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Also Known As: Died: May 23, 1981
Born: April 3, 1898 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
The I Don't Care Girl (1953) as Fill-In Director
This musical biopic presents the life of vaudeville headliner Eva Tanguay.

Cast (feature film)

2.
Reds (1981) as Witness
American activist John Reed travels to Russia to witness the revolution and its aftermath.
3.
The Phynx (1970) as
4.
Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? (1969) as The Presence
Hieronymus Merkin has recently turned 40, and is in the midst of preparing a film that details his life's history and development. Portraying himself as a marionette being controlled by an unseen puppet master, young Merkin is led away from the innocence of youth and into the waiting arms of one woman after another by Goodtime Eddie Filth. With Filth's guidance, Merkin steadily transforms into a self-centered womanizer, save only for the longing he feels for his one lost love, Mercy Humppe. As the producers of his life story scream for him to come up with an ending, Merkin must look back and decide what, if anything, he's learned from his experiences.
5.
The Busy Body (1967) as Mr. Fessel
6.
Valley of the Dolls (1967) as Mc at Grammy Awards
Valley of the dolls tells the story of three remarkable women whose lives are affected by show-business celebrity. Neely O'Hara struggles to make it on the Broadway stage. Yet, when she's reached the pinacle of success in that arena, she finds the view from the top lonely, empty, and unfulfilling. Anne, a small-town New England girl, is unable to resist the temptation of the bright lights of New York. She finds a secretarial job with Lyon Burke -- a well-known entertainment attorney -- who numbers among his clients the creme de la creme of show-business elite (Neely O'Hara among them). After being asked by a photographer to "fill in" for a model who fails to appear for a job, Anne is suddenly catapulted into the role of super-model. Her face is everywhere -- magazine covers, billboards, and television. Soon Neely and Anne find themselves competing for the affections of Lyon. Meanwhile, struggling starlit Jennifer, is forced to make "B" movies in order to make a living for herself and her over-demanding mother.
7.
Juke Box Rhythm (1959) as Himself
A princess visiting New York gets mixed up with rock musicians.
8.
Beau James (1957) as Himself
The story of Jimmy Walker who became mayor of New York in the '20s. Used by professional politicians and money-grabbers, Walker himself was "stupid but clean", although his open affair with Betty Compton cost him dear.
9.
Yesterday and Today (1953) as Narrator
10.
The I Don't Care Girl (1953) as Himself
This musical biopic presents the life of vaudeville headliner Eva Tanguay.
11.
Golden Girl (1951) as Narrator
Against the background of the Civil War, sixteen-year-old song-and-dance artiste Lotta Crabtree works her way across America, becoming ever more popular.
12.
13.
Stage Door Canteen (1943) as
A USO girl defies the rules when she falls for a soldier visiting the star-studded Stage Door Canteen.
14.
Happy Days (1930) as
In this silent short, an adopted boy tries to lead his ragtag ball team to victory.
15.
Love, Live and Laugh (1929) as Luigi
16.
Lucky Boy (1929) as Georgie Jessel
17.
George Washington Cohen (1928) as George Washington Cohen
18.
Ginsberg the Great (1927) as Johnny Ginsberg
19.
Sailor Izzy Murphy (1927) as Izzy Goldberg
20.
Private Izzy Murphy (1926) as Izzy Murphy

Writer (feature film)

21.
The I Don't Care Girl (1953) as Original Story
This musical biopic presents the life of vaudeville headliner Eva Tanguay.
22.
Yesterday and Today (1953) as Writer
23.
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now? (1947) as Contract Writer
A biopic of the career of Joe Howard (12 Feb.,1878 - 19 May, 1961), famous songwriter of the early 20th Century. Howard wrote the title song, Goodbye, My Lady Love; and Hello, My Baby among many others. Mark Stevens was dubbed by Buddy Clark, well known singer of the 30's and 40's
24.
Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1944) as Trmt
25.
Professional Soldier (1936) as Contract Writer
A mercenary is hired to kidnap a prince.
26.
Private Jones (1933) as Adaptation
27.
Lucky Boy (1929) as Dial and titles
28.
Love, Live and Laugh (1929) as Dial

Producer (feature film)

