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Ralph Dumke (1899–1964)

Ralph Dumke was born on July 25, 1899 in South Bend, Indiana, USA as Ralph Ernest Dumke. He was an actor, known for Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), All the King's Men (1949) and Lili (1953). He was married to Greta Leona Edner. He died on January 4, 1964 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Invasion of the Body Snatchers Police Chief Nick Grivett
All the King's Men
All the King's Men Tiny Duffy
Lili M. Corvier
Loving You
Loving You Jim Tallman


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 1961 All in a Night's Work
 1960 Elmer Gantry
Salesman in Saloon (uncredited)
 1960 Wake Me When It's Over
Sen. Gillespie (uncredited)
 1957 Loving You
Jim Tallman
 1957 The Buster Keaton Story
Mr. Jennings
 1956 The Solid Gold Cadillac
Warren Gillie
 1956 Francis in the Haunted House
Mayor Hargrove
 1956 When Gangland Strikes
Walter Pritchard
 1956 Forever, Darling
Henry Opdyke
 1956 Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Police Chief Nick Grivett
 1955 Artists and Models
Mr. Trimm (uncredited)
 1955 The Desperate Hours
Clint (uncredited)
 1955 Hell's Island
Casino Drunk
 1955 Daddy Long Legs
Mr. Bronson (uncredited)
 1955 Violent Saturday
Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1954 Massacre Canyon
Phineas J. 'Parson' Canfield
 1954 Rails Into Laramie
Mayor Frank Logan
 1954 They Rode West
Dr. Gibson
 1954 She Couldn't Say No
 1954 Alaska Seas
Dad Jackson
 1954 It Should Happen to You
Beckhard (uncredited)
 1953 The President's Lady
Col. Stark
 1953 Count the Hours
Bartender (uncredited)
 1953 Lili
M. Corvier
 1953 The War of the Worlds
Buck Monahan (uncredited)
 1953 The Mississippi Gambler
F. Montague Caldwell
 1952 Hurricane Smith
Ben Hawkins
 1952 Holiday for Sinners
Mike Hennighan
 1952 We're Not Married!
Twitchell (uncredited)
 1952 The San Francisco Story
Winfield Holbert (as Ralph E. Dumke)
 1952 Carbine Williams
Andrew White
 1952 Boots Malone
 1951 The Mob
Police Commissioner
 1951 The Law and the Lady
James Horace Caighn
 1951 When I Grow Up
 1950 The Breaking Point
 1950 Mystery Street
A Tattooist
 1950 Where Danger Lives
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Played the role of Cap'n Andy in the 1946 Broadway revival of "Show Boat".

Alternate Names:

Ralph E. Dumke | Ralph Dumkey | Sisters of the Skillet

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Heavy-set American character actor, on screen usually in tough or authoritarian roles. Began in vaudeville during the early 1920's, appearing with Ed East in an act as the "Sisters of the Skillet". They later performed the routine on NBC and CBS radio. In 1937 and 1938, Dumke worked as a musician with the Charlie Davis Orchestra. See more »

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