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Henry Travers (I) (1874–1965)


British-born Henry Travers was a veteran of the English stage before emigrating to the U.S. in 1917. He gained more stage experience there on Broadway working with the Theatre Guild, and began his long film career with Reunion in Vienna (1933). Travers' kindly, grandfatherly demeanor became familiar to filmgoers over the next 25 years, especially ... See full bio »

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Known For

It's a Wonderful Life
(1946)
Shadow of a Doubt
Shadow of a Doubt Joseph Newton
(1943)
The Invisible Man
The Invisible Man Dr. Cranley
(1933)
The Bells of St. Mary's
The Bells of St. Mary's Horace P. Bogardus
(1945)

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 1949 The Girl from Jones Beach
Judge Bullfinch
 1949 The Accused
Blakely - Romley's Assistant (uncredited)
 1948 Beyond Glory
Pop Dewing
 1947 The Flame
Dr. Mitchell
 1946 Gallant Journey
Thomas Logan
 1945 The Naughty Nineties
Capt. Sam Jackson
 1945 Thrill of a Romance
Hobart Glenn
 1944 The Very Thought of You
Pop Wheeler
 1944 Dragon Seed
Third Cousin
 1944 None Shall Escape
Father Warecki
 1943 The Moon Is Down
Mayor Orden
 1942 Pierre of the Plains
Percival Wellsby
 1941 I'll Wait for You
Mr. Miller
 1941 High Sierra
Pa
 1940 Wyoming
Sheriff
 1940 Edison, the Man
Ben Els
 1940 Primrose Path
Gramp
 1939 Remember?
Judge Milliken
 1939 The Rains Came
Rev. Homer Smiley
 1939 Stanley and Livingstone
John Kingsley
 1939 On Borrowed Time
Dr. Evans
 1939 Dark Victory
Dr. Parsons
 1939 Dodge City
Dr. Irving
 1938 The Sisters
Ned Elliott
 1936 Too Many Parents
Wilkins
 1935 Seven Keys to Baldpate
Adalbert 'Lem' Peters / The Hermit
 1935 Pursuit
Thomas 'Tom' Reynolds
 1935 Escapade
Concierge
 1935 Four Hours to Kill!
Mac Mason
 1935 Captain Hurricane
Capt. Ben
 1935 After Office Hours
Cap
 1934 Ready for Love
Judge Pickett
 1934 The Party's Over
Theodore
 1934 Born to Be Bad
Fuzzy
 1933 My Weakness
Ellery Gregory
 1933 Another Language
Pop Hallam
 1933 Reunion in Vienna
Father Krug
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Stage Play: Right You Are If You Think You Are. Written by Luigi Pirandello. Directed by Philip Moeller. Guild Theatre: 2 Mar 1927- Apr 1927 (closing date unknown/48 performances). Cast: J.W. Austin, Morris Carnovsky (as "Agazzi"), Phyllis Connard, Laura Hope Crews (as "Amalia"), Dorothy Fletcher (as "Signora Nenni"), Philip Leigh (as "A ... See more »

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5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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Active on Broadway from 1901-1938 (early in his career credited as Travers Heagerty, his birth name). See more »

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Pisces

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