Biography

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Hobart Cavanaugh (September 22, 1886 – April 26, 1950) was an American character actor in films and on stage.

He was born in Virginia City, Nevada on September 22, 1886. Cavanaugh attended the University of California.

He worked in vaudeville, teaming with Walter Catlett at some point. He appeared in numerous Broadway productions, including the original 1919 musical Irene and the long-running 1948 musical As the Girls Go.

He made his film debut in San Francisco Nights (1928). Over the next few years he established himself as a supporting actor, and although many of his roles were small and received no film credit, he played more substantial roles in films such as I Cover the Waterfront (1933) and Mary Stevens, M.D. (1933). By the mid-1930s, he was appearing in more prestigious productions, such as A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935), Captain Blood (1935), Wife vs. Secretary (1936) and A Letter to Three Wives (1949). He continued playing small, often comical roles until the end of his life, mostly as downtrodden or henpecked little men. His last performance was in Stella (1950); he knew he did not have long to live and collapsed twice on set, but was determined to see it through. By the end of his life, he had appeared in more than 180 films.

He died following an operation at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California. He was survived by his wife Florence and a daughter.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hobart Cavanaugh (September 22, 1886 – April 26, 1950) was an American character actor in films and on stage.

He was born in Virginia City, Nevada on September 22, 1886. Cavanaugh attended the University of California.

He worked in vaudeville, teaming with Walter Catlett at some point. He appeared in numerous Broadway productions, including the original 1919 musical Irene and the long-running 1948 musical As the Girls Go.

He made his film debut in San Francisco Nights (1928). Over the next few years he established himself as a supporting actor, and although many of his roles were small and received no film credit, he played more substantial roles in films such as I Cover the Waterfront (1933) and Mary Stevens, M.D. (1933). By the mid-1930s, he was appearing in more prestigious productions, such as A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935), Captain Blood (1935), Wife vs. Secretary (1936) and A Letter to Three Wives (1949). He continued playing small, often comical roles until the end of his life, mostly as downtrodden or henpecked little men. His last performance was in Stella (1950); he knew he did not have long to live and collapsed twice on set, but was determined to see it through. By the end of his life, he had appeared in more than 180 films.

He died following an operation at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California. He was survived by his wife Florence and a daughter.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 142

