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James Dunn (actor)

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James Howard Dunn (November 2, 1901 – September 1, 1967) was an American actor and comedian. Dunn was born in Manhattan, New York. His movie role was in Bad Girl (1931). He appeared in three Shirley Temple movies. His best known role was as Johnny Nolan in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945). He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for this role.

Dunn died on September 1, 1967 in Santa Monica, California of problems caused by stomach surgery, aged 65.[1]


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  1. "James Dunn, Academy Award Recipient, Dies". The San Bernardino Sun. September 4, 1967. p. 17 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read