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Overview (3)

Born in El Paso, Texas, USA
Died in East Islip, Long Island, New York, USA  (Parkinson's disease)
Birth NameGuy Bridges Kibbee

Mini Bio (1)

Beginning his show business career at age 13 as an entertainer on Mississippi riverboats, Guy Kibbee graduated to the legitimate stage and spent many years in the theater. In the 1930s he was signed by Warner Brothers, and became part of what was known as "the Warner Brothers Stock Company", a cadre of seasoned character actors and actresses who enlivened many a Warners musical or gangster film. Kibbee specialized in playing jovial, but not particularly bright, businessmen and government officials. He was memorable as the stuffy lawyer with a secret weakness for showgirls in Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933).

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Spouse (2)

Esther Reed (1925 - 24 May 1956) ( his death) ( 3 children)
Helen Shay (1918 - 1923) ( divorced) ( 4 children)

Trivia (6)

Brother of actor Milton Kibbee.
Uncle of actress Lois Kibbee.
Great Uncle of actor Alex Zonn.
He was originally listed for the part of Friar Tuck in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) but the part went to Eugene Pallette.
He was a resident of the Percy Williams home for aged and destitute actors in East Islip NY at the time of his death.
Was in five Oscar Best Picture nominees: 42nd Street (1933), Lady for a Day (1933), Captain Blood (1935), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) and Our Town (1940).

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