Fred Clark


Actor
Fred Clark

About

Also Known As
Frederick Leonard Clark
Birth Place
Lincoln, California, USA
Born
March 19, 1914
Died
December 05, 1968
Cause of Death
Liver Ailment

Biography

Bald, dour character player from the Broadway stage, who first played heavies but soon established himself as a comic actor. Famous for his slow burn, his air of authority and exasperation, Clark often played irrascible businessmen. He also co-starred on TV as pompous neighbor Harry Morton on "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show" (1951-53)....

Photos & Videos

Family & Companions

Benay Venuta
Wife
Actor. First wife.
Gloria Glaser
Wife
Second wife.

Biography

Bald, dour character player from the Broadway stage, who first played heavies but soon established himself as a comic actor. Famous for his slow burn, his air of authority and exasperation, Clark often played irrascible businessmen. He also co-starred on TV as pompous neighbor Harry Morton on "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show" (1951-53).

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

I Sailed to Tahiti With an All Girl Crew (1969)
Fred
The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit (1968)
Tom Dugan
Skidoo (1968)
Tower guard
Eve (1968)
John Burke
War Italian Style (1967)
General Zacharias
When the Boys Meet the Girls (1965)
Bill
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965)
D. J. Pevney
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! (1965)
Heinous Overreach
The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1965)
Alexander King
Sergeant Deadhead (1965)
Gen. Rufus Fogg
Move Over, Darling (1963)
Codd
The Passionate Thief (1963)
The American
Boys' Night Out (1962)
Mr. Bohannon
Zotz! (1962)
General Bulliver
Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962)
Mr. Turner
Visit to a Small Planet (1960)
Roger Putnam Spelding
Bells Are Ringing (1960)
Larry Hastings
Behind Closed Doors (1960)
It Started with a Kiss (1959)
Gen. James O'Connell
The Mating Game (1959)
Oliver Kelsey
Mardi Gras (1958)
Al Curtis
Auntie Mame (1958)
Dwight Babcock
Hell, Heaven or Hoboken (1958)
Joe Butterfly (1957)
Colonel E. E. Fuller
Don't Go Near the Water (1957)
Lt. Cmdr. Clinton T. Nash
The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown (1957)
Sgt. Editor McBride
The Birds and the Bees (1956)
Horace Hamilton
Miracle in the Rain (1956)
Stephen Jalonik
The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956)
Clifford Snell
Back from Eternity (1956)
Crimp
How To Be Very, Very Popular (1955)
B. J. Marshall
Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955)
Joseph Gorman/[Sergei Toumanoff]
Daddy Long Legs (1955)
Griggs
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955)
Col. Moreland
Living It Up (1954)
Oliver Stone
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
Waldo Brewster
The Caddy (1953)
Mr. Baxter
Here Come the Girls (1953)
Harry Fraser
The Stars Are Singing (1953)
McDougall
Dreamboat (1952)
Sam Levitt
3 for Bedroom C (1952)
Johnny Pizer
Meet Me After the Show (1951)
Timothy Wayne
Hollywood Story (1951)
Sam Collyer
The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)
Moose Moran
A Place in the Sun (1951)
Bellows
The Jackpot (1950)
Mr. Woodruff
Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone (1950)
Tim Marino
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Sheldrake
The Eagle and the Hawk (1950)
Basil Danzeeger
Return of the Frontiersman (1950)
Ryan
The Lady Takes a Sailor (1949)
Victor Sangell
White Heat (1949)
The Trader
The Younger Brothers (1949)
Ryckman
Flamingo Road (1949)
Doc Waterson
Alias Nick Beal (1949)
Frankie Faulkner
Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948)
Basil
Two Guys from Texas (1948)
Dr. Straeger
Fury at Furnace Creek (1948)
Bird
Hazard (1948)
Lonnie Burns
Cry of the City (1948)
Lt. Jim Collins
The Unsuspected (1947)
Richard Donovan
Ride the Pink Horse (1947)
[Frank] Hugo

