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Cast (feature film)

The Stars Are Singing (1953) as Himself
Fifteen-year-old Katri Walenska (Amma Maria Alberghetti) jumps a Polish ship, swims ashore and enters New York illegally. The United States Immigration officials are alerted---the USA still had a functioning immigration policy and department when this was filmed---and the search is on. Katri's only possessions are a ten-dollar bill and a letter to her parents' old friend, Jan Poldi (Lauritz Melchior), a former Metropolitan Opera star. She finds him in a shabby Greenwich Village apartment. His neighbors in the apartment house are three Broadway hopefuls; pop singer Terry Brennan (Rosemary Clooney), hoofer Buddy Fraser (Tom Morton) and Homer Tirdell (Bob Williams) and his talented dog Red Dust. (Pardon me, make that four Broadway hopefuls counting the dog.) When Terry hears Katri's magnificent singing voice, she scurries around New York to get her an audition and succeeds in getting her a spot on Don Wilson's televised amatuer hour. She wins the contest but unwittingly reveals her true identity as an illegal alien, which causes the arrest of Poldi, Wilson and Dave (John Archer), Terry's lawyer boyfriend. Katri faces deportation.
Niagara (1953) as Jess Kettering
Honeymooners get mixed up with an obsessive husband and his cheating wife.
Sailor Beware (1952) as Mr. Chubby
Two sailors wreak havoc on the Navy.
Larceny (1948) as Master of ceremonies
The Senator Was Indiscreet (1948) as Commentator
Dim-witted blowhard, Melvin G. Ashton, is a US Senator who wants to be President. He hires Lew Gibson, a talented PR man who gets Ashton in newsreels and on the front page, never thinking he'll win. But Ashton has a secret weapon: a diary documenting every shady deal his party's made for 35 years. With the diary, he blackmails the party leaders to support his candidacy, and he's on his way to the nomination. An unseen political enemy is after the diary, using the young and lovely Valerie Shepherd to get into the Senator's room, and Lew's fiancée, reporter Poppy McNaughton thinks she can get her hands on it, too, and stop Ashton. Will the otherwise unemployable dope become President?
Cinderella Jones (1946) as Announcer
A woman can claim inheritance only if she marries a genius.
The Kid from Brooklyn (1946) as Radio announcer
A shy milkman gets into boxing when he turns out to have a killer punch.
The Chase (1946) as Fats
Returning a lost wallet gains unemployed veteran Chuck Scott a job as chauffeur to Eddie Roman, a seeming gangster whose enemies have a way of meeting violent ends. The job proves nerve-wracking, and soon Chuck finds himself pledged to help Eddie's lovely, fearful, prisoner-wife Lorna to escape. The result leaves Chuck caught like a rat in a trap, vainly seeking a way out through dark streets. But the real chase begins when the strange plot virtually starts all over again...
Dirty Gertie from Harlem, U.S.A. (1946) as Diamond Joe
A lady band leader leaves a string of jilted men in her wake.
Out of This World (1945) as Radio announcer and Master of Ceremonies
After struggling to become a success, Betty Miller and her all-girl orchestra finally hit pay dirt when crooner Herbie Fenton comes on board. Problems arise when Betty and her girls try to find backers to invest in Herbie and they sell 125 percent of him.
Radio Stars on Parade (1945) as Himself
A pair of wacky agents take their clients to audition for the top radio shows.
The Thin Man Goes Home (1945) as Masseur
On a trip to visit his parents, detective Nick Charles gets mixed up in a murder investigation.
Jamboree (1944) as Don Wilson
Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943) as Announcer
An Eddie Cantor look-alike organizes an all-star show to help the war effort.
Dangerous Blondes (1943) as Houston
A mystery writer and his wife investigate the murder of a couturier''''s wife.
Du Barry Was a Lady (1943) as Announcer's voice
A night club employee dreams he's Louis XV, and the star he idolizes is his lady love.
Hi, Neighbor (1942) as Don Wilson
Footlight Serenade (1942) as Announcer
Conceited World Champion boxer Tommy Lundy decides to test his popularity in a Broadway show. Tommy always has an eye for the ladies and he starts paying attention to beautiful chorus girl Pat Lambert. Pat's boyfriend Bill Smith isn't impressed with Tommy even though Tommy gets him a boxing part in the show. When Tommy finds out that Pat and Bill were secretly together the night before the show opens, he angrily plans to turn the boxing scene with Bill into a real bout.
Swing It Soldier (1941) as Brad [Saunders] "<I>Hello, Again</I>!"
The Round Up (1941) as Slim Hoover
Comin' Round the Mountain (1940) as Mr. Wilson
Love Thy Neighbor (1940) as Radio announcer
