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#41 Mr. Gorman

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 05:22 PM

Speaking of voices . . .

 

     If I didn't know it was REX ALLEN narrating a couple of those Disney movies last night I'd have *sworn* it was JOEL McCREA.  I just watched McCREA in "Ride the High Country" the other day on TCM and he and Rex Allen sound very similar to me.      



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 02:12 PM

How about his voice?    I 'pick him out' based on his voice before I see his face.

I am about as familiar with HIS voice as I am with your voice.



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 01:15 PM

As many films as I've seen with Ward Bond in them, his face has never registered with me. I may not be able to pick him out of a lineup. Why is that?

 

How about his voice?    I 'pick him out' based on his voice before I see his face.


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 08:38 AM

As many films as I've seen with Ward Bond in them, his face has never registered with me. I may not be able to pick him out of a lineup. Why is that?

He's a very average looking guy?



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 08:15 AM

When I think of actors that had multiple film roles, Ward Bond & Thomas Mitchell first come to mind.

 

Seems like you can't watch any movie without seeing them-sometimes both in the same movie too! For example: It's A Wonderful Life, Gone With The Wind.

As many films as I've seen with Ward Bond in them, his face has never registered with me. I may not be able to pick him out of a lineup. Why is that?



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 07:18 AM

Both Bond and Mitchell( and add CHARLES LANE to that) were to movies what DABS GREER and JOHN ANDERSON were to television in the 50's-'60's.

 

 

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 06:55 AM

When I think of actors that had multiple film roles, Ward Bond & Thomas Mitchell first come to mind.

 

Seems like you can't watch any movie without seeing them-sometimes both in the same movie too! For example: It's A Wonderful Life, Gone With The Wind.


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 06:29 PM

Attached File  nat_pendleton.jpg   32.09KB   0 downloadsNat Pendleton

 

Tall, dark and handsome, Nat Pendleton seldom got to be the hero, but instead played a variety of lovable buffoons who never failed to entertain in over 105 films. In contrast to his screen image, Nat Pendleton was erudite and well-educated.  He spoke four languages and graduated from Columbia University in 1916 with a degree in economics.  Prior to his film career, Nat Pendleton’s greatest claim to fame was the silver medal he won wrestling at the 1920 Olympics.  After the Olympics, Pendleton turned pro wrestler and for the next two years was undefeated until an injury forced him to change careers. 

 

Inspired by his uncle, Arthur Johnson, who had worked with D.W. Griffith, Nat Pendleton pursued an acting career. He made his film debut in “The Hoosier Schoolmaster” in 1924 while also acting in several Broadway shows including:  “Naughty Cinderella” and “His Girl Friday.”  Pendleton was an in-demand performer by the 1930’s and 1940’s appearing in such films as “Horse Feathers,” “Deception,” (which he also wrote) “Penthouse,” “The Gay Bride,” “Manhattan Melodrama" and “The Thin Man.  He also appeared as the good-hearted ambulance driver, Joe Wayman, in several of the “Dr. Kildare” films.  He auditioned for the lead role in the “Tarzan” series but lost out to Johnny Weissmuller. His final film appearance was in 1947 as the sergeant in “Buck Privates Come Home.”  Retiring in 1956, Nat Pendleton died in 1967 at the age of 72.

 

Tomorrow:  Saluting Frank McHugh


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#49 Mr. Gorman

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 05:44 PM

Due to his extensive amount of voice work, TIM CURRY (1946-     ) has amassed over 200 credits in his 'Filmography'.  



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 05:35 PM

Donald Crisp is in this club especially if one counts the films he directed before he decided to be a full time actor in 1930.



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 05:27 PM

EDGAR BUCHANAN (1903-1979) and JOHN CARRADINE (1906-1988) have over 100 credits. 



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 05:22 PM

It's very unusual for a lead actor or actress to build up a HUGE number of film credits. A player who plays bit or small roles can go from set to set, appearing in many films in one year. That's why a Charles Lane could accumulate so many credits.

And that leaves Fred Astaire with only have 51 credits including television, even though he was a fine dramatic actor, having been nominated for a Supporting Actor Academy Award.

