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Carl Benton Reid (August 14, 1893 – March 16, 1973) was an American actor. He achieved fame on the Broadway stage in 1939 as Oscar Hubbard, one of Regina Giddens's (Tallulah Bankhead) greedy, devious brothers in the play The Little Foxes, and made his film debut reprising his role opposite Bette Davis in the 1941 film version. He also appeared in several Shakespeare plays on Broadway, and in the original production of Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh, as Harry Slade.

His stern, cold demeanor quickly stereotyped him in villainous, and/or unpleasant characters, although he could play a sympathetic role, as he did occasionally in such films as the 1957 TV-movie version of The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Here he played the Mayor of Hamelout, who unsuccessfully requests help from the Mayor of Hamelin (Claude Rains), when Hamelout is the victim of a flood. The flood leads to the famous plague of rats which invade Hamelin, and set the main plot in motion. He played the American Admiral, who is leading the peace talks between the Americans and Chinese during the Korean War in MGM's Pork Chop Hill. Reid made four guest appearances on Perry Mason during the show's nine-year run between 1957-66. His last two roles came in 1966; as the judge in the film version of Madame X and as Claude Townsend in the TV series The F.B.I.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Carl Benton Reid (August 14, 1893 – March 16, 1973) was an American actor. He achieved fame on the Broadway stage in 1939 as Oscar Hubbard, one of Regina Giddens's (Tallulah Bankhead) greedy, devious brothers in the play The Little Foxes, and made his film debut reprising his role opposite Bette Davis in the 1941 film version. He also appeared in several Shakespeare plays on Broadway, and in the original production of Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh, as Harry Slade.

His stern, cold demeanor quickly stereotyped him in villainous, and/or unpleasant characters, although he could play a sympathetic role, as he did occasionally in such films as the 1957 TV-movie version of The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Here he played the Mayor of Hamelout, who unsuccessfully requests help from the Mayor of Hamelin (Claude Rains), when Hamelout is the victim of a flood. The flood leads to the famous plague of rats which invade Hamelin, and set the main plot in motion. He played the American Admiral, who is leading the peace talks between the Americans and Chinese during the Korean War in MGM's Pork Chop Hill. Reid made four guest appearances on Perry Mason during the show's nine-year run between 1957-66. His last two roles came in 1966; as the judge in the film version of Madame X and as Claude Townsend in the TV series The F.B.I.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 82

Birthday 1893-08-14

Day of Death 1973-03-16

Place of Birth Lansing, Michigan, U.S.

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1966 Madame X as The Judge
1965 The F.B.I. (2 episodes)
1965 Amos Burke: Secret Agent (17 episodes)
1964 Profiles in Courage (2 episodes)
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (1 episode)
1963 The Great Adventure (1 episode)
1963 Burke's Law (3 episodes)
1963 The Ugly American
1962 Pressure Point as Chief Medical Officer
1962 Stoney Burke (1 episode)
1962 The Virginian (1 episode)
1962 The Underwater City as Dr. Junius Halstead
1961 The Dick Van Dyke Show (1 episode) as Mr Meehan (1 episode)
1961 Ben Casey (2 episodes)
1961 Bus Stop (1 episode)
1961 Target: The Corruptors! (2 episodes)
1961 Dr. Kildare (1 episode)
1961 Cain's Hundred (1 episode)
1960 The Andy Griffith Show (1 episode)
1960 Thriller (1 episode)
1960 The Gallant Hours as Robert Ghormley
1960 The Bramble Bush as Sam McFie
1960 Johnny Midnight (1 episode)
1959 The Detectives (1 episode)
1959 Johnny Ringo (1 episode)
1959 Wichita Town (1 episode)
1959 Laramie (1 episode)
1959 Pork Chop Hill as American Admiral at Peace Conference
1959 The Rank and File as Senator Henders
1959 The Trap as Sheriff Lloyd Anderson
1959 One Step Beyond (1 episode)
1958 Yancy Derringer (1 episode)
1958 Tarzan's Fight for Life as Dr. Sturdy
1958 The Last of the Fast Guns as John Forbes
1958 Nightmare at Ground Zero as Gen. Tyler
1957 Perry Mason (4 episodes)
1957 Have Gun – Will Travel (1 episode)
1957 Spoilers of the Forest as John Mitchell
1957 Battle Hymn as Deacon Edwards as le révérend Edwards
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (4 episodes)
1956 The Last Wagon as Gen. Howard
1956 Strange Intruder as James Carmichael
1956 A Day of Fury as Judge John J. McLean
1955 The 20th Century Fox Hour (4 episodes)
1955 The Spoilers as Judge Stillman
1955 Gunsmoke (1 episode)
1955 The Left Hand of God as Father Cornelius
1955 One Desire as Senator Kenneth A. Watrous
1955 Wichita as Mayor Andrew Hope
1955 The Millionaire (1 episode)
1955 Atomic Energy as a Force for Good as Sen. Maynard
1954 Athena as Mr. Griswalde
1954 Broken Lance as Clem Lawton
1954 Lassie (1 episode)
1954 The Egyptian as Senmut
1954 The Command as Col. Janeway
1953 Escape from Fort Bravo as Col. Owens
1953 Letter to Loretta (3 episodes)
1953 General Electric Theater (4 episodes)
1952 Cavalcade of America (4 episodes)
1952 The Story of Will Rogers as Senator Clem Rogers
1952 The Brigand as Prime Minister Triano
1952 The Sniper as Liddell
1952 The First Time as Andrew Bennett
1952 Boots Malone as John Williams
1952 Indian Uprising as John Clemson
1951 The Family Secret as Dr. Reynolds
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (4 episodes)
1951 Criminal Lawyer as Tucker Bourne
1951 Lorna Doone as Sir Ensor Doone
1951 Smuggler's Gold as Pop Hodges
1951 The Great Caruso as Park Benjamin
1950 The Flying Missile as Dr. Gates
1950 The Killer That Stalked New York as Health Commissioner Ellis
1950 Stage to Tucson as Dr. Noah Banteen
1950 Lux Video Theatre (1 episode)
1950 The Fuller Brush Girl as Mr. Christy
1950 Convicted as Captain Douglas
1950 In a Lonely Place as Capt. Lochner
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse (1 episode)
1943 The North Star as Boris Simonov
1941 The Little Foxes as Oscar Hubbard

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