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Also Known As: Died: October 16, 1978
Born: December 14, 1915 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Private Files Of J. Edgar Hoover, The (1977) as Clyde Tolson
The life of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover is dramatized. Some of the notable successes of his career with the bureau are shown, including the shooting of notorious gangster John Dillinger in Chicago and Hoover's first arrest. Hoover's homosexuality, his decadent private life, and his propensit
2.
Daughters of Joshua Cabe Return, The (1975) as Joshua Cabe
In the second of the "Joshua Cabe" pilot movies -- this one with an entirely different cast -- the three shady ladies, hired by a rascally old rancher to pose as his daughters, are outwitted by the real father of one, who kidnaps his own daughter and holds her for a ransom Cabe can't pay.
3.
Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones (1971) as Mr Greher
Two high school seniors try to adjust to adult responsibilities when an unexpected pregnancy forces them into marriage.
4.
Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962) as Billy Campbell
5.
Pepe (1961) as Ted Holt
When is beloved horse is stolen and sold to a movie star, a young man travels to Hollywood.
6.
Underwater Warrior (1958) as Cmdr. David Forest
A naval reserve man trains divers during the last days of World War II.
7.
Oh, Men! Oh, Women! (1957) as Arthur Turner
8.
The Wayward Bus (1957) as Ernest Horton
9.
The Wings of Eagles (1957) as "Jughead" Carson
Biography of Frank "Spig" Wead, the pioneer aviator who turned to writing after being grounded by an accident.
10.
Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956) as Chuck Rodwell
A ballerina becomes a gambler's lucky charm.
11.
The Best Things in Life Are Free (1956) as Ray Henderson
Ray Henderson joins Buddy De Sylva and Lew Brown to form a successful 1920s musical show writing team. They soon have several hits on Broadway but De Sylva's personal ambition leads to friction as the other two increasingly feel left out of things.
12.
It's Always Fair Weather (1955) as Doug Hallerton
World War II buddies get mixed up with gangsters and an egotistical TV star when they hold a 10-year reunion.
13.
There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) as Terrance Donahue
A blonde beauty upsets a show business family.
14.
The Girl Next Door (1953) as Bill Carter
Stage-and-night club star Jeannie Laird (June Haver) buys her first home, and everyone who is anyone comes to her first garden party only to be blinded by smoke from next door. Jeannie charges next door to bawl out her new neighbor and meets comic-strip artist Bill Carter (Dan Dailey). Bill has devoted himself to his strip, and raising his ten-year-old son Joe (Billy Gray) since the death of his wife. Joe bases his strip on the everyday happenings of he and his son and is proud of keeping it scrupulously honest. When Jeannie and Bill fall in love, young Joe is hurt, especially when Bill starts using a lot of the father-son time to be with Jeannie. Bill cancels a father-son trip to Canada, and Joe decides to write a letter to Bill's syndicate pointing out that the current plot line of the script being set in Canada isn't honest, since they didn't go.
15.
Taxi (1953) as Ed Nielson
16.
The Kid from Left Field (1953) as Larry "Coop" Cooper
The son of an ex-ballplayer manages to assist a struggling major league baseball club.
17.
Meet Me at the Fair (1952) as Doc Tilbee
In 1904, Doc Tilbee, medicine show huckster and champion tall-tale teller, gives a ride to a young boy escaped from an orphanage, where bad conditions (the result of political graft) are being investigated by new appointee Zerelda Wing, who doesn't know that her fiancTe is one of the politicians responsible. Tad wants to stay with his new friend Doc, who is attracted to Zerelda, to the discomfiture of his old flame Clara...all amid nostalgic musical numbers.
18.
The Pride of St. Louis (1952) as Jerome Herman "Dizzy" Dean
19.
What Price Glory (1952) as Sgt. Quirt
A marine captain and his top sergeant are assigned to take their company from a small village to the brutal reality of war in the trenches.
20.
I Can Get It for You Wholesale (1951) as Teddy Sherman
A ruthless fashion designer steps on everyone in her way in order to reach the top of her profession. Eventually she is forced to choose between her ambition and the man she loves.
21.
Call Me Mister (1951) as [Staff Sgt.] Shep Dooley
G.I. Sergeant Shep Dooley, former stage star awaiting discharge in postwar Tokyo, meets his estranged love Kay when she arrives to entertain the troops. Shep, who hasn't exactly lost his former irresponsibility, does his best to court Kay anew...but she has no lack of other admirers as she labors to put on a soldier show.
22.
A Ticket to Tomahawk (1950) as Johnny Jameson