Cast (Special)

Eddie (1971)
Chief Pike; Eddie'S Superior
Who's Afraid of Mother Goose? (1967)
William H Berry
My Darling Judge (1961)
Judge Cyrus Dunn

Life Events

1938

Broadway debut as actor in "Schoolhouse On the Lot"

1947

Film debut, "The Unsuspected"

1951

Co-starred as Harry Morton on "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show"

Photo Collections

The Mating Game - Scene Stills
Here are a few scene stills from The Mating Game (1959), starring Debbie Reynolds and Tony Randall.
Bells Are Ringing - Behind-the-Scenes Stills
Here are a number of photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of MGM's Bells Are Ringing (1960), starring Judy Holliday and Dean Martin, and directed by Vincente Minnelli.

Videos

Movie Clip

Don't Go Near The Water (1957) - Playin' With His Sexton Opening the straightforward MGM/Glenn Ford service comedy (his first following the hit The Teahouse Of The August Moon, 1956), narration by Keenan Wynn (who appears later as a nutty newsman) introducing Fred Clark as the CO, with Ford, Russ Tamblyn and Ike Gibson as Pratt, in Don’t Go Near The Water,1957, featuring Gia Scala, Anne Francis and Eva Gabor.
Back From Eternity (1956) - In The Base Of The Skull The stewardess (Adele Mara) visits gangster-escorting-child Jesse White, the professor and his wife (Cameron Prud’homme, Beulah Bondi) who converse with convict Vasquel (Rod Steiger), who seems cheery considering he’s traveling for his execution, his bounty hunter (Fred Clark) tolerant, as pilots (Keith Andes, Robert Ryan) cope with big weather problems, in Back From Eternity, 1956.
Back From Eternity (1956) - Our Chances? After crash-landing, convict Vasquel (Rod Steiger) and bounty hunter Crimp (Fred Clark) tangle, pilots Bill (Robert Ryan) and Joe (Keith Andes) speak to survivors (Cameron Prud'homme, Phyllis Kirk, Jesse White, Anita Ekberg et al), John Farrow directing, in Back From Eternity, 1956.
Move Over, Darling (1963) - I've Been There Before Nick (James Garner) with new wife (Polly Bergen) at the hotel where he honeymooned with presumed-dead Ellen (Doris Day), not knowing she's in the lobby, copying the elevator shot from My Favorite Wife, Fred Clark, Max Showalter and Eddie Quillan on staff, in the re-make Move Over, Darling, 1963.
Living It Up (1954) - Money Burns A Hole In My Pocket Reporter Wally (Janet Leigh) in New York doesn’t want romantic doctor Steve (Dean Martin) to know she’s having his buddy-patient (Jerry Lewis) seen by experts, guides him into a song from the Broadway musical (Hazel Flagg) based on the movie Nothing Sacred, 1937, of which this movie is a remake, in Living It Up, 1954.
Living It Up (1954) - First Time I Saw A Radioactive Early in Paramount's Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis re-boot of Nothing Sacred, 1937, Jerry as obscure New Mexico railroad employee Homer discovers he's slept in a radioactive car, then in New York reporter "Wally" (Janet Leigh) sees it as a pitch for her editor Oliver Stone (Fred Clark), in Living It Up, 1954.
Unsuspected, The (1947) - We Could All Be Murderers Probably the first appearance of Claude Raines as radio sleuth Grandison, on the air as we meet various characters, Michael North, Jack Lambert in a famous shot from director Michael Curtiz, then Fred Clark, Hurd Hatfield and Audrey Totter, early in The Unsuspected, 1947.
How To Marry A Millionaire (1953) - Only One Cure For Loneliness Director Jean Negulesco has skipped the actual event at “The Oil Institue,” instead following gold-digging models Schatze (Lauren Bacall, with William Powell), Loco (Betty Grable, with Fred Clark) and Pola (Marilyn Monroe, with Alex D’Arcy) dining with the men they met, in How To Marry A Millionaire, 1953.
Daddy Long Legs (1955) - Jervis Pendleton III Part of the first scene for playboy-businessman Jervis Pendleton (Fred Astaire, at his drum set) with aide Griggs (Fred Clark), the tune Drum Solo by Skip Martin, in Daddy Long Legs, 1955.
Auntie Mame (1958) - Do The Lillian Gish Routine Rosalind Russell (title character), with actress friend Vera (Coral Browne), panics over the arrival of the banker (Fred Clark) she's been avoiding, come to check on the welfare of her orphan nephew Patrick (Jan Handzlik), in the first movie version of Auntie Mame, 1958.
Dr. Goldfoot And The Bikini Machine (1965) - Day After Tomorrow Joining the title song by The Supremes, with as intense a use of Lombard Street in San Francisco as you'll see, Susan Hart is the robotic female lead and Frankie Avalon is failing to impress an (uncredited) girl, opening Dr. Goldfoot And The Bikini Machine, 1965, starring Vincent Price.
Caddy, The (1953) - Let Mr. Hogan Shoot Part of the Jerry Lewis back-story, he’s San Francisco department store employee Harvey, who would be a golfer but for bad nerves, with girlfriend Lisa (Barbara Bates), meeting the real Ben Hogan, then his furious boss (Fred Clark), in the seventh Martin and Lewis star vehicle, The Caddy, 1953.

