PERCY KILBRIDE BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
Percy Kilbride was born on July 16th, 1888 in San Francisco, California. His career in acting began as a stage actor at the age of twelve before he entered the film industry. Some of his early on stage roles were in such productions as, "A Tale of Two Cities".
In 1942 he left working as a stage actor for good and began pursuing the film industry. Some of his early film roles were in, "White Woman" (1933) and "Soak the Rich" (1936).
As his career in the industry progressed it was late in his life at the age of fifty four that he began to gain more popularity when he was cast in, "Keeper of the Flame" (1942) followed by roles in, "Crazy Horse" (1943) and "The Southerner" (1945). He is most well remembered for his role as Pa Kettle in, "The Egg and I" (1947) starring Fred MacMurray and Claudette Colbert, a role for which he repeated in seven additional "Ma and Pa Kettle" films. His final film role was in 1955 in, "Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki".
Unfortunately, He passed away on December 11th, 1964 in Los Angeles, California at the age of seventy six when he was walking out one night and was hit by a car. He interred in the Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, California.
1955 Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki
1954 Ma and Pa Kettle at Home
1953 Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation
1952 Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair
1951 Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm
1950 Riding High
1950 Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town
1949 Free for All
1949 Mr. Soft Touch
1949 Ma and Pa Kettle
1949 The Sun Comes Up
1948 You Gotta Stay Happy
1948 Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin'
1948 Black Bart
1948 You Were Meant for Me
1947 Welcome Stranger
1947 The Egg and I
1946 The Well-Groomed Bride
1945 She Wouldn't Say Yes
1945 Fallen Angel
1945 State Fair
1945 The Southerner
1944 Guest in the House
1944 She's a Soldier Too
1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain
1944 Knickerbocker Holiday
1943 The Woman of the Town
1943 Crazy House
1942 Keeper of the Flame
1942 George Washington Slept Here
1936 Soak the Rich
1933 White Woman