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This is a fun bit of trivia about a well known character actor:  He had many (over 200) credits for silents, shorts, and a lot of westerns through the early 30's.  After he was asked to be a pallbearer for Irving Thalberg, he began getting more diverse roles in 'bigger' pictures, and worked his entire life.  The irony is...he didn't even know Irving Thalberg.

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2 hours ago, shutoo said:

This is a fun bit of trivia about a well known character actor:  He had many (over 200) credits for silents, shorts, and a lot of westerns through the early 30's.  After he was asked to be a pallbearer for Irving Thalberg, he began getting more diverse roles in 'bigger' pictures, and worked his entire life.  The irony is...he didn't even know Irving Thalberg.

Harry Carey?

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On ‎1‎/‎9‎/‎2018 at 12:56 PM, lavenderblue19 said:

Harry Carey?

Right!  A secretary in Thalberg's office mistakenly invited Carey, the actor, when they were supposed to contact Carey Wilson, a writer and close friend of Thalberg.  Carey told people it was a long while until he learned why he had been included at all, but he began getting scripts from a whole new group of people.

Your thread, lavenderblue19!

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