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Also Known As: Died: December 23, 1970
Born: February 8, 1886 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Follow Me, Boys! (1966) as John Everett Hughes
A small-town man dedicates his life to leading a Boy Scout troop.
The Ugly Dachshund (1966) as Dr. Pruitt
A couple adopt a tiny puppy and are surprised when he grows into a full sized Great Dane.
I'd Rather Be Rich (1964) as Dr. Charles Crandall
An updated remake of It Started With Eve (1941). A young heiress is summoned to the bedside of her dying grandfather. The man's last wish is to meet her fiance, but problems arise when the fiance is delayed and a young chemical engineer is persuaded to take his place. When the grandfather suddenly (and secretly) recovers, he uses the situation to his advantage - playing matchmaker in an attempt to ensure his granddaughter's happiness.
Son of Flubber (1963) as Judge Murdock
An absent-minded professor gets into legal trouble because of his experiments with a gravity defying substance.
Papa's Delicate Condition (1963) as Grandpa Anthony Ghio
A small-town family man gets into trouble whenever he drinks too much.
The Parent Trap (1961) as Charles McKendrick
Twins separated by divorce plot to bring their parents back together.
The Pleasure of His Company (1961) as Mackenzie Savage
Playboy Fred Astaire returns home to attend his daughter's wedding and falls in love all over again with his ex-wife, Lilli Palmer, in this chic romantic comedy directed by George Seaton.
All in a Night's Work (1961) as Dr. Warren Kingsley, Sr.
Colonel Ryder, the publisher of a magazine, dies while on vacation. Tony, his swinging nephew, inherits the magazine and takes over. Presently, the magazine is planning to expand and to do so they need some capital. Tony's trying to arrange a loan through his friend. He is then informed by the hotel detective of the hotel that his uncle died in, that on the night of his death, a woman, wearing only a towel, came out of his room, and ran away before the detective could catch up with her. They suspect that the Colonel was "with" her on the night he died, cause he was smiling when he died. Tony and two of his uncle's confidants are worried that not only if the bank hears of this they will not get the loan but the magazine wholesome image could be tarnished. So they ask the detective to stay around so he could identify her. What they don't know is that the woman is Katie Robbins, one of the magazine's researchers and that she entered the room by "accident". When the detective identifies her and after having a few misconceived conversations with her, they suspect that she is trying to extort them, and she thinks that Tony's a nut.
The Lovable Cheat (1949) as Claude Mercadet
Look for the Silver Lining (1949) as Caro "Pop" Miller
Musical biography of Marilyn Miller, who overcame heartache to become a Broadway star.
Give My Regards to Broadway (1948) as Toby Helper
The Norwick family has had a successful run on the vaudeville circuit, but now some of the family wants out. Mom is ready to retire on the family's farm, and daughter June wants to quit now that she's engaged. That only leaves Dad and his son Bert, who are happy to work as a twosome. Soon Bert's love of baseball overtakes his show biz ambitions, especially after he's offered a major league contract to play. Now he has to figure out how to break the news to his dad.
Ramrod (1947) as Ben Dickason
A cattle-vs.-sheepman feud loses Connie Dickason her fiance, but gains her his ranch, which she determines to run alone in opposition to Frank Ivey, "boss" of the valley, whom her father Ben wanted her to marry. She hires recovering alcoholic Dave Nash as foreman and a crew of Ivey's enemies. Ivey fights back with violence and destruction, but Dave is determined to counter him legally... a feeling not shared by his associates. Connie's boast that, as a woman, she doesn't need guns proves justified, but plenty of gunplay results.
It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947) as Michael J. O'Connor
Two homeless men move into a mansion while its owners are wintering in the South.
My Brother Talks to Horses (1947) as Richard Pennington Roeder
A small boy's secret gifts help him pick racetrack winners.
The Perfect Marriage (1947) as Dale Williams, Sr.
