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Known Credits: 29

Birthday: 1926-07-16

Day of Death: 1981-10-16

Place of Birth: Long Island, New York, USA

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Stanley Clements

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Stanley Clements (July 16, 1926 – October 16, 1981) was an American actor and comedian.

Stanley Clements was born Stanislaw Klimowicz in Long Island, New York. Young Stan realized that he wanted a show-business career while he was in grammar school, and when he graduated from college he toured in vaudeville for two years. He then joined the touring company of the Major Bowes Amateur Hour. In 1941, he was signed to a contract by 20th Century Fox and appeared in several B films for the studio.

After a short stint with the East Side Kids, he set out on his own again, this time landing roles in more prestigious pictures. He was featured in the Bing Crosby hit Going My Way, and scored a great success as a jockey in the Alan Ladd feature Salty O'Rourke. His career was interrupted by military service in World War II, and when he returned, he began appearing in lower-budgeted films, including Johnny Holiday (cast against type as a psychopath). He starred in a series of action/detective pictures at Allied Artists for producer Ben Schwalb and director Edward Bernds.

Schwalb soon became staff producer for The Bowery Boys, and when he needed a replacement for Leo Gorcey in 1956, he asked Clements to step in. Clements comfortably settled into the role of Huntz Hall's sidekick, beginning with Fighting Trouble, and co-starred in the final seven Bowery Boys comedies.

The series finally ended in 1958, and Clements went on to a steady career of supporting roles in film and TV until his death from emphysema in 1981. One of his last jobs was an appearance in a nationally advertised commercial for Pringle's potato chips.

Stanley Clements died of emphysema in Pasadena, California, and is buried at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California.

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Acting
1962 Saintly Sinners as Slim
1958 A Nice Little Bank That Should Be Robbed as Fitz
1958 In the Money as Stanislaus 'Duke' Coveleskie
1957 Looking for Danger as Stanislaus 'Duke' Coveleskie
1957 Spook Chasers as Stanislaus 'Duke' Coveleskie
1957 Hold That Hypnotist as Stanislaus 'Duke' Coveleskie
1956 Hot Shots as Stanislaus 'Duke' Coveleskie
1956 Fighting Trouble as Stanislaus 'Duke' Covelske
1955 Robbers' Roost as Chuck
1955 Mad at the World as Marty aka Ignatz
1955 Air Strike as G. H. Alexander
1954 The Rocket Man as Bob
1953 Hot News as Mark Miller
1953 Off Limits as Bullets Bradley
1952 Boots Malone as Stash Clements
1950 Destination Murder as Jackie Wales
1949 Johnny Holiday as Eddie Duggan
1949 Red Light as Carlson Hotel Bellhop
1949 Mr. Soft Touch as Yonzi
1949 Bad Boy as Bitsy Johnson
1948 Canon City as Billy New
1948 Big Town Scandal as Tommy Malone
1947 Variety Girl as Himself (uncredited)
1945 Salty O'Rourke as Johnny Cates
1944 Cover Girl as Elevator Boy (uncredited)
1943 Ghosts on the Loose as Stash
1941 Accent On Love as Patrick Henry Lombroso
1941 Tall, Dark and Handsome as Detroit Harry Morrison Jr.
Writing
1961 The Devil's Partner … Screenplay