John Beal

  1. Charles “Buddy” Rogers, Old Man Rhythm, 1934.    Rogers battled Beal, Gene Raymond and Randolph Scott for the RKO froth – remembered only for Buddy becomng America’s Boyfriend on marrying America’s Sweetheart, Mary Pickford in 1937 (until her 1979 death). Beal’s 100th and final screen role was opposite Tom Cruise in The Firm, 1992. .
  2. Louis Hayward, Condemned Women, 1937.        The Broadway turned RKO star lost the prison shrink in love with a woman jailbird to Hayward, loaned fromUniversal. Beal won 99 screen rôles (from the days of Katharine Hepburn to Tom Cruise) but his above-the-title status never recovered after his WW11 service.

 Birth year: 1909Death year: 1907Other name: Casting Calls:  2