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'Snub' Pollard

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Snub Pollard (9 November 1889 – 19 January 1962) was an Australian-born vaudevillian, who became a silent film comedian in Hollywood, popular in the 1920s. Born Harold Fraser, in Melbourne, Australia on 9 November 1889, he began performing with Pollard's Lilliputian Opera Company at a young age. Like many of the actors in the popular juvenile company, he adopted Pollard as his stage name. The company ran several highly successful professional children's troupes that traveled Australia and New Zealand in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. In 1908, Harry Pollard joined the company tour to North America. After the completion of the tour, he returned to the US. By 1915 he was regularly appearing in uncredited roles in movies, for example Charles Epting notes that Pollard can clearly be seen in Chaplin's 1915 short By the Sea. In later years, Pollard claimed Hal Roach had discovered him while he was performing on stage in Los Angeles. Pollard played supporting roles in the early films of Harold Lloyd and Bebe Daniels. The long-faced Pollard sported a Kaiser Wilhelm mustache turned upside-down; this became his trademark. Lloyd's producer, Hal Roach, gave Pollard his own starring series of one- and two-reel shorts. The most famous is 1923's It's a Gift, in which he plays an inventor of many Rube Goldberg-like contraptions, including a car that runs by magnet power. In early 1923, shortly after his second marriage, Pollard returned with his wife Elizabeth to see his relations in Australia. His visit attracted considerable attention, and he appeared again in several theatres to speak about the motion picture business. On his return to the US, he left Roach and joined the low-budget Weiss Brothers studio in 1926. There he co-starred with Marvin Loback as a poor man's version of Laurel and Hardy, copying that team's plots and gags. In later years, Pollard claimed the Great Depression wiped out his investments, and he had been unable to "adjust to the talkies." However, in the 1930s, he played small parts in talking comedies, and was featured as comic relief in "B" westerns. Pollard's silent-comedy credentials guaranteed him work in slapstick revivals. He appeared with other film veterans in Hollywood Cavalcade (1939), The Perils of Pauline (1947), and Man of a Thousand Faces (1957). He also appeared regularly as a supporting player in Columbia Pictures' two-reel comedies of the mid-1940s. Forsaking his familiar mustache in his later years, he landed much steadier work in films as a mostly uncredited bit player. He played incidental roles in scores of Hollywood features and shorts, almost always as a mousy, nondescript fellow, usually with no dialogue. Snub Pollard died of cancer on 19 January 1962, aged 72, after nearly 50 years in the movie business. His interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills). For his contributions to motion pictures, Pollard has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6415½ Hollywood Boulevard.


