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Erskine Sanford (1885–1969)

Erskine Sanford was born on November 19, 1885 in Trinidad, Colorado, USA. He was an actor, known for Citizen Kane (1941), The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) and The Lady from Shanghai (1947). He died on July 7, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1952 My Son John
Professor (scenes deleted)
 1951 The Company She Keeps
Planetarium Guide (uncredited)
 1950 Sierra
Judge Prentiss
 1949 The Woman on Pier 13
Desk Clerk at Christine's Apartment (uncredited)
 1949 Night Unto Night
Dr. Gallen Altheim
 1949 Impact
Dr. Henry Bender
 1948 Wake of the Red Witch
Dr. van Arken
 1948 Macbeth
 1948 They Live by Night
Doctor (uncredited)
 1948 Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven
Dr. Danson (uncredited)
 1948 You Were Meant for Me
Dr. Frank R. Smith (uncredited)
 1947 The Voice of the Turtle
 1947 The Lady from Shanghai
 1947 Possessed
Dr. Max Sherman
 1946 Angel on My Shoulder
 1946 Crack-Up
 1946 The Stranger
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1946 Without Reservations
Timothy Helgelander (uncredited)
 1946 From This Day Forward
 1945 The Crimson Canary
Pawnbroker (uncredited)
 1945 Girls of the Big House
Professor O'Neill
 1945 Spellbound
Dr. Galt (uncredited)
 1945 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Undertaker (uncredited)
 1944 Enemy of Women
Levine (uncredited)
 1944 Ministry of Fear
George Rennit
 1944 Mr. Skeffington
Dr. Fawcette (uncredited)
 1944 Uncertain Glory
Drover (uncredited)
 1943 Jane Eyre
Mr. Briggs (uncredited)
 1942 The Magnificent Ambersons
Roger Bronson
 1941 Appointment for Love
Hastings' Butler (uncredited)
 1941 Andy Hardy's Private Secretary
Mr. Bosinny - Photographer (uncredited)
 1940 Pop Always Pays
John Hayes
 1938 Too Much Johnson

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Character actor, associated for 15 years with the Theatre Guild, which he left in 1936 to join Orson Welles' Mercury Players. The story goes, that 17 year old Welles had first been introduced to Sanford backstage, much taken with his performance in "Mr.Pim Passes By" (Welles' first exposure to the stage, in his hometown, Kenosha, Wisconsin). After congratulating Sanford on an 'admirable ... See more »

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