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Edward Ellis

Character actor in films, often portraying strident types, he is best remembered cast as "The Thin Man" (actually, "Wynant") of the hit 1934 MGM film. He Ellis was active on Broadway as an actor, producer and playwright from 1905-32 (see "Other Works"). He died in Beverly Hills, CA at age 81 in 1952.

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Nov 12, 1870
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Out Yonder 1919-12-21
Latest Project:
Movie The Omaha Trail 1942-09-01
Known For
Poster of Steel Against the Sky
Poster of The Texas Rangers
Poster of Wanderer of the Wasteland
Poster of Hi, Nellie!
Movie The Omaha Trail Mr. Vane 1942-09-01
Movie A Man Betrayed Boss Thomas 'Tom' Cameron 1941-03-07
Movie Steel Against the Sky Pop Aloysisus Evans 1941-12-13
Movie Career Stephen Cruthers 1939-07-07
Movie Man of Conquest Andrew Jackson 1939-05-15
Movie Three Sons Daniel Pardway 1939-10-13
Movie Main Street Lawyer Abraham Lincoln 'Link' Boggs 1939-11-02
Movie Little Miss Broadway Pop Shea 1938-07-29
Movie A Man to Remember Dr. John Abbott 1938-10-14
Movie Maid of Salem Elder Goode 1937-02-12
Movie Midnight Madonna Judge Clark 1937-07-01
Movie Let Them Live Pete Lindsey 1937-04-25
Movie The Lady Consents Jim Talbot 1936-02-07
Movie Fury Sheriff 1936-06-05
Movie Chatterbox Uriah Lowell 1936-01-17
Movie The Texas Rangers Major Bailey 1936-08-28
Movie Winterset Judge Gaunt 1936-12-03
Movie Transient Lady Nick Kiley 1935-03-04
Movie Village Tale Old Ike 1935-06-15
Movie The Return Of Peter Grimm Dr. Andrew Macpherson 1935-09-13
Movie Wanderer of the Wasteland Dismukes 1935-09-09
Movie The 9th Guest Tim Cronin 1934-01-31
Movie Hi, Nellie! O'Connell 1934-01-20
Movie The Trumpet Blows Chato 1934-04-14
Movie The Last Gentleman Claude, Cabot's butler 1934-04-27
Movie The Thin Man Clyde Wynant 1934-05-25
Movie The President Vanishes Lincoln Lee 1934-11-17
Movie Strictly Personal William "Soapy" Gibson 1933-03-17
Movie Girl Missing Detective Chief McDonald 1933-03-04
Movie From Headquarters Dr. Van de Water 1933-11-06
Movie After Tonight Maj. Lieber 1933-11-10
Movie I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang Bomber Wells 1932-11-09
Movie Out Yonder Joey Clark 1919-12-21