Tuesday 28 August 2012

Donald Kerr

Born: 5 August 1891, Eagle Grove, Iowa, USA
Died: 25 January 1977, Los Angeles, California, USA

A superior bit part actor, who was often given dialogue, Donald Kerr made over 450 film and television appearances in his career.

The Road to Ruin (1934) as Drunk shooting dice

The Pace That Kills (1935) as Drunk at Nightclub (uncredited)

Donald Kerr tries to chat up Sheila Bromley at the expense of Dean Benton.

Taming the Wild (1936) as Jimmy Taylor, reporter

Four Daughters (1938) as Sam

On the left is Eddie Acuff. The credits say that Donald Kerr played Earl, but it is Eddie Acuff who is called Earl in the dialogue.

Convict's Code (1939) as Barfly (uncredited)

Hal Price is behind the bar in the smoke.

Slightly Honorable (1939) as Photographer (uncredited)

Donald Kerr is on the far right, nearest to us. Pat O'Brien and Douglas Fowley are in the middle of the picture.

Millionaires in Prison (1940) as Prison library clerk (uncredited)

With Lee Tracy.

Kitty Foyle (1940) as Taxi driver (uncredited)

Donald Kerr is on the right, with Dennis Morgan and Ginger Rogers.

Mexican Spitfire's Baby (1941) as John, the chauffeur (uncredited)

Kerr is in the chauffeur's hat on the left behind Charles 'Buddy' Rogers.

So's Your Aunt Emma (1942) as Sailor (uncredited)

With Roger Pryor.

The Big Street (1942) as Pete the Passer (uncredited)

Donald Kerr is in the white hat.

Two Weeks to Live (1943) as Plato's Owner (uncredited)

On the left is Jack Rice.

Killer Dill (1947) as Reporter on the Telephone (uncredited)

Donald Kerr is nearest to us.
Hannah Lee: An American Primitive (1953) as Blackjack Dealer (uncredited)
Donald Kerr is looking at Joanne Dru. Macdonald Carey is on the left.
There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) as Bobby Clark (uncredited)

Donald Kerr is on the far left in the fur coat. Ethel Merman is in the centre of the picture. Isabelle Dwan is in the white dress.

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