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Also Known As: Died: February 27, 1969
Born: October 27, 1895 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Greenville, Texas, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Babes in Bagdad (1952) as Hassan
Hassan (John Boles), the Kadi of Bagdad, has a harem housing 12 beauties, but concentrates his attention on Zohara (Gypsy Rose Lee). A newcomer, Kyra (Paulette Goddard), introduces rebellion into the by the unheard of act of complaining to the Caliph about the lot of the women in the harem. Hassan suffers a greater shock when his God-son, Ezar (Richard Ney), asserts that women are the equal of men. They make a wager under which Ezar must settle down with a conventional harem unless Zohara can outwit Hassan within ten days.
Thousands Cheer (1944) as Col. Bill Jones
An egotistical acrobat joins the Army and falls in love with his commander''''s daughter.
Between Us Girls (1942) as Steve [J. Forbes]
Carrie (Diana Barrymore), ambitious young actress and her manager Mike Kilinsky (Andy Devine), travel east from Chicago to Long Island so Carrie can see the new mansion that her mother Chris (Kay Francis) has just purchased. Chris is not there when Carrie arrives by Gallagher (Ethel Griffies), the family major domo, tells Carrie that Chris is in love with the very rich Steve (John Boles.) Chris confesses to Carrie that she has lied about her age to Steve, claiming to be 31, and that the photograph of Carrie is Carrie's (non-existent) Aunt Sadie and Carrie is only twelve. Carrie insists that her mother keep up the masquerade, and she will pose as a 12-year-old. Steve arrives and brings with him his friend Jimmy Blake (Robert Cummings). More than a little confusion follows including Carrie starting a fight with another "kid" to keep Jimmy from keeping a date with his fiancee and Mike escorting Chris and the "under-age" Carrie to a night club, and other incidents that only tend to prove that Steve and Jimmy aren't the brightest bulbs shining. Diana Barrymore is better as the 12-year-old than she is later playing Joan of Arc in a Detroit theatre, where the light finally dawns on the perplexed Robert Cummings character.
Road to Happiness (1941) as Jeff Carter
Sinners in Paradise (1938) as Jim Taylor
A seaplane departs for China. On board are a nurse escaping a loveless marriage to do work with refugees, a woman hoping to surprise her estranged son, a wealthy heiress trying to distance herself from labor troubles, an oily politician, a moll and a mobster fleeing the wrath of the gangs they've double-crossed, two rival munitions salesmen out to cash in on the misery of war, and a fresh-faced young steward. Caught in a course-altering storm, a crash-landing destroys the plane, kills the plane's officers, and tosses the surviving passengers into the sea. They are washed ashore on an isolated island inhabited solely by mysteriously reclusive Mr. Taylor and his servant, Ping. Until Taylor decides if, how and when he will allow them to take his boat back to China for help, this disparate band must work together, change their self-centered ways, and examine their motives for wanting to escape from the island and their pasts.
Romance in the Dark (1938) as Antal ["Tony"] Kovach
Fight for Your Lady (1937) as Robert Densmore
A wrestling promoter helps an opera singer with his love life.
Stella Dallas (1937) as Stephen Dallas
After divorcing a society man, a small-town woman tries to build a better life for their daughter.
As Good As Married (1937) as Alexander Drew
She Married an Artist (1937) as Lee Thornwood
Craig's Wife (1936) as Walter Craig
A woman puts her beautiful house ahead of her family.
Rose of the Rancho (1936) as Jim Kearney
A Message to Garcia (1936) as Lieutenant Rowan
A fiery Cuban woman guides an emissary from the U.S. president through the jungles of war-torn Cuba.
Redheads on Parade (1935) as John Bruce
Orchids to You (1935) as Thomas Bentley
Curly Top (1935) as Edward Morgan
A wealthy man adopts two orphaned sisters.
The Littlest Rebel (1935) as Captain Herbert Cary
A Confederate officer risks everything to go home and see his daughter.
The Life of Vergie Winters (1934) as John Shadwell
A politician marries while maintaining a second, illegitimate family on the side.
The White Parade (1934) as Ronald Hall, III
The title represents the hopeful, ambitious students at a hospital training school and is primarily a story of the stern discipline and laborious physical and mental toil they endure in order to become nurses and join the White Parade. It is told mainly through the character of June Arden (Loretta Young)who finds romance with Ronald Hall III (John Boles)on the way, with side stories of the other girls who find failure, success, laughs and tears on the way. The forerunner of umpteen dozens of TV series over the past 40 years.
