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Clarence Kolb (1874–1964)

Contrary to his familiar image, Clarence Kolb started out as one half of a vaudeville comedy act, Kolb and Dill. He made a few shorts in 1916 and a feature in 1917, but went back to vaudeville and the stage immediately thereafter, and did not return to films until the late 1930s. His stern, authoritarian looks and booming voice fit the irascible, ... See full bio »

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 1957 Man of a Thousand Faces
Clarence Kolb
 1956 Shake, Rattle & Rock!
Judge McCombs
 1952 The Rose Bowl Story
'Gramps' Burke
 1949 Adam's Rib
Judge Reiser
 1949 Impact
Darcy
 1947 Christmas Eve
Judge Alston
 1947 The Fabulous Joe
Cornelius Belmont, II
 1947 The Hal Roach Comedy Carnival
Cornelius Belmont Sr., in 'Fabulous Joe'
 1947 'Fun on a Week-End'
Quigley Quackenbush
 1947 Lost Honeymoon
Mr. Evans (Lois's father)
 1947 The Pilgrim Lady
Prof. Rankin
 1946 White Tie and Tails
Mr. Arkwright
 1945 Road to Alcatraz
Philip Angreet
 1945 What a Blonde
Charles DaFoe
 1944 Three Is a Family
Mr. Steele
 1944 Something for the Boys
Colonel Grubbs (uncredited)
 1944 Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Leo Betz
 1944 Standing Room Only
Glen Ritchie
 1943 True to Life
Mr. Huggins
 1943 The Falcon in Danger
Stanley Harris Palmer
 1943/I The Sky's the Limit
Harvey J. Sloan (uncredited)
 1942 True to the Army
Gen. Marlowe
 1941 Bedtime Story
Collins
 1941 Hellzapoppin'
Andrew Rand
 1941 You're in the Army Now
General Winthrop
 1941 Nothing But the Truth
Mr. Van Dusen
 1941 Blossoms in the Dust
Texas Senator T.R. Cotton (uncredited)
 1941 Caught in the Draft
Col. Peter Fairbanks
 1940 Tugboat Annie Sails Again
J.B. Armstrong
 1940 No Time for Comedy
Richard Benson
 1940 The Man Who Talked Too Much
E.A. Smith
 1940 His Girl Friday
Mayor
 1939 The Amazing Mr. Williams
Police Captain McGovern
 1939 Beware Spooks!
Commissioner Lester Lewis
 1939 Our Leading Citizen
Jim Hanna
 1939 Good Girls Go to Paris
Ted Dayton Sr.
 1939 It Could Happen to You
Alfred Wiman
 1939 Society Lawyer
Mr. Leonard
 1939 I Was a Convict
John B. Harrison
 1939 Honolulu
Mr. Horace Grayson
 1938 The Law West of Tombstone
Sam Kent
 1938 Carefree
Judge Travers
 1938 Give Me a Sailor
CaptainTallant
 1938 Gold Is Where You Find It
Senator Walsh
 1937 Wells Fargo
John Butterfield
 1937 Portia on Trial
John Condon
 1937 The Toast of New York
Vanderbilt
 1937 Maid of Salem
Town Crier (uncredited)
 1936 After the Thin Man
Cousin Lucius (uncredited)
 1936 A Girl's Best Years (Short)
Doctor (uncredited)
 1936 Fury
Durkin's Friend (uncredited)
 1927 Two Flaming Youths
Kolb - as Kolb and Dill (as C. William Kolb)
 1917 Beloved Rogues
Louie Vanderiff (as C. William Kolb)
 1917 Glory
Louie Bohn (as William Kolb)
 1916 Lonesome Town
Louie (as C. William Kolb)
 1916 Peck o' Pickles
Rudolph Schlitz (as C. William Kolb)
 1916 Bluff
Louie (as C. William Kolb)
 1916 The Three Pals
Louie (as C. William Kolb)
 1916 A Million for Mary
Louie (as C. William Kolb)
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Alternate Names:

C. William Kolb | William Kolb
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Clarence Kolb's father, Andrew Kolb, died at 75, April 9, 1928, in Oakland, California.

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