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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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|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||Wiretapper as Tony|
|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||Hazard as Joe Zinkle|
|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.|
|1961||The Devil's Partner … Screenplay|