Friday 5 September 2014

Mike Donlin

Born: 30 May 1878, Peoria, Illinois, USA
Died: 24 September 1933, Hollywood, California, USA

Mike Donlin was a major league baseball player, nicknamed 'Turkey Mike' who turned his fame into stage success on Broadway. When his baseball career ended he tried his hand at films, appearing in more than 50 as a supporting player.

Hot Curves (1930) as Baseball team scout

Mike Donlin is on the left, with John Ince.

Her Man (1930) as Bartender

Mike Donlin is in the background behind the bar. Phillips Holmes is on the left.

Off His Base (1932) as Mike

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