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Also Known As: Died: July 3, 1986
Born: July 28, 1901 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Island Point, Vermont, USA Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Sunburst (1975)
2.
The Phynx (1970) as
3.
The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968) as Narrator
An Amish girl in turn-of-the-century New York gets mixed up in burlesque and accidentally invents the strip tease.
4.
Live a Little, Love a Little (1968) as Penlow
A photographer tries to keep his conservative boss from learning that he's moonlighting for a girlie magazine.
5.
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967) as J. B. Biggley
With the help of his handy guidebook, a window washer talks his way into the executive suite.
6.
Jazz Ball (1958) as
7.
The Helen Morgan Story (1957) as Himself
A singer rises from sordid beginnings to fame and fortune... only to lose it all.
8.
Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1955) as Rudy Vallee
A sister act in Paris tries to top their aunts' escapades there during the roaring twenties.
9.
Ricochet Romance (1954) as Mr. Worthington Higgenmacher
10.
The Admiral Was a Lady (1950) as Peter Pedigrew
11.
The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949) as Charles Hingleman
Saloon-bar singer Freddie gets very angry whenever boyfriend Blackie seems to be playing around. She always packs a six-shooter, so this is bad news for anything that happens to be in the way. As this is usually the local judge's rear-end, Freddie and friend Conchita are soon hiding out teaching school in the middle of nowhere.
12.
Mother Is a Freshman (1949) as John Heaslip
Widow Abby Abbott is having serious money problems and has to dip into the family trust in order to pay for her daughter Susan's college tuition. The catch: Abby must also become a co-ed or she can't touch the money. After passing her entrance exams, Abby goes to college and becomes very popular, especially with a handsome English professor whom Susan has a crush on.
13.
Father Was a Fullback (1949) as Roger Jessop
14.
I Remember Mama (1948) as Dr. Johnson
Norwegian immigrants face the trials of family life in turn-of-the-century San Francisco.
15.
My Dear Secretary (1948) as Charles Harris
Owen Waterbury, bestselling novelist, recruits aspiring writer Stephanie 'Steve' Gaylord as his latest of many secretaries. The stars in her eyes fade when she finds she is to work in his apartment, with a constant parade of eccentric visitors and slapstick provided by klutzy roommate Ronnie. Moreover, Waterbury's idea of work looks a lot like play, his interest less in books than in blondes. She leaves; to get her back, he swallows his playboy principles and marries her. Can the leopard change his spots? Can Stephanie turn the tables?
16.
Unfaithfully Yours (1948) as August Henschler
Set to music, a symphony conductor envisions multiple possible scenarios for dealing with his wife's infidelity.
17.
So This Is New York (1948) as Herbert Daley
18.
The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (1947) as Tommy [Chamberlain]
A teenage girl's crush on a playboy spells trouble, particularly when he falls for her older sister.
19.
The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947) as Lynn Sargent
When he loses his job, a middle-aged bookkeeper goes out on the town.
20.
The Fabulous Suzanne (1946) as Hendrick "Hank" Courtney, Jr.
21.
People Are Funny (1946) as Ormsby Jamison
A comedy based on NBC's "People Are Funny" radio (and later television) program with Art Linkletter with a fictional story of how the program came to be on a national network from its humble beginning at a Nevada radio station. Jack Haley is a producer with only half-rights to the program while Ozzie Nelson and Helen Walker are the radio writers and supply the romance. Rudy Vallee, always able to burlesque himself intentional and, quite often, unintentional, is the owner of the sought-after sponsoring company. Frances Langford, as herself, sings "I'm in the Mood for Love" while the Vagabonds quartet (billed 12th and last) chimes in on "Angeline" and "The Old Square Dance is Back Again."
22.
Man Alive (1945) as Gordon Tolliver
A man thought dead returns as a ghost to scare off his wife''''s suitors.
23.
It's in the Bag! (1945) as
Wealthy Frederick Trumble makes an eccentric new will, secretes much of his wealth in a chair, then, within seconds, is murdered. The new heir, Fred Floogle, runs a flea circus. Of course, the reputed $12 million inheritance goes to his family's heads...then proves to consist of five chairs, which the disgusted Floogle sells just before discovering their secret. Packed with wisecracks, strange cameos, and nothing-sacred, anything-goes digressions.
24.
Happy Go Lucky (1943) as Alfred Monroe
To land a rich husband, golddigger Marjory Stuart goes to Trinidad posing as a debutante. Beach boy Pete promptly unmasks her, but offers to help her catch his enemy, yachtsman Alfred Monroe. Marjory's pal Bubbles turns out to be the old flame of Pete's pal Wally. All the well-planned efforts to land Monroe end in slapstick; then Wally's voodoo priestess landlady gives him a love potion that works...
25.
The Palm Beach Story (1942) as J. [John] D. Hackensacker, III
To finance her husband's career, a married woman courts an eccentric millionaire.
26.
Time Out for Rhythm (1941) as Daniel Collins
The producers of a musical each hire different women to star.
27.
Too Many Blondes (1941) as Dick [Carrigan]
28.
Second Fiddle (1939) as Roger Maxwell
A Hollywood PR man tries to turn a Minnesota teacher into a star.
29.
Gold Diggers in Paris (1938) as Terry Moore
Three showgirls travel to Paris in search of rich husbands.
30.
Sweet Music (1935) as Skip Houston
A band leader shares a tempestuous romance with his lead singer.
31.
George White's Scandals (1934) as Jimmy Martin
Opening with a credit line that reads "Entire production conceived, created and directed by George White," a film evolves where the only plot line is a thin backstage romance between Jimmy Martin (Rudy Vallee) and Kitty Donnelly (Alice Faye)in and around a dozen or more sketches, revues, black-outs and singing and dancing turns. Made before the birth of the production code, reviewers of the day found much to object about in the implications of Alice Faye's "Nasty Man" song with the Meglin Kiddies, and the dog action in the "Your Dog Loves My Dog" number by Vallee, Faye, Jimmy Durante and Dixie Dunbar. The geometric dance arrangements used in the Vallee, Durante and Cliff Edwards "Every Day Is Father's Day" was not cause for Busby Berkeley to lose any sleep.
32.
International House (1933) as Himself
Madcap investors converge on a Chinese hotel to buy rights to a new invention-television.
33.
The Vagabond Lover (1929) as Rudy Bronson
A small-town boy finds fame and romance when he joins a dance band.
34.
Glorifying the American Girl (1929) as
A chorus girl must choose between stardom or ner boyfriend.

