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Clarence Kolb (Clarence William Kolb)

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Biography

Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Contrary to his familiar image, Clarence Kolb started out as one half of a vaudeville comedy act, Kolb and Dill. He made a few shorts in 1916 and a feature in 1917, but went back to vaudeville and the stage immediately thereafter, and did not return to films until the late 1930s. His stern, authoritarian looks and booming voice fit the irascible, bombastic politicians and businessmen--usually crooked to a greater or lesser degree--he played so well. Best remembered as the fast-talking, corrupt mayor in the classic His Girl Friday (1940) and Mr. Read more...

Actor

Character: Durkin's Friend

Fury 1936

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Character: John Butterfield

