Saturday, 26 September 2020

Elaine Waters

Born: 14 May 1908 in Oklahoma, USA
Died: 11 June 1957, Los Angeles, California, USA

Dizzy Doctors (1937) as Nurse (uncredited)

Elaine Waters is the dark haired nurse on the left, slightly in shadow and hard to see. The blonde nurse in the centre of the background facing us is Gertrude Messinger. The orderly on the right is Johnny Kascier. Elaine Waters was supposed to play one of the Three Stooges' wives, but the part was recast.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pleased to Mitt You (1940) as Roadhouse Patron (uncredited)
 
Elaine Waters is in the background on the right. The actress in the foreground is Doris Donaldson.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Earle D. Bunn

Born: 30 September 1895, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 19 October 1967, Miami, Florida, USA

Dizzy Doctors (1937) as Man in Overturned Car (uncredited)

Earle D. Bunn is atop the overturned car. On the far left in the background is Solomon Horwitz.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ella McKenzie

Born: 9 April 1911, Oregon, USA
Died: 23 April 1987, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
Ella McKenzie was from an acting family. She was the daughter of Robert McKenzie and Eva McKenzie. Her twin sister was Ida Mae McKenzie and her other sister was Fay McKenzie. Her first husband was Billy Gilbert, whom she married in 1937. They stayed together until his death in 1971.
 
Dizzy Doctors (1937) as Desk Nurse (uncredited)
 
Ella McKenzie with The Three Stooges, Moe, Larry and Curly.

 
 
 
 








A.R. Haysel

Born: 16 December 1887, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Died: 28 July 1954, Los Angeles, California, USA

Dizzy Doctors (1937) as Dandruff Patient (uncredited)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, 25 September 2020

Solomon Horwitz

Born: 4 November 1872, Kovno, Russian Empire [now Kaunas, Lithuania]
Died: 19 December 1943, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
Solomon Horwitz is the father of Shemp, Moe and Curly Howard. He was occasionally used as a background extra when he visited his sons on set.

Dizzy Doctors (1937) as Bystander (uncredited)

Solomon Horwitz is the highlighted older man in the background on the left watching his sons Moe Howard and Curly Howard do their stuff with Larry Fine.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



And here he is again, second from the right in the background. The cop in the foreground is Bert Young.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bert Young

Born: 1 January 1897, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 23 January 1948, Los Angeles, California, USA

Dizzy Doctors (1937) as Traffic Cop (uncredited)



















Curly Howard

Born: 22 October 1903, Bath Beach, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 18 January 1952, San Gabriel, California, USA

Dizzy Doctors (1937) as Curly

Curly Howard is on the right, with Bobby Burns.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bobby Burns

Born: 1 September 1878, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 16 January 1966, Los Angeles, California, USA

Dizzy Doctors (1937) as Patient in Wheelchair (uncredited)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jack 'Tiny' Lipson

Born: 17 January 1901 in Denver, Colorado, USA
Died: 28 November 1947, Madera County, California, USA

Dizzy Doctors (1937) as Shoeshine Customer (uncredited)

















Louise Carver

Born: 9 June 1869, Davenport, Iowa, USA
Died: 18 June 1956, Hollywood, California, USA

Dizzy Doctors (1937) as Lady by Car (uncredited)
 
Louise Carver, on the left, is confronted by Curly Howard.













Thursday, 24 September 2020

Betty McMahon

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Dizzy Doctors (1937) as Dr. Bright's Secretary (uncredited)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ione Leslie

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Dizzy Doctors (1937) as Curly's Wife (uncredited)

Ione Leslie stands between June Gittelson on the left and Blanche Payson.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Norman Phillips Jr.

Born: 17 July 1917, Baldwin, Long Island, New York, USA
Died: 14 November 1990, Orange County, California, USA

Knockout Drops (1935) as Sonny

Norman Phillips Jr. is on the right, with Kenneth Howell.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

John Albright

Born: 4 April 1913, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 24 October 2001, Los Angeles, California, USA

Knockout Drops (1935) as Harry's Friend (Credited as Johnny Albright)

John Albright is over the left shoulder of Kenneth Howell. Also in this photo is Dorothea Kent, Sidney Miller and Norman Phillips Jr.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jack Duffy

Born: 4 September 1882, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Died: 23 July 1939, Hollywood, California, USA

Knockout Drops (1935) as Farmer (uncredited)



















Dorothea Kent

Born: 6 June 1916, St. Joseph, Missouri, USA
Died: 10 December 1990, Burbank, California, USA

Knockout Drops (1935) as Phyllis
















Anne Rooney

Born: 15 August 1925, San Jose, California, USA
Died: 16 August 2006, Toluca Lake, California, USA

Knockout Drops (1935) as Harry's Sister (Credited as Ann McCully)


















Kenneth Howell

Born: 21 February 1913, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 28 September 1966, Long Beach, California, USA

Knockout Drops (1935) as Harry Van Dyke



















Byron Shores

Born: 26 May 1907, Oklahoma, USA
Died: 13 November 1957, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
 
Too Many Girls (1940) as Sheriff Andaluz
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Averell Harris

Born: 19 June 1881, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 25 September 1966, New York City, New York, USA
 
Too Many Girls (1940) as Detective (uncredited)
 
Averell Harris is on the phone. With Homer Dickenson.