Birthday 1886-09-22

Day of Death 1950-04-27

Place of Birth Virginia City, Nevada, USA

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Also Known As

  • Hobart Cavanagh

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1975 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? as (archive footage)
1950 Stella as Tim Gross
1949 A Letter to Three Wives as Mr. Manleigh
1948 Up in Central Park as Mayor Oakley
1948 Best Man Wins as Amos
1948 The Inside Story as Mr. Mason
1947 Driftwood as Judge Beckett
1947 Easy Come, Easy Go as Higgins
1947 Doctor Jim as Mayor
1946 Little Iodine as Mr. Tremble
1946 Margie as Mr. Angus MacDuff
1946 Faithful in My Fashion as Mr. Wilson
1946 Black Angel as Jake, janitor
1946 The Hoodlum Saint as Antique Clock Dealer (uncredited)
1946 The Spider Woman Strikes Back as Bill Stapleton
1946 Cinderella Jones as George
1945 Don Juan Quilligan as Mr. Rostigaff
1945 I'll Remember April as Joe Billings
1944 Kismet as Moolah
1944 San Diego I Love You as Mr. McGregor (uncredited)
1944 Louisiana Hayride as Malcolm Cartwright
1943 What a Woman! as Mailman
1943 Gildersleeve on Broadway as Homer
1943 A Scream in the Dark as Leo Stark
1943 Dangerous Blondes as Edward E. 'Pop' Philpot
1943 The Kansan as Josh Hudkins
1943 The Man from Down Under as Boots
1943 Taxi, Mister as Police Fingerprint Man
1943 The Human Comedy as Drunk at Bar (uncredited)
1942 Whistling in Dixie as Mr. Panky
1942 Jackass Mail as Gospel Jones
1942 Lady in a Jam as Reporter
1942 My Favorite Spy as Jules
1942 Her Cardboard Lover as Arresting Plainclothesman (uncredited)
1942 Land of the Open Range as Pinky Gardner
1942 The Remarkable Andrew as Teller / Witness
1942 A Tragedy at Midnight as Charles Miller
1941 Our Wife as Talkative shipboard passenger
1941 Down in San Diego as Telegraph Clerk (uncredited)
1941 Thieves Fall Out as David Tipton
1941 Reaching for the Sun as Front Office Man
1941 Horror Island as Professor Jasper Quinley
1940 Santa Fe Trail as Barber Doyle
1940 Street of Memories as Mr. Foster
1940 Public Deb No. 1 as Mr. Schlitz
1940 Hired Wife as William
1940 Stage to Chino as J. Horatio Boggs
1940 Charter Pilot as Horace Cavanaugh
1940 Love, Honor and Oh-Baby! as Gimpy Darnell
1940 You Can't Fool Your Wife as Potts, GBG & P Vice President
1940 An Angel from Texas as Mr. Robelink
1940 Shooting High as Clem Perkle
1939 Four Wives as Mr. Jenkins (uncredited)
1939 See Your Doctor as Brother-in-Law
1939 A Child Is Born as Mr. West
1939 Reno as Abe Compass
1939 That's Right - You're Wrong as Dwight Cook - a Screenwriter
1939 Chicken Wagon Family as Henri Fippany
1939 I Stole a Million as Jenkins' Bespectacled Asst.
1939 Daughters Courageous as Tourist
1939 Career as Jim Bronson
1939 The House of Fear as Minor Role
1939 Naughty But Nice as Clark's Piano Tuner
1939 Tell No Tales as Charlie Daggett
1939 Rose of Washington Square as Whitey Boone
1939 Zenobia as Mr. Dover
1939 Never Say Die as Druggist
1939 How to Sub-Let as Mr. Mustavas
1939 Idiot's Delight as Frueheim
1938 Cowboy from Brooklyn as Mr. 'Pops' Jordan
1937 Carnival Queen as Profesor Silva
1937 Reported Missing as 'Ab' Steele
1937 Night Key as Petty Louie
1937 The Great O'Malley as Reporter Pinky Holden
1937 Girl Overboard as Joseph L. 'Joe' Gray
1937 The Mighty Treve as Mr. Davis
1936 Mysterious Crossing as Ned J. Stebbins
1936 Three Smart Girls as Wilbur Lamb
1936 Love Letters of a Star as Chester Blodgett
1936 Here Comes Carter as Mel Winter
1936 Cain and Mabel as Milo
1936 Stage Struck as Wayne
1936 Love Begins at Twenty as Jacob 'Jake' Buckley
1936 Two Against the World as Tippy Mantus
1936 The Golden Arrow as DeWolfe
1936 Colleen as Noggin
1936 Wife vs. Secretary as Joe Farnsworth
1936 The Lady Consents as Mr. Yardley
1935 A Dream Comes True as Himself (uncredited)
1935 Captain Blood as Dr. Bronson
1935 Dr. Socrates as Stevens
1935 A Midsummer Night's Dream as Philostrate, Master of Revels to Theseus
1935 I Live For Love as Townsend
1935 Page Miss Glory as Joe Bonner
1935 We're in the Money as Max
1935 Broadway Gondolier as Music Critic Gilmore
1935 Don't Bet On Blondes as Philbert O. Slemp
1935 While the Patient Slept as Eustace Federie
1935 Wings in the Dark as Mac
1935 Bordertown as Harry
1934 I Am A Thief as Daudet
1934 The St. Louis Kid as Richardson
1934 The Firebird as Emile, Brandt's Valet
1934 I Sell Anything as Stooge
1934 Madame Du Barry as Professor de la Vauguyon
1934 Kansas City Princess as Alderman Sam Warren
1934 A Lost Lady as Robert
1934 Housewife as George Wilson
1934 The Key as Homer, Tennant's Aide
1934 Now I'll Tell as Freddie Stanton
1934 Merry Wives of Reno as Derwent
1934 A Very Honorable Guy as Benny
1934 A Modern Hero as Henry Mueller
1934 Harold Teen as Pop
1934 Wonder Bar as Drunk (uncredited)
1934 Jimmy the Gent as Fake Worthingham
1934 I've Got Your Number as Happy Dooley
1934 Mandalay as Purser (uncredited)
1934 Dark Hazard as George Mayhew
1934 Hi, Nellie! as Fullerton
1934 Easy to Love as Hotel desk clerk
1934 Moulin Rouge as Drunk
1933 Convention City as Wendell Orchard
1933 Havana Widows as Mr. Otis, Invincible Insurance
1933 From Headquarters as Muggs Manton
1933 Broadway Thru a Keyhole as Peanuts Dinwiddie
1933 My Woman as Mr. Miller
1933 Too Much Harmony as Piano Tuner
1933 Goodbye Again as Mr. Clayton
1933 Bureau of Missing Persons as Mr. Harris
1933 The Devil's Mate as Parkhurst
1933 No Marriage Ties as Smith
1933 Headline Shooter as Happy
1933 Mary Stevens, M.D. as Alf Simmons
1933 The Mayor of Hell as Mr. Gorman
1933 Private Detective 62 as Harcourt S. Burns
1933 I Cover the Waterfront as One Punch McCoy
1933 State Fair as Professor Fred Coin - Hog Judge (uncredited)
1931 The Wall Street Mystery as Martin Hill
1930 The Poor Fish as Harry
1929 Sympathy as William Maxwell
1928 San Francisco Nights as Tommie

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