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Born:
Nov 9, 1889 In Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Movie/TV Credits:
313
First Appeared:
In the movie Sally Scrags, Housemaid 1913-08-13
Latest Project:
Movie The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962-04-22
Known For
Poster of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Poster of Adam's Rib
Poster of Miracle on 34th Street
Poster of Monkey Businessmen
Filmography
Movie The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Statehood Audience Member (uncredited) 1962-04-22
Movie Days of Thrills and Laughter Unknown 1961-03-21
Movie One-Eyed Jacks Townsman (uncredited) 1961-03-30
Movie Pocketful of Miracles Knuckles (uncredited) 1961-12-18
Movie Master of the World Man at Balloon Society Meeting (uncredited) 1961-05-01
Movie Inherit the Wind Townsman (uncredited) 1960-07-07
Movie Jeanne Eagels Quartermaster Bates in 'Rain' (uncredited) 1957-08-02
Movie Man of a Thousand Faces Comedy Waiter #2 1957-08-15
Movie Runaway Daughters Mr. Fields, Little Drunk at Dance Club 1956-01-20
Movie Friendly Persuasion Carnival Patron (uncredited) 1956-11-25
Movie The Fast and the Furious Park Caretaker 1955-02-15
Movie Pete Kelly's Blues Waiter (uncredited) 1955-07-31
Series Public Defender Unknown 1954-03-11
Movie Julius Caesar Citizen of Rome 1953-06-04
Movie Hannah Lee: An American Primitive Man Pacing in Jail Cell 1953-07-13
Movie Singin' in the Rain Old Man Getting Umbrella in "Singin' in the Rain" Number (uncredited) 1952-04-09
Movie Park Row Barfly 1952-09-01
Movie Limelight Street Musician 1952-10-23
Movie Meet Me After the Show Stage Door Johnnie in Opening Number (uncredited) 1951-08-15
Series Racket Squad Unknown 1951-06-07
Movie The Barefoot Mailman Townsman at Dance (uncredited) 1951-12-03
Movie Where the Sidewalk Ends Pool Hall Patron (uncredited) 1950-07-07
Movie The Gunfighter Townsman at Funeral (uncredited) 1950-06-23
Movie Walk Softly, Stranger Custodian on Stairway (uncredited) 1950-10-14
Movie A Woman's Secret Stagehand (Uncredited) 1949-01-13
Movie Square Dance Jubilee Show Spectator 1949-11-11
Movie Adam's Rib Man in Courtroom (uncredited) 1949-11-18
Movie Johnny Belinda Man on Jury (uncredited) 1948-09-14
Movie Back Trail Goofy (as Snub Pollard) 1948-07-18
Movie Unknown Island Extra in Dive, Pointing Out Tarnowski 1948-10-15
Movie Loaded Pistols Second Small Man at Dance (uncredited) 1948-12-15
Movie Miracle on 34th Street Final Mail-Bearing Court Officer (uncredited) 1947-06-11
Movie The Perils of Pauline Western Saloon Set Propman (as Snub Pollard) 1947-07-04
Movie The Paradine Case Cabby (uncredited) 1947-12-31
Movie The Hoodlum Saint Parade Spectator (uncredited) 1946-04-04
Movie Strange Impersonation Taxi driver (uncredited) 1946-03-16
Movie Badman's Territory Town Barber (uncredited) 1946-05-04
Movie Till the Clouds Roll By Show Boat Orchestra Drummer (uncredited) 1946-12-05
Movie Andy Plays Hookey Ticket Seller 1946-12-19
Movie Society Mugs Party Guest (uncredited) 1946-09-19
Movie Monkey Businessmen Mr. Grimble 1946-06-20