Stand Up and Cheer! (1934) as Himself
President Franklin Roosevelt appoints a theatrical producer as the new Secretary of Amusement in order to cheer up an American public still suffering through the Depression. The new secretary soon runs afoul of political lobbyists out to destroy his department.
Bottoms Up (1934) as Hal [Reed]
Promoter Smoothe King helps a pair of phonies con their way into a movie company. As Wanda heads toward stardom, she turns more and more from King toward the matinee idol. King must decide between his plans and her happiness.
I Believed in You (1934) as Michael Harrison
Wild Gold (1934) as Steve Miller
Beloved (1934) as Carl Hausmann
The Age of Innocence (1934) as Newland Archer
A young attorney risks his career for love of a glamorous divorcee.
Music in the Air (1934) as Bruno [Mahler]
A constantly quarreling couple decide to try the jealousy angle when a naive young pair comes along.
Only Yesterday (1933) as Jim Emerson
Child of Manhattan (1933) as Paul [Vanderkill]
A taxi dancer tries to pick up the pieces when her marriage to a millionaire playboy collapses.
My Lips Betray (1933) as King Rupert [also known as Captain von Linden]
Careless Lady (1932) as Stephen Illington
Back Street (1932) as Walter Saxel
6 Hours to Live (1932) as Karl Kranz
Seed (1931) as Bart Carter
Bart is a clerk for a publishing company; he has written a novel. His wife Peggy and he have five children. Bart's former girlfriend Mildred is manager of the company's Paris office. She manages to get the novel published and talks Bart into marrying her after he divorces Peggy. Initially successful, Bart must turn to writing trash to keep Mildred in money. When he sees how well his four sons and daughter Margaret have grown without his help, he asks Peggy to let them all come live with him and Mildred. Peggy agrees, but the arrival of his beloved children puts Mildred's future in jeopardy.
Good Sport (1931) as Boyce Cameron
One Heavenly Night (1931) as [Count] Mirko [Tibor]
A flower seller goes into exile in place of a notorious opera singer.
Resurrection (1931) as Prince Dmitri Ivanovitch Nekhludof
Katusha, a country girl, is seduced and abandoned by Prince Nekludov. Nekludov finds himself, years later, on a jury trying the same Katusha for a crime he now realizes his actions drove her to. He follows her to imprisonment in Siberia, intent on redeeming her and himself as well.
Frankenstein (1931) as Victor Moritz
A crazed scientist creates a living being from body parts, not realizing it has a madman's brain.
Captain of the Guard (1930) as Rouget de l'Isle
King of Jazz (1930) as
Paul Whiteman and his orchestra lead a series of musical numbers with brief, comedic sketches in between.
Song of the West (1930) as Stanton
Scandal (1929) as Maurice
The Last Warning (1929) as Qualie
A producer decides to reopen a theater, that had been closed five years previously when one of the actors was murdered during a performance, by staging a production of the same play with the remaining members of the original cast.
Rio Rita (1929) as Capt. Jim Stewart
A Texas Ranger finds love while tracking an outlaw.
The Desert Song (1929) as The Red Shadow/Pierre Birbeau
The story of The Red Shadow and Pierre Bierbeau, both played by the same person.
Virgin Lips (1928) as Barry
We Americans (1928) as Hugh Bradleigh
Fazil (1928) as John Clavering
Romance of the Underworld (1928) as Stephen Ransome
Man-Made Women (1928) as John Payson
The Water Hole (1928) as Bert Durland
The Shepherd of the Hills (1928) as Young Matt
The Love of Sunya (1927) as Paul Judson
In ancient Egypt, an evil priest drove a pure maiden to suicide. In today's reincarnation, to free himself the priest must find and help the a young American singing student, Sunya Ashling, who is torn between pursuing a career in European opera, going to South America with fiancée Paul, or saving her father from financial ruin by marrying wealthy Robert Goring. The ancient priest, reincarnated as a gypsy vagabond, grants her visions of her future life if she should follow each of the three roads. Does each have a fatal drawback?
Excuse Me (1925) as Lieutenant Shaw
So This Is Marriage (1924) as Uriah

Misc. Crew (special)

Idols (1991)
A special exploring America's fascination with teen idols.

Cast (short)

Hollywood Hobbies (1939)
In this short film, two young girls take a tour of Hollywood to see the private lives of celebrities.
Starlit Days at the Lido (1935)
Some of Hollywood''''s biggest starts are entertained by singing, dancing, acrobatics, and impressions in this short film.

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