He took time out from his Hollywood career to teach as an Army Air Force Flight Instructor in World War Two. During his lifetime he served in two world wars then before his death in 1976, he experienced both the Korean and Vietnam Wars as an American citizen. Arlen is best known for his role as a pilot in the 1927 Academy Award-winning Wings with Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, and his future first-wife Jobyna Ralston.
For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Richard Arlen has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6753 Hollywood Blvd.
The first Oscar ceremony was held on May 16, 1929 at the banqueting suite of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The winner of the first Oscar films award was the movie Wings which was directed by William A. Wellman and starred Clara Bow, Richard Arlen, and Gary Cooper.
Feb 26, 2011; The first Oscar ceremony was held on May 16, 1929 at the banqueting suite of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The winner of the...