Movie Kitty Hugh's Rental Coachman (uncredited) 1945-10-16
Movie Rockin' in the Rockies Drunk (uncredited) 1945-04-17
Movie Booby Dupes Ice Cream Vendor 1945-10-18
Movie Road to Utopia Amateur Contest Violinist (uncredited) 1945-11-01
Movie Charlie's Triple trouble Unknown 1944-01-02
Movie Main Street Today Pop Denton (uncredited) 1944-03-25
Movie Casanova Brown Father at Baby Window (uncredited) 1944-08-23
Movie The Kid Rides Again Saloon Swamper 1943-01-27
Movie Kid Dynamite Dance Official 1943-02-05
Movie Ghosts on the Loose Flower Delivery Man 1943-07-30
Movie Edge of Darkness Townsman in Church 1943-04-09
Movie Boot Hill Bandits 2nd Bartender 1942-04-24
Movie It Happened in Flatbush Baseball Game Spectator (uncredited) 1942-05-28
Movie Bowery at Midnight Motorist 1942-10-30
Movie Foreign Agent Supper Club Patron 1942-10-09
Movie 'Neath Brooklyn Bridge Soup Customer (uncredited) 1942-11-20
Movie A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob Wedding Chapel Attendant (uncredited) 1941-03-14
Movie Ridin' the Cherokee Trail Saloon Drunk 1941-02-25
Movie Confirm or Deny Air Raid Refugee in Basement Crowd 1941-12-12
Movie The Earl of Chicago Townsman (uncredited) 1940-01-05
Movie Murder on the Yukon Archie 1940-02-25
Movie Sky Bandits Pa, Man in Nightshirt 1940-07-06
Movie Lure of the Wasteland Cookie 1939-03-18
Movie Rollin' Westward Poker Player 1939-03-01
Movie Mesquite Buckaroo Janitor Suds 1939-04-30
Movie Hollywood Cavalcade Keystone Cop 1939-10-13
Movie Frontier Town Peewee 1938-03-04
Movie Rollin' Plains Pee Wee 1938-07-08
Movie The Utah Trail Pee Wee 1938-08-12
Movie Where the Buffalo Roam Pee Wee 1938-10-12
Movie Starlight Over Texas Pee Wee 1938-09-06
Movie Sing Cowboy Sing Prisoner 1937-05-22
Movie Arizona Days Cookie 1937-01-30
Movie Riders of the Rockies Pee Wee McDougal 1937-07-02
Movie Hittin' the Trail Bartender 1937-04-03
Movie Jungle Menace Campbell 1937-09-01
Movie Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts Pee Wee 1937-11-26
Movie Nation Aflame Edgar Wolfe (as Snub Pollard) 1937-10-15
Movie Headin' for the Rio Grande Cookie (Hart hand) 1936-01-01
Movie The Gentleman from Louisiana Hadley 1936-08-14
Movie The Crime Patrol Gyp 1936-05-12
Movie The Black Coin Vic Moran 1936-09-01
Movie White Legion Baker 1936-10-24
Movie The Laramie Kid Cinvvict Shorty 1935-06-01
Movie The Night Is Young Drummer (uncredited) 1935-01-11
Movie Bars of Hate Danny, the Pickpocket 1935-11-01
Movie Just My Luck Frank Smith 1935-12-30
Movie The Rawhide Terror Renegade 1934-03-19
Movie Stingaree Victor 1934-05-24
Movie Cockeyed Cavaliers King's Physician's Aide 1934-06-29
Movie One More River George 1934-08-06
Movie The Purchase Price Harmonica Player Joe Atterbury (uncredited) 1932-07-23
Movie Girls Will Be Boys Plumber's assistant 1931-01-21
Movie One Good Turn A Community Player (uncredited) 1931-10-31
Movie The Road to Singapore Photographer at Birthday Party 1931-10-10
Movie Springtime Saps Unknown 1929-01-01
Movie Sock and Run Alphonse 1929-12-20
Movie The Big Shot Unknown 1929-04-30
Movie Thick and Thin Unknown 1928-04-29
