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Robert Williams (V) (1894–1931)

It's fair to say that if 'Frank Capra (I)' hadn't cast Robert "Bobby" Williams in his 1931 film Platinum Blonde (1931) the actor would be entirely forgotten today. When the movie was made available on video in the 1980s the promotional copy on the video box emphasized the names most buffs would recognize: actresses Jean Harlow and Loretta Young, ... See full bio »

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Platinum Blonde
Platinum Blonde Stew Smith
Devotion Harrington
The Common Law
Rebound Johnnie Coles


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 1931 Devotion
 1931 Rebound
Johnnie Coles
 1931 The Common Law
 1928 Two Masters (Short)
 1920 Thoughtless Women
The Son
 1914 The Vengeance of Winona (Short)
Kite - Black Dog's Accomplice
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 1931 Rebound (performer: "Oh, the Girls Grow Tall in Kansas", "There's No Place Like Home (Home, Sweet Home)" (1823) - uncredited)

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Stage Play: Milgrim's Progress. Written by B. Harrison Orkow. Directed by Louis Mann and Edwin Maxwell. Wallack's Theatre: 22 Dec 1924- Feb 1925 (closing date unknown/64 performances). Cast: George Baxter (as "Arnold Harris"), 'Edward Broadley' (as "Rev. Dr. Weisman"), William Corbett (as "Judge Harris"), Jeanne Greene (as "Frances Milgrim... See more »

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In a 2008 interview, actor Christopher Plummer called Williams " of the most realistic comedians the screen had. He made Cary Grant look like he was overacting... To watch Robert Williams act was like seeing a comic using the Method, long before the Method became famous with Marlon [Brando] and Monty [Clift]".

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