Music (feature film)

35.
Finding Forrester (2000) as Song ("Deep Night")
William Forrester, once a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, now spends his days as a unkempt recluse who sits in his window spying on boys playing basketball in the schoolyard below. One of those boys, Jamal Wallace, is an exceptional athlete whose ticket out of the projects is only partially due to
36.
Shining Through (1992) as Song ("Goodnight Sweetheart")
A legal secretary in the OSS offices becomes a spy in this World War II romance.
37.
Miller's Crossing (1990) as Song ("Goodnight, Sweetheart")
Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman, which eventually leads to citywide gang war.
38.
Seeing Red (1984) as Song Performer ("Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries")
A documentary about the American Communist Party movement in the 1930s.
39.
City Heat (1984) as Song Performer ("Let'S Do It")
A Kansas City police lieutenant who is on the trail of a horde of underworld scumbags with a private detective that keeps getting in his way.
40.
Love Streams (1984) as Song ("Deep Night")
While a successful writer researches an upcoming book on love for sale, a onetime girlfriend struggles through a divorce and custody case.
41.
Brother Can You Spare a Dime (1975) as Song Performer ("Brother Can You Spare A Dime?")
Newsclips from the 1930s document the decade of The Great Depression. Relevant films and music from the period are also included, and the desperate times are eventually contrasted with the mid-1970s when the film was made.
42.
The Helen Morgan Story (1957) as Composer
A singer rises from sordid beginnings to fame and fortune... only to lose it all.
43.
People Are Funny (1946) as Composer
A comedy based on NBC's "People Are Funny" radio (and later television) program with Art Linkletter with a fictional story of how the program came to be on a national network from its humble beginning at a Nevada radio station. Jack Haley is a producer with only half-rights to the program while Ozzie Nelson and Helen Walker are the radio writers and supply the romance. Rudy Vallee, always able to burlesque himself intentional and, quite often, unintentional, is the owner of the sought-after sponsoring company. Frances Langford, as herself, sings "I'm in the Mood for Love" while the Vagabonds quartet (billed 12th and last) chimes in on "Angeline" and "The Old Square Dance is Back Again."
44.
Betty Co-ed (1946) as Composer
A fore-runner and a semi- slight version of "Take Care of My Little Girl" from Sam Katzman, but pert-and-pretty Jean Porter had a knack for making Katzman's pictures look better than they were. Here, she (as Joanne Leeds), interrupts her carnival singing career to enroll as a freshman at Upton College. She quickly encounters the snobbery of the sorority girls because of her background. But the sorority is reorganized on democratic principles and she is invited to join, although it is never made too clear why she would want to join this group of airheads anyway.
45.
The Vagabond Lover (1929) as Composer
A small-town boy finds fame and romance when he joins a dance band.
46.
Glorifying the American Girl (1929) as Composer
A chorus girl must choose between stardom or ner boyfriend.

Cast (special)

47.
Preston Sturges: The Rise and Fall of an American Dreamer (1990)
A documentary about director, screenwriter and playwright Preston Sturges. The program includes extensive clips from Sturges's feature films as well as interviews with friends and associates.
48.
Men Who Rate a "10" (1980)
The program presents the men whom women find attractive. A sequel to "Women Who Rate a 10."
49.
Hansel and Gretel (1958) as Father
A musical version of the German fairy tale about a brother and sister who encounter unknown danger from a witch when they become lost in the woods.

Cast (short)

50.
United States Coast Guard Band (1944)
A patriotic wartime short showcasing the U.S. Coast Guard Band and saluting the Naval branches of the military. Vitaphone Release 1216A.
51.
Rodeo Dough (1940)
After a trip to Hollywood, two young ladies attempt to hitchhike home but end up at a star filled rodeo in this short film.
53.
A Trip Thru a Hollywood Studio (1935)
This short film takes the viewer on a tour of the Warner Brothers studios lot. Vitaphone Release 6616.
54.
Things You Never See on the Screen (1935)
This short film presents a series of bloopers from various Warner Bros. productions.

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