Bruce Cabot (1904–1972)

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Hollywood stalwart Bruce Cabot's main claim to fame, other than rescuing Fay Wray from King Kong (1933), is that he tested for the lead role of The Ringo Kid in John Ford's Western masterpiece Stagecoach (1939). John Wayne got the role and became the most durable star in Hollywood history, while Cabot (eventually) found himself a new drinking ... See full bio »

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King Kong Jack Driscoll
Big Jake Sam Sharpnose
McLintock! Ben Sage
Dodge City Jeff Surrett


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 1971 Diamonds Are Forever
Albert R. Saxby
 1971 Big Jake
Sam Sharpnose
 1970 WUSA
King Wolyoe
 1970 Chisum
Sheriff Brady
 1969 The Undefeated
Confederate Sgt. Jeff Newby
 1968 Hellfighters
Joe Horn
 1968 The Green Berets
Col. Morgan
 1967 The War Wagon
Frank Pierce
 1966 The Chase
 1965 Town Tamer
Riley Condor
 1965 Black Spurs
Bill Henderson
 1965 Cat Ballou
Sheriff Maledon
 1965 In Harm's Way
Quartermaster Quoddy
 1965 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Simon Bullard
- The Devil's Four (1965) ... Simon Bullard
 1964 Bonanza (TV Series)
Sheriff Reed Larrimore
- A Dime's Worth of Glory (1964) ... Sheriff Reed Larrimore
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
- Have Girls, Will Travel (1964) ... Sheriff
 1964 Law of the Lawless
Joe Rile
 1963 McLintock!
Ben Sage
 1963 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Thomas Mathewson
- Who Killed Holly Howard? (1963) ... Thomas Mathewson
 1962 Hatari!
Little Wolf aka The Indian
 1961 The Comancheros
Maj. Henry
 1960 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Silk Cipriano
- Double Trouble (1960) ... Silk Cipriano
 1960 The Slowest Gun in the West (TV Movie)
Nick Nolan
 1959 Guardatele ma non toccatele
Collonnello Joe Charleston
 1959 John Paul Jones
Gunner Lowrie
 1958 The Quiet American
Bill Granger
 1957 The Love Specialist
Mike Stevens
 1956 Totò lascia o raddoppia?
Nick Molise
 1955 Rommel's Treasure
 1955 Il mantello rosso
Capitano Raniero d'Anversa
 1954 Studio One (TV Series)
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
The Self-Made Man
- The Perfect Gentleman (1954) ... The Self-Made Man
 1953 The Story of William Tell (Short)
Captain Jost
 1952 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
Dr. Tyrell / Sam Thorne
- Seeing-Eye Surgeon (1952) ... Dr. Tyrell
- The Dune Roller (1952) ... Sam Thorne
 1952 Lost in Alaska
Jake Stillman
 1952 Kid Monk Baroni
Mr. Hellman
 1951-1952 Gruen Guild Theater (TV Series)
- The Driven Snow (1951)
 1951 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
 1951 Best of the Badmen
Cole Younger
 1950-1951 Stars Over Hollywood (TV Series)
Jeb Mulcahy / News Reporter Sweeney
- Tails for Jeb Mulcahy (1951) ... Jeb Mulcahy
- Christmas for Sweeney (1950) ... News Reporter Sweeney
- Not a Bad Guy (1950)
 1951 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
- The Treasure Trove (1951) ... Tony
 1950 Fancy Pants
Cart Belknap
 1950 Rock Island Trail
Kirby Morrow
 1949 Sorrowful Jones
Big Steve Holloway
 1948 The Gallant Legion
Beau Laroux
 1947 Gunfighters
Bard Macky
 1947 Angel and the Badman
Laredo Stevens
 1946 Avalanche
Steve Batchellor
 1946 Smoky
Frank Denton
 1945 Fallen Angel
Dave Atkins
 1945 Divorce
Bob Phillips
 1945 Salty O'Rourke
Doc Baxter
 1943 The Desert Song
Colonel Fontaine
 1942 Silver Queen
Gerald Forsythe
 1942 Pierre of the Plains
'Jap' Durkin
 1942 Wild Bill Hickok Rides
Wild Bill Hickok
 1941 Sundown
Capt. William Crawford
 1941 The Flame of New Orleans
Robert LaTour
 1940 Girls Under 21
Smiley Ryan
 1940 Captain Caution
Lehrman Slade
 1940 Susan and God
Michael O'Hara
 1939 The Torso Murder Mystery
Carl Beyersdorf / Ted Healey
 1939 My Son Is Guilty
Ritzy Kerry
 1939 Mickey the Kid
Jim Larch / Jim Adams
 1939 Dodge City
Jeff Surrett
 1939 Mystery of the White Room
Dr. Bob Clayton
 1939 Homicide Bureau
Lieutenant Jim Logan
 1938 10th Ave Kid
Jim 'Silk' Loomis
 1938 Smashing the Rackets
Steve Lawrence
 1938 Sinners in Paradise
Robert Malone aka The Torpedo
 1937 The Bad Man of Brimstone
'Blackjack' McCreedy
 1937 Love Takes Flight
Neil 'Brad' Bradshaw
 1937 Bad Guy
John 'Lucky' Walden
 1936 Sinner Take All
Ernie Hyams
 1936 Legion of Terror
Frank Marshall
 1936 The Big Game
Cal Calhoun
 1936 Don't Turn 'em Loose
Robert Webster - Alias Bat Williams
 1936 Fury
Kirby Dawson
 1936 The 3 Wise Guys
Blackie Swanson
 1936 Robin Hood of El Dorado
Bill Warren
 1936 Don't Gamble with Love
Jerry Edwards
 1935 Show Them No Mercy!
 1935 Let 'em Have It
Joe Keefer
 1935 Without Children
David F. Cole
 1934 Night Alarm
Hal Ashby
 1934 Men of the Night
Det. Sgt. 'Stake-Out' Kelly
 1934 Redhead
Ted Brown
 1934 Their Big Moment
Lane Franklyn
 1934 His Greatest Gamble
 1934 Let's Try Again
Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted)
 1934 Murder on the Blackboard
Addison 'Ad' Stevens
 1934 Finishing School
Ralph McFarland - Interne
 1933 Shadows of Sing Sing
Bob Martel
 1933 Ann Vickers
Capt. Lafayette 'Lafe' Resnick
 1933 Midshipman Jack
Jack B. Austin
 1933 Flying Devils
'Ace' Murray
 1933 Disgraced
Kirk Undwood, Jr.
 1933 Scarlet River
Bruce Cabot (uncredited)
 1933 King Kong
Jack Driscoll
 1933 The Great Jasper
Roger McGowd (adult)
 1933 Lucky Devils
Happy White
 1932 The Lost Special
Forest Ranger (uncredited)
 1932 The Roadhouse Murder
Fred Dykes
 1932 Lady with a Past
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1931 Confessions of a Co-Ed
Student at Dance (uncredited)
 1931 Heroes of the Flames
Bit Part [Ch. 7] (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (10 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (11 credits)

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A source (Book "Star Stats: Who's Whose in Hollywood" by Kenneth S. Marx. Price, Stern, Sloan Publishers, Inc., Los Angeles, 1979, ISBN 0-8431-0498-8) says that he was first married to Grace Mary Mather Smith, an actress, and they had a daughter born in 1929, Jennifer De Bujac. They were divorced some time in or before 1933. It is possible that Grace Mary Mather Smith is Grace Smith, an actress ... See more »

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