Tough-guy actor who earned an Oscar for his function as George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy. He obtained additional popularity for his assignments in Angeles With Dirty Encounters and Like Me or Keep Me. He proved helpful being a bell hop, door guy, and reserve custodian in NEW YORK. It is stated his tough man persona on display screen from films just like the Public Foe rubbed off on him. He wedded dancer Frances Willard Vernon in Sept 1922. His 1931 film, The Public Foe, starred Jean Harlow.