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Kirby Grant (1911–1985)

As a child, Kirby received a scholarship to the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. Kirby won the scholarship as a violinist and singer, but he also dabbled as a sculptor. He would play a violinist in the film, I Dream Too Much (1935), which starred Henry Fonda. While his movie career was less than spectacular, he did have the lead in a ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1952-1959 Sky King (TV Series)
Sky King / Mason
- Ring of Fire (1959) ... Sky King
- Dead Giveaway (1959) ... Sky King
- A Mickey for Sky (1959) ... Sky King
- Terror Cruise (1959) ... Sky King
 1953 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
- The Betrayal (1953)
 1953 Family Theatre (TV Series)
- Trial of Tara (1953)
 1952 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
- Burden of Guilt (1952) ... (as Robert Stanton)
 1951 Comin' Round the Mountain
Clark Winfield
 1951 Rhythm Inn
Dusty Rhodes
 1950 Dial 1119
Reporter (uncredited)
 1950 Indian Territory
Lieutenant Randy Mason
 1950 Snow Dog
Corporal Rod McDonald - RCMP
 1949 Feudin' Rhythm
Ace Lucky
 1949 Black Midnight
Sheriff Gilbert
 1949 Trail of the Yukon
Bob McDonald - Royal NW Mounted
 1948 Singin' Spurs
Jeff Carter
 1948 Song of Idaho
King Russell
 1946 Sing While You Dance
Johnny Crane (as Robert Stanton)
 1946 She Wrote the Book
Eddie Caldwell
 1946 The Spider Woman Strikes Back
Hal Wentley
 1946 Blonde Alibi
Henry Rothmore (uncredited)
 1945 Easy to Look at
Tyler
 1945 Penthouse Rhythm
Dick Ryan
 1945 I'll Remember April
Dave Ball
 1944 Babes on Swing Street
Dick Lorimer
 1944 Swingtime Holiday (Short)
Emcee
 1944 Ghost Catchers
Clay Edwards (as Kirby Grant and His Orchestra)
 1944 Law Men
Clyde Miller
 1944 Rosie the Riveter
Singer at Award Presentation (uncredited)
 1944 Hi, Good Lookin'!
King Castle
 1944 Chip Off the Old Block
Member - The Jivin' Jacks and Jills (uncredited)
 1944 Ditch and Live (Short)
Crewman of ditching B-17 (uncredited)
 1943 Destination Tokyo
Hornet's Captain (uncredited)
 1943 The Stranger from Pecos
Tom Barstow
 1943 Bombardier
Pilot (uncredited)
 1943 Hello Frisco, Hello
Specialty Singer
 1942 My Favorite Blonde
Pilot (uncredited)
 1942 Dr. Kildare's Victory
Sgt. Brown (uncredited)
 1941 Always Tomorrow: The Portrait of an American Business
1st Picknicker (uncredited)
 1941 Blondie Goes Latin
Hal Trent, Orchestra Leader
 1940 Bullet Code
Bud Mathews (as Robert Stanton)
 1940 Millionaire Playboy
Bill (uncredited)
 1940 The Marines Fly High
Lt. Bob Hobbes (as Robert Stanton)
 1940 Mexican Spitfire
Airline Clerk (uncredited)
 1939 Three Sons
Bert Pardway (as Robert Stanton)
 1938 Red River Range
Tex Reilly
 1938 There Goes My Heart
Customer (uncredited)
 1938 My Lucky Star
Singing Student on Sleighride (uncredited)
 1938 Radio City Revels
Group Singer (uncredited)
 1938 Lawless Valley
Ranch Hand (uncredited)
 1937 In Old Chicago
Moustached Quartette Member - 'Old Virginny' Number (uncredited)
 1936 Changing of the Guard (Short)
Highlander (uncredited)
 1935 I Dream Too Much
Violinist (uncredited)
 1934 Sweet Adeline
Singing Beer Garden Patron (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Appeared in a pilot for a dramatic anthology series to be called "Grand Central Station".

Alternate Names:

Kirby Grant and His Orchestra | Robert Stanton
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Trivia:

He was chosen as the male winner of Jesse L. Lasky's "Gateway to Hollywood" radio talent search in July, 1939. His reward was membership in the Screen Actor's Guild and the stage name "Robert Stanton", which he used for several years before reverting to his birth name. The female winner of the same contest was a woman named Dorothy Howe who became Virginia Vale. See more »

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