George Irving (American actor)

George Henry Irving (October 5, 1874 – September 11, 1961) was an American film actor and director.

George Irving
Irving in Craig's Wife (1928)
Born(1874-10-05)October 5, 1874
New York City, U.S.
DiedSeptember 11, 1961(1961-09-11) (aged 86)
Hollywood, U.S.
Years active1914–1954
Spouse(s)Katherine Gilman


Irving started his career as a theatre actor, notably as leading man to Maude Adams.[1] He came to Hollywood in 1914 and acted in over 250 films from 1914 until 1948. Irving was initially an actor-director and directed about 35 silent films, which are mostly forgotten today. He switched exclusively to acting in the mid-1920s and became a character actor until the later 1940s.

Irving usually played reputable and stern persons of authority in supporting roles. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Robert Wentworth in Coquette (1929), and as the lawyer Alexander Peabody in Bringing Up Baby (1938). He ended his prolific career with two television roles in the 1950s.

Personal life

George Irving and his wife, Katherine Gilman, had two daughters, Katharine and Dorothy. He died from a heart attack in Hollywood in 1961,[1] aged 86.





  1. "George Irving, 87, Dies; Movie Actor, Director". The Journal Times. Wisconsin, Racine. Associated Press. September 12, 1961. p. 20. Retrieved October 22, 2019 via

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