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Hobart Cavanaugh

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Hobart Cavanaugh (September 22, 1886 – April 26, 1950) was an American character actor in films and on stage. He was born in Virginia City, Nevada on September 22, 1886. Cavanaugh attended the University of California. He worked in vaudeville, teaming with Walter Catlett at some point. He appeared in numerous Broadway productions, including the original 1919 musical Irene and the long-running 1948 musical As the Girls Go. He made his film debut in San Francisco Nights (1928). Over the next few years he established himself as a supporting actor, and although many of his roles were small and received no film credit, he played more substantial roles in films such as I Cover the Waterfront (1933) and Mary Stevens, M.D. (1933). By the mid-1930s, he was appearing in more prestigious productions, such as A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935), Captain Blood (1935), Wife vs. Secretary (1936) and A Letter to Three Wives (1949). He continued playing small, often comical roles until the end of his life, mostly as downtrodden or henpecked little men. His last performance was in Stella (1950); he knew he did not have long to live and collapsed twice on set, but was determined to see it through. By the end of his life, he had appeared in more than 180 films. He died following an operation at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California. He was survived by his wife Florence and a daughter.

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Sep 22, 1886 In Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie San Francisco Nights 1928-05-01
Latest Project:
Movie Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? 1975-08-06
Known For
Poster of The Hoodlum Saint
Poster of My Favorite Spy
Poster of An Angel from Texas
Poster of Bureau of Missing Persons
Movie Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (archive footage) 1975-08-06
Movie Stella Tim Gross 1950-07-20
Movie A Letter to Three Wives Mr. Manleigh 1949-01-20
Movie The Inside Story Mr. Mason 1948-03-14
Movie Up in Central Park Mayor Oakley 1948-07-09
Movie Best Man Wins Amos 1948-05-06
Movie Easy Come, Easy Go Higgins 1947-03-07
Movie Doctor Jim Mayor 1947-01-01
Movie Driftwood Judge Beckett 1947-09-15
Movie The Spider Woman Strikes Back Bill Stapleton 1946-03-22
Movie Cinderella Jones George 1946-03-09
Movie The Hoodlum Saint Antique Clock Dealer (uncredited) 1946-04-04
Movie Black Angel Jake, janitor 1946-08-02
Movie Little Iodine Mr. Tremble 1946-10-19
Movie Margie Mr. Angus MacDuff 1946-10-15
Movie Faithful in My Fashion Mr. Wilson 1946-08-21
Movie I'll Remember April Joe Billings 1945-04-01
Movie Don Juan Quilligan Mr. Rostigaff 1945-06-01
Movie Guest in the House Mr. Blossom 1944-12-08
Movie San Diego I Love You Mr. McGregor (uncredited) 1944-09-29
Movie Louisiana Hayride Malcolm Cartwright 1944-07-13
Movie Kismet Moolah 1944-10-01
Movie The Man from Down Under Boots 1943-08-04
Movie Taxi, Mister Police Fingerprint Man 1943-04-16
Movie The Human Comedy Drunk at Bar (uncredited) 1943-03-02
Movie The Kansan Josh Hudkins 1943-09-10
Movie Dangerous Blondes Edward E. 'Pop' Philpot 1943-09-23
Movie A Scream in the Dark Leo Stark 1943-10-15
Movie What a Woman Mailman (uncredited) 1943-12-29
Movie Gildersleeve on Broadway Homer 1943-10-28
Movie Land of the Open Range Pinky Gardner 1942-04-17
Movie The Remarkable Andrew Teller / Witness 1942-03-05
Movie My Favorite Spy Jules 1942-06-12
Movie A Tragedy at Midnight Charles Miller 1942-02-02
Movie Her Cardboard Lover Arresting Plainclothesman (uncredited) 1942-07-16
Movie Lady in a Jam Reporter 1942-06-19
Movie Whistling in Dixie Mr. Panky 1942-12-31
Movie The Magnificent Dope Albert Gowdy 1942-07-01
Movie Jackass Mail Gospel Jones 1942-07-01
Movie Horror Island Professor Jasper Quinley 1941-03-28
Movie Thieves Fall Out David Tipton 1941-05-03
Movie Reaching for the Sun Front Office Man 1941-05-01
Movie Our Wife Shipboard Passenger (uncredited) 1941-08-20
Movie Down in San Diego Telegraph Clerk (uncredited) 1941-08-01
Movie Love, Honor and Oh-Baby! Gimpy Darnell 1940-06-07
Movie You Can't Fool Your Wife Potts 1940-05-21
Movie Shooting High Clem Perkle 1940-04-25
Movie The Ghost Comes Home Ambrose Bundy 1940-03-08
Movie Stage to Chino J. Horatio Boggs 1940-07-26
Movie An Angel from Texas Mr. Robelink 1940-04-27
Movie Hired Wife William 1940-09-13
Movie Public Deb No. 1 Mr. Schlitz 1940-09-13
