1892 – Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on the 12th of August.
1919 – He became a star as the buffooonish lead in Booth Tarkington’s Clarence, but soon distinguished himself in a variety of roles.
1922 – His wife Lynn Fontanne, whom he married on the 26th of May, in New York City.
1931 – He received two Tony Awards, an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. The Guardsman and an Emmy Award for the Hallmark Hall of Fame’s production of The Magnificent Yankee.
1977 – Died on the 3rd of August.