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James Burke ACTOR


James Burke was born on September 24th, 1886 in New York City, New York.  His career in entertainment began by working as a stage actor in New York in 1912.  After gaining quite a bit of stage experience he chose to make the move to Hollywood in the early 30's and try and break into the film industry.
Some of his early film roles included, "The Kennel Murder Case" (1933) starring alongside William Powell, Mary Astor, Eugene Pallette, Jack La Rue, Ralph Morgan, James Lee, Robert McWade, Robert Barrat and Frank Conroy, "A Pair of Socks" (1933) co-starring George Moran, Charles Mack and Iris Lancaster, "A Lady's Profession" (1933) starring Alison Skipworth, Roland Young, Sari Maritza, Kent Taylor and Roscoe Karns, "Parole Girl" (1933) with Mae Clarke, Ralph Bellamy and Marie Prevost and "The Man Who Dared" (1933) starring with Preston Foster, Zita Johann and Joan Marsh.  Over the course of his career he would appear in over 200 shorts, films and television series.

Some of his more well known film roles included, "Pot O' Gold" (1941) starring James Stewart, Charles Winninger and Paulette Goddard, "The Maltese Falcon" (1941) starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Ward Bond, Jerome Cowan, Elisha Cook Jr. and Barton MacLane, "Nightmare Alley" (1947) starring Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray, Helen Walker, Mike Mazurki, Taylor Holmes and Ian Keith, "Shamrock Hill" (1949) starring Peggy Ryan, Ray McDonald, Rick Vallin, Trudy Marshall and John Litel, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" (1949) starring Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, Edward Arnold, Betty Garrett and Gene Kelly, "Raton Pass" (1951) starring Dennis Morgan, Patricia Neal, Steve Cochran, Dorothy Hart and Scott Forbes, "Lone Star" (1952) starring Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Broderick Crawford, Ed Begley and Lionel Barrymore, "Lucky Me" (1954) Doris Day, Robert Cummings, Phil Silvers, Martha Hyer, Nancy Walker, Eddie Foy Jr. and Hayden Rorke and his final film role was in, "The Unholy Wife" (1957) starring Diana Dors, Rod Steiger, Tom Tryon, Arthur Franz, Joe De Santis, Douglas Spencer, Beulah Bondi and Marie Windsor.

Towards the later part of his career, he turned his focus to television roles appearing on the series, "Duffy's Tavern", "Mark Saber", "My Little Margie", "The Life of Riley", "Passport to Danger", "Tales of Wells Fargo", "The Red Skelton Hour", "Trackdown", "Stagecoast West", "Wagon Train", "Wanted: Dead or Alive" and "Lassie".

James Burke passed away at the age of eighty one from a heart condition on May 23rd, 1968 in Los Angeles, California. 


