Saturday 8 December 2012

Chester Clute

Born: 18 February 1891, Orange, New Jersey, USA
Died: 2 April 1956, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

A character actor who appeared in around 250 films from the beginning of the sound era.

Pulling a Bone (1931) as Clerk selling bathing suits

Chester Clute is on the left, with George Burns. This is one of Chester's earliest film appearances.

The Wrong Road (1937) as Dan O'Fearna

Miracles for Sale (1939) as Waiter with Sugar (uncredited)

Invisible Stripes (1939) as Butler, head of personnel
With George Raft.

Millionaires in Prison (1940) as Sidney Keats

Too Many Girls (1940) as Lister

Harry Shannon looks down on the diminuitive Chester.

A Tragedy at Midnight (1942) as Pierre (uncredited)

Sing a Jingle (1944) as Hendricks (uncredited)

In the foreground from left to right are Vivian Austin, Gus Schilling and Betty Kean. Chester Clute stands just behind Gus looking over his left shoulder.

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) as Dr. Gilchrist

The Falcon in Hollywood (1944) as Hotel Manager (uncredited)

With Tom Conway and Veda Ann Borg.

The Perils of Pauline (1947) as Willie Millick

Chester Clute is being whispered to by Max Willenz. Betty Hutton and Constance Collier are in the background.

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