1904 – Born on the 17th of June in Chicago, Illinois.
1927 – He began his acting career on stage and owned a theatre company.
1936 – He received the lead role in the film Straight from the Shoulder.
1937 – Received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Awful Truth.
1940 – Starred in His Girl Friday portrayed detective Ellery Queen.
– He was a regular panelist on the television game show To Tell the Truth.
– Appeared as Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Sunrise at Campobello.
1960 – He starred in the film version.
1968 – Starred in Rosemary’s Baby as a sweet talking but devilish physician.
1983 – Emmy Award nomination for the mini-series The Winds of War.
1984 – Life Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild.
1987 – Received an Honorary Academy Award.
1990 – His last movie appearance is in Pretty Woman.
1991 – He died on 29th of November because of a lung ailment in Santa Monica, California.