Andrew Tombes


Actor

About

Also Known As
Andrew J. Tombes
Birth Place
Ashtabula, Ohio, USA
Born
June 29, 1885
Died
May 04, 1976

Biography

Andrew Tombes was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Tombes kickstarted his acting career in various films such as the Constance Bennett musical comedy "Moulin Rouge" (1934), "Born to Be Bad" (1934) and "Thanks a Million" (1935). He also appeared in "Doubting Thomas" (1935), "King of Burlesque" (1935) and the musical "Stage Struck" (1936) with Dick Powell. His film car...

Biography

Andrew Tombes was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Tombes kickstarted his acting career in various films such as the Constance Bennett musical comedy "Moulin Rouge" (1934), "Born to Be Bad" (1934) and "Thanks a Million" (1935). He also appeared in "Doubting Thomas" (1935), "King of Burlesque" (1935) and the musical "Stage Struck" (1936) with Dick Powell. His film career continued throughout the forties in productions like the comedy adaptation "Louisiana Purchase" (1941) with Bob Hope, the drama "Meet John Doe" (1941) with Gary Cooper and the Jean Hersholt drama "Melody For Three" (1941). He also appeared in "Lady Scarface" (1941). Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in the David Bruce horror film "The Mad Ghoul" (1943), the comedy "Reveille With Beverly" (1943) with Ann Miller and "Goin' to Town" (1944). He also appeared in the Ella Raines mystery "Phantom Lady" (1944) and "Swing Fever" (1944) with Kay Kyser. Tombes more recently acted in the comedic adaptation "How to Be Very, Very Popular" (1955) with Betty Grable. Tombes passed away in May 1976 at the age of 91.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

How To Be Very, Very Popular (1955)
Sgt. Moon
I Dream of Jeanie (with the Light Brown Hair) (1952)
R. E. Howard
Oklahoma Annie (1952)
Mayor
Belle Le Grand (1951)
Cartwright
Watch the Birdie (1951)
Doctor
A Wonderful Life (1951)
Harry Jenkins
The Jackpot (1950)
Pritchett
Joe Palooka in Humphrey Takes a Chance (1950)
Sheriff Grogan
Oh, You Beautiful Doll (1949)
Ted Held
Two Guys from Texas (1948)
The Texan
Beat the Band (1947)
Professor [Enrico Blanchetti]
Hoppy's Holiday (1947)
Mayor Patton
The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947)
Joe Brayden
Christmas Eve (1947)
Auctioneer
Louisiana (1947)
Henderson
My Wild Irish Rose (1947)
Barman
The Fabulous Dorseys (1947)
De Witt
Badman's Territory (1946)
Doc Grant
Sing While You Dance (1946)
Gorman
Two Sisters from Boston (1946)
Tall professor
You Came Along (1945)
Second man
Night Club Girl (1945)
Simmons
Patrick the Great (1945)
Sam Bassett
Don't Fence Me In (1945)
Cartwright
G. I. Honeymoon (1945)
Rev. Horace
Bring on the Girls (1945)
Dr. Spender
Frontier Gal (1945)
Judge Prescott
Rhapsody in Blue (1945)
Mr. Million
Incendiary Blonde (1945)
Hadley
Show Business (1944)
Judge
Bathing Beauty (1944)
Justice of the peace
The Merry Monahans (1944)
Osborne
Something for the Boys (1944)
Southern colonel
Lake Placid Serenade (1944)
Skating club head
Murder in the Blue Room (1944)
Dr. [Harry] Carroll
Phantom Lady (1944)
Bartender
Can't Help Singing (1944)
Sad Sam
Swing Fever (1944)
Dr. Clyde L. Star
The Singing Sheriff (1944)
Jonas [Lucas]
Week-End Pass (1944)
Constable
Reckless Age (1944)
Mr. Cook
San Fernando Valley (1944)
John "Cyclone" Kenyon
Kansas City Kitty (1944)
Judge
Goin' to Town (1944)
M. A. Parker
It's a Great Life (1943)
Insurance agent
Crazy House (1943)
[Horace L.] Gregory
Riding High (1943)
P. D. Smith
Coney Island (1943)
Horace Carter
I Dood It (1943)
Mr. Spelvin
Hi' Ya, Chum (1943)
Cook [Jerry Macintosh]
A Stranger in Town (1943)
Roscoe Swade
The Mad Ghoul (1943)
Eagan
Honeymoon Lodge (1943)
Judge Wilkins
The Meanest Man in the World (1943)
Judge
His Butler's Sister (1943)
Brophy
My Kingdom for a Cook (1943)
Abe Mason
Let's Face It (1943)
Judge Henry Clay Pigeon
It Ain't Hay (1943)
Big-Hearted Charlie
Hi Diddle Diddle (1943)
Doorman
Reveille with Beverly (1943)
Mr. Smith
Du Barry Was a Lady (1943)
Escort
Obliging Young Lady (1942)
Conductor
Larceny, Inc. (1942)
Oscar Engelhart
A Close Call for Ellery Queen (1942)
Bates
Blondie Goes to College (1942)
J. J. Wadsworth
Road to Morocco (1942)
Oso Bucco
Between Us Girls (1942)
Doctor
Don't Get Personal (1942)
[James] J. M. Snow
They All Kissed the Bride (1942)
Crane
My Gal Sal (1942)
Corbin
Call Out the Marines (1942)
Mr. Woods
A Girl, a Guy and a Gob (1941)
Conductor
Caught in the Draft (1941)
Justice of the peace
Bedtime Story (1941)
Pierce
World Premiere (1941)
Nixon
Sis Hopkins (1941)
Mayor
Last of the Duanes (1941)
Sheriff [Frank Taylor]
Louisiana Purchase (1941)
Dean Manning
Mountain Moonlight (1941)
Senator Marvin
Meet the Chump (1941)
Revello
A Dangerous Game (1941)
Silas [Biggsby]
The Wild Man of Borneo (1941)
"Doc" Dunbar
Texas (1941)
Tennessee
Melody for Three (1941)
Mickey Delancey
Lady Scarface (1941)
Seidel
Down Mexico Way (1941)
Mayor Tubbs
Meet John Doe (1941)
Spencer
Double Date (1941)
Judge Perkins
Hellzapoppin' (1941)
Producer
Third Finger, Left Hand (1940)
Mr. Kelland
Captain Caution (1940)
Sad Eyes
In Old Missouri (1940)
Attorney
Wolf of New York (1940)
Sylvester Duncan
Charter Pilot (1940)
[W. J.] Brady
Village Barn Dance (1940)
Rutherford
Too Busy to Work (1939)
Wilbur Wentworth
Boy Trouble (1939)
Mr. Snively
Money to Burn (1939)
Brown
What a Life (1939)
Professor Abernathy
Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939)
Robinson
Five of a Kind (1938)
Dr. Bruno
Thanks for Everything (1938)
Mayor
Vacation from Love (1938)
Judge Brandon
Romance on the Run (1938)
J. W. Ridgeway
Always in Trouble (1938)
J. C. Darlington
One Wild Night (1938)
Chief [William] Nolan
Checkers (1938)
Tobias Williams
A Desperate Adventure (1938)
Cosmo Carrington
Sally, Irene and Mary (1938)
Judge
Battle of Broadway (1938)
Judge Hutchins
Borrowing Trouble (1937)
Uncle George
Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937)
Police Chief Scott
Turn Off the Moon (1937)
Dr. Wakefield
Easy Living (1937)
E. F. Hulgar
Time Out for Romance (1937)
James Blanchard
Sing and Be Happy (1937)
Thomas Lane
Fair Warning (1937)
J. C. Farnham
The Holy Terror (1937)
Commander [J. J.] Otis
45 Fathers (1937)
Judge
Riding on Air (1937)
Mr. Byrd
Meet the Boyfriend (1937)
J. Ardmore Potts
Big City (1937)
Inspector Matthews
Stage Struck (1936)
Burns Heywood
Here Comes Trouble (1936)
Adams
The Country Beyond (1936)
Senator Rawlings
It Had to Happen (1936)
Dooley
Hot Money (1936)
Willy
Ticket to Paradise (1936)
Nirney
King of Burlesque (1936)
Slattery
The Devil Is a Sissy (1936)
Mr. Muldoon
Thanks a Million (1935)
Mr. Grass
Music Is Magic (1935)
Producer Ben Pomeroy
Here Comes Cookie (1935)
Botts
Doubting Thomas (1935)
Hossefrosse
Moulin Rouge (1934)
McBride