Movie Once Over Snub Pollard 1928-05-20
Movie Here Comes a Sailor Unknown 1928-05-22
Movie Double Trouble Unknown 1927-04-28
Movie Mitt The Prince Unknown 1927-04-28
Movie All Wet Unknown 1926-12-21
Movie The Doughboy Unknown 1926-09-21
Movie The Yokel Unknown 1926-10-21
Movie Fire!! The Boy 1926-11-22
Movie The Big Idea Inventor Ignatius Pollard 1924-01-12
Movie Get Busy Shorter pal 1924-04-27
Movie Sold at Auction The Auctioneer's Helper 1923-05-26
Movie California or Bust The Old Settler 1923-04-28
Movie Before the Public Unknown 1923-03-04
Movie Courtship of Miles Sandwich Papa 1923-06-24
Movie It's a Joy! The Papa 1923-12-30
Movie It's a Gift Inventor 1923-10-13
Movie Join the Circus Unknown 1923-12-02
Movie Fully Insured Our Hero 1923-12-16
Movie Dear Ol' Pal Abner Maize 1923-11-11
Movie Do Me a Favor A Hobo 1922-05-21
Movie Hot Off the Press Snub - the Newspaper Plant Janitor 1922-03-26
Movie Years to Come The Bridegroom 1922-01-28
Movie Punch the Clock Snub 1922-06-04
Movie Hale and Hearty 1922-06-18
Movie The Dumb-Bell The New Director 1922-07-16
Movie The Old Sea Dog Snub the Ferryboat Pilot 1922-10-14
Movie 365 Days The Good Grandson 1922-09-16
Movie High Rollers Unknown 1921-06-26
Movie Big Game Hunter 1921-05-22
Movie At the Ringside Unknown 1921-07-16
Movie Whirl o' the West The Tenderfoot 1921-01-23
Movie Rush Orders Marquis de Marmalade 1921-04-07
Movie What a Whopper! Unknown 1921-07-30
Movie On Location The Caretaker of the Estate 1921-11-06
Movie Fifteen Minutes The Husband 1921-10-29
Movie Name the Day Unknown 1921-08-20
Movie His Royal Slyness Prince of Rochquefort 1920-02-08
Movie Waltz Me Around Unknown 1920-02-22
Movie Fresh Paint Bicycle Messenger 1920-03-07
Movie All Lit Up The Dandy 1920-02-01
Movie Why Go Home? Unknown 1920-01-11
Movie Red Hot Hottentotts Unknown 1920-01-04
Movie Cracked Wedding Bells Unknown 1920-04-04
Movie Slippery Slickers Unknown 1920-01-18
Movie The Dippy Dentist The Dandy 1920-01-25
Movie Getting His Goat Unknown 1920-02-08
Movie Run 'Em Ragged Unknown 1920-08-01
Movie Cash Customers The Chap 1920-12-06
Movie Park Your Car Unknown 1920-12-19
Movie All Dressed Up Unknown 1920-05-22
Movie Live and Learn Unknown 1920-08-01
Movie Money to Burn Unknown 1920-08-28
Movie Call a Taxi Unknown 1920-07-25
Movie Any Old Port Unknown 1920-06-27
Movie Grab the Ghost Husband 1920-05-30
Movie The Marathon Snub 1919-05-25
Movie Back to the Woods His Valet 1919-05-31
Movie Before Breakfast Unknown 1919-05-18
Movie Si, Senor Unknown 1919-05-11
Movie Pistols for Breakfast Unknown 1919-06-08
Movie Ring Up the Curtain The Leading Man 1919-04-27
Movie Just Neighbors The Neighbor 1919-07-13
Movie Young Mr. Jazz Snub 1919-04-20
Movie Billy Blazes, Esq. Sheriff 'Gun Shy' Gallagher 1919-07-06
Movie Spring Fever Unknown 1919-06-29
Movie Off the Trolley Unknown 1919-06-22
Movie Swat the Crook Unknown 1919-06-15
Movie Love's Young Scream Unknown 1919-01-19
Movie On the Fire Unknown 1919-02-22
Movie Ask Father The Corn-Fed Secretary 1919-02-09
Movie Going! Going! Gone! Unknown 1919-01-25
Movie At the Old Stage Door Unknown 1919-07-20
Movie I'm on My Way Unknown 1919-03-08