1964         Shatterhand
1961-1962     Lassie
1960-1961     Stagecoach West
1960         The DuPont Show with June Allyson
1958-1959     Wanted: Dead or Alive 
1958-1959     Wagon Train 
1959         The Young Philadelphians
1959         Trackdown 
1959         Alias Jesse James
1958         Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 
1954-1958     The Red Skelton Hour
1958         The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour
1958         Hey, Jeannie! 
1957         Tales of Wells Fargo 
1957         The Unholy Wife
1957         The Gale Storm Show: Oh, Susanna
1957         Public Pigeon No. One
1956         The 20th Century-Fox Hour 
1956         Back from Eternity
1956         The Birds and the Bees
1956         Passport to Danger 
1955         Cheyenne
1955         You're Never Too Young
1954         The Life of Riley
1954         I Love Lucy 
1954         Lucky Me
1952-1954         My Little Margie 
1954         Duffy's Tavern
1951-1954     Mark Saber 
1953         My Hero
1952         Toughest Man in Arizona
1952         We're Not Married!
1952         Denver and Rio Grande
1952         Lone Star
1951         Here Comes the Groom
1951         Warpath
1951         His Kind of Woman
1951         Excuse My Dust
1951         Raton Pass
1951         The Last Outpost
1951         Valentino
1950         Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone
1950         Let's Dance
1950         Copper Canyon
1950         The Kid from Texas
1949         Red, Hot and Blue
1949         Mighty Joe Young
1949         Take Me Out to the Ball Game
1949         Alias Nick Beal
1949         Shamrock Hill
1948         June Bride
1948         Night Wind
1948         Beyond Glory
1948         Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven
1948         The Timber Trail
1948         Old Los Angeles
1948         The Big Clock
1947         Nightmare Alley
1947         Song of the Thin Man
1947         Gas House Kids in Hollywood
1947         Body and Soul
1947         Down to Earth
1947         Living in a Big Way
1947         Blaze of Noon
1947         Philo Vance's Gamble
1947         Easy Come, Easy Go
1947         California
1946         Sister Kenny
1946         Bowery Bombshell
1946         The Virginian
1946         Two Years Before the Mast
1946         Young Widow
1945         I Love a Bandleader
1945         Shady Lady
1945         Guest Wife
1945         Anchors Aweigh
1945         The Horn Blows at Midnight
1944         Casanova Brown
1944         3 Men in White
1943         Riding High
1943         Thank Your Lucky Stars
1943         Dixie
1943         No Place for a Lady
1942         A Night to Remember
1942         Army Surgeon
1942         Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen
1942         Are Husbands Necessary?
1942         It Happened in Flatbush
1942         A Desperate Chance for Ellery Queen
1942         My Favorite Blonde
1942         A Close Call for Ellery Queen
1941         All Through the Night
1941         Ellery Queen and the Murder Ring
1941         The Maltese Falcon
1941         Ellery Queen and the Perfect Crime
1941         Million Dollar Baby
1941         Reaching for the Sun
1941         Pot o' Gold
1941         Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery
1940         Ellery Queen, Master Detective
1940         Little Nellie Kelly
1940         No Time for Comedy
1940         The Golden Fleecing
1940         The Way of All Flesh
1940         The Saint Takes Over
1940         Opened by Mistake
1940         Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise
1940         Buck Benny Rides Again
1940         Double Alibi
1939         The Cisco Kid and the Lady
1939         At the Circus
1939         Fast and Furious
1939         Beau Geste
1939         On Borrowed Time
1939         Dodge City
1939         Sudden Money
1939         The Family Next Door
1939         I'm from Missouri
1939         Within the Law
1939         The Saint Strikes Back
1938         The Dawn Patrol
1938         Orphans of the Street
1938         Little Orphan Annie
1938         The Mad Miss Manton
1938         The Affairs of Annabel
1938         You Can't Take It with You
1938         Men with Wings
1938         Joy of Living
1938         Flight Into Nowhere
1938         The Buccaneer
1937         The Perfect Specimen
1937         Life Begins with Love
1937         Dead End
1937         High, Wide, and Handsome
1937         Pick a Star
1937         Champagne Waltz
1936         Great Guy
1936         Laughing at Trouble
1936         Can This Be Dixie?
1936         Old Hutch
1936         Pepper
1936         36 Hours to Kill
1936         Rhythm on the Range
1936         Forgotten Faces
1936         Song and Dance Man
1936         Klondike Annie
1936         The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
1936         The Leathernecks Have Landed
1936         It Had to Happen
1936         Dancing Feet
1935         Frisco Waterfront
1935         Coronado
1935         Hot Money 
1935         Music Is Magic
1935         Remember Last Night?
1935         Case of the Missing Man
1935         Here Comes Cookie
1935         The Affair of Susan
1935         Welcome Home
1935         The Call of the Wild
1935         Man on the Flying Trapeze
1935         The Farmer Takes a Wife
1935         Broadway Gondolier
1935         After the Dance
1935         Make a Million
1935         So Red the Rose
1935         Dink
1935         Princess O'Hara
1935         Mississippi
1935         Ruggles of Red Gap
1935         The Mystery Man
1935         Rumba
1934         The Secret Bride
1934         Ticket to a Crime
1934         Love Time
1934         Lady by Choice
1934         Happiness Ahead
1934         The Lemon Drop Kid
1934         Treasure Island
1934         The Girl from Missouri
1934         The Cat's-Paw
1934         Friends of Mr. Sweeney
1934         Such Women Are Dangerous
1934         Little Miss Marker
1934         The Merry Frinks
1934         The Scarlet Empress
1934         Sadie McKee
1934         A Very Honorable Guy
1934         Twentieth Century
1934         Sisters Under the Skin
1934         City Limits
1934         Gambling Lady
1934         Good Dame
1934         Wharf Angel
1934         It Happened One Night
1934         Six of a Kind
1934         All of Me
1934         Fugitive Lovers
1933         Queen Christina
1933         Lady Killer
1933         Gallant Lady
1933         Jimmy and Sally
1933         Blood Money
1933         The Kennel Murder Case
1933         Tillie and Gus
1933         Bombshell
1933         The Bowery
1933         To the Last Man
1933         Torch Singer
1933         The Power and the Glory
1933         Her Bodyguard
1933         College Humor
1933         The Man Who Dared
1933         The Girl in 41
1933         Techno-Crazy
1933         Parole Girl
1933         A Lady's Profession
1933         Face in the Sky
1933         A Pair of Socks
1932         The Painted Woman

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