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David Holt (I) (1927–2003)

Actor, songwriter ("What Every Girl Should Know"), author and publisher, David Holt was educated at Long's Professional School and the Westlake College of Music in Hollywood. He was a child actor on the stage and in early films, and composed special material. Later he became the general manager and co-owner of a music-publishing company. Joining ... See full bio »

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Known For

L.A. Confidential Soundtrack
Beau Geste Augustus Brandon (as a child)


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 1955 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Watch (1955)
- The Big Mailman (1955)
 1953 Combat Squad
 1953 Affair with a Stranger
Director at Recording Studio (uncredited)
 1952 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Chuck Stern
- Welcome Home (1952) ... Chuck Stern
 1952 Fearless Fagan
Soldier (uncredited)
 1950 Second Chance
Jimmy Dean
 1950 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Johnny Sears
- Never Say Die (1950) ... Johnny Sears
 1949 Battleground
G.I. Straggler (uncredited)
 1949 Sky Liner
 1949 Wild Weed
Bob Lester
 1948 Command Decision
Lt. Nelson (voice, uncredited)
 1946 Affairs of Geraldine
Percy McBride
 1946 Sweetheart of Sigma Chi
Tommy Carr
 1946 Courage of Lassie
Pete Merrick
 1946 Hot Cargo
Peter Chapman
 1945 The Cheaters
Reggie Pidgeon
 1944 Reckless Age
Horace Farnsworth (uncredited)
 1944 Henry Aldrich, Boy Scout
Irwin Barrett (uncredited)
 1943 Top Man
Archie Fleming
 1943 Destroyer
Sobbing Sailor (uncredited)
 1943 The Human Comedy
Hubert Ackley III (uncredited)
 1942 The Pride of the Yankees
Billy (Age 17)
 1942 What's Cookin'
Herby (uncredited)
 1941 Remember the Day
Pitcher (uncredited)
 1940 Military Academy
Sandy Blake
 1939 Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President
Fred (uncredited)
 1939 Hero for a Day
Billy Higgins
 1939 Beau Geste
Augustus Brandon (as a child)
 1938 Sons of the Legion
Jimmy Hynes
 1938 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Sid Sawyer
 1936 The Big Broadcast of 1937
Train Bearer
 1936 Straight from the Shoulder
Johnny Hayden
 1935 The Last Days of Pompeii
Flavius - as a Boy
 1935 It's a Great Life
 1935 The Big Broadcast of 1936
 1935 Men Without Names
David Sherwood
 1935 Age of Indiscretion
Bill Lenhart (as David Jack Holt)
 1934 You Belong to Me
Jimmy Faxon (as David Jack Holt)
 1934 Now and Forever
Guest at Penny's Party (uncredited)
 1934 The Cat's-Paw
Ezekiel as a Boy (uncredited)
 1934 Shock
Rickey Marbury (as David Jack Holt)
 1934 She Made Her Bed
Little Boy (uncredited)
 1934 Stand Up and Cheer!
Boy at Audition for Miss Adams (uncredited)
 1933 Forgotten Babies (Short)
Our Gang member (as Our Gang)
 1929 Applause
Jack Singer
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Symphony: "Rhythm of the Rain".

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Our Gang | David Jack Holt

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Personal Quote:

Because I could dance my folks went through hell so I could be in movies. But I didn't dance in pictures. I cried! At one point I had polio, which I believe was a result of the stress I felt in the studios. My parents broke up. My father resented that I was paid so much more than he was. When it was all over there was no money. See more »


A naturally talented youngster, he was once touted by Paramount Pictures as the "male Shirley Temple." See more »

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