Jack Benny (Himself) is preparing his New Year's Eve radio broadcast but takes time out to take his valet Rochester (Eddie Anderson) to meet his girlfriend Josephine (Theresa) arriving on a steamer. Fred Allen (Himself) and his sister Barbara (Verree Teasdale) are also enroute to the dock to meet Barbara's daughter Mary (Mary Martin), returning from a personal appearance tour in South America. Josephine is her maid. Their cars get involved in an accident and, in a bumping contest, Fred reduces Jack's old Maxwell to junk, and is taken to jail. Mary loses her dress in an accident and Jack offers to get her another one, but winds up being arrested for stealing. Barbara tells Mary that Fred is a nervous wreck because of Jack's continual slander of him on Jack's radio program. Jack hires the Merry Macs (Joe McMichael, Judd McMichael, Ted McMichael, Helen Carroll) away from Fred and Fred decides to go to Miami for a rest. Jack decides to open his radio program from Miami. They meet, have another brawl, and end up in jail again. The two are in a motorboat accident where both are knocked unconscious and Mary, in an effort to end the feud, tells Fred that Jack saved his life. They have dinner together at Fred's apartment and Rochester, whom Fred has hired away from Jack, appears and the feud is on again.
Two Girls on Broadway (1940) as Announcer
A sister act splits up over love.
Buck Benny Rides Again (1940) as Announcer
Radio star Jack Benny, intending to stay in New York for the summer, is forced by the needling of rival Fred Allen to prove his boasts about roughing it on his (fictitious) Nevada ranch. Meanwhile, singer Joan Cameron, whom Jack's fallen for and offended, is maneuvered by her sisters to the same Nevada town. Jack's losing battle to prove his manhood to Joan means broad slapstick burlesque of Western cliches.
$1,000 a Touchdown (1939) as Announcer
Meet the Missus (1937) as Himself
A woman''''s mania for entering contests leads her family on a madcap trip to Atlantic City.
Behind the Mike (1937) as Tiny Martin
In this The "NEW" Universal presentation, high-tempered New York radio producer George Hayes (William Gargan) quarrels with Cyrus Wittles (William B. Davidson), sponsor of the Crunchie Munchie Hour, and loses his job. He hears that station WBAM in Valley Falls needs a new manager and heads there. Stumbling into the wrong station, WVOX, he meets Jane Arledge (Judith Barrett), program manager for local town-magnate, Harry Fox (Charles Brokaw.) She directs him to WBAM and he finds it is a collection of junk in an abandoned stable. Humiliated, he boasts to Jane that he will put the old station on its feet again. He sends for his announcer friend, Tiny Martin (Don Wilson), after convincing station-owner Pete Jones (Spencer Charters) that Martin can give valuable aid in reviving the station. Merchants fear to use WBAM, although they despise Fox and his crony, Mayor Applegate (Ferris Taylor), who is up for re-election. Learning that the merchants are holding a secret meeting, George uses a ruse to broadcast their suspicions about Fox and Applegate. They repudiate the statements, but George prepares another strong blast against them for a later broadcast. This angers Janes, who believes the attacks on her boss are unjustified and she tells George he should return to New York. While George waits for his train, Jane learns that Fox and Applegate have connived to loot the town treasury and, with Martin, she rushes to WBAM and adds her own evidence to the charges prepared previously by George and reads them over the air.
Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935) as Announcer
A Broadway columnist tries to use an innocent dancer to frame a producer.
Wharf Angel (1934) as Slim
So This Is Arizona (1931) as Wobbly
Flying Lariats (1931) as Mr. Appleby
There is trouble between the Dunbar brothers when Wally proposes to Bonnie on his brother's behalf only to have her accept him. Their feud is interupted when they have to go after a con man who has cheated the bank out of $5000 by using a gold brick. With the outlaw captured, Wally now tries to get his brother and Bonnie together.
Riders of the Cactus (1931) as Peon

Music (feature film)

Lookout Sister (1949) as Composer

Cast (special)

Last Sentinel, The (2007)
Tallis, an electronically enhanced soldier, rescues a rebel beauty from a failed resistance mission. A force to be reckoned with, she will learn to fight and think like a machine for the final battle to save the human race.

Producer (special)

Last Sentinel, The (2007)
Tallis, an electronically enhanced soldier, rescues a rebel beauty from a failed resistance mission. A force to be reckoned with, she will learn to fight and think like a machine for the final battle to save the human race.

Misc. Crew (special)

Opening Night (1962) as Announcer
A series of blackouts and sketches featuring stars from various CBS programs.

Cast (short)

Hollywood Goes to Town (1938)
Thousands of stars and fans gather in Hollywood for the world premiere of "Marie Antoinette" (1938) in this promotional short film.

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