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Herbert Mundin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Herbert Mundin (21 August 1898 – 5 March 1939) was an English-born Hollywood character actor. He was frequently typecast in films as an older cheeky eccentric, a type helped by his jowled features and cheerful disposition. He was born Herbert Thomas Mundin in St Helens, then in Lancashire (now part of Merseyside). His father was a nomadic, Primitive Methodist home missionary. His family moved within a short time of his birth to St Albans in Hertfordshire (the 1901 census data reveal that the family lived at St Helens Villa, Paxton Road, St Albans; his parents William and Jane apparently naming their house after the town where they first met and where Herbert was born). Mundin was educated at St Albans School, and joined the Royal Navy during World War I. He began his acting career on the London stage during the 1920s. Mundin first travelled to America on 18 December 1923 for a series of theatrical engagements in New York. He sailed from Southampton on the RMS Aquitania and described himself in ship’s passenger manifest as 5'7" tall with a fair complexion, brown hair, blue eyes and a scar over his left eye. His big break as an actor was arguably with Gertrude Lawrence and Beatrice Lillie in Charlot's Revue when it appeared on Broadway in 1925. In 1931, after working in Australia and London, he permanently moved to the US, where he received a contract with Twentieth Century Fox Studios and enjoyed a successful career as a character actor in over 50 films. Perhaps his most celebrated role was as Much in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), alongside Errol Flynn. Other film appearances included Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) with Charles Laughton and Clark Gable, and MGM's David Copperfield (1935). He died in Van Nuys, California following a car crash. He was killed instantly when the car in which he was riding collided with another car at a street intersection. The force of the impact threw open the door and hurled Mundin to the street.He received a fractured skull and crushed chest.He was 40 years old. The other occupants of the car were not injured. Description above from the Wikipedia article Herbert Mundin, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Aug 21, 1898 In St Helens, Lancashire, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Enter the Queen 1930-11-01
Latest Project:
Movie Society Lawyer 1939-03-21
Known For
Poster of Lord Jeff
Poster of King of Burlesque
Poster of Mutiny on the Bounty
Poster of Adorable
Movie Society Lawyer Layton 1939-03-21
Movie The Adventures of Robin Hood Much 1938-05-13
Movie Invisible Enemy Sergeant Alfred M. Higgs 1938-04-03
Movie Lord Jeff Bosun 'Crusty' Jelks 1938-06-17
Movie Exposed Skippy 1938-11-05
Movie You Can't Beat Love Jasper 'Meadows' Hives 1937-06-25
Movie Another Dawn Wilkins, Wister's Orderly 1937-06-26
Movie Angel Mr. Greenwood 1937-10-29
Movie King of Burlesque English Impresario 1936-01-03
Movie Charlie Chan's Secret Baxter 1936-01-10
Movie A Message to Garcia Henry Piper 1936-04-10
Movie Tarzan Escapes Rawlins 1936-11-06
Movie Champagne Charlie Mr. Fipps 1936-05-06
Movie Under Two Flags Rake 1936-04-30
Movie Spring Tonic Thompson - the Butler 1935-06-27
Movie David Copperfield Barkis 1935-01-18
Movie Black Sheep Oscar 1935-08-01
Movie The Perfect Gentleman Frederick Hitch 1935-11-22
Movie The Widow from Monte Carlo John Torrent 1935-12-19
Movie Mutiny on the Bounty Smith 1935-11-22
Movie Ever Since Eve Horace Saunders 1934-03-25
Movie Orient Express Unknown 1934-02-28
Movie Bottoms Up Limey Brook aka Lord Brocklehurst 1934-04-12
Movie Springtime for Henry Trivers 1934-08-22
Movie All Men Are Enemies Unknown 1934-04-26
Movie Hell in the Heavens Granny Biggs 1934-12-12
Movie Call It Luck Herbert Biggelwade 1934-07-09
Movie Adorable Detective Pipac 1933-05-18
Movie Pleasure Cruise Henry 1933-04-01
Movie It's Great to Be Alive Brooks 1933-07-08
Movie Cavalcade Alfred Bridges 1933-02-08
Movie The Devil's in Love Bimpy 1933-07-21
Movie Hoopla Hap Spissel 1933-11-30
Movie Arizona to Broadway Kingfish Miller 1933-07-22
Movie The Trial of Vivienne Ware William Boggs 1932-05-01
Movie The Silent Witness Henry Hammer 1932-02-07
Movie Bachelor's Affairs Jepson 1932-06-26
Movie Chandu the Magician Albert Miggles 1932-08-04
Movie One Way Passage S.S. Maloa Steward (uncredited) 1932-10-04
Movie Sherlock Holmes George 1932-11-05
Movie The Wrong Mr. Perkins Jimmy Perkins 1931-01-01
Movie East Lynne on the Western Front Bob Cox / Lady Isobel 1931-07-13
Movie Enter the Queen Goss 1930-11-01