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Richard Lane

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Richard Lane (May 28, 1899 – September 5, 1982) was an American television announcer and actor who made his mark broadcasting wrestling and roller derby shows on KTLA-TV, mainly from the Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles. Lane was born in 1899 in Rice Lake, Wisconsin to a farm family. Early in life he developed talents for reciting poetry and doing various song-and-dance acts. By his teenage years, he was doing an "iron jaw" routine in circuses around Europe and worked as a drummer touring with a band in Australia. After the decline of vaudeville, Lane obtained extensive work in motion pictures and was best known at the time for playing Inspector John or William Faraday or Farraday (depending on the film) in all fourteen Boston Blackie Columbia Pictures features starring Chester Morris, starting with Meet Boston Blackie in 1941. During World War II, he appeared as emcee with USO troops entertaining G.I.s. His unit appeared at Fort MacArthur in September 1944. Lane also announced for the Jalopy Derby and Destruction Derby at Ascot Park, Gardena California. Lane also played Faraday in the first radio version of Boston Blackie, which ran on NBC from June 23, 1944 to September 15, 1944.


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Born:
May 28, 1899 In Rice Lake, Wisconsin, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
127
First Appeared:
In the movie For the Love of Pete 1936-03-14
Latest Project:
Movie The Shaggy D.A. 1976-12-17
Known For
Poster of Quicksand
Poster of Boston Blackie's Rendezvous
Poster of Hellzapoppin'
Poster of Punch and Beauty
Filmography
Movie The Shaggy D.A. Roller Rink Announcer 1976-12-17
Movie I Can Get It for You Wholesale Kelley 1951-04-05
Movie Quicksand Lt. Nelson 1950-03-24
Movie The Jackie Robinson Story Clay Hopper, Montreal Manager 1950-05-16
Movie The Admiral Was a Lady Marty Gruber 1950-08-04
Movie Miss Mink of 1949 Herbert Pendelton 1949-02-11
Movie Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture Inspector William R. Farraday 1949-03-02
Movie There's a Girl in My Heart Sergeant Mullin 1949-12-19
Movie Take Me Out to the Ball Game Michael Gihuly 1949-03-09
Movie The Big Wheel Reno Riley 1949-11-04
Movie Tenth Avenue Angel Street Vendor 1948-02-20
Movie Trapped by Boston Blackie Insp. William R. Farraday 1948-05-13
Movie The Return of the Whistler Gaylord Traynor 1948-03-18
Movie The Creeper Insp. Fenwick 1948-09-01
Movie The Babe Ruth Story Boston Braves' coach 1948-09-16
Movie Out of the Blue Detective Noonan 1947-04-21
Movie Training for Trouble Richard Lane 1947-07-03
Movie The Phantom Thief Inspector John Farraday 1946-05-02
Movie A Close Call for Boston Blackie Inspector Farraday 1946-01-24
Movie Girl on the Spot Weepy McGurk 1946-01-11
Movie Ain't Love Cuckoo? Dick Lane 1946-06-06
Movie Pardon My Terror Dick 1946-09-12
Movie Boston Blackie and the Law Inspector Farraday 1946-12-12
Movie Sioux City Sue Jefferson Lang 1946-11-21
Movie Gentleman Joe Palooka Phillips 1946-10-05
Movie What a Blonde Pomeroy 1945-02-03
Movie Here Come the Co-eds Near-Sighted Man at Ballroom 1945-02-02
Movie Two O'Clock Courage Al Haley 1945-04-13
Movie Wonder Man Asst. District Attorney 1945-01-01
Movie The Bullfighters 'Hot Shot' Coleman 1945-05-01
Movie Boston Blackie's Rendezvous Inspector Farraday 1945-07-05
Movie High Blood Pleasure Dick 1945-12-06
Movie Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion Insp. John Farraday 1945-05-10
Movie Louisiana Hayride J. Huntington McMasters 1944-07-13
Movie Take It Big Eddie Hampton 1944-06-09
Movie Bermuda Mystery Detective Sergeant Donovan 1944-05-01
Movie Mr. Winkle Goes to War Sgt. 'Alphabet' Czeidrowski 1944-07-19
Movie A Wave, a WAC and a Marine Marty Allen 1944-10-07
Movie Brazil Edward Graham 1944-11-30
Movie Bowery to Broadway Walter Rogers 1944-11-03
Movie One Mysterious Night Inspector Farraday 1944-10-21
Movie Air Force Maj. W.G. Roberts 1943-03-20
Movie It Ain't Hay Slicker 1943-03-10
Movie Fired Wife Orin Tracy 1943-09-04
