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Burt Mustin (Burton Hill Mustin)

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Biography

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Burt Mustin was a salesman most of his life, but got his first taste of show business as the host of a weekly radio variety show on KDKA Pittsburgh in 1921. He appeared onstage in "Detective Story" at Sombrero Playhouse in Phoenix Arizona, and played the janitor in the movie version, (Detective Story (1951)), after moving to Hollywood. Hundreds of screen appearances later, he announced his retirement while filming an episode of Phyllis (1975). In the episode, his character married Mother Dexter, played by actress Judith Lowry. Lowry died one month before, and Mustin died one month after the episode aired. Read more...

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Character: Elk M. Ludens

The Sellout 1952

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Character: Granddad Radwell

Half a Hero 1953

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Character: Building Night Watchman at End

Witness to Murder 1954

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Character: Sam Teal

Executive Suite 1954

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Character: Old Gent with 'Flash'

Raintree County 1957

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Character: Uncle Fudd Schneider

The FBI Story 1959

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Character: Old Farmer with Shotgun

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1960

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Character: Fraleigh Butler

The Thrill of It All 1963

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Character: Crawleyville Lawyer

What a Way to Go! 1964

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Character: Janitor at Coffee Shop

Speedway 1968

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Character: Old Man #2

Hail, Hero! 1969

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Character: Rich Man in Mansion

Herbie Rides Again 1974

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Character: Justin Quigley

All in the Family 1971

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Character: Drunken church-goer

Run for Your Life 1965

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Character: Cullum

CBS Playhouse 1967

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Character: Gus the Fireman

Leave It to Beaver 1957

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Character: Willie - Janitor

Detective Story 1951

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Character: Elmer Pierce

The Streets of San Francisco 1972

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Character: Ben Paddock

Emergency! 1972

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Character: Old Man at Bank

Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers 1976

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Character: Mr. Homer

The Ghost & Mrs. Muir 1968

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Character: Agent #8

Get Smart 1965

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Character: Himself

Laugh-In 1967

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Character: Dibbedee

Dr. Kildare 1961

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Character: The Redcap

Thriller 1960

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Character: Arthur Lanson

Phyllis 1975

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Character: Milton Evans, Town Meeting Chairman

Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! 1958

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Character: Carl - Night Watchman

The Desperate Hours 1955

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Character: Jameson Penrose

The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin 1954

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