Cast (Short)

Alex in Wonderland (1940)
MEN OF STEEL (1938)

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Two Guys From Texas (1948) - There's Music In The Land Opening for Warner Bros. the follow-up to Two Guys From Milwaukee (1946), also produced by Alex Gottlieb and directed by David Butler, real-life best-buddy Wisconsinites Jack Carson and Dennis Morgan as song and dance men about to be stranded, with a Sammy Cahn-Jule Styne original, greeted by Andrew Tombes, in Two Guys From Texas, 1948.
Phantom Lady (1944) - It Would Be Fun To Laugh Nobody gets a name here, the actors are Alan Curtis, Fay Helm, and Andrew Tombes as the bartender, Robert Siodmak directing, from the first novel by writer Cornell Woolrich written under his “William Irish” pseudonym, in Phantom Lady, 1944, also starring Ella Raines and Franchot Tone.
Rhapsody In Blue (1945) - A Fella's Gotta Start Somewhere First scene for Robert Alda as grown-up Bronxite George Gershwin, with brother Ira (Herbert Rudley) and parents (Rosemary DeCamp, Morris Carnovsky), when a message from Chico Marx leads to a meeting with an insulting Vaudevillian (Andrew Tombes), in Warner Bros.’ bio-pic Rhapsody In Blue, 1945.
Lady Scarface (1941) - Kennels Ain't Fit For A Dog! Eric Blore is a dog fancier, unaware he's answering the coded want ad for a gang meet-up, as the hotel dick (Andrew Tombes) greets cop Mason (Dennis O'Keefe), who tangles with reporter Ann (Frances Neal), while the mastermind (Judith Anderson) spots the message, in Lady Scarface, 1941.
They All Kissed The Bride (1942) - There's Nothing Libelous Opening scene, Joan Crawford and hairdo dominating the board-room, as trucking firm boss "MJ," in a role originally written for Carole Lombard, Andrew Tombes and Roland Young among her staff, in They All Kissed The Bride, 1942, also starring Melvyn Douglas.
Hot Money (1936) - What A Big House! Hustler Willy (Andrew Tombes) arrives with investor Dourfuss (Joseph Cawthorne) to collect P-R man Chick (Ross Alexander) from his temporary home in Ossining, NY, crackpot inventor Dr. David (Paul Graetz) secured in the back seat, early in Hot Money, 1936.
Hot Money (1936) - Female Typewriters! Deal-maker Willy (Andrew Tombes) trying to reassure investor Dourfuss (Joseph Cawthorne) that Chick (Ross Alexander) isn't splurging on the new firm, job applicants Ruth (Anne Nagel) and Grace (Beverly Roberts) arriving, in Hot Money, 1936.

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