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Edward Everett Horton ACTOR

Edward Everett Horton was born on March 18th, 1886 in Brooklyn, New York to parents Edward Horton Sr. and Isabella Diack.  He was the oldest of four children.  After High School, he studied at both Polytechnic Institute and at Columbia and became involved in the school productions.  It was this introduction that turned his sights on pursuing a career as an actor.
He began working as a stage actor making his stage debut in 1906.  In 1907, he joined a Gilbert and Sullivan company on Staten Island and worked on several shows.  He followed this job with adding to his resume being a actor with the Orpheum Players in Philadelphia, The Baker Stock Company in Oregon and the Crescent Theatre in Brooklyn, New York.  
When he moved to Los Angeles, he worked as the manager for the Majestic Theater in Los Angeles with his brother alongside him as the business manager during the early 1920's.  
In 1922, he finally made his film debut in, "Two Much Business".  He continued working as a silent film actor and when the era of "talkies" came about, it was not difficult for him to make the switch.  He appeared in a number of Warner Brothers early "talkies" such as, "Hottentot" and "ISonny Boy" (both 1929).    
This roles that followed were many, one of the better known films was the role of Professor Nick Potter in, "Holiday" (1930) and again in 1938, he repeated this same role for the same film remade by director, George Cukor.  He also appeared in the film, "Pocketful of Miracles" (1961) with his long time companion, actor, Gavin Gordon.  He was best known for his talent working as a character actor in a number of supporting roles such as on, "Arsenic and Old Lace" (1944) and "Here Comes Mr. Jordan" (1941).    

In total, Edward appeared in over 120 films and was also a well known television actor appearing in such shows as, "The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre" (1948-1949), "Rocky and His Friends" (1959-1960), and "Dennis the Menace" (1962-1963) amongst others.  He never neglected his stage career, mostly continuing to appear in summer stock.
Edward Everett Horton passed away on September 29th, 1970 in Encino, California at the age of eighty three from cancer and is interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, Los Angeles, California.  He was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


1971 Cold Turkey 
1970 The Governor & J.J.
1970 Nanny and the Professor
1970 Love, American Style
1969 2000 Years Later 
1969 It Takes a Thief
1967 The Perils of Pauline
1966 Batman 
1965 Camp Runamuck
1965 F Troop
1963-1965 Burke's Law
1965 The Cara Williams Show
1964 Sex and the Single Girl
1964 Hoppity Hooper
1963 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
1963 Our Man Higgins 
1962-1963 Dennis the Menace
1963 One Got Fat 
1962 Saints and Sinners
1962 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
1957-1962 The Red Skelton Hour
1961 Pocketful of Miracles 
1961 The Bullwinkle Show
1960 The Real McCoys 
1959-1960 Rocky and His Friends
1957 December Bride 
1957 The Story of Mankind 
1957 Playhouse 90 
1956-1957 Matinee Theatre 
1956 Saturday Spectacular: Manhattan Tower 
1956 G.E. True Theater
1955 Shower of Stars 
1955 Damon Runyon Theater 
1955 Max Liebman Presents: The Merry Widow 
1955 The Best of Broadway
1954 The Colgate Comedy Hour
1952-1953 Broadway Television Theatre
1953 Medallion Theatre
1953 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
1952 I Love Lucy
1950 The Magnavox Theatre
1950 Don Ameche's Musical Playhouse
1948-1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre 
1949 The Ford Theatre Hour 
1947 Her Husband's Affairs
1947 Down to Earth
1947 The Ghost Goes Wild 
1946 Earl Carroll Sketchbook
1946 Faithful in My Fashion
1946 Cinderella Jones 
1945 Lady on a Train
1945 Steppin' in Society 
1944 The Town Went Wild 
1944 Brazil 
1944 San Diego I Love You
1944 Arsenic and Old Lace
1944 Summer Storm
1944 Her Primitive Man 
1943 The Gang's All Here 
1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
1943 Forever and a Day
1942 Springtime in the Rockies 
1942 I Married an Angel
1942 The Magnificent Dope 
1941 The Body Disappears
1941 Weekend for Three 
1941 Here Comes Mr. Jordan 
1941 Bachelor Daddy 
1941 Sunny 
1941 Ziegfeld Girl 
1941 You're the One 
1940 The Amazing Mr. Forrest 
1939 That's Right - You're Wrong
1939 Paris Honeymoon 
1938 Little Tough Guys in Society 
1938 Holiday 
1938 College Swing 
1938 Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
1937 Hitting a New High
1937 The Great Garrick 
1937 The Perfect Specimen 
1937 Angel 
1937 Danger: Love at Work
1937 Wild Money 
1937 Shall We Dance
1937 Oh, Doctor 
1937 The King and the Chorus Girl 
1937 Lost Horizon
1936 Let's Make a Million 
1936 Man in the Mirror
1936 Hearts Divided
1936 Nobody's Fool
1936 The Singing Kid
1936 Her Master's Voice
1935 Your Uncle Dudley 
1935 His Night Out
1935 The Private Secretary 
1935 Little Big Shot 
1935 Top Hat 
1935 Going Highbrow
1935 In Caliente 
1935 $10 Raise
1935 The Devil Is a Woman
1935 The Night Is Young 
1935 Biography of a Bachelor Girl
1934 The Gay Divorcee
1934 The Merry Widow 
1934 Ladies Should Listen
1934 Kiss and Make-Up
1934 The Woman in Command 
1934 Smarty 
1934 Sing and Like It
1934 Uncertain Lady 
1934 Success at Any Price 
1934 The Poor Rich
1934 All the King's Horses 
1934 Easy to Love
1933 Design for Living 
1933 Alice in Wonderland 
1933 The Way to Love 
1933 It's a Boy 
1933 Professional Sweetheart 
1933 A Bedtime Story 
1932 Trouble in Paradise
1932 Roar of the Dragon 
1932 But the Flesh Is Weak 
1931 The Great Junction Hotel 
1931 The Age for Love
1931 Smart Woman 
1931 Six Cylinder Love 
1931 The Front Page 
1931 Lonely Wives 
1930 Reaching for the Moon
1930 Kiss Me Again
1930 Once a Gentleman 
1930 Holiday
1930 Wide Open 
1930 Take the Heir 
1929 The Aviator 
1929 Good Medicine 
1929 The Sap 
1929 Prince Gabby
1929 The Hottentot
1929 Trusting Wives 
1929 The Right Bed 
1929 ISonny Boy 
1929 Ask Dad 
1929 The Eligible Mr. Bangs 
1928 Call Again 
1928 Vacation Waves
1928 The Terror 
1928 Lights of New York 
1928 Scrambled Weddings 
1928 IHorse Shy 
1928 Miss Information 
1928 Behind the Counter
1928 Dad's Choice 
1927 Find the King 
1927 No Publicity 
1927 Taxi! Taxi
1926 The Whole Town's Talking
1926 Poker Faces
1926 The Nutcracker 
1926 La bohème 
1925 The Business of Love 
1925 Marry Me  
1925 Beggar on Horseback 
1924 Helen's Babies
1924 The Man Who Fights Alone 
1924 Try and Get It 
1924 Flapper Wives 
1923 To the Ladies 
1923 The Vow of Vengeance 
1923 Ruggles of Red Gap
1922 A Front Page Story 
1922 The Ladder Jinx 
1922 Too Much Business