Jenny (Loretta Young) and Dale Williams (David Niven) have been married ten years and parents of a nine-year-old daughter, "Cookie" Williams (Nona Griffith.) They live well, have separate careers, are surrounded by sophisticated friends, and are afflicted with overattentive in-laws on each side. Celebrating their tenth anniversary,this, of course, means it is time to tell each other they want a divorce from each other. They talk about it. They talk to their friends about it. The friends and in-laws talk to them and to each other and to anyone who will listen about it.
Gallant Journey (1946) as Jim Montgomery
An aviation pioneer fights his family's objections to invent a flying machine.
A Stolen Life (1946) as Freddie
A twin takes her deceased sister''s place as wife of the man they both love.
Bedside Manner (1945) as Dr. J. H. "Doc" Fredericks
Incendiary Blonde (1945) as Cherokee Jim
In this true story, Texas Guinan rises from Wild West shows to become New York's "Queen of the Nightclubs" during Prohibition.
Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1944) as Mr. Otis Skinner
In 1923, two young ladies depart unescorted for a tour of Europe, meeting two eligible men aboard ship. Their great naivity and efforts to seem grown-up lead them into many comic misadventures.
3 Is a Family (1944) as Sam Whitaker
The Doughgirls (1944) as Stanley Slade
Honeymooners in Washington get caught up in wartime crowding, with disastrous results.
Dixie Dugan (1943) as Timothy Dugan
Friendly Enemies (1942) as Henry Block
Honeymoon for Three (1941) as Harvey Wilson
A novelist pretends to be married to hold his fans at bay.
Go West, Young Lady (1941) as Jim Pendergast
A sheriff''''s girlfriend tries to unearth the identity of a masked bandit chief.
The Perfect Snob (1941) as Dr. [Edgar] Mason
The Parson of Panamint (1941) as Chuckawalla Bill Redfield
Model Wife (1941) as Mr. Milo Everett
The Farmer's Daughter (1940) as Nickie North
Maryland (1940) as Dick Piper
Woman (Bainter) tormented by the hunting death of her husband forbids her son (Payne) to have anything to do with horses. But when he falls for the daughter (Joyce) of his father's trainer (Brennan), he defies his mother by entering the Maryland Hunt.
Elsa Maxwell's Public Deb No. 1 (1940) as Milburn [Cooper]
When a waiter (Murphy) gives a society girl (Joyce) a public spanking for attending a Communist rally, her soup-tycoon uncle (Ruggles) makes the waiter a vice-president of his company.
No Time for Comedy (1940) as Philo Swift
A wealthy culture vulture tries to steal a playwright from his actress wife.
Opened by Mistake (1940) as Buzz Nelson
The Invisible Woman (1940) as George
A mad scientist makes a beautiful model invisible so she can get back at the man who fired her.
Balalaika (1939) as Nicki
Refugees from the Russian Revolution build a new life in Paris.
Night Work (1939) as Homer C. Fitch, the father
Invitation to Happiness (1939) as Pop Hardy
Trainer Pop Hardy thinks his heavyweight boxer 'King' Cole could be champ...some day; he wants to sell a half interest in Cole to his rich friend Wayne. Wayne's daughter Eleanor is disdainful, but brash Cole manages to get under her skin. Can a society dame and a mug find happiness together? And can she wait for his slow rise to fame?
Sudden Money (1939) as Sweeney [J.] Patterson
Boy Trouble (1939) as Homer C. Fitch
Bringing Up Baby (1938) as Major [Horace] Applegate
A madcap heiress upsets the staid existence of a straitlaced scientist.
His Exciting Night (1938) as Adam Tripp
Breaking the Ice (1938) as Samuel ["Swapping Sam"] Terwilliger
Service De Luxe (1938) as Scott Robinson
Glamorous and efficient Helen Murphy runs a service that will provide any type of assistance to wealthy customers, but what she's really looking for is a man who can take care of himself. Rugged Robert Wade, an inventor in town to secure funding for his new model tractor, wants to meet a woman who won't try to run his life. Despite being made for each other, Helen and Bob go through the usual complications of a film like this before ending up together in the final reel.
