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Percy Kilbride (1888–1964)

He had a long career in theater before making movies, playing hundreds of roles, mostly rustic bumpkins, in stage and stock. His film career included two isolated early films: White Woman (1933) and Soak the Rich (1936). It began in earnest with the part of Orion Peabody in the Spencer Tracy-Katharine Hepburn wartime drama Keeper of the Flame (... See full bio »

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State Fair
State Fair Dave Miller
The Southerner
Ma and Pa Kettle
Ma and Pa Kettle Pa Kettle


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 1950 Riding High
Pop Jones
 1949 Free for All
Henry J. Abbott
 1949 Mr. Soft Touch
 1949 The Sun Comes Up
Mr. Willie B. Williegood
 1948 You Gotta Stay Happy
Mr. Racknell
 1948 Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin'
Billy Caswell
 1948 Black Bart
Jersey Brady
 1948 You Were Meant for Me
Mr. Andrew Mayhew
 1947 Riff-Raff
 1947 Welcome Stranger
Nat Dorkas
 1946 The Well-Groomed Bride
Mr. Dawson
 1945 She Wouldn't Say Yes
Judge Whittaker
 1945 Fallen Angel
 1945 State Fair
Dave Miller
 1945 The Southerner
 1944 Guest in the House
John - the Butler
 1944 She's a Soldier Too
Jonathan Kittredge
 1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain
Billings, Enterprise Typesetter
 1944 Knickerbocker Holiday
 1942 Keeper of the Flame
Orion Peabody
 1942 George Washington Slept Here
Mr. 'Kimbie' Kimber, the Handyman
 1936 Soak the Rich
Everett, 2d detective
 1933 White Woman
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George Washington Slept Here (1940). Written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. Directed by George S. Kaufman. Lyceum Theatre (moved to Carnegie Hall from 23 Jun 1942 to close): 18 Oct 1940- 12 Jul 1942 (197 performances). Performed in rotation with "The Chocolate Soldier"). Cast: Richard Barbee (as "Mr. Prescott"), George ... See more »

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Starred in "Ma and Pa Kettle" movies as Pa Kettle. See more »

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