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Eric Blore (1887–1959)

Born in London, Eric Blore came out of college and started his working life as an insurance agent. But while touring in Australia he took an interest in the stage and theater. He gave up his insurance job and turned to acting after returning to England. With his elfish long, straight nose, squint-eyed demeanor and a crisp voice, he successfully ... See full bio »

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 1955 Bowery to Bagdad
Genie of the Lamp
 1949 Love Happy
 1949 The Wind in the Willows (Short)
J. Thaddeus Toad (voice)
 1949 Your Show Time (TV Series)
 1948 Romance on the High Seas
Ship's Doctor
 1946 Abie's Irish Rose
Stubbins, Asst. Hotel Manager
 1946 Winter Wonderland
 1945 Kitty
 1945 Men in Her Diary
 1945 Easy to Look at
 1945 Penthouse Rhythm
Ferdy Pelham
 1945 I Was a Criminal
Obermueller, the Mayor
 1944 San Diego I Love You
Nelson, Butler
 1943 Caribbean Romance (Short)
 1943 Submarine Base
Spike, Morgan's aide
 1943/I The Sky's the Limit
Jackson - Phil's Butler (uncredited)
 1943 Heavenly Music (Short)
Mr. Frisbie - Public Relations
 1943 Forever and a Day
 1943 Happy Go Lucky
 1942 The Moon and Sixpence
Capt. Nichols
 1941 The Shanghai Gesture
The Bookkeeper
 1941 Sullivan's Travels
Sullivan's Valet
 1941 Confirm or Deny
Mr. Hobbs, Regency Hotel
 1941 New York Town
 1941 Three Girls About Town
Charlemagne, looking for Charlie
 1941 Lady Scarface
Mr. Hartford
 1941 Redhead
 1941 The Lady Eve
Sir Alfred McGlennan Keith
 1940 South of Suez
Harold 'Limey' Wemsley
 1940 Earl of Puddlestone
Horatio Bottomley
 1940 'Til We Meet Again
Sir Harold Pinchard
 1940 The Man Who Wouldn't Talk
Horace Parker
 1940 Music in My Heart
 1939 $1000 a Touchdown
 1939 Island of Lost Men
 1939 A Gentleman's Gentleman
 1938 A Desperate Adventure
 1938 Swiss Miss
 1938 Joy of Living
 1937 Hitting a New High
Cedric Cosmo, aka Captain Braceridge Hemingway
 1937 Breakfast for Two
Butch - Blair's Valet
 1937 It's Love I'm After
 1937 Sunday Night at the Trocadero (Short)
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 1937 Shall We Dance
Cecil Flintridge
 1937 The Soldier and the Lady
 1936 Smartest Girl in Town
Lucius Philbean - Dick's Valet
 1936 Sons o' Guns
 1936 The Ex-Mrs. Bradford
Stokes, Bradford's Butler
 1936 Two in the Dark
Edmund Fish
 1935 Seven Keys to Baldpate
Prof. Harrison Boulton
 1935 I Dream Too Much
Roger Briggs
 1935 To Beat the Band
 1935 I Live My Life
Grove, Bentley's Butler
 1935 Diamond Jim
Sampson Fox
 1935 Top Hat
 1935 Old Man Rhythm
'Phil' Phillips
 1935 The Casino Murder Case
 1935 Folies Bergère de Paris
 1934 Limehouse Blues
Slummer (uncredited)
 1934 Behold My Wife
Benson (butler)
 1934 The Gay Divorcee
The Waiter
 1933 Flying Down to Rio
The Head Waiter
 1933 Gold Diggers of 1933
Complaining Club Member (uncredited)
 1931 My Sin
 1931 Tarnished Lady
Jewelry Counter Clerk (uncredited)
 1930 Laughter
Party Guest in Angel Costume (uncredited)
 1929 Sardines à la Carte (Short)
The Customer
 1920 A Night Out and a Day In (Short)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Gay Divorce. Musical comedy. Music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Book by Dwight Taylor. Based on an unproduced play by J. Hartley Manners. Musical Director: Gene Salzer. Music orchestrated by Hans Spialek and Robert Russell Bennett. Book adapted by Kenneth S. Webb and Samuel Hoffenstein. Choreographed by Carl Randall and Barbara ... See more »

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His only child, Eric Blore Jr., died on February 26, 2014 at the age of 87. See more »

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