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Edward Ellis (I) (1870–1952)

Character actor in films, often portraying strident types, he is best remembered cast as "The Thin Man" (actually, "Wynant") of the hit 1934 MGM film. He Ellis was active on Broadway as an actor, producer and playwright from 1905-32 (see "Other Works"). He died in Beverly Hills, CA at age 81 in 1952. See full bio »

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 1942 The Omaha Trail
Mr. Vane
 1941 Steel Against the Sky
Aloysius 'Pop' Evans
 1941 A Man Betrayed
Tom Cameron
 1939 Main Street Lawyer
Abraham Lincoln 'Link' Boggs
 1939 Three Sons
Daniel Pardway
 1939 Career
Stephen Cruthers
 1938 A Man to Remember
Dr. John Abbott
 1938 Little Miss Broadway
Pop Shea
 1937 Midnight Madonna
Judge Clark
 1937 The Man in Blue
Martin Dunne
 1937 Let Them Live
Pete Lindsey
 1937 Maid of Salem
Elder Goode
 1936 Winterset
Judge Gaunt
 1936 Fury
Sheriff
 1936 The Lady Consents
Jim Talbot
 1936 Chatterbox
Uriah Lowell
 1935 Wanderer of the Wasteland
Dismukes
 1935 Village Tale
Old Ike
 1935 Transient Lady
Nick Kiley
 1934 The President Vanishes
Lincoln Lee
 1934 The Thin Man
Wynant
 1934 The Last Gentleman
Claude, Cabot's butler
 1934 The Trumpet Blows
Chato
 1934 The Ninth Guest
Tim Cronin
 1934 Hi, Nellie!
O'Connell
 1933 From Headquarters
Dr. Van de Water
 1933 After Tonight
Maj. Lieber
 1933 Strictly Personal
Soapy Gibson
 1933 Girl Missing
Inspector
 1932 I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Bomber Wells
 1921 Frontier of the Stars
Gregory
 1919 Out Yonder
Joey Clark
 1919 The Delicious Little Devil
Detective (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1917 The Great Bradley Mystery
Bradley
 1917 The Law That Failed
Luke Rodin
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Other Works:

Stage Play: The Inside Story. Written by George Bryant and Francis M. Verdi. Directed by A.H. Van Buren. National Theatre: 22 Feb 1932- Mar 1932 (closing date unknown/24 performances). Cast: John Burkell (as "Det. Haight"), Louis Calhern (as "Louis Corotto"), Frank Camp, Marguerite Churchill (as "Mamie Gillette"), Gage Clarke (as Rod ... See more »
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On stage from the age of seven. Made his debut at Hooley's Theatre in Chicago. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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