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Clarence Kolb

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Clarence William Kolb (July 31, 1874 – November 25, 1964) was an American vaudeville performer and actor. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the only child of second generation Austrian parents who owned a local meat company. Kolb started out as one half of a vaudeville comedy team, Kolb and Dill, with Max Dill. They styled their act on the famous team of Weber and Fields. In addition to their stage work, they appeared in a series of short films and a feature length movie in 1917. Afterwards, Kolb made a return to vaudeville, and he only returned to the movies in the late 1930s. He became famous for portraying the same type of character in many films, namely a politician or businessman. He is best remembered for his role as the grumpy father in the multi-Academy Awards nominated hit comedy film Merrily We Live (1938), the corrupt mayor in the comedy His Girl Friday (1940), and as Mr. Honeywell in the television sitcom My Little Margie (1952). Kolb played himself in his last movie appearance, Man of a Thousand Faces (1957), opposite Danny Beck (who played the late Max Dill). Clarence Kolb died at age 90 of a stroke at the Orchard Gables Sanitarium in Hollywood. He is interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

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Jul 31, 1874 In Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Fury 1936-06-05
Latest Project:
Movie Man of a Thousand Faces 1957-08-15
Known For
Poster of My Little Margie
Poster of Adam's Rib
Poster of You're in the Army Now
Poster of A Girl's Best Years
Movie Man of a Thousand Faces Clarence Kolb 1957-08-15
Movie Shake, Rattle and Rock! Judge McCombs 1956-11-01
Series My Little Margie Mr. Honeywell 1952-06-16
Movie The Rose Bowl Story Gramps Burke 1952-08-24
Movie Impact Darcy 1949-03-20
Movie Adam's Rib Judge Reiser 1949-11-18
Movie Lost Honeymoon Mr. Evans 1947-03-29
Movie Fun on a Weekend Quigley Quackenbush 1947-05-15
Movie Blondie in the Dough J.T. Thorp 1947-10-16
Movie Christmas Eve Judge Alston 1947-10-31
Movie The Fabulous Joe Cornelius Belmont, II 1947-08-28
Movie The Kid from Brooklyn Mr. Austin 1946-03-21
Movie White Tie and Tails Mr. Arkwright 1946-08-30
Movie What a Blonde Charles DaFoe 1945-02-03
Movie Road to Alcatraz Philip Angreet 1945-07-10
Movie Irish Eyes Are Smiling Leo Betz 1944-10-19
Movie Standing Room Only Glen Ritchie 1944-01-07
Movie Something for the Boys Colonel Grubbs (uncredited) 1944-11-01
Movie Three Is a Family Mr. Steele 1944-11-23
Movie The Falcon in Danger Stanley Harris Palmer 1943-07-17
Movie The Sky's the Limit Harvey J. Sloan (uncredited) 1943-07-13
Movie True to Life Mr. Huggins 1943-12-24
Movie True to the Army Gen. Marlowe 1942-03-21
Movie The Night of January 16th Tilton 1941-11-28
Movie Caught in the Draft Col. Peter Fairbanks 1941-07-04
Movie Blossoms in the Dust Senator 1941-08-15
Movie Nothing But the Truth Mr. Van Dusen 1941-10-10
Movie Bedtime Story Collins 1941-12-25
Movie You're in the Army Now General Winthrop 1941-12-25
Movie Hellzapoppin' Andrew Rand 1941-12-25
Movie His Girl Friday Mayor 1940-01-18
Movie Five Little Peppers at Home J.H. King 1940-02-08
Movie No Time for Comedy Richard Benson 1940-09-14
Movie Michael Shayne: Private Detective Hiram P. Brighton 1940-12-19
Movie Tugboat Annie Sails Again J.B. Armstrong 1940-10-26
Movie Society Lawyer Mr. Leonard 1939-03-21
Movie Honolulu Mr. Horace Grayson 1939-02-03
Movie Good Girls Go to Paris Ted Dayton Sr. 1939-06-20
Movie I Was a Convict John B. Harrison 1939-03-06
Movie It Could Happen to You Alfred Wiman 1939-06-08
Movie Five Little Peppers And How They Grew J.H. King 1939-08-22
Movie The Amazing Mr. Williams Captain McGovern 1939-11-22
Movie Beware Spooks! Lester Lewis 1939-10-24
Movie Our Leading Citizen Jim Hanna 1939-08-23
Movie Gold Is Where You Find It Senator Walsh 1938-02-12
Movie Give Me a Sailor CaptainTallant 1938-08-19
Movie Merrily We Live Henry Kilbourne 1938-03-04
Movie Carefree Judge Travers 1938-09-02
Movie The Law West of Tombstone Samuel 'Sam' Kent 1938-11-18
Movie The Toast of New York Cornelius Vanderbilt 1937-07-22
Movie Maid of Salem Town Crier (Uncredited) 1937-02-12
Movie Portia on Trial John Condon 1937-11-08
Movie Wells Fargo John Butterfield 1937-12-31
Movie Fury Durkin's Friend (uncredited) 1936-06-05
Movie A Girl's Best Years Doctor (uncredited) 1936-12-25