Murder or Mercy
Dr. Paul Harelson - accused of his terminally-ill wife mercy killing
We Were Dancing
Nicholas Eugen August Wolfgang 'Nikki' Prax, aka Mr. Manescu
Anthony 'Tony' Halton
Dr. Walter Tradnor
(performer: "Angel" 1937)
Theodora Goes Wild
(performer: "The Last Round-Up Git Along, Little Dogie, Git Along" 1933 - uncredited, "Three Blind Mice" - uncredited / "Pop! Goes the Weasel" - uncredited, "The Farmer in the Dell" - uncredited, "Be Still My Heart" 1936 - uncredited)
The Ed Sullivan Show
Griffith P. Hastings
Spofford - scene from 'Spofford'
What's My Line?
Himself - Guest Panelist
Himself - Mystery Guest
Count Leon d'Algout
(1929). Stage Play: Now-a-Days. Drama. Written by Arthur F. Brash. Directed by Jessie Bonstelle. Forrest Theatre: 5 Aug 1929- Aug 1929 (closing date unknown/8 performances). Cast: Irene Blair (as "Barbara Herford"), Jack Boehn (as "Sheldon Lunt"), Melvyn Douglas
(as "Boyd Butler")...
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6' 1½" (1.87 m)
Did You Know?
The Hollywood roles I did were boring: I was soon fed up with them. It's true they gave me a world-wide reputation I could trade on, but they also typed me as a one-dimensional non-serious actor.
He had two children with second wife, Helen Gahagan
: a son named Peter (b. 1933) and daughter Mary Helen (b. 1938). He had one son with his first wife, Rosalind, named Melvyn Gregory Hesselberg (b. January 28, 1926).
He often played smooth characters with a strong sense of humor