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Ernest Cossart (1876–1951)


Ernest Cossart came to Hollywood to play a succession of butlers, valets and man-servants with names like Binns, Jeepers or Brassett. In fact, if you saw Angel (1937) or Letter of Introduction (1938), you may have assumed that he simply stepped from one movie set to another. Always at home donning bat-wing collars, cut-away coats and striped ... See full bio »

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Kitty Foyle
Kitty Foyle Tom Foyle
(1940)
Desire
Desire Aristide Duvalle
(1936)
Cluny Brown
Cluny Brown Syrette
(1946)
Three Smart Girls Grow Up
Three Smart Girls Grow Up Binns the Butler
(1939)

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 1950 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
Inspector / Mr. Baxley
- Angel Street (1950) ... Inspector
- Laburnum Grove (1950) ... Mr. Baxley
 1949 John Loves Mary
Oscar Dugan
 1947 Love from a Stranger
Billings
 1946 The Jolson Story
Father McGee
 1946 Cluny Brown
Syrette
 1945 The Girl of the Limberlost
Roger Henley
 1945 Love Letters
Bishop
 1945 Tonight and Every Night
Sam Royce
 1944 Knickerbocker Holiday
Tienhoven
 1942 Kings Row
Pa Monaghan
 1941 Skylark
Theodore
 1941 One Foot in Heaven
John E. Morris
 1941 Charley's Aunt
Brasset
 1940 Kitty Foyle
Tom Foyle
 1940 Tom Brown's School Days
Squire Brown
 1940 A Bill of Divorcement
Rev. Dr. Pumphrey
 1939 The Light That Failed
Beeton
 1939 Tower of London
Tom Clink
 1939 Lady of the Tropics
Father Antoine
 1939 The Magnificent Fraud
Duval
 1939 Never Say Die
Jeepers
 1939 Three Smart Girls Grow Up
Binns the Butler
 1938 Zaza
Marchand
 1938 Letter of Introduction
Andrews, the Butler
 1937 Angel
Christopher 'Chris' Wilton
 1937 Carnival Queen
Spaulding
 1937 The Lady Fights Back
Commissioner Allan
 1937 As Good as Married
Quinn
 1937 Top of the Town
Augustus Borden
 1937 Champagne Waltz
Waiter
 1936 Three Smart Girls
Binns
 1936 The Big Broadcast of 1937
The Uncle
 1936 Murder with Pictures
Stanley Redfield
 1936 My American Wife
Adolphe
 1936 Palm Springs
Starkey
 1936 The Great Ziegfeld
Sidney
 1936 Desire
Aristide Duvalle
 1935 Two for Tonight
Homps
 1935 Accent on Youth
Flogdell
 1935 The Scoundrel
Jimmy Clay
 1916 The Pursuing Vengeance
Vantine
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Stage Play: Six Characters in Search of an Author. Comedy. Written by Luigi Pirandello. Directed by Brock Pemberton. Princess Theatre: 30 Oct 1922- Feb 1923 (closing date unknown/136 performances). Cast: Jack Amory, Katherine Atkinson, Ashley Buck, Elliot Cabot, Ernest Cossart (as "The Manager"), Florence Eldridge, Ida Fitzhugh (as "Mme. ... See more »

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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Brother of composer Gustav Holst, father of Valerie Cossart.

Star Sign:

Libra

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