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Arthur Housman

From Wikipedia Arthur Housman (October 10, 1889 – April 8, 1942) was an American actor in films during both the silent film era and the Golden Age of Hollywood. Initially as a leading man, Housman later became known as Hollywood's most familiar comic drunkard in films of the 1930s, usually playing cameo parts in features but with better opportunities in short films. His best remembered roles were in several Laurel and Hardy films, notably Scram!, Our Relations and (in the title role) The Live Ghost. He also played a frustrated timekeeper in the Three Stooges' film Punch Drunks. Housman died of pneumonia at age 52. He was married to Ellen Grubley (31 July 1893 - 21 May 1960) from 1919 until his death in 1942.

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Oct 10, 1889 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Everything Comes to Him Who Waits 1912-02-21
Latest Project:
Movie A Hit with a Miss 1945-12-13
Known For
Poster of City for Conquest
Poster of They Made Me a Criminal
Poster of Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
Poster of Red, White and Blue Blood
Movie A Hit with a Miss Fight Timekeeper (archive footage) (uncredited) 1945-12-13
Movie Billy the Kid Saloon Janitor (uncredited) 1941-05-30
Movie Escort Girl Al, the Drunk (as Arthur Houseman) 1941-11-04
Movie No Time for Comedy Drunk Wanting Directions (uncredited) 1940-09-14
Movie City for Conquest Radio Listener (uncredited) 1940-09-21
Movie The Villain Still Pursued Her Mr. McGillicuddy - Drunk (uncredited) 1940-10-11
Movie Go West Drunk in Saloon 1940-12-06
Movie Broadway Serenade Jonathan (uncredited) 1939-04-07
Movie Navy Secrets Phoney Drunk 1939-02-08
Movie Ex-Champ Drunk in Barroom 1939-05-11
Movie They Made Me a Criminal Drunk Next to Grandma (uncredited) 1939-01-21
Movie Stronger Than Desire Reporter (uncredited) 1939-06-30
Movie The Flying Deuces Drunk Legionnaire 1939-11-03
Movie Blondie Takes a Vacation Drunk on Train (uncredited) 1939-07-20
Movie Where the West Begins Beano, Jack's Cellmate 1938-02-02
Movie Youth Takes a Fling First Communist 1938-09-22
Movie Hard to Get Drunk on Subway (uncredited) 1938-11-05
Movie Double or Nothing Drunk 1937-09-17
Movie Little Miss Nobody Drunk 1936-06-05
Movie Our Relations Drunk 1936-09-15
Movie With Love and Kisses Gilbert Holbrook 1936-12-06
Movie Am I Having Fun! Mr. McGoggle 1936-09-17
Movie Racing Blood Legs 1936-11-14
Movie Sing Sister Sing Drunk (uncredited) 1935-03-02
Movie The Fixer Uppers The Drunk 1935-02-09
Movie Treasure Blues Sailor 1935-01-26
Movie Paris in Spring Interviewer 1935-05-27
Movie Diamond Jim Souse 1935-09-01
Movie Public Hero Number 1 Scottsdale Bar Drunk (uncredited) 1935-05-31
Movie It Always Happens Drunk 1935-09-14
Movie Woman Wanted Art - Waiter at Party (uncredited) 1935-08-02
Movie The Captain Hits the Ceiling Cliff 1935-07-09
Movie Benny, from Panama Drunken, Irate Husband 1934-05-26
Movie Elmer Steps Out Unknown 1934-02-28
Movie Bridal Bail Drunk 1934-02-09
Movie Gridiron Flash Drunk 1934-10-06
Movie Babes in the Goods The Drunk 1934-02-10
Movie The Hollywood Gad-About Himself (uncredited) 1934-10-04
Movie Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch Dick Harris 1934-10-28
Movie Here Is My Heart Drunken Waiter 1934-12-28
Movie The Live Ghost Drunken sailor 1934-12-08
Movie The Merry Widow Drunken Man (uncredited) 1934-11-02
Movie Done in Oil Arthur 1934-11-10
Movie Men Must Fight Drunk on Ship 1933-02-17
Movie Wreckety Wrecks Drunk (uncredited) 1933-02-18
Movie The Way to Love Drunk Being Photographed 1933-10-20
Movie The Intruder Reggie Wayne 1933-03-13
Movie Her Bodyguard Drunk 1933-07-21
Movie Scram! Drunk 1932-09-10
Movie While Paris Sleeps Unknown 1932-05-08
Movie Movie Crazy Customer Who Didn't Order Rabbit 1932-09-23
Movie No More Orchids Serge 1932-11-25
Movie Afraid to Talk Archie (drunk) 1932-12-01
Movie Help Wanted, Female 1931-01-21
Movie Next Door Neighbors Herman Andrews 1931-01-28
Movie Night Life in Reno Roy Carlton 1931-11-01
Movie Anybody's Blonde Mulligan 1931-11-17
Movie Alias French Gertie Bert 1930-04-20
Movie Officer O'Brien Tony Zurick 1930-02-16
Movie Rolling Along 1930-09-30
Movie Part Time Wife Golf Spectator (uncredited) 1930-12-27
Movie The Girl of the Golden West Sidney Dick 1930-10-12
Movie Feet First Drunken clubman 1930-11-08
Movie Queen of the Night Clubs Andy Quinland 1929-03-23
Movie Howling Hollywood 1929-04-21
Movie Side Street Silk Ruffo 1929-09-14
Movie Broadway Dolph 1929-05-27
Movie Times Square Unknown 1929-09-01
Movie The Singing Fool Blackie Joe 1928-09-19
Movie Partners in Crime Barton 1928-03-01
Movie Sins of the Fathers The Count 1928-12-28
Movie Just a Husband Warren 1927-05-01
Movie Rough House Rosie Kid Farrell 1927-05-14
Movie Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans The Obtrusive Gentleman 1927-11-04
Movie The Spotlight Ebbetts 1927-11-19
Movie The Bat Richard Fleming 1926-03-14
Movie The Non-Stop Bride Barney 1926-09-19
Movie Whispering Wires Unknown 1926-10-24
Movie A Man Must Live Tod Cragge 1925-01-19
Movie Night Life of New York Jerry 1925-08-02
Movie Manhandled Chip Thorndyke 1924-07-21
Movie Wife in Name Only Victor Harwood 1923-08-25
Movie Under the Red Robe Captain La Rolle 1923-11-12
Movie Why Announce Your Marriage? Unknown 1922-01-20
Movie Man Wanted Edgar Little 1922-10-13
Movie Nearly Spliced 1921-06-11
Movie Clay Dollars Unknown 1921-10-19
Movie The Flapper Tom Morran 1920-05-10
Movie The Blooming Angel Unknown 1920-02-08
Movie The County Fair Bruce Hammerhead 1920-09-05
Movie The End of the Road 1919-02-16
Movie Back to the Woods Unknown 1919-05-31
Movie All Woman Dick Wellman 1918-06-09
Movie Back to the Woods 1918-07-28
Movie Red, White and Blue Blood Unknown 1917-11-24
Movie It May Be You Jack Kenwood 1915-07-07
Movie Getting to the Ball Game Unknown 1914-11-07
Movie Jack's Joke Ned Brown 1913-02-07
Movie The Edison Minstrels Interlocutor 1913-02-17
Movie Mr. Toots' Tooth Mr. Toots 1913-09-30
Movie Everything Comes to Him Who Waits Waiter 1912-02-21
Movie How a Horseshoe Upset a Happy Family Tim Flanagan - Horseshoe Target 1912-12-28