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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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  Happy Days (1930) Staged by

CAST: (feature film)

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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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 Honeychile (1951) Al Moore
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 Here Comes the Groom (1951) McGonigle
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 Father Takes the Air (1951) Mayor George Colton
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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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 Dancing in the Dark (1950) Joe Brooks
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 Henry, the Rainmaker (1949) Mayor George Colton
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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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