In 1876 Dawson wants to prevent a train from getting to Tomahawk CO on time, to keep it from competing with his stage coach line. Kit, who must get the train to its goal, forces Johnny aboard as the needed passenger. Madame Adelaide's showgirls (including Marilyn as Clara) ride along and, en route to Tomahawk, join Johnny in "Oh, What a Forward Young Man You Are."
23.
When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950) as Bill Kluggs
A small-town soldier gets a chance to be a hero when he accidentally crosses enemy lines.
24.
My Blue Heaven (1950) as Jack Moran
A married song and dance team tries to adopt a child.
25.
I'll Get By (1950) as Himself
Updated version of "Tin Pan Alley" concerns two songwriters and their romantic entanglements with the pretty pair of sisters helping them plug their songs.
26.
Chicken Every Sunday (1949) as Jim Hefferen
A woman takes in boarders to support her husband's harebrained financial schemes.
27.
You're My Everything (1949) as Timothy O'Connor
In 1924, stage-struck Boston blueblood Hannah Adams picks up musical star Tim O'Connor and takes him home for dinner. One thing leads to another, and when Tim's show rolls on to Chicago a new Mrs. O'Connor comes along as incompetent chorus girl. Hollywood beckons, and we follow the star careers of the O'Connor family in silents and talkies. Includes good imitation "silents" with classic cameo by Buster Keaton.
28.
You Were Meant for Me (1948) as Chuck Arnold
A small town girl finds married life difficult with a bandleader in the 1920s.
29.
Give My Regards to Broadway (1948) as Bert Norwick
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.
30.
When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948) as Skid Johnson
31.
Mother Wore Tights (1947) as Daddy, Frank Burt
A married vaudeville team struggles to raise a family while touring the nation.
32.
Sunday Punch (1942) as Olaf [Ole] Jensen
A young girl copes with a boarding house full of boxers.
33.
Timber (1942) as Kansas
34.
Give Out, Sisters (1942) as Bob Edwards
35.
Mokey (1942) as Herbert Delano
A newlywed tries to deal with her troubled stepchild.
36.
Panama Hattie (1942) as Dick Bulliet
A nightclub owner in Panama takes on Nazi spies.
37.
The Get-Away (1941) as Sonny Black
A jailed cop befriends a mob chieftain and stages a breakout with him.
38.
Lady Be Good (1941) as Bill Pattison
Married songwriters almost split up while putting on a big show.
39.
The Wild Man of Borneo (1941) as Ed LeMotte
A braggart masquerades as a primitive throwback.
40.
Down in San Diego (1941) as Al Haines
Teenagers take on enemy spies at a Navy base.
41.
Moon Over Her Shoulder (1941) as Rex [Gibson]
42.
Washington Melodrama (1941) as Whitney King
A philanthropic businessman is framed for murder during a lobbying trip to Washington.
43.
Ziegfeld Girl (1941) as Jimmy Walters
Three showgirls in the Ziegfeld Follies face romantic trials on their way to the top.
44.
Susan and God (1940) as Homer, publicist
A flighty socialite neglects her family to promote a new religious group.
45.
The Mortal Storm (1940) as Hal
The Third Reich's rise tears apart a German family.
46.
Hullabaloo (1940) as Bob Strong
A radio star creates a national panic when he announces a Martian invasion.
47.
Dulcy (1940) as Bill Ward
A scatterbrained beauty tries to help her fiance's career by throwing a big party.
48.
The Captain Is a Lady (1940) as Perth Nickerson
When a sea captain has to send his wife to a women's home, he dresses as a lady to be with her.
49.
Keeping Company (1940) as Jim Reynolds
A young man's engagement is jeopardized by the return of an old girlfriend.

Dance (feature film)

50.
You Were Meant for Me (1948) as Dances created and staged by
A small town girl finds married life difficult with a bandleader in the 1920s.

Director (special)

51.
Kosta and His Family (1973) as Director
The misadventures of Herb Kosta, an unemployed aerospace technician too qualified for the jobs he might find, and his slightly wacky family.

Cast (special)

52.
Mitzi... the First Time (1973)
An hour of music and songs inspired by Mitzi's various firsts -- her first date, her first job, and so forth.
53.
Papa G.I. (1964) as Sergeant Mike Parker
While performing in Korea, Sergeant Mike Parker, a U.S. Army entertainer, crosses the path of Kim Chi and Quang Duc, a homeless sister and brother who attach themselves to him. When Mike discovers they are orphans, he takes them under his wing and makes them part of his act. The pilot for this pros
54.
Paris in the Springtime (1956) as Steven
The story, set in Paris, relates the romantic misadventures of a tap dancer (Steven) who becomes involved with two women: Josie, his former partner, now a nightclub dancer, and Jeannie, the manager of a theatre group.

Cast (special)

55.
Testimony of Two Men (1977) as Father Mcguire

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