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Stanley Clements

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Stanley Clements (July 16, 1926 – October 16, 1981) was an American actor and comedian. Stanley Clements was born Stanislaw Klimowicz in Long Island, New York. Young Stan realized that he wanted a show-business career while he was in grammar school, and when he graduated from college he toured in vaudeville for two years. He then joined the touring company of the Major Bowes Amateur Hour. In 1941, he was signed to a contract by 20th Century Fox and appeared in several B films for the studio. After a short stint with the East Side Kids, he set out on his own again, this time landing roles in more prestigious pictures. He was featured in the Bing Crosby hit Going My Way, and scored a great success as a jockey in the Alan Ladd feature Salty O'Rourke. His career was interrupted by military service in World War II, and when he returned, he began appearing in lower-budgeted films, including Johnny Holiday (cast against type as a psychopath). He starred in a series of action/detective pictures at Allied Artists for producer Ben Schwalb and director Edward Bernds. Schwalb soon became staff producer for The Bowery Boys, and when he needed a replacement for Leo Gorcey in 1956, he asked Clements to step in. Clements comfortably settled into the role of Huntz Hall's sidekick, beginning with Fighting Trouble, and co-starred in the final seven Bowery Boys comedies. The series finally ended in 1958, and Clements went on to a steady career of supporting roles in film and TV until his death from emphysema in 1981. One of his last jobs was an appearance in a nationally advertised commercial for Pringle's potato chips. Stanley Clements died of emphysema in Pasadena, California, and is buried at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California. Description above from the Wikipedia article Stanley Clements,licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jul 16, 1926 In Long Island, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Tall, Dark and Handsome 1941-01-24
Latest Project:
Movie Hot Lead & Cold Feet 1978-07-05
Known For
Poster of Get Smart
Poster of Dr. Kildare
Poster of Sniper's Ridge
Poster of Wanted: Dead or Alive
Movie Hot Lead & Cold Feet Saloon Man 2 1978-07-05
Series Bronk Unknown 1975-09-21
Movie Timber Tramps 'Hallback' Jack Riley 1975-12-31
Series Cannon Unknown 1971-09-14
Movie Panic in the City Albert 1968-10-01
Series Cimarron Strip Unknown 1967-09-07
Series Mister Roberts Unknown 1965-09-17
Series My Mother the Car Unknown 1965-09-14
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series Get Smart Unknown 1965-09-18
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Series Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Unknown 1964-09-25
Movie Saintly Sinners Slim 1962-02-01
Series Mister Ed Unknown 1961-01-05
Movie Sniper's Ridge Cpl. Pumphrey 1961-02-01
Series Straightaway Unknown 1961-10-06
Series Cain's Hundred Unknown 1961-09-19
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series Johnny Midnight Unknown 1960-01-03
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Series Not for Hire Unknown 1959-10-23
Series Tightrope Unknown 1959-09-08
Movie In the Money Stanislaus 'Duke' Coveleskie 1958-02-16
Series Wanted: Dead or Alive Unknown 1958-09-06
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Movie A Nice Little Bank That Should Be Robbed Fitz 1958-12-01
Movie Spook Chasers Stanislaus 'Duke' Coveleskie 1957-06-02
Series Official Detective Unknown 1957-01-01
Movie Hold That Hypnotist Duke Coveleskie 1957-02-24
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Movie Up In Smoke Stanislaus 'Duke' Coveleskie 1957-12-22
Movie Looking for Danger Stanislaus 'Duke' Coveleskie 1957-10-06
Series Leave It to Beaver Unknown 1957-10-04
Movie Fighting Trouble Duke Covelske 1956-09-16
Movie Hot Shots Duke Coveleskie 1956-12-23
Movie Wiretapper Tony 1955-08-10
Movie Robbers' Roost Chuck 1955-05-30
Movie Mad at the World Marty aka Ignatz 1955-05-13
Movie Air Strike G. H. Alexander 1955-05-06
Series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Unknown 1955-09-06
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie Last of the Desperados Bert McGuire 1955-10-31
Series Navy Log Unknown 1955-09-20
Series Public Defender Unknown 1954-03-11
Series The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin Unknown 1954-10-15
Movie The Rocket Man Bob 1954-04-01
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie White Lightning Mike Connors 1953-03-08
Series Letter to Loretta Unknown 1953-09-20
Movie Hot News Mark Miller 1953-10-11
Series City Detective Unknown 1953-09-07
Movie Boots Malone Stash Clements 1952-01-11
Movie Off Limits Bullets Bradley 1952-12-30
Movie The Pride of Maryland Frankie Longworth 1951-01-20
Movie Destination Murder Jackie Wales 1950-06-09
Movie Mr. Soft Touch Yonzi 1949-07-28
Movie Bad Boy Bitsy Johnson 1949-02-22
Movie Red Light Carlson Hotel Bellhop 1949-09-30
Movie Johnny Holiday Eddie Duggan 1949-11-18
Movie Hazard Joe Zinkle 1948-05-28
Movie Big Town Scandal Tommy Malone 1948-05-27
Movie Canon City Billy New 1948-06-30
Movie The Babe Ruth Story Western Union Boy 1948-09-16
Movie Joe Palooka in Winner Take All Tommy Malone 1948-09-19
Movie Racing Luck Boots Warren 1948-11-18
Movie Variety Girl Himself (uncredited) 1947-08-29
Movie See My Lawyer Willie 1945-03-09
Movie Salty O'Rourke Johnny Cates 1945-03-22
Movie Cover Girl Elevator Boy (uncredited) 1944-03-22
Movie The Girl in the Case Tuffy 1944-04-20
Movie Ghosts on the Loose Stash 1943-07-30
Movie You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith Alexander Archibald 'Squirt' O'Reilly 1943-10-22
Movie On the Sunny Side Tom Sanders 1942-02-13
Movie 'Neath Brooklyn Bridge Stash 1942-11-20
Movie Tall, Dark and Handsome Detroit Harry Morrison Jr. 1941-01-24
Movie Accent on Love Patrick Henry Lombroso 1941-07-11
Movie Down in San Diego Louie Schwartz 1941-08-01
Movie I Wake Up Screaming Newsboy (uncredited) 1941-10-31