Exclusive (1937) as Tod Swain
Turn Off the Moon (1937) as [J.] Elliott Dinwiddy
Early to Bed (1936) as Chester Beatty
Hearts Divided (1936) as Henry
Napoleon's younger brother falls for a girl from Baltimore.
Mind Your Own Business (1936) as Orville Shanks
Anything Goes (1936) as Rev. Dr. Moon [also known as "Moonface Martin"]
A young man falls in love with a beautiful blonde. When he sees her being forced onto a luxury liner, he decides to follow and rescue her. However, he discovers that she is an English heiress who ran away from home and is now being returned to England. He also discovers that his boss is on the ship. To avoid discovery, he disguises himself as the gangster accomplice of a minister, who is actually a gangster on the run from the law.
Wives Never Know (1936) as Homer Bigelow
People Will Talk (1935) as Henry Wilton
No More Ladies (1935) as Edgar [Holden]
A society girl tries to reform her playboy husband by making him jealous.
Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) as Egbert ["Sourdough"] Floud
A Western rancher wins a British valet in a poker game.
The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935) as
A radio star''s efforts to save his station get him mixed up with con men, enemy agents and a beautiful countess.
Murder in the Private Car (1934) as [Godfrey D.] Scott
A speeding train becomes the setting for murder.
Six of a Kind (1934) as J. Pinkham Whinney
The Whinneys share expenses for their trip to Hollywood with George and Gracie and thier great Dane. A clerk in Whinney's bank has put fifty thousand dollars in a suitcase, hoping to rob Whinney on the road, but instead Whinney takes another road and is himself arrested in Nevada.
The Pursuit of Happiness (1934) as Aaron Kirkland
An innkeeper''''s daughter falls for a British deserter during the American revolution.
Friends of Mr. Sweeney (1934) as Asaph [Holiday]
A mild-mannered reporter learns to stand up for himself.
Melody in Spring (1934) as Warren Blodgett
Terror Aboard (1933) as Blackie [Witherspoon]
Girl Without a Room (1933) as [Vergil] Crock
Murders in the Zoo (1933) as Peter Yates
A crazed zoologist uses zoo animals to dispose of his wife''''s suitors.
Melody Cruise (1933) as Pete Wells
A playboy finds true love during an ocean cruise.
Mama Loves Papa (1933) as Wilbur Todd
Goodbye Love (1933) as Groggs
Alice in Wonderland (1933) as March Hare
A trip through the looking glass and down a rabbit hole sends an English girl into a world of fantastic characters and strange potions.
The Night of June 13 (1932) as Philo Strawn
Elna Curry, once a concert pianist, develops an unfounded jealousy of neighbor, Trudie Morrow. Elna who suffers from neurasthenia, believes that Trudie is having an affair with her husband, John, and vows revenge on Trudie. John explains to Trudie Elna's condition and plan. Trudie, being good-hearted tells John that she'll move. One evening, John returns late from work to discover Elna dead. John burns Elna's suicide note to protect Trudie. This results in John being charged for murder and put on trial.
Love Me Tonight (1932) as Vicomte Gilbert de Vareze
A Parisian tailor falls in love with a princess.
Evenings for Sale (1932) as Bimpfl
This Is the Night (1932) as Bunny West
An affair is threatened to be exposed when a wife's husband returns from the Olympics.
If I Had a Million (1932) as Henry Peabody
A dying tycoon selects his heirs at random, and each reacts differently to the good fortune.