But since he primarily made "A" musicals--it took so many weeks in rehearsal and the films were so expensive-- he primarily only did one or two films per year.

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 02:01 PM

Including shorts, Mary Pickford has 251 film credits and Oliver Hardy has 416.  Michael Caine, 156 films, Donald Sutherland, 172; Christopher Lee, 276, Bette Davis had 124 including tv movies. Keye Luke has around 150 if you take out the tv spots. According to my old Guiness movie fact book, the US record for appearing in most films goes to Tom London, who started in 1903s ​The Great Train Robbery​ with over 2000 appearances.

It's very unusual for a lead actor or actress to build up a HUGE number of film credits. A player who plays bit or small roles can go from set to set, appearing in many films in one year. That's why a Charles Lane could accumulate so many credits.


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 05:38 PM

I don't know if she appeared in the list I linked to, but there was a character actress named Esther Howard who had 110 film credits to her name, usually bit parts. Her imdb  bio says that her husband died in 1926 and that she never remarried or had any children. Someone named Ken Howard bothered to put a tribute to her in the TCM review section for 1948's  "The Velvet Touch", saying that she was his great aunt. I wonder if it was THE Ken Howard of "The White Shadow"? Ken was born in 1944 and Esther was born in 1892, so the ages are right. The tribute was written in 2010, and Ken died in 2016.


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 01:55 PM

A list of prolific actors and actresses from imdb that does not include the porn stars.

 

http://www.imdb.com/list/ls063650897/


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 01:21 PM

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She was usually there in the background, playing an almost invisible switchboard operator, secretary or nurse. But, you couldn’t help but notice Mary Treen, particularly when she let lose with a wisecrack or two. Never was there a more reliable “Hollywood Reliable” than she.

 

Mary Treen was born in St. Louis in 1907 but moved as a child to California shortly after her father’s death.  She always loved performing and as a young woman formed a musical comedy duo with Marjorie Barnett, billing themselves as “Treen & Barnett:  Two Unsophisticated Vassar Co-eds.” Mary Treen appeared in several vaudeville shows and danced in revues until 1934 when Warner Brothers signed her after seeing her appear in a local play.  She worked under contract at Warners for just three years and then freelanced for the rest of her career. She worked continuously from 1934-1984, appearing in over 144 films including:  “It’s A Wonderful Life,” “So Proudly We Hail,” “The Snake Pit,” “I Married A Monster From Outer Space,” and “I Love A Soldier,” a part which was written especially for her.  After her long film career, she transitioned to TV where she had a recurring role in “The Joey Bishop Show” along with guest appearances on many other shows including:  “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Here’s Lucy.”

 

Mary once said:  “I’m very proud to be able to work with stars but I never wanted to be one. They are nearly always driven, ruthless people, and I suspect, terribly unhappy basically.”

 

Tomorrow:  A Salute to Nat Pendleton.

 

 


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 12:36 PM

Charley Chase has 277 acting credits, I think all in shorts. Since he only lived to be 46, that's quite an accomplishment.

 

Charles Bickford had 112 TV and film credits. He was never "uncredited" as far as I know since he was recruited by MGM to be a star.

 

Ray Milland had 176 TV and film credits.

 

Buster Keaton has 148 credited TV and film roles over a 50 year period. There are probably more that are not listed as Buster did industrial shorts for companies that still get unearthed every now and then.

 

imdb has a section on most prolific actors/actresses, but they are all porn stars (by imdb's own admission)  and I don't think honoring them was this thread's intent.



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Posted 15 March 2017 - 09:38 AM

Has anyone actually bothered to count Michael Caine's roles?  I'm afraid to look on IMDb.

 

Try Wikipedia, which lists Caine's filmography at 115+.  Not counting television.

 

 

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 09:14 PM

Thanks to everyone for all of this great info about the 100+ Club.  So many great actors and actresses, not enough time to salute all of them but let's try.



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 08:15 PM

Has anyone actually bothered to count Michael Caine's roles?  I'm afraid to look on IMDb.


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