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Loring Smith (1890–1981)

Loring Smith was born on November 18, 1890 in Stratford, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor, known for The Cardinal (1963), Pat and Mike (1952) and Shadow of the Thin Man (1941). He was married to Natalie Sawyer. He died on July 8, 1981 in Fairfield, Connecticut. See full bio »

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 1968 Certain Honorable Men (TV Movie)
 1967 Hurry Sundown
Thomas Elwell
 1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
- Robert A. Taft (1965) ... Jensen
 1961-1963 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Watson / Honest Luther Grimbley
- I Dream of Genie (1963) ... Watson
- The Whole Truth (1961) ... Honest Luther Grimbley
 1961 The Defenders (TV Series)
Francis Conn
- The Man with the Concrete Thumb (1961) ... Francis Conn
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
- He Who Gets Slapped (1961) ... Brique
 1960 Captain Brassbound's Conversion (TV Movie)
Captain Hamlin Kearney
 1960 The Right Man (TV Movie)
Harry Daugherty
 1959 Happy Anniversary
Arthur Gans / Grandpa
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
- The Return of Ansel Gibbs (1958) ... Senator
 1958 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Dr. Chumley
- Harvey (1958) ... Dr. Chumley
 1955 Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki
Rodney Kettle
 1953 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series)
Harvey Lennox
- Meet the Wife (1953) ... Harvey Lennox
 1953 The Clown
Benjamin Y. 'Goldie' Goldenson
 1952 Mister Peepers (TV Series)
Frank J. Kisco
- The Chess Match (1952) ... Frank J. Kisco
 1951 Starlight Theatre (TV Series)
- The Gravy Train (1951)
 1951 Musical Comedy Time (TV Series)
Dr. Brown
- Flying High (1951) ... Dr. Brown
 1951 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 Martin Kane (TV Series)
Capt. Evans
- Altered Will (1951) ... Capt. Evans
 1949 The Hartmans (TV Series)
Their brother-in-law
 1947 Citizen Saint
 1941 Shadow of the Thin Man
'Link' Stephens
 1941 Keep 'Em Flying
Major Barstow

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Performed in the following Broadway productions: See more »

Alternate Names:

Loring B. Smith

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Stage actor; appeared on Broadway from 1940-1964. Loring enjoyed a very successful career in legitimate theatre and was a favorite of George S. Kaufman and Ruth Gordon. He appeared in 5 hit original productions that included John Loves Mary and The Solid Gold Cadillac.

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