Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Beerys in:
 • Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
 • Los Angeles
 • Los Angeles County
 • California
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Noah L. Beery, Jr
Birth: Aug. 10, 1913
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 1994
Tehachapi
Kern County
California, USA

Actor. Earthy, likable character player. He appeared in nearly 100 films during his 65-year career, but is best remembered for his Emmy-nominated role as "Rocky" on TV's "The Rockford Files". Beery was born in New York City, the son of actor Noah Beery, Sr. and nephew of Wallace Beery. He made his screen debut at age seven in "The Mark of Zorro" (1920) and continued to perform throughout his youth between stints at military academies. Unlike his father, an ace movie villain, and his tough-guy star uncle, Beery found his niche in genial supporting parts. He typically played the hero's buddy, such as Montgomery Clift's pal Buster in "Red River" (1948), and in B westerns starring Tom Mix, Johnny Mack Brown, and Buck Jones. He married Jones' daughter in 1940. Beery's other films include "Penrod" (1922), "Father and Son" (1929), "The Call of the Savage" (1935), the serial "Ace Drummond" (1936), "Of Mice and Men" (1939), "Only Angels Have Wings" (1939), "Sergeant York" (1941), "The Cat Creeps" (1946), "The Fastest Gun Alive" (1956), "The Spirit of St. Louis" (1957), "Inherit the Wind" (1960), "The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao" (1964), "Walking Tall" (1973), "Walking Tall Part 2" (1975), and "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" (1982). His first foray into television was with his own show, "The Adventures of Noah Beery, Jr." (1954), and he had largely settled into TV guest spots when he was cast as Joseph "Rocky" Rockford, the father of James Garner's character Jim Rockford, in "The Rockford Files". He received two Emmy nominations for the series, which ran from 1974 to 1980. Deteriorating health forced him to retire in 1985, though he attended occasional movie conventions until shortly before his death. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Noah Nicholas Beery (1882 - 1946)
  Marguerite Lindsey (1882 - 1955)

Cause of death: Complications of brain surgery
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Sheltering Hills, Lot 487, Space 3
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Aug 30, 1998
Find A Grave Memorial# 3519
Noah L. Beery, Jr
Added by: katzizkidz
 
Noah L. Beery, Jr
Added by: A.J. Marik
 
Noah L. Beery, Jr
Added by: A.J. Marik
 
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

Never Forgotten
- Stasia K
 Added: Oct. 18, 2014

- BigLebo
 Added: Sep. 23, 2014
Glad to have found you. My 5th cousin 2x removed. RIP
- Diana Wiley Liuzzo
 Added: Sep. 2, 2014
There are 595 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.4 after 214 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service