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Also Known As: Died: June 13, 1946
Born: July 26, 1896 Cause of Death: automobile accident
Birth Place: South Bend, Indiana, USA Profession: actor, journalist

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Doleful-looking, deadpan comic character actor who after earning a law degree from Notre Dame and working as a reporter went on the stage as a supporting player in several Broadway musicals. Butterworth entered films in 1930 and specialized in playing reticent, befuddled and indecisive characters--often rich bachelors--who did not get the girl, most notably as Jeanette MacDonald's nervous suitor in "Love Me Tonight" (1932).

Doleful-looking, deadpan comic character actor who after earning a law degree from Notre Dame and working as a reporter went on the stage as a supporting player in several Broadway musicals. Butterworth entered films in 1930 and specialized in playing reticent, befuddled and indecisive characters--often rich bachelors--who did not get the girl, most notably as Jeanette MacDonald's nervous suitor in "Love Me Tonight" (1932).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Dixie Jamboree (1944) Professor
2.
 Follow the Boys (1944) Louie Fairweather
3.
 The Sultan's Daughter (1944) Sultan
4.
 Bermuda Mystery (1944) Dr. Randolph Tilford
5.
 This Is the Army (1943) Eddie Dibble
6.
 Always a Bridesmaid (1943) Col. [Thadious] Winchester [also known as Indiana]
7.
 What's Cookin'? (1942) J. P. Courtney
8.
 Give Out, Sisters (1942) Professor [Chester] Woolf
9.
 Night in New Orleans (1942) Edward Wallace
10.
 Sis Hopkins (1941) Horace Hopkins
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Worked as a reporter
:
Encouraged by the success of a comedy monologue he performed in a press club show, went on the stage
1930:
Film debut in "The Life of the Party"

Education

University of Notre Dame: Notre Dame , Indiana -

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wife:
Ethel Sutherland.

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