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Jan Duggan (1881–1977)

Jan Duggan was born on November 6, 1881 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Genevieve L. Duggan. She was an actress, known for A Damsel in Distress (1937), The Old Fashioned Way (1934) and Wagon Wheels (1934). She died on March 10, 1977 in Anaheim, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

A Damsel in Distress
A Damsel in Distress Miss Ruggles
The Old Fashioned Way
The Old Fashioned Way Cleopatra Pepperday
Wagon Wheels
Wagon Wheels Abby Masters
Alimony Aches
Alimony Aches Mary Clyde


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 1943 The Meanest Man in the World
Mrs. Throckmorton (uncredited)
 1943 Calaboose
Radio Girl (voice, uncredited)
 1942 Dudes Are Pretty People (Short)
Dude ranch guest
 1941 The Richest Man in Town
Penelope Kidwell
 1941 The Big Store
Henry's Wife (uncredited)
 1941 Las Vegas Nights
Flirtatious Dowager (uncredited)
 1940 The Bank Dick
Mrs. Muckle - Mother in Bank (uncredited)
 1940 Manhattan Heartbeat
 1940 My Little Chickadee
Uppity Little Bend Woman (uncredited)
 1939 Here I Am a Stranger
Landlady (uncredited)
 1939 The House of Fear
Sarah Henderson
 1939 The Story of Alexander Graham Bell
Mrs. Winthrop
 1939 Inside Story
 1939 You Can't Cheat an Honest Man
Mrs. Sludge (uncredited)
 1938 Thanks for Everything
Miss Twitchell
 1938 One Wild Night
Mrs. Halliday
 1938 Kentucky Moonshine
 1938 Scandal Street
Vera Veazy
 1938 Midnight Intruder
Mrs. Randolph
 1937 A Damsel in Distress
Miss Ruggles
 1937 Life Begins at College
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
 1937 Wife, Doctor and Nurse
Superintendent of nurses
 1937 Mountain Music
Ma Burnside
 1936 Easy to Take
Miss Higgie
 1936 Small Town Girl
Florence (uncredited)
 1936 Drift Fence
Carrie Bingham
 1936 The Prisoner of Shark Island
Actress at Ford's Theatre (uncredited)
 1935 I Live My Life
Aunt Mathilde, Loud Singer (uncredited)
 1935 Alimony Aches (Short)
Mary Clyde
 1935 Reckless
Chairwoman (uncredited)
 1935 Mississippi
Thrilled Passenger in Pilot House
 1935 The County Chairman
 1934 Forsaking All Others
Mrs. Cobal - Customer (uncredited)
 1934 Wagon Wheels
Abby Masters
 1934 The Old Fashioned Way
Cleopatra Pepperday
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5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Discovered by W.C. Fields in a popular Los Angeles parody of the ancient barnstormer The Drunkard, Duggan went on to become part of the comedian's onscreen coterie.

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