Matinee Classics - All the King's Horses starring Carl Brisson, Mary Ellis, Edward Everett Horton, Katherine DeMille, Eugene Pallette and Arnold Korff
Matinee Classics - Sex and the Single Girl starring Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda, Lauren Bacall, Mel Ferrer, Fran Jeffries, Leslie Parrish, Edward Everett Horton, Larry Storch, Stubby Kaye, Howard St. John and Otto Kruger
Matinee Classics - Reaching for the Moon starring Douglas Fairbanks, Bebe Daniels, Edward Everett Horton, Claud Allister, Jack Mulhall, Walter Walker, June MacCloy, Helen Jerome Eddy and Bing Crosby
Matinee Classics - Sunny starring Anna Neagle, Ray Bolger, John Carroll, Edward Everett Horton, Grace Hartman, Paul Hartman, Frieda Inescort, Helen Westley, Benny Rubin, Muggins Davies, Richard Lane, Martha Tilton and Torben Meyer
Matinee Classics - Thank Your Lucky Stars starring Humphrey Bogart, Eddie Cantor, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, John Garfield, Joan Leslie, Ida Lupino, Dennis Morgan, Ann Sheridan, Dinah Shore, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Alan Hale Sr., George Tobias, Edward Everett Horton, S.K. Sakall, Hattie McDaniel,  Ruth Donnelly, Don Wilson, and Spike Jones and His City Slickers
Matinee Classics - That's Right You're Wrong starring Kay Kyser, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson, Lucille Ball, Dennis O'Keefe, Edward Everett Horton, Roscoe Karns, Moroni Olsen, Hobart Cavanaugh, Kay Kyser Band, Ginny Simms, Harry Babbitt and Sully Mason
Matinee Classics - That's Right You're Wrong starring Kay Kyser, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson, Lucille Ball, Dennis O'Keefe, Edward Everett Horton, Roscoe Karns, Moroni Olsen, Hobart Cavanaugh, Kay Kyser Band, Ginny Simms, Harry Babbitt and Sully Mason
Matinee Classics - The Front Page starring Adolphe Menjou, Pat O'Brien, Mary Brian, Edward Everett Horton, Walter Catlett, George E. Stone, Mae Clarke, Slim Summerville, Matt Moore, Frank McHugh, Clarence Wilson, Fred Howard, Phil Tead, Eugene Strong, Spencer Charters, Maurice Black, Effie Ellsler, Dorothea Wolbert and James Gordon
Matinee Classics - The Gay Divorcee starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Alice Brady, Edward Everett Horton, Erik Rhodes, Eric Blore, Betty Grable, Lillian Miles, Charles Coleman and William Austin

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