Movie Look Out Below Snub 1919-03-16
Movie Just Dropped In Unknown 1919-04-13
Movie A Sammy in Siberia Count Pop-up-skyvitch 1919-04-06
Movie Next Aisle Over The Henpecked Husband 1919-03-30
Movie The Dutiful Dub Unknown 1919-03-23
Movie Crack Your Heels Unknown 1919-04-20
Movie The Floor Below Unknown 1919-12-27
Movie Call for Mr. Caveman Hatchet Face 1919-11-19
Movie Order in the Court Unknown 1919-11-23
Movie Giving the Bride Away Unknown 1919-11-16
Movie Bumping Into Broadway The Musical Comedy's Director 1919-11-02
Movie All at Sea Unknown 1919-11-02
Movie It's a Hard Life Unknown 1919-11-30
Movie Captain Kidd's Kids The Valet 1919-11-30
Movie Never Touched Me Unknown 1919-07-26
Movie From Hand to Mouth The Kidnapper 1919-12-28
Movie Tough Luck Unknown 1919-12-21
Movie Looking for Trouble The Dandy 1919-12-14
Movie His Only Father Unknown 1919-10-19
Movie How Dry I Am Unknown 1919-12-07
Movie Heap Big Chief Unknown 1919-08-24
Movie Count Your Change Billy Bullion 1919-08-10
Movie A Jazzed Honeymoon Unknown 1919-08-02
Movie Pay Your Dues Unknown 1919-10-12
Movie Be My Wife Unknown 1919-09-07
Movie Chop Suey & Co. Unknown 1919-08-17
Movie The Rajah Unknown 1919-09-14
Movie Start Something Unknown 1919-10-07
Movie Count the Votes Unknown 1919-10-05
Movie Soft Money Unknown 1919-09-28
Movie He Leads, Others Follow Unknown 1919-09-21
Movie Pipe the Whiskers Unknown 1918-04-14
Movie On the Jump Snoopy Sam - The House Detective 1918-03-31
Movie It's a Wild Life 1918-04-21
Movie Follow the Crowd Unknown 1918-04-07
Movie Kicked Out Unknown 1918-05-05
Movie The Non-Stop Kid Snub, the Butler 1918-05-12
Movie Let's Go Unknown 1918-03-24
Movie Hey There The New Director 1918-04-28
Movie The Lamb Unknown 1918-02-03
Movie Hello Teacher Unknown 1918-02-10
Movie The Tip Unknown 1918-01-06
Movie Two-Gun Gussie Snub 1918-05-19
Movie Hit Him Again Unknown 1918-02-17
Movie Beat It Unknown 1918-02-24
Movie Look Pleasant, Please Snub - the Janitor (as Harry Pollard) 1918-03-10
Movie A Gasoline Wedding Snub 1918-03-03
Movie Here Come the Girls Unknown 1918-03-17
Movie Are Crooks Dishonest? Snub 1918-06-23
Movie Why Pick on Me? Unknown 1918-10-12
Movie Swing Your Partners Unknown 1918-09-29
Movie Bees in His Bonnet 1918-09-15
Movie Nothing But Trouble Unknown 1918-10-26
Movie Hear 'Em Rave Unknown 1918-12-01
Movie She Loves Me Not Unknown 1918-12-29
Movie Fireman Save My Child Unknown 1918-05-25
Movie Two Scrambled Unknown 1918-09-01
Movie Take a Chance Simplex Joe 1918-12-15
Movie Bride and Gloom Unknown 1918-08-18
Movie The City Slicker Snub 1918-06-02
Movie Somewhere in Turkey His Assistant 1918-06-16
Movie Sic 'Em, Towser Unknown 1918-06-09
Movie Kicking the Germ Out of Germany Unknown 1918-07-21
Movie That's Him Unknown 1918-08-04
Movie An Ozark Romance Unknown 1918-07-06
Movie Lonesome Luke, Plumber Unknown 1917-06-17
Movie Lonesome Luke's Honeymoon Unknown 1917-05-20
Movie Lonesome Luke, Messenger 1917-08-05
Movie Lonesome Luke on Tin Can Alley Cafe Waiter 1917-04-15
Movie Lonesome Luke, Mechanic Unknown 1917-08-19
Movie Lonesome Luke's Wild Women Unknown 1917-09-02