Movie After Midnight with Boston Blackie Inspector Farraday 1943-03-18
Movie Swing Your Partner Mr. Lane 1943-05-20
Movie Corvette K-225 Vice Admiral 1943-09-29
Movie The Chance of a Lifetime Insp. John Farraday 1943-10-26
Movie Gung Ho! Capt. Dunphy 1943-12-20
Movie Crazy House S. E. Hanley 1943-10-08
Movie Dr. Broadway Police Sgt. Patrick Doyle 1942-05-09
Movie Alias Boston Blackie Inspector Farraday 1942-04-02
Movie Ride 'Em Cowboy Pete Conway (uncredited) 1942-02-13
Movie A-Haunting We Will Go Phillips 1942-08-07
Movie Drums of the Congo Coutlass 1942-07-17
Movie Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood Inspector Farraday 1942-11-05
Movie Time to Kill Lt. Breeze 1942-12-24
Movie Arabian Nights Corporal 1942-12-25
Movie To the Shores of Tripoli Lieutenant 1942-11-09
Movie I Wanted Wings Flight Commander 1941-03-26
Movie A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob Recruiting Officer 1941-03-14
Movie The Penalty Craig 1941-03-13
Movie Respect the Law George Johnson 1941-01-04
Movie Ride, Kelly, Ride Dan Thomas 1941-02-07
Movie Meet Boston Blackie Inspector Faraday 1941-02-20
Movie San Antonio Rose Charles J. Willoughby 1941-06-20
Movie Hellzapoppin' Director 1941-12-25
Movie The Cowboy and the Blonde Gilbert 1941-05-16
Movie Riders of the Purple Sage Steve Oldring 1941-10-09
Movie Confessions of Boston Blackie Inspector John Farraday 1941-12-08
Movie Navy Blues 'Rocky' Anderson 1941-09-13
Movie Time Out for Rhythm Mike Armstrong 1941-06-05
Movie Free, Blonde and 21 Lieutenant Lake 1940-03-28
Movie City of Chance Marty Connors 1940-01-13
Movie Two Girls on Broadway Buddy Bartell 1940-04-19
Movie Sandy Is a Lady Philip Jarvis 1940-05-21
Movie Hired Wife McNab 1940-09-13
Movie Brother Orchid Mugsy O'Day 1940-06-07
Movie Boom Town Assistant D.A. 1940-08-30
Movie The Biscuit Eater Harvey McNeil 1940-05-24
Movie Unexpected Father Leo Murphy - Booking Agent 1939-06-14
Movie Stronger Than Desire Jerry Brody 1939-06-30
Movie News Is Made at Night Barney Basely 1939-07-20
Movie It Could Happen to You District Attorney 1939-06-08
Movie Mr. Moto in Danger Island Police Commissioner Gordon 1939-04-07
Movie Mutiny on the Blackhawk Kit Carson 1939-07-31
Movie For Love or Money Foster 1939-04-27
Movie Union Pacific Sam Reed 1939-05-05
Movie The Last Warning Richard Lane 1939-01-06
Movie Main Street Lawyer Ballou, Marco's Lawyer 1939-11-02
Movie The Amazing Mr. Williams Reagan (uncredited) 1939-11-22
Movie The Day the Bookies Wept Ramsey Firpo 1939-09-15
Movie Drunk Driving Rick 1939-10-28
Movie Nick Carter, Master Detective Sam Vaughn 1939-12-13
Movie The Escape David Clifford 1939-10-05
Movie Hero for a Day Abbott 1939-10-06
Movie Sued for Libel Smiley Dugan 1939-10-27
Movie Radio City Revels Crane 1938-02-11
Movie Go Chase Yourself Nails 1938-04-22
Movie Ears of Experience The Boss 1938-01-28
Movie The Dummy Owner Unknown 1938-01-08
Movie Joy of Living Harvey (Uncredited) 1938-05-06
Movie Crashing Hollywood Hugo Wells 1938-01-07
Movie Everybody's Doing It Steve Devers 1938-01-14
Movie This Marriage Business Joe Selby 1938-04-08
Movie Exposed Tony Mitchell 1938-11-05
Movie Charlie Chan in Honolulu Joe Arnold 1938-12-30
Movie Blind Alibi Bowers 1938-05-20
Movie Mr. Doodle Kicks Off Assistant Coach Jones 1938-10-07
Movie His Exciting Night Homer Carslake 1938-11-11
Movie I'm from the City Captain Oliver 'Ollie' Fitch 1938-08-05
Movie The Saint in New York Dispatcher (Uncredited) 1938-05-25
Movie The Jitters Unknown 1938-07-01
Movie You Can't Buy Luck Det. McGrath 1937-04-30
Movie There Goes My Girl Tim J. Whelan 1937-05-21
Movie The Woman I Love Florence's Boyfriend 1937-04-15
Movie New Faces of 1937 Broker 1937-07-02
Movie The Outcasts of Poker Flat High-Grade 1937-04-16
Movie Should Wives Work? Unknown 1937-09-10
Movie Wise Girl Detective 1937-12-31
Movie Super-Sleuth Barker 1937-07-16
Movie Saturday's Heroes Red Watson 1937-10-08
Movie The Life of the Party Hotel Manager 1937-09-03
Movie Flight from Glory Mr. Hanson 1937-08-20
Movie For the Love of Pete McSwat's Cornerman 1936-03-14
Movie Shake, Mr. Shakespeare Mr. Smith 1936-08-21
Movie Punch and Beauty Russ Biff 1936-08-15