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Clem Bevans Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 16 October 1879Cozaddale, Ohio, USA
Date of Death 11 August 1963Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA  (natural causes)
Birth NameClement Guy Blevins

Mini Bio (1)

Born in 1879, Clem Bevans spent most of his performing career on the stage. First appearing in 1900 in a vaudeville act with Grace Emmett as a boy and girl act, he would move on to burlesque and eventually make the move to Broadway and even opera productions. His first screen appearance did not come until 1935, when at the age of 55 he was cast as toothless old codger Doc Wiggins in Way Down East (1935). So good was his performance that he would become pigeonholed into "old codger" roles for his entire movie career. Occasionally he would be given the opportunity to play something out of character, such as a voyeuristic millionaire with a fetish for women's knees in Happy Go Lucky (1943) and a Nazi spy in Alfred Hitchcock's Saboteur (1942), but he would go on to play variations of his "old coot" role until the day he died.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Keith Burnage webmaster@sgt-york.com

Spouse (2)

Lillian Luppee (1930 - 11 August 1963) (his death) (3 children)
Edith May Sketchley (3 March 1905 - ?) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (5)

Departing significantly from type, he portrayed to great effect, in Hitchcock's 'Saboteur' (1942), a fifth columnist somewhat ancient in years but thoroughly mean-spirited if not sinister withal.
Four children: Edith, from his first marriage to Edith Sketchley; Clemene, Luppee (Vickie), and Clark, all adopted with his second wife, Lillian.
Had an adopted daughter, Vickie Dunagen, who died on April 29, 2007 in Medford, Oregon at the age of 68.
One daughter with wife Edith May Sketchley named Edith M. born 1908.
He had a younger sister, Merie Earle.

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