Movie Stop! Luke! Listen! Unknown 1917-07-15
Movie Luke's Trolley Troubles Unknown 1917-02-04
Movie Lonesome Luke's Lovely Rifle Unknown 1917-01-01
Movie Over the Fence Snitch, another 1917-09-09
Movie Luke's Lost Liberty Unknown 1917-01-07
Movie Luke's Busy Day Unknown 1917-01-21
Movie Luke Wins Ye Ladye Faire Unknown 1917-02-25
Movie Lonesome Luke, Lawyer Unknown 1917-02-18
Movie Lonesome Luke's Lively Life Unknown 1917-03-18
Movie Love, Laughs and Lather 1917-11-04
Movie Move On Unknown 1917-12-09
Movie All Aboard Passenger with trunk 1917-11-25
Movie Bashful Snub the Butler 1917-12-23
Movie Step Lively Unknown 1917-12-30
Movie Lonesome Luke Loses Patients 1917-09-16
Movie The Big Idea Snub 1917-12-30
Movie Clubs Are Trump 1917-11-18
Movie We Never Sleep 1917-12-02
Movie Birds of a Feather Unknown 1917-10-07
Movie The Flirt Unknown 1917-11-11
Movie Pinched Unknown 1917-09-22
Movie Bliss Snub 1917-10-14
Movie By the Sad Sea Waves Spectator at Beach 1917-09-30
Movie From Laramie to London 1917-10-21
Movie Rainbow Island 1917-10-28
Movie Police First Flophouse Customer 1916-05-27
Movie Luke's Late Lunchers Unknown 1916-05-22
Movie Luke Laughs Last Unknown 1916-06-05
Movie Luke's Society Mixup Unknown 1916-06-26
Movie Them Was the Happy Days! Unknown 1916-04-26
Movie Luke's Washful Waiting Unknown 1916-07-03
Movie Luke's Fatal Flivver Unknown 1916-06-19
Movie Lonesome Luke Leans to the Literary Unknown 1916-01-05
Movie Lonesome Luke Lolls in Luxury Unknown 1916-01-19
Movie Luke Lugs Luggage Unknown 1916-01-12
Movie Luke Rides Roughshod 1916-07-10
Movie Luke, the Candy Cut-Up Unknown 1916-01-31
Movie Luke and the Rural Roughnecks Unknown 1916-03-01
Movie Lonesome Luke, Circus King Unknown 1916-03-29
Movie Luke Pipes the Pippins Unknown 1916-03-15
Movie Luke's Double Unknown 1916-04-12
Movie Luke Does the Midway 1916-08-21
Movie Luke's Movie Muddle Projectionist 1916-12-03
Movie Luke's Newsie Knockout Unknown 1916-11-26
Movie Luke, Patient Provider 1916-11-19
Movie Luke, Rank Impersonator 1916-12-10
Movie Luke, Crystal Gazer 1916-07-24
Movie Luke's Shattered Sleep Unknown 1916-12-31
Movie Luke Locates the Loot 1916-12-24
Movie Luke, the Gladiator Unknown 1916-11-12
Movie Luke's Fireworks Fizzle 1916-12-17
Movie Luke's Lost Lamb 1916-08-07
Movie Luke's Preparedness Preparations Unknown 1916-11-05
Movie Luke and the Mermaids 1916-09-18
Movie Luke Joins the Navy 1916-09-04
Movie Luke, the Chauffeur Unknown 1916-10-29
Movie Luke's Speedy Club Life Bellhop 1916-10-01
Movie Luke and the Bang-Tails 1916-10-15
Movie Tinkering with Trouble Sourball Joe 1915-11-17
Movie Bughouse Bellhops Moke Morpheus 1915-11-08
Movie His Regeneration Extra 1915-05-07
Movie Great While It Lasted Hugo Snubb 1915-11-22
Movie Giving Them Fits Luke's Co-Worker 1915-11-01
Movie Peculiar Patients' Pranks Unknown 1915-12-22
Movie Lonesome Luke, Social Gangster Tin-Horn Tommy 1915-12-29
Movie Ragtime Snap Shots Snub Larkin 1915-11-29
Movie Ruses, Rhymes and Roughnecks Unknown 1915-12-15
Movie A Foozle at the Tee Party Unknown 1915-12-08
Movie Sally Scrags, Housemaid Butler 1913-08-13