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Rags Ragland (1905–1946)

Rags Ragland was a boxer, then a burlesque comedian and then a Broadway performer before ending up in Hollywood to repeat his stage role as the boisterous sailor in Panama Hattie (1942), in which Ann Sothern played on film the part that had been played on Broadway by Ethel Merman. Ragland, typecast as a good-natured oaf with a knack for fracturing... See full bio »

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 1946 The Hoodlum Saint
 1945 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood
'Rags' Ragland (as 'Rags' Ragland)
 1945 Her Highness and the Bellboy
Albert Weever
 1945 Anchors Aweigh
Police Sergeant (as 'Rags' Ragland)
 1944 The Canterville Ghost
Big Harry (as 'Rags' Ragland)
 1944 Meet the People
Mr. Smith (as 'Rags' Ragland)
 1944 3 Men in White
Hobart Genet
 1943 Whistling in Brooklyn
Chester Conway (as 'Rags' Ragland)
 1943 Girl Crazy
'Rags' (as 'Rags' Ragland)
 1943 Du Barry Was a Lady
Charlie / Dauphin (as 'Rags' Ragland)
 1942 The War Against Mrs. Hadley
Louie (as 'Rags' Ragland)
 1942 Panama Hattie
Rags (as 'Rags' Ragland)
 1942 Somewhere I'll Find You
Charlie, the Masseur (uncredited)
 1942 Maisie Gets Her Man
Ears Cofflin (as 'Rags' Ragland)
 1942 Sunday Punch
'Killer' Connolly
 1942 Born to Sing
 1941 Whistling in the Dark
Sylvester Conway (as 'Rags' Ragland)
 1941 Ringside Maisie
Vic (as 'Rags' Ragland)
 1938 Hats and Dogs (Short)
 1935 A Midsummer Night's Dream
Acting Troupe Member (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)

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Stage Play: Panama Hattie. Musical comedy. Music by Cole Porter. Lyrics by Cole Porter. Book by Herbert Fields and Buddy G. DeSylva. Orchestral arrangements by Russell Bennett, Hans Spialek and Don Walker. Vocal arrangements by Lyn Murray. Choreographed by Robert Alton. Scenic Design by Raoul Pene Du Bois. Directed by Edgar J. MacGregor. ... See more »

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'Rags' Ragland


6' (1.83 m)

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