Movie The Great Plane Robbery Homer Pringle 1940-12-09
Movie Santa Fe Trail Barber Doyle 1940-12-20
Movie Street of Memories Mr. Foster 1940-11-15
Movie Charter Pilot Horace Cavanaugh 1940-12-06
Movie Rose of Washington Square Whitey Boone 1939-05-05
Movie Tell No Tales Charlie Daggett 1939-06-12
Movie Daughters Courageous Tourist (uncredited) 1939-06-23
Movie Zenobia Mr. Dover 1939-04-21
Movie How to Sub-Let Mr. Mustavas 1939-01-29
Movie Naughty But Nice Clark's Piano Tuner (uncredited) 1939-06-23
Movie Never Say Die Druggist 1939-03-08
Movie The Adventures of Jane Arden "Killer" 1939-03-18
Movie Idiot's Delight Frueheim 1939-01-27
Movie See Your Doctor Brother-in-Law 1939-12-16
Movie Four Wives Mr. Jenkins (uncredited) 1939-12-22
Movie The House of Fear Minor Role 1939-06-30
Movie Reno Abe Compass 1939-12-01
Movie A Child Is Born Mr. Herbert West 1939-12-07
Movie Career Jim Bronson 1939-07-07
Movie That's Right - You're Wrong Dwight Cook 1939-11-24
Movie I Stole a Million Jenkins's Assistant 1939-08-01
Movie Chicken Wagon Family Henri Fippany 1939-08-10
Movie Cowboy from Brooklyn Mr. "Pops" Jordan 1938-07-09
Movie Girl Overboard Joseph L. 'Joe' Gray 1937-02-01
Movie The Great O'Malley Reporter Pinky Holden 1937-02-13
Movie The Mighty Treve Mr. Davis 1937-01-17
Movie Carnival Queen Profesor Silva 1937-10-02
Movie Night Key Petty Louie 1937-04-18
Movie Reported Missing 'Ab' Steele 1937-08-15
Movie The Golden Arrow DeWolfe 1936-05-23
Movie Two Against the World Tippy Mantus 1936-07-11
Movie The Lady Consents Mr. Yardley 1936-02-07
Movie Love Begins at Twenty Jacob 'Jake' Buckley 1936-08-22
Movie Wife vs. Secretary Joe Farnsworth 1936-02-28
Movie Colleen Noggin 1936-03-21
Movie Love Letters of a Star Chester Blodgett 1936-11-08
Movie Stage Struck Wayne 1936-09-12
Movie Mysterious Crossing Ned J. Stebbins 1936-12-27
Movie Three Smart Girls Wilbur Lamb 1936-12-20
Movie Here Comes Carter Mel Winter 1936-10-24
Movie Cain and Mabel Milo 1936-09-26
Movie Broadway Gondolier Music Critic Gilmore 1935-07-27
Movie While the Patient Slept Eustace Federie 1935-03-09
Movie Wings in the Dark Mac 1935-02-01
Movie We're in the Money Max 1935-08-17
Movie Bordertown Harry 1935-01-23
Movie Don't Bet on Blondes Philbert O. Slemp 1935-07-13
Movie Captain Blood Dr. Bronson 1935-12-26
Movie Page Miss Glory Joe Bonner 1935-09-07
Movie Dr. Socrates Stevens 1935-10-19
Movie A Dream Comes True Himself (uncredited) 1935-12-31
Movie I Live for Love Townsend 1935-09-28
Movie A Midsummer Night's Dream Philostrate 1935-10-09
Movie I've Got Your Number Happy Dooley 1934-02-24
Movie Jimmy the Gent Fake Worthingham 1934-03-09
Movie Wonder Bar Drunk (uncredited) 1934-03-31
Movie Fashions of 1934 Inventor on Ship 1934-02-14
Movie Harold Teen Pop 1934-04-07
Movie Easy to Love Hotel desk clerk 1934-01-13
Movie Moulin Rouge Drunk 1934-01-10
Movie A Very Honorable Guy Benny 1934-04-18
Movie Hi, Nellie! Fullerton 1934-01-20
Movie Dark Hazard George Mayhew 1934-01-31
Movie Mandalay Purser (uncredited) 1934-02-10
Movie The St. Louis Kid Richardson 1934-11-10
Movie Madame Du Barry Professor de la Vauguyon 1934-10-13
Movie I Sell Anything Stooge 1934-10-19
Movie I Am a Thief Daudet 1934-11-24
Movie Merry Wives of Reno Derwent 1934-04-18
Movie A Lost Lady Robert 1934-09-29
Movie The Firebird Emile, Brandt's Valet 1934-11-03
Movie Now I'll Tell Freddie Stanton 1934-06-07
Movie A Modern Hero Henry Mueller 1934-04-21
Movie The Key Homer, Tennant's Aide 1934-06-09
Movie Kansas City Princess Alderman Sam Warren 1934-09-14
Movie Housewife George Wilson 1934-08-11
Movie Mary Stevens, M.D. Alf Simmons 1933-07-22
Movie No Marriage Ties Smith 1933-08-11
Movie Headline Shooter Happy 1933-07-28
Movie I Cover the Waterfront One Punch McCoy 1933-05-19
Movie The Devil's Mate Parkhurst 1933-08-20
Movie State Fair Professor Fred Coin (Uncredited) 1933-02-10
Movie Private Detective 62 Harcourt S. Burns 1933-06-10
Movie The Mayor of Hell Mr. Gorman 1933-06-24
Movie My Woman Mr. Miller 1933-10-04
Movie Goodbye Again Mr. Clayton 1933-09-09
Movie Convention City Wendell Orchard 1933-12-14
Movie From Headquarters Muggs Manton 1933-11-06
Movie Havana Widows Mr. Otis, Invincible Insurance 1933-11-18
Movie Bureau of Missing Persons Mr. Harris (uncredited) 1933-09-16
Movie Too Much Harmony Piano Tuner 1933-09-23
Movie Broadway Thru a Keyhole Peanuts Dinwiddie 1933-11-02
Movie The Wall Street Mystery Martin Hill 1931-11-01
Movie The Poor Fish Harry 1930-06-07
Movie Sympathy William Maxwell 1929-08-29
Movie San Francisco Nights Tommie 1928-05-01