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John Darrow (I) (1907–1980)


Joining a stock theater troupe directly after graduating high school, John Darrow made his film debut in 1927. He achieved a level of popularity in the '30s as a leading man, although mostly in lower-rank B pictures. In the mid-'30s he switched careers, however, and eventually became one of Hollywood's most successful talent agents. See full bio »

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Known For

Hell's Angels
Hell's Angels Karl Armstedt
(1930)
The Big Chance
The Big Chance Knockout Frankie (Rocky) Morgan
(1933)
Strange People
Strange People Jimmy Allen - the Auto Salesman
(1933)
The Lady Refuses
The Lady Refuses Russell Courtney
(1931)

Filmography

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 1936 Crime Over London
Jim
 1935 Annapolis Farewell
Porter
 1935 Eight Bells
Carl
 1935 A Notorious Gentleman
Terry Bradford
 1935 Square Shooter
Johnny Lloyd
 1935 Symphony of Living
Richard Greig
 1934 Flirtation Walk
Chase
 1934 The Curtain Falls
Allan Scorsby
 1934 I Give My Love
Alex Blair
 1934 Monte Carlo Nights
Larry Sturgis
 1934 The Big Race
Bob Hamilton
 1933 Midshipman Jack
Clark Simpson
 1933 Strange People
Jimmy Allen - the Auto Salesman
 1933 Mazie
Boyd Kenton
 1932 The All-American
Bob King
 1932 Alias Mary Smith
Buddy
 1932 Forbidden Company
Jerry Grant
 1932 The Midnight Lady
Bert
 1932 Probation
Nick
 1931 Fanny Foley Herself
Teddy
 1931 The Bargain
Roderick White
 1931 Everything's Rosie
Billy Lowe
 1931 The Lady Refuses
Russell Courtney
 1931 Ten Nights in a Barroom
Frank Slade
 1930 Go to Blazes (Short)
 1930 Vacation Loves (Short)
Jack Davis
 1930 Cheer Up and Smile
Tom
 1930 Hell's Angels
Karl Armstedt
 1929 The Argyle Case
Bruce Argyle
 1929 Girls Gone Wild
Speed Wade
 1929 Blue Skies
Dorothy's Beau / Party Guest (uncredited)
 1928 Prep and Pep
Flash Wells
 1928 Avalanche
Verde
 1928 The Racket
Ames
 1927 High School Hero
Bill Merrill
 1927 Long Pants
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1924 The Pilgrims (Short) (as Harry Simpson)

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Alternate Names:

Harry Simpson

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Darrow met his life partner, director Charles Walters, in 1936 and were publicly together until Darrow's death in 1980. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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