Collect 'Em All #22


John Boles
No. 7 in a series of 50 from Players Navy Cut Tobacco
John Boles was born in Greenville, Texas on October 28th, 1900. His father was a wealthy cotton broker who wished his son to become a doctor. John went to the University of Texas, where he became a B.A., but his ideas about a career differed from those of his parents. While singing on the Broadway stage Gloria Swanson saw him and decided that he was to be her leading man for her next film. His popularity increased with the advent of talkies. The Desert Song was his first talkie, later pictures include Only Yesterday, Bottoms Up, Beloved, Stand Up and Cheer, Wild Gold, The Life of Vergie Winters and Music in the Air.

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