Friday 17 August 2012

Don Barclay

Born: 26 December 1892, Ashland, Oregon, USA
Died: 16 October 1975, Palm Springs, California, USA

Apart from his obvious comic actor abilities, Don Barclay was also a great caricaturist. His film career started in the silent days and ended with a supporting role in Mary Poppins (1964).

Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost (1942) as Fingers O'Toole

Don Barclay, seated, looks up to John Maguire.

The Big Street (1942) as Eating Contest Emcee

The Falcon's Brother (1942) as Lefty

1 comment:

  1. I adore the insane comedy of the marvellous DON BARCLAY! Try watching any of his Hal Roach films and you will see that I am right. "MIXED NUTS" and "BEAUTY AND THE BUS" (which features the wonderful Thelma Todd) are two great examples .