Madame Butterfly (1932) as Lieutenant Barton
Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton is on shore-leave in Japan. He and his buddy Lieutenant Barton, out for a night on the town, stop in at a local establishment to check out the food, drink and girls, 'uh, and girls' to quote Lt. Barton. Pinkerton spies Cho-Cho San and immediately falls in lust. Barton counsels Pinkerton that he can 'marry' this beautiful Japanese girl, enjoy himself with cultural approval, then sail happily on back to America unshackled, since abandonment equates divorce in Japan. Barton assures Pinkerton that once abandoned, Cho-Cho will be free to marry whomever she chooses from amongst the Japanese people. When Pinkerton's ship sails out of port, Butterfly waits patiently for her husband to come home. Three years pass. Ever with her eye toward the harbor, Butterfly holds a secret delight that she eagerly wishes to surprise her husband with: their son. Pinkerton arrives in Japan with his American bride by his side. He goes to Butterfly to make his apologies and to finally end what Butterfly for three years has cherished in her heart.
70,000 Witnesses (1932) as Johnny Moran
Trouble in Paradise (1932) as The Major
A love triangle ignites trouble between two jewel thieves and their intended victim.
This Reckless Age (1932) as Goliath Whitney
One Hour with You (1932) as Adolph
Both members of a married couple fight the temptation to stray.
Make Me a Star (1932) as
A grocery clerk goes to Hollywood in search of fame and fortune.
The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) as Max
A misfired flirtation lands a young lieutenant married to a princess instead of the one he loves.
The Beloved Bachelor (1931) as Jerry Wells
The Girl Habit (1931) as Charlie Floyd
Husband's Holiday (1931) as Clyde Saunders
Honor Among Lovers (1931) as Monty Dunn
Fredric March, a businessman, is in love with his secretary (Claudette Colbert) but she deserts him for another man; when she realizes her mistake, she goes back to March. Ginger Rogers is Colbert's girlfriend who is love with Charles Ruggles.
Her Wedding Night (1930) as Bertie Bird
Charley's Aunt (1930) as Lord Fancourt Babberly
A young man convinces a fellow student to pose as his aunt in order to visit their crushes.
Queen High (1930) as T. Boggs Johns
The two partners of a ladies' garter business are constantly feuding with each other. When they ask their lawyer to dissolve their partnership, he proposes that instead the two of them play a single poker hand: the loser to become the winner's personal manservant for a year.
Young Man of Manhattan (1930) as Shorty Ross
Roadhouse Nights (1930) as Willie Bindbugel
The Battle of Paris (1929) as Zizi
Gentlemen of the Press (1929) as Charlie Haven
The Lady Lies (1929) as Charlie Tyler
The Heart Raider (1923) as Gaspard McMahon, an insurance clerk
The Majesty of the Law (1915) as Lawrence Evans
Peer Gynt (1915) as The Button Moulder
A fantasy from Ibsen's verse drama. Ne'er-do-well and braggart Peer Gynt has many adventures in varied countries, making and losing money, gaining fortune at others' expense, until he finds salvation in the love of Solveig.
The Reform Candidate (1915) as "Loony Jim"

Cast (special)

Old Man and the City, The (1963) as Judge Fairbrother
Incidents in the lives of the people of Adamsburg, a small American town, as seen through the eyes of a kindly judge (Fairbrother), who attempts to prevent Big Jake Hollander from purchasing and closing down the factory that supports the town.
Date with Debbie, A (1960) as Guest
A delightful hour of music, comedy, and song with actress-singer Debbie Reynolds in her first television special.
Once Upon a Christmas Time (1959) as Mayor
When a group of Vermont villagers want to welcome the town's orphan children to their homes for Christmas, the stern Miss Scugg refuses to let them leave her orphanage. The story relates the efforts of the townspeople to change Miss Scugg's mind and provide a merry Christmas for the children. Based
Bells of St. Mary's, The (1959) as Horace Bogardus
The story of a group of nuns at the convent of St. Mary's and their efforts to convince a millionaire to help pay for the repairs to their poorly capitalized and decaying parochial school.

Cast (short)

Hollywood Handicap (1938)
In this short film, a group of musician stable hands race a horse in the Hollywood Derby at Santa Anita race track.

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