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Buddy Messinger (1907–1965)

Buddy Messinger was born on October 26, 1907 in San Francisco, California, USA as Melvin Joseph Messinger. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Jinx (1919), A Lady of Chance (1928) and Treasure Island (1917). He was married to Marjorie Josephine Montgomery. He died on October 25, 1965 in Los Angeles, California. See full bio »

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Known For

Jinx Orphan
A Lady of Chance Hank Crandall
Treasure Island Captain Smolett
The Flirt Hedrick Madison


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 1950 Devil's Doorway
Barfly (uncredited)
 1944 Crime by Night
Bellboy (uncredited)
 1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell
U.S. Sailor (uncredited)
 1943 Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour
Fred - Soda Jerk (uncredited)
 1942 The Gay Sisters
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1942 The Affairs of Martha
Butcher Boy (uncredited)
 1942 Brooklyn Orchid
Bellhop with Flowers (uncredited)
 1941 The Mexican Spitfire's Baby
Reporter (uncredited)
 1941 Hold Back the Dawn
Hospital Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1941 The Big Store
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1941 Citizen Kane
Man at Boat Dock (uncredited)
 1940 Keeping Company
Basketball Ticket Boy (uncredited)
 1940 Love Thy Neighbor
Elevator Boy (uncredited)
 1940 Hullabaloo
Third Page (uncredited)
 1940 Andy Hardy Meets Debutante
Elevator Boy (uncredited)
 1940 Turnabout
Elevator Boy (uncredited)
 1939 The Housekeeper's Daughter
Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)
 1939 Fast and Furious
First Elevator Boy (uncredited)
 1939 Sergeant Madden
Hospital Clerk (uncredited)
 1939 The Lone Ranger Rides Again
Rance (uncredited)
 1939 Fast and Loose
Clerk (uncredited)
 1939 Four Girls in White
Messenger (uncredited)
 1939 Idiot's Delight
Usher (uncredited)
 1938 The Shining Hour
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1938 Too Hot to Handle
Cycle Messenger (uncredited)
 1938 The Shopworn Angel
Third Boy in Montage Yelling 'It's War!' (uncredited)
 1938 Yellow Jack
Saluting Patient (uncredited)
 1938 Hold That Kiss
Theatre Usher (uncredited)
 1938 Test Pilot
Field Mechanic (uncredited)
 1937 Atlantic Flight
Reporter in Control Room (uncredited)
 1937 Blonde Trouble
Friend of Fred (uncredited)
 1937 Super-Sleuth
Suspect #2 (uncredited)
 1937 Midnight Madonna
 1937 Wings Over Honolulu
Boy (uncredited)
 1937 A Star Is Born
Boy Delivering Fan Mail (uncredited)
 1936 College Holiday
Minstrel (uncredited)
 1936 Libeled Lady
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1936 The Devil Is a Sissy
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1936 Our Relations
Pirate's Club Customer (uncredited)
 1936 Kelly the Second
Flynn Handler (uncredited)
 1936 Three of a Kind
Bellhop (uncredited)
 1936 The 3 Wise Guys
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1936 Modern Times
Cigar Counterman (uncredited)
 1936 An All American Toothache (Short) (uncredited)
 1935 Ah Wilderness!
George Danforth (uncredited)
 1935 Thanks a Million
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1935 The Public Menace
Office Boy (uncredited)
 1935 Let 'em Have It
Bellboy (uncredited)
 1934 Most Precious Thing in Life
Fraternity Boy (uncredited)
 1934 This Side of Heaven
Fraternity Brother (uncredited)
 1933 College Coach
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1933 Wild Boys of the Road
Boy (uncredited)
 1933 Stage Mother
Fellow in Third Row (uncredited)
 1933 Bondage (uncredited)
 1933 Keyhole Katie (Short)
 1932 The Age of Consent
Junior - A Student) (uncredited)
 1930 Cheer Up and Smile
 1929 Hot Stuff
 1928 A Lady of Chance
Hank Crandall (as Buddie Messinger)
 1928 The Godless Girl
Student (uncredited)
 1928 The King of Shebas (Short)
Buddy Fox
 1928 Undressed
Bobby Arnold (as Buddy Messenger)
 1928 Sandwiches and Tea (Short)
Buddy Fox
 1928 Summer Knights (Short)
 1928 Ringside Romeos (Short)
Buddy - Arthur's Rival
 1928 Some Pets (Short)
 1927 Swell Clothes (Short)
Billy Fox
 1927 Two Arabian Sights (Short)
 1927 Good Scouts (Short)
 1927/II Dumb Belles (Short)
 1927 One, Two, Three, Kick! (Short)
 1927 That's My Mummy (Short)
 1927 A Sorority Mixup (Short)
 1927 So's Your Monk (Short)
 1927 Monkey Hula (Short)
 1926 Don't Kidd Me, Monkey (Short)
 1926 Nize Monkey (Short)
 1926 Oh, Monkey, Be Good (Short)
 1926 Monkeys Prefer Blondes (Short)
 1925 All for a Girl (Short)
 1925 Almost a Husband (Short)
 1925 Clear the Way (Short)
 1925 Sailing Along (Short)
 1925 Taming the East (Short)
 1925 The Aggravatin' Kid (Short)
The Aggravatin' Kid
 1924 His First Degree (Short)
 1924 A Family Row (Short)
 1924 Don't Fall (Short)
 1924 Here He Comes! (Short)
 1924 What an Eye (Short)
Buddy - the Office Boy
 1924 Low Bridge (Short)
 1924 The Blow Out (Short)
 1924 Budding Youth (Short)
 1924 Young Ideas
Bob Lowden
 1924 Please, Teacher! (Short)
 1924 Trailing Trouble (Short)
 1924 Happy Days (Short)
 1924 Pretty Plungers (Short)
 1924 The Racing Kid (Short)
 1924 A Young Tenderfoot (Short)
 1924 Quit Kidding (Short)
Buddy - the Messenger Boy
 1924 The Whispered Name
The Office Boy
 1924 The Caddy (Short)
Buddy - the Orphan / Caddy
 1923 Buckin' the Line (Short)
 1923 She's a He (Short)
 1923 A Regular Boy (Short)
 1923 Bringing Up Buddy (Short)
 1923 So Long, Buddy (Short)
 1923 Buddy at the Bat (Short)
 1923 Don't Get Fresh (Short)
 1923 Penrod and Sam
Rodney Bitts
 1923 Trifling with Honor
Jimmy Hunt
 1923 Dad's Boy (Short)
 1923 The Abysmal Brute
Buddy Sangster
 1923 Smarty (Short)
 1923 A Howling Success (Short)
The Hotel Bellhop
 1923 Boyhood Days (Short)
 1922 A Front Page Story
Tommy (as Buddy Messenger)
 1922 The Flirt
Hedrick Madison (as Buddy Messenger)
 1922 When Love Comes
Coleridge Twin (as Buddy Messenger)
 1922 Shadows
'Mr. Bad Boy'
 1921 The Old Nest
Jim at 10
 1921 Edgar, the Detective (Short)
 1921 Edgar's Feast Day (Short)
 1921 Edgar's Country Cousin (Short)
 1920 Edgar, the Explorer (Short)
Freddy Littlefield
 1920 Edgar's Little Saw (Short)
 1920 Edgar Camps Out (Short)
 1920 Edgar's Sunday Courtship (Short)
 1920 Edgar Takes the Cake (Short)
 1920 Edgar's Jonah Day (Short)
 1920 Edgar's Hamlet (Short)
Freddy Littlefield
 1920 Edgar and the Teacher's Pet (Short)
Freddy Littlefield
 1919 Jinx
 1919 The Hoodlum
Dish Lowry (as Buddie Messenger)
 1918 Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
Kasim Bara
 1918 Fan Fan
Head Collector (as Bud Messinger)
 1918 Six-Shooter Andy
Susan's Brother (uncredited)
 1917 Treasure Island
Captain Smolett
 1917 The Babes in the Woods (as Buddie Messenger)
 1917 Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
Omar - Al-talib's Evil Spirit
 1917 Jack and the Beanstalk
Undetermined Role (as Buddie Messenger)
 1916 Fighting Joe (Short)
 1916 Gloriana
Undetermined Role (as Buddie Messenger)
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Show Show Stunts (5 credits)
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Alternate Names:

Buddie Messenger | Buddy Messenger | Buddie Messinger | Bud Messinger


5' 8" (1.73 m)


Marjorie Josephine Montgomery  (his death)

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