Trailer

Back From Eternity (1956) -- (Original Trailer) When an airliner crashes in the jungle, the repaired plane can only hold five of the survivors in Back From Eternity, 1956, with Robert Ryan and Rod Steiger, director John Farrow's remake of his own feature Five Came Back, 1939.
White Heat - (Original Trailer) A government agent infiltrates a gang run by a mother-fixated psychotic in White Heat (1949) starring James Cagney and Edmond O'Brien.
Lady Takes a Sailor - (Original Trailer) A woman (Jane Wyman) is saved from drowning by a mysterious submarine, but nobody believes her in Lady Takes A Sailor (1949).
Caddy, The - (Original Trailer) Jerry Lewis hits the links while Dean Martin sings "That's Amore" in the comedy hit The Caddy (1953).
Daddy Long Legs - (Original Trailer) A tycoon (Fred Astaire) anonymously sponsors a college education for a French girl (Leslie Caron) in the musical Daddy Long Legs (1955).
How to Marry a Millionaire - (Original Trailer) Three models pool their resources to rent a posh penthouse in hopes of snaring rich husbands in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) starring Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe & Betty Grable.
Auntie Mame - (Original Trailer) Rosalind Russell is an eccentric heiress who raises her nephew to be a free spirit in Auntie Mame (1958).
Don't Go Near The Water - (Original Trailer) Navy office workers scheme to build a recreation hall on a remote Pacific island in the military comedy Don't Go Near The Water (1957) starring Glenn Ford.
Two Guys From Texas - (Original Trailer) Two vaudevillians on the run from crooks try to pass themselves off as cowboys in Two Guys From Texas (1948) starring Dennis Morgan and Jack Carson.
Living It Up - (Black-and-white Trailer) Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis replace Fredric March and Carole Lombard from Nothing Sacred (1937) in the color remake Living It Up (1954).
Flamingo Road -- (Original Trailer) A stranded carnival dancer (Joan Crawford) takes on a corrupt political boss when she marries into small-town society in Flamingo Road (1949).
When the Boys Meet the Girls - (Original Trailer) Connie Francis, Herman's Hermits, Louis Armstrong, and Liberace are all there When the Boys Meet the Girls (1965).

Hosted Intro

Companions

Benay Venuta
Wife
Actor. First wife.
Gloria Glaser
Wife
Second wife.

Bibliography