George Jessel

  1.  Al Jolson, The Jazz Singer,  1927.
  2. Gregory Ratoff, All About Eve, 1950.

  3. Red Buttons, Harlow, 1964. .  Wow!  37 years between refusals….!  Buttons was the best thing in the film, which is not what you expect to say about a Jean Harlow biopic!  Peter Falk, George Jessel and Edmond O’Brien were up for her agent Arthur Landau.  He collaborated on the source novel becoming the  second  of New York producer Joseph E Levine’s three snitty/snotty movies about Hollywood –  The Carpetbaggers, 1963, and  The Oscar, 1965. Each one was worse than the precedent.


 Birth year: 1898Death year: 1981Other name: Casting Calls:  3