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Also Known As: Walter L. Catlett Died: November 14, 1960
Born: February 4, 1889 Cause of Death: stroke
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, USA Profession: actor, comedian, vaudevillian

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Walter Catlett was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Catlett's career in acting began with his roles in various films like the J Harold Murray adaptation "Married in Hollywood" (1929), "The Golden Calf" (1930) and "Let's Go Places" (1930). He also appeared in "Happy Days" (1930), the comedy "Platinum Blonde" (1931) with Loretta Young and "Maker of Men" (1931). His film career continued throughout the thirties in productions like "Varsity Show" (1937), "Love Under Fire" (1937) and "Wake Up and Live" (1937) with Walter Winchell. He also appeared in "Love Is News" (1937). Nearing the end of his career, he continued to act in the musical comedy "Star Spangled Rhythm" (1942) with Bing Crosby, "My Gal Sal" (1942) with Rita Hayworth and the biopic "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942) with James Cagney. He also appeared in the Bob Hope comedy "They Got Me Covered" (1943) and the John Carroll musical "Hit Parade of 1943" (1943). Catlett last acted in the Bob Hope adventure "Beau James" (1957). Catlett passed away in November 1960 at the age of 71.

Walter Catlett was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Catlett's career in acting began with his roles in various films like the J Harold Murray adaptation "Married in Hollywood" (1929), "The Golden Calf" (1930) and "Let's Go Places" (1930). He also appeared in "Happy Days" (1930), the comedy "Platinum Blonde" (1931) with Loretta Young and "Maker of Men" (1931). His film career continued throughout the thirties in productions like "Varsity Show" (1937), "Love Under Fire" (1937) and "Wake Up and Live" (1937) with Walter Winchell. He also appeared in "Love Is News" (1937). Nearing the end of his career, he continued to act in the musical comedy "Star Spangled Rhythm" (1942) with Bing Crosby, "My Gal Sal" (1942) with Rita Hayworth and the biopic "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942) with James Cagney. He also appeared in the Bob Hope comedy "They Got Me Covered" (1943) and the John Carroll musical "Hit Parade of 1943" (1943). Catlett last acted in the Bob Hope adventure "Beau James" (1957). Catlett passed away in November 1960 at the age of 71.

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  Happy Days (1930) Staged by

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 Beau James (1957) Gov. Al Smith
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 Friendly Persuasion (1956) Professor Quigley
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 Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1956) Colonel Plug
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 Father Takes the Air (1951) Mayor George Colton
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 Here Comes the Groom (1951) McGonigle
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 Honeychile (1951) Al Moore
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 Dancing in the Dark (1950) Joe Brooks
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 Father's Wild Game (1950) Mayor [George] Colton
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 Father Makes Good (1950) Mayor [George] Colton
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 Henry, the Rainmaker (1949) Mayor George Colton
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Education

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Walter Catlett (February 4, 1889 - November 14, 1960) was an American actor. Catlett was born in San Francisco, California. He made a career out for himself playing excitable, officious blowhards. As a San Francisco citizen, he started out in vaudeville before breaking it out into films in the mid-1920s. Catlett provided the voice of the unforgettable J Worthington Foulfellow (Honest John)in the 1940 Disney animated film Pinocchio. His most remembered roles were as the stage manager given to distraction by James Cagney in Yankee Doodle Dandy in 1942, the local constable who throws the entire cast in jail and winds up there himself in the Howard Hawks classic screwball comedy Bringing Up Baby in 1938, and as Barsad in The Tale of Two Cities in 1935. Catlett appeared as hotel resort tycoon 'Timber Applegate' in the musical film Lady, Let's Dance (1944) which starred ice skating sensation 'Belita' and James Ellison. Before his death, he began role-playing in such 1950s films like Davy Crockett and the River Pirates in 1956, Friendly Persuasion also in 1956, and Beau James in 1957. Walter Catlett died in 1960 in Woodland Hills, California while suffering from a stroke.

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