 
 
 
 
 









Douglas Walton

Born: 16 October 1910, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: 15 November 1961, New York City, New York, USA
 
Too Many Girls (1940) as Beverly Waverly
 
With Lucille Ball.
 
 
 
 












Libby Bennett

Born: 18 May 1915, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Died: 1 October 2001, Delray Beach, Florida, USA
 
Too Many Girls (1940) as Tallulah Lou
 
With Desi Arnaz.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Eddie Bracken

Born: 7 February 1915, Astoria, New York, USA
Died: 14 November 2002, Montclair, New Jersey, USA

Too Many Girls (1940) as Jojo Jordan



















Richard Carlson

Born: 29 April 1912, Albert Lea, Minnesota, USA
Died: 24 November 1977, Encino, California, USA

Too Many Girls (1940) as Clint Kelly



















Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Loretta Russell

Born: 14 October 1884
Died: 11 January 1965, Los Angeles, California, USA

Loretta Russell was a bit part player and extra in films from the mid 1930s.

The Falcon's Brother (1942) as Pedestrian (uncredited)

Loretta Russell looks at George Sanders as she walks by. Don Barclay sits in the car and waits.













Friday, 18 September 2020

Kathryn Sheldon

Born: 22 September 1879, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Died: 25 December 1975, Los Angeles, California, USA

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

















Thursday, 17 September 2020

Eilene Janssen

Born: 25 May 1938, Los Angeles, California, USA





































Allen D. Sewall

Born: 23 July 1882, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 20 January 1954, Los Angeles, California, USA

Marked Trails (1944) as Hank Bradley (Credited as Allen B. Sewall)

















Tommy Coats

Born: 26 November 1900, Scotland, UK
Died: 6 June 1954, Jackson, Oregon, USA

Marked Trails (1944) as Deputy (uncredited)

Tommy Coats is in between Bud Osborne on the left and George Morrell on the right.














Wednesday, 16 September 2020

George Morrell

Born: 10 April 1871, California, USA
Died: 28 April 1955, Los Angeles, California, USA

Marked Trails (1944) as Whippletree - Liveryman

George Morrell is on the right, with Bud Osborne on the left and Tommy Coats in the middle.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Silver Tip Baker

Born: 18 April 1886, Ellis County, Texas, USA
Died: 15 March 1943, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
Floyd 'Silver Tip' Baker was a trick rider and expert stagecoach driver in his younger days. In films he played bit parts and was a stuntman on horseback in Westerns. He got his nickname 'Silver Tip' on account of his prominent grey walrus mustache.

Marked Trails (1944) as Jim - Stage Driver (uncredited)


















Walter Shumway

Born: 26 October 1884, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Died: 13 January 1965, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Marked Trails (1944) as Geologist (uncredited)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Phyllis Haver

Born: 6 January 1899, Douglass, Kansas, USA
Died: 19 November 1960, Sharon, Connecticut, USA

The Balloonatic (1923) as The Young Woman (uncredited)




















Buster Keaton

Born: 4 October 1895, Piqua, Kansas, USA
Died: 1 February 1966, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
A genius of silent comedy, Buster worked for a few years on the films of Fatty Arbuckle. He was always destined to write and direct his own short comedies and eventually several feature films and faught against interference from studios and producers who thought they knew better, but often Keaton's comical input was the hightlight of any film he was involved with. When sound came he struggled on with varying degrees of success.

The Balloonatic (1923) as The Young Man

With Phyllis Haver.



















The General (1926) as Johnnie Gray

One of several feature length silent masterpieces starring Buster.


















Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Kermit Maynard

Born: 20 September 1897, Vevay, Indiana, USA
Died: 16 January 1971, North Hollywood, California, USA

Kermit Maynard was an actor and a stuntman who spent most of his film career making westerns.

Renegade Girl (1946) as Sgt. Dale (uncredited)

Kermit Maynard is in uniform taking away his prisoner, Russell Wade.















Kansas Moehring

Born: 9 July 1897, St. Marys, Ohio, USA
Died: 2 October 1968, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
Renegade Girl (1946) as Hartson (uncredited)

I am not sure about this identification yet, but I am trying to find another good shot of him.















Nick Thompson

Born: 11 September 1889, Houston, Texas, USA
Died: 22 April 1980, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
Nick Thompson was a character actor whose film career started in the silent era. He mainly appeared in westerns and often as a Native American.

Renegade Girl (1946) as Tom Starr
















John 'Dusty' King

Born: 11 July 1909, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Died: 11 November 1987, San Diego, California, USA

Renegade Girl (1946) as Cpl. Brown (Credited as John King)

John 'Dusty' King is on the right in uniform. On the left is Herman Hack and an unidentified actress.














Jimmy Martin

Born: 10 August 1927, Sneedville, Tennessee, USA
Died: 14 May 2005, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Jimmy Martin was a country singer and singwriter who performed at the Grand Ole Opry and later became the lead singer and guitarist for The Blue Grass Boys from 1949 to 1954. His film career was less successful as Jimmy found himself in B-Westerns or uncredited in bigger films.

Renegade Girl (1946) as Bob Shelby (Credited as James Martin)

















Sunday, 13 September 2020

Chief Thundercloud

Born: 12 April 1899, Muskogee, Indian Territory, USA [now Oklahoma, USA]
Died: 1 December 1955, Ventura, California, USA
 
Renegade Girl (1946) as Chief White Cloud (Credited as Chief Thunder Cloud)
 

 














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