Monday 27 August 2012

Fred Kelsey

Born: 20 August 1884, Sandusky, Ohio, USA
Died: 2 September 1961, Hollywood, California, USA
A character actor who graced the screens in films starring Laurel and Hardy and the Three Stooges, among many others. He eventually made over 200 film appearances. 
Crazy Like a Fox (1926) as Sleeping Train Passenger with Badge (uncredited)
With Charley Chase on the left.
The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case (1930) as Chief of Detectives

Quiet Please! (1933) as Train conductor

Danger Ahead (1935) as Detective O'Brien

Private Number (1936) as Detective in Ellen's Apartment (uncredited)

In the studio system this could have one of several bit parts Fred shot in a day. Nothing really to do but stand there between Monroe Owsley on the left and John Miljan.. 

Tell No Tales (1939) as Police officer at school (uncredited)
Fred Kelsey is in between Charles D. Brown and Lee Phelps.
Crime by Night (1944) as Dad Martin (uncredited)

Flamingo Road (1949) as Train Conductor (uncredited)
Difficult to see much of Fred with all this steam.
Mesa of Lost Women (1953) as Bartender
Harmon Stevens is in the hat.


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