Beery left an impression of being misanthropic and difficult to work with on many of his colleagues. Jackie Cooper, who made several films as a child with Beery, called Beery 'a big disappointment,' and accused him of upstaging and other attempts to undermine the boy's performances out of what Cooper presumed was jealousy. Child actress Margaret O'Brien also worked with Beery, and she ultimately had to be protected by crew members from Beery's insistence on constantly pinching her.
What a creep!
Here's the official tally:
- Wallace Beery - 38.5% (5 responses)
- Joan Crawford - 30.8% (4 responses)
- Other - 23% (3 write-ins: Kay Francis, Bette Davis, and Norma Shearer)
- Claudette Colbert - 7.8% (1 response and OK, it was me)
Tomorrow's Quiz: Best Classic Fallen Woman