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William Pawley (1905–1952)

William Pawley was born on July 21, 1905 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Speak Easily (1932) and Rough Riders' Round-up (1939). He died on June 15, 1952 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Speak Easily
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 1944 Roger Touhy, Gangster
Prison Guard Briggs (uncredited)
 1944 Gambler's Choice
Monk Gibson (uncredited)
 1942 Time to Kill
Mr. Hensch (uncredited)
 1941 Tall, Dark and Handsome
Cigar Store Killer (uncredited)
 1940 East of the River
Dave Carter (uncredited)
 1940 West of Abilene
Chris Matson
 1940 Public Deb No. 1
Legionnaire (uncredited)
 1940 The Great Profile
 1940 Sky Bandits
 1940 Queen of the Mob
Pan Henchman (uncredited)
 1940 Johnny Apollo
 1940 Double Alibi
Dan Kraley
 1940 The Grapes of Wrath
 1940 Cafe Hostess
Red Connolly (uncredited)
 1940 Yukon Flight
Yuke Gradeau
 1939 Mercy Plane
James J. 'Big Jim' Gordon
 1939 The Roaring Twenties
Cabdriver (uncredited)
 1939 Disputed Passage
Mr. Merkle
 1939 Chicken Wagon Family
Ensor (uncredited)
 1939 Frontier Marshal
Buck Newton (uncredited)
 1939 Grand Jury Secrets
Guard (uncredited)
 1939 Panama Lady
 1939 Union Pacific
Dinty (uncredited)
 1939 Rough Riders' Round-up
Arizona Jack Moray
 1939 Boy Slaves (uncredited)
 1938 Angels with Dirty Faces
Bugs (uncredited)
 1938 Prairie Moon
Jim Legs Barton
 1938 Crime Takes a Holiday
 1938 Valley of the Giants
Si - Wants to Drink with Lee (uncredited)
 1938 International Crime
Honest John (as Wm. Pawley)
 1938 White Banners
Joe Ellis
 1937 Trapped by G-Men
Harry Grady
 1937 Born Reckless
 1937 San Quentin
 1937 They Gave Him a Gun
Gangster in Court (uncredited)
 1937 That I May Live
Tom (uncredited)
 1937 When You're in Love
Bruiser (uncredited)
 1937 You Only Live Once
Mr. Williams (uncredited)
 1936 The Public Pays (Short)
Kelly (uncredited)
 1936 Women Are Trouble
Mechanic (uncredited)
 1936 Public Enemy's Wife
 1936/I The Big Noise
Dutch Schmidt (uncredited)
 1936 Bullets or Ballots
Crail - Ex Con (uncredited)
 1936 Fatal Lady
Detective (uncredited)
 1936 Boulder Dam
Wilson - Garage Boss
 1935 Mary Burns, Fugitive
 1935 Remember Last Night?
Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
 1935 The Affair of Susan
 1935 The Daring Young Man
 1935 Stolen Harmony
Turk Connors (uncredited)
 1934 Flirtation
 1934 Kentucky Kernels
John Wakefield
 1934 Keep 'Em Rolling
Man Benny Fights in Beer Garden (uncredited)
 1933 Jimmy and Sally
Mike Caswell (uncredited)
 1932 Central Park
Gangster Hymie (uncredited)
 1932 I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Doggy (uncredited)
 1932 Speak Easily
 1932 Red-Headed Woman
Al (uncredited)
 1932 The Trial of Vivienne Ware
Joseph Gilk
 1932 Letty Lynton
 1932 Young America
Bandit (uncredited)
 1932 Amateur Daddy
2nd Fred Smith
 1932 Careless Lady
Police Captain
 1932 Disorderly Conduct
Police Officer (uncredited)
 1932 After Tomorrow
Malcolm Jarvis
 1932 Cheaters at Play
Wally (uncredited)
 1931 Surrender
 1931 Over the Hill
Ben Adams, Susan's Husband
 1931 The Yellow Ticket
Train Porter (uncredited)
 1931 Wicked
 1931 The Spider
Butch (uncredited)
 1931 Secrets of a Secretary (uncredited)
 1931 Bad Girl
Jim Haley (uncredited)
 1930 Manslaughter
Ed, O'Bannon's Friend (uncredited)

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Stage Play: Gentlemen of the Press. Written by Ward Morehouse. Directed by George Abbott. Henry Miller's Theatre: 27 Aug 1928-Dec 1928 (closing date unknown/128 performances). Cast: Granville Bates (as "Braddock"), Paul Clare, Elmer Cornell, John Cromwell (as "Wick Snell"), Harry Cronk, Russel Crouse, J. Hammond Dailey, Helen Flint, Harold... See more »

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Wm. Pawley


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Father of William Pawley Jr., brother of Anthony Pawley and Edward Pawley, uncle of Martin H. Pawley.

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