29.
The I Don't Care Girl (1953) as Producer
This musical biopic presents the life of vaudeville headliner Eva Tanguay.
30.
Tonight We Sing (1953) as Producer
31.
Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie (1952) as Producer
Ben Halpen sets up his barber's shop at the turn of the century in Sevillinois and watches the town grow around him. Thinking it is for the best, he tries to shield his wife Nellie from the worries of the world. She finally rebels while he is away at war and takes a fateful trip to Chicago. This turns out to be the first of a number of critical family crises for Ben.
32.
Bloodhounds of Broadway (1952) as Producer
33.
Anne of the Indies (1951) as Producer
LaRochelle, a former pirate captain, is caught by the British. To get his ship back, he works as a spy against other pirates, first of all Blackbeard and Providence. He works on some ships, crossing the Caribbean sea, with the intention of being enchained, when a pirate ship is in sight, to make them believe he's an enemy of the British. One day, his ship is conquered by Captain Providence. What nobody knew before, Providence is a (beautiful, of course) woman. She believes his story and so he joins her crew. But Blackbeard, her fatherly friend, doesn't believe him. Providence and LaRochelle fall in love, although he is married. When LaRochelle tries to deliver her to the British, she forebodes the trap, kidnaps his wife and escapes. As for revenge, she wants to sell his wife on a slave-market. LaRochell gets his ship and his crew back and follows her. ...
34.
Golden Girl (1951) as Producer
Against the background of the Civil War, sixteen-year-old song-and-dance artiste Lotta Crabtree works her way across America, becoming ever more popular.
35.
Meet Me After the Show (1951) as Producer
The star of a Broadway show suspects her husband may be having an affair with the show''s backer.
36.
Dancing in the Dark (1950) as Producer
Conceited film star Emery Slade was on top in 1932; in 1949, he's broke and still insufferable. Fox producer Crossman enlists Slade's aid to persuade broadway star Rosalie Brooks to star in the film "Bandwagon." But when Slade meets Julie Clarke, his assistant's onetime girlfriend, he decides she, not Rosalie, should get the part. No one can fathom his motives for this apparently selfless act, but there are a few tricks in the old fox yet...and he'll need them all.
37.
Oh, You Beautiful Doll (1949) as Producer
In the early 1900s, song plugger Larry Kelly chances to meet Alfred Breitenbach, poor opera composer...and his lovely daughter Doris, who falls for Larry. To improve their acquaintance, Doris conspires with Larry to turn her father's opera melodies into popular songs. Alfred, reluctant but needing cash, adopts the pen name Fred Fisher. Affluence results, but when Alfred realizes his opera is vanishing bit by bit, he wants to bring the career of "Fred Fisher" to a halt...
38.
When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948) as Producer
39.
Nightmare Alley (1947) as Producer
An ambitious carnival worker attempts to scam his way out of the carnival in this brutal noir.
40.
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now? (1947) as Producer
A biopic of the career of Joe Howard (12 Feb.,1878 - 19 May, 1961), famous songwriter of the early 20th Century. Howard wrote the title song, Goodbye, My Lady Love; and Hello, My Baby among many others. Mark Stevens was dubbed by Buddy Clark, well known singer of the 30's and 40's
41.
Do You Love Me (1946) as Producer
A dean of a music school undergoes a transformation after she meets a swing bandleader.
42.
The Dolly Sisters (1945) as Producer
Two sisters from Hungary become famous entertainers in the early 20th century.

Music (feature film)

43.
Juke Box Rhythm (1959) as Composer
A princess visiting New York gets mixed up with rock musicians.
44.
The I Don't Care Girl (1953) as Composer
This musical biopic presents the life of vaudeville headliner Eva Tanguay.
45.
Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie (1952) as Composer
Ben Halpen sets up his barber's shop at the turn of the century in Sevillinois and watches the town grow around him. Thinking it is for the best, he tries to shield his wife Nellie from the worries of the world. She finally rebels while he is away at war and takes a fateful trip to Chicago. This turns out to be the first of a number of critical family crises for Ben.
46.
Golden Girl (1951) as Composer
Against the background of the Civil War, sixteen-year-old song-and-dance artiste Lotta Crabtree works her way across America, becoming ever more popular.
47.
Rio Grande Patrol (1950) as Composer
A cowboy signs on to stop gunrunners from crossing the Mexican border.
48.
When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948) as Composer
49.
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now? (1947) as Composer
A biopic of the career of Joe Howard (12 Feb.,1878 - 19 May, 1961), famous songwriter of the early 20th Century. Howard wrote the title song, Goodbye, My Lady Love; and Hello, My Baby among many others. Mark Stevens was dubbed by Buddy Clark, well known singer of the 30's and 40's
50.
Show Business (1944) as Composer
Four vaudevillians struggle to make it to the big time.
51.
Cinderella Swings It (1943) as Composer
52.
Vivacious Lady (1938) as Composer
After a whirlwind courtship, a nightclub singer has to adjust to her professor husband's conservative family.
53.
The Life of the Party (1937) as Composer
A young girl tries to escape the suitors her mother has picked for her.

Cast (special)

54.
George Burns' 100th Birthday Party (1979)
An hour of comedy and music celebrating George Burns' eighty-third birthday.
55.
George Burns in the Big Time (1959)
A music and comedy salute to vaudeville.
56.
Ray Bolger Show, The (1957) as Guest
The program recreates the music, songs, and comedy of Broadway.
57.
Hollywood Star Revue (1948) as Host
A program of music, comedy and songs hosted by George Jessel. Broadcast live from ABC's Ritz Theater Studios.

Cast (short)

59.
George Jessel and His Russian Art Choir (1931)
In this short film, entertainer George Jessel introduces a choir he discovered during a trip to Russia. Vitaphone Release 1176.

Misc. Crew (short)

60.
George Jessel's Comedy Monologue (1926)
This short film, part of the second program of shorts accompanying "The Better 'Ole" (1926), features George Jessel performing a comedic routine. (Footage lost, still photos provided). Vitaphone Release 355.

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