Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Eddie Dunn

Born: 31 March 1896, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: 5 May 1951, Hollywood, California, USA

An actor, director and a gag man. In films since the 1910s, Eddie Dunn worked for Hal Roach studios alongside comedy greats such as Laurel and Hardy and Charley Chase. He can also be seen alongside W. C. Fields and Charlie Chaplin usually playing a straight man to their comedy. He also landed roles as tough characters owing to his stature and looks.

The Bank Dick (1940) as James, the chauffeur (uncredited)

With W. C. Fields and Margaret Seddon.

The Gay Falcon (1941) as Detective Grimes

Left, with Edward Brophy.

A Date with the Falcon (1942) as Detective 'Grimesy' Grimes

The tall man in the middle is Eddie Dunn.

The Big Street (1942) as Police Officer Mulvane

The Falcon's Brother (1942) as Detective Grimes

Appeared in many of the 'Falcon' series starring George Sanders and later Tom Conway.

State Fair (1945) as Rollercoaster attendant (uncredited)

Eddie Dunn is on the far left. Also in this picture is Dana Andrews, getting out of his seat and Jeanne Crain in the pink dress.

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