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Fred Clark (I) (1914–1968)

This popular, baggy-eyed, bald-domed, big lug of a character actor had few peers when called upon to display that special "slow burn" style of comedy few others perfected. But perfect he did -- on stage, film and TV. In fact, he pretty much cornered the market during the 50s and 60s as the dour, ill-tempered guy you loved to hate. Born Frederick ... See full bio »

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 1968 Skidoo
Tower Guard
 1968 Eve
John Burke
 1965 Due marines e un generale
Gen. Zacharias
 1965 When the Boys Meet the Girls
Bill Dennis
 1965 Sergeant Dead Head
General Rufus Fogg
 1965 John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!
Heinous Overreach
 1964 The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb
Alexander King
 1963 Move Over, Darling
Mr. Codd (Hotel Manager)
 1963 Young Girls of Good Families
Mr. Whitehall
 1962 Zotz!
Gen. Bullivar
 1962 Boys' Night Out
Mr. Bohannon
 1961 A porte chiuse
Xatis, il procuratore generale
 1961 La moglie di mio marito
Mr. Bietti
 1960 The Passionate Thief
 1960 Bells Are Ringing
Larry Hastings
 1960 Visit to a Small Planet
Major Roger Putnam Spelding
 1959 It Started with a Kiss
Maj. Gen. Tim O'Connell
 1959 The Mating Game
Oliver Kelsey
 1958 Mardi Gras
Al Curtis
 1957 Don't Go Near the Water
Lt. Cmdr. Clinton T. Nash
 1957 The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown
Police Sergeant McBride
 1957 Joe Butterfly
Col. E.E. Fuller
 1956 Back from Eternity
 1956 The Solid Gold Cadillac
Clifford Snell
 1956 The Birds and the Bees
Horace Hamilton
 1956 Miracle in the Rain
Steven Jalonik
 1955 How to Be Very, Very Popular
B.J. Marshall
 1955 Daddy Long Legs
 1955 Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops
Joseph Gorman - aka Sergei Toumanoff
 1953 How to Marry a Millionaire
Waldo Brewster
 1953 Here Come the Girls
Harry Fraser
 1953 The Caddy
Mr. Baxter / Old Skinhead
 1953 The Stars Are Singing
 1952 Dreamboat
Sam Levitt
 1952 Three for Bedroom C
Johnny Pizer
 1951 Meet Me After the Show
Timothy 'Tim' Wayne
 1951 Hollywood Story
Sam Collyer
 1951 The Lemon Drop Kid
Moose Moran
 1950 Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone
Inspector Tim Marino
 1950 The Jackpot
Mr. Andrew J. Woodruff
 1950 The Eagle and the Hawk
Basil Danzeeger
 1949 The Lady Takes a Sailor
Victor Santell (uncredited)
 1949 White Heat
Trader Winston
 1949 The Younger Brothers
Daniel Ryckman
 1949 Alias Nick Beal
Frankie Faulkner
 1948 Cry of the City
Lt Collins
 1948 Two Guys from Texas
Dr. Straeger
 1948 Hazard
Lonnie Burns
 1948 Fury at Furnace Creek
 1947 Ride the Pink Horse
Frank Hugo
 1947 The Unsuspected
Richard Donovan
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Appeared (as "Mr. Burton") in "A Manner of Speaking", an instructional short (30 mins.) film produced by the Bell Telephone Co.. See more »

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Character actor seen in many movies and TV shows. Notable as the stuffy executor of Auntie Mame's brother's will in Auntie Mame (1958). See more »

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