Person Details

Birthday: 1874-07-31 16:32:23

Death: 1964-11-25 16:32:23

Aliases: C. William Kolb , William Kolb

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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Movie Involvements: 17

TV Involvements: 0


Most Famous Work

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Clarence William Kolb (July 31, 1874 – November 25, 1964) was an American vaudeville performer and actor. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the only child of second generation Austrian parents who owned a local meat company. Kolb started out as one half of a vaudeville comedy team, Kolb and Dill, with Max Dill. They styled their act on the famous team of Weber and Fields. In addition to their stage work, they appeared in a series of short films and a feature length movie in 1917. Afterwards, Kolb made a return to vaudeville, and he only returned to the movies in the late 1930s. He became famous for portraying the same type of character in many films, namely a politician or businessman. He is best remembered for his role as the grumpy father in the multi-Academy Awards nominated hit comedy film Merrily We Live (1938), the corrupt mayor in the comedy His Girl Friday (1940), and as Mr. Honeywell in the television sitcom My Little Margie (1952). Kolb played himself in his last movie appearance, Man of a Thousand Faces (1957), opposite Danny Beck (who played the late Max Dill). Clarence Kolb died at age 90 of a stroke at the Orchard Gables Sanitarium in Hollywood. He is interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

Most Famous Work

Fury
Average
8

Fury

(1936) Durkin's Friend (uncredited)
Impact
Average
6

Impact

(1949) Darcy
Man of a Thousand Faces
Average
7

Man of a Thousand Faces

(1957) Clarence Kolb
Maid of Salem
Average
7

Maid of Salem

(1937) Town Crier (Uncredited)
Blossoms in the Dust
Average
7

Blossoms in the Dust

(1941) Senator
The Falcon in Danger
Average
5

The Falcon in Danger

(1943) Stanley Harris Palmer
Gold Is Where You Find It
Average
8

Gold Is Where You Find It

(1938) Senator Walsh
Road to Alcatraz
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0

Road to Alcatraz

(1945) Philip Angreet

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
1957 Clarence Kolb
1956 Judge McCombs
1952 Gramps Burke
N/A
Mr. Honeywell
1949 Judge Reiser
Darcy
1947 Judge Alston
J.T. Thorp
Cornelius Belmont, II
Quigley Quackenbush
Mr. Evans
1946 Mr. Arkwright
Mr. Austin
1945 Philip Angreet
Charles DaFoe
1944 Mr. Steele
Colonel Grubbs (uncredited)
Leo Betz
Glen Ritchie
1943 Mr. Huggins
Stanley Harris Palmer
Harvey J. Sloan (uncredited)
1942 Gen. Marlowe
1941 General Winthrop
Collins
Andrew Rand
Tilton
Mr. Van Dusen
Senator
Col. Peter Fairbanks
1940 Hiram P. Brighton
J.B. Armstrong
Richard Benson
J.H. King
Mayor
1939 Captain McGovern
Lester Lewis
Jim Hanna
J.H. King
Ted Dayton Sr.
Alfred Wiman
Mr. Leonard
John B. Harrison
Mr. Horace Grayson
1938 Samuel 'Sam' Kent
Judge Travers
CaptainTallant
Henry Kilbourne
Senator Walsh
1937 John Butterfield
John Condon
Cornelius Vanderbilt
Town Crier (Uncredited)
1936 Doctor (uncredited)
Durkin's Friend (uncredited)
Year Character Movie/Tv

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