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Henry Travers (I) (1874–1965)


British-born Henry Travers was a veteran of the English stage before emigrating to the U.S. in 1917. He gained more stage experience there on Broadway working with the Theatre Guild, and began his long film career with Reunion in Vienna (1933). Travers' kindly, grandfatherly demeanor became familiar to filmgoers over the next 25 years, especially ... See full bio »

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Known For

(1946)
Shadow of a Doubt Joseph Newton
(1943)
The Invisible Man Dr. Cranley
(1933)
Mrs. Miniver Mr. Ballard
(1942)

Filmography

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 1949 The Girl from Jones Beach
Judge Bullfinch
 1949 The Accused
Blakely - Romley's Assistant (uncredited)
 1948 Beyond Glory
Pop Dewing
 1947 The Flame
Dr. Mitchell
 1946 It's a Wonderful Life
Clarence
 1946 The Yearling
Mr. Boyles
 1946 Gallant Journey
Thomas Logan
 1945 The Bells of St. Mary's
Horace P. Bogardus
 1945 The Naughty Nineties
Capt. Sam Jackson
 1945 Thrill of a Romance
Hobart Glenn
 1944 The Very Thought of You
Pop Wheeler
 1944 Dragon Seed
Third Cousin
 1944 None Shall Escape
Father Warecki
 1943 Madame Curie
Eugene Curie
 1943 The Moon Is Down
Mayor Orden
 1943 Shadow of a Doubt
Joseph Newton
 1942 Random Harvest
Dr. Sims
 1942 Pierre of the Plains
Percival Wellsby
 1942 Mrs. Miniver
Mr. Ballard
 1941 Ball of Fire
Prof. Jerome
 1941 I'll Wait for You
Mr. Miller
 1941 The Bad Man
Mr. Hardy
 1941 A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob
Abel Martin
 1941 High Sierra
Pa
 1940 Wyoming
Sheriff
 1940 Anne of Windy Poplars
Matey
 1940 Edison, the Man
Ben Els
 1940 Primrose Path
Gramp
 1939 Remember?
Judge Milliken
 1939 The Rains Came
Rev. Homer Smiley
 1939 Stanley and Livingstone
John Kingsley
 1939 On Borrowed Time
Dr. Evans
 1939 Dark Victory
Dr. Parsons
 1939 Dodge City
Dr. Irving
 1938 The Sisters
Ned Elliott
 1936 Too Many Parents
Wilkins
 1935 Seven Keys to Baldpate
Adalbert 'Lem' Peters / The Hermit
 1935 Pursuit
Thomas 'Tom' Reynolds
 1935 Escapade
Concierge
 1935 Four Hours to Kill!
Mac Mason
 1935 Captain Hurricane
Capt. Ben
 1935 After Office Hours
Cap
 1935 Maybe It's Love
Mr. Halevy
 1934 Ready for Love
Judge Pickett
 1934 The Party's Over
Theodore
 1934 Born to Be Bad
Fuzzy
 1934 Death Takes a Holiday
Baron Cesarea
 1933 The Invisible Man
Dr. Cranley
 1933 My Weakness
Ellery Gregory
 1933 Another Language
Pop Hallam
 1933 Reunion in Vienna
Father Krug
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Stage Play: Volpone. Written by Ben Jonson, as translated by Ruth Langner. Directed by Philip Moeller. Guild Theatre: 9 Apr 1928- May 1928 (closing date unknown/46 performances). Cast: Mary Bell, Morris Carnovsky (as "Judge"), Ernest Cossart (as "Corvino"), John C. Davis, Dudley Digges (as "Volpone"), Margalo Gillmore, John Henry, Philip ... See more »

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5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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Appears in seven Oscar Best Picture nominees: Dark Victory (1939), Mrs. Miniver (1942), Random Harvest (1942), Madame Curie (1943), The Bells of St. Mary's (1945), The Yearling (1946) and It's a Wonderful Life (1946), with Mrs. Miniver being the only winner. See more »

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