931.
Curly Top (1935) -- (Movie Clip) I Can Recite Morgan (John Boles), a trustee of the orphanage who’s suddenly much richer after an inheritance, has asked for an interview with troublesome inmate Elizabeth (Shirley Temple), laying on the charm, early in Twentieth Century-Fox’s Curly Top, 1935.
Curly Top (1935) -- (Movie Clip) Animal Crackers Shirley Temple as Elizabeth, nick-named “Curly Top,” her sister (Rochelle Hudson) at the piano, performs the movie’s hit tune (by Ray Henderson, Ted Koehler and Irving Caesar) for the kids at the orphanage, the trustees (led by mean Etienne Girardot) intruding, early in Curly Top, 1935.
Curly Top (1935) -- (Movie Clip) As If You Were A Princess Now at the Southampton cottage of Edward (John Boles) and his aunt (Esther Dale), orphan Elizabeth (Shirley Temple, who, along with sister Rochelle Hudson, thinks they’ve been adopted by an absent benefactor) enlists butler Arthur Treacher's help in society manners, in Curly Top, 1935.
Thousands Cheer (1944) -- (Movie Clip) All The Manly Virtues Teen soprano Kathryn (Grayson) has returned from a long-awaited date with her career-military father (John Boles), whom her mother (Mary Astor) somehow finds dull, but she has a plan to get them together, meantime cute-meeting soldier Eddy (Gene Kelly), early in MGM's Thousands Cheer, 1944.
Thousands Cheer (1944) -- (Movie Clip) Kathryn Jones, Soprano End of the credits proclaiming the first movie appearance of MGM stalwart to-be Jose Iturbi, conducting for singer Kathryn (Grayson) from Verdi's La Traviata, her divorced parents (Mary Astor, John Boles) in the concert hall, opening MGM's patriotic all-star musical Thousands Cheer, 1944.
Age Of Innocence, The (1934) -- (Movie Clip) Straight Up And Down-ness The Wellands (Laura Hope Crews, Herbert Yost, Julie Haydon as "May"), and fiance` Newland (John Boles) with Grandmother (Helen Westley), worry about cousin Countess Olenska (Irene Dunne), who arrives with Beaufort (Lionel Atwill), in RKO's 1934 version of Edith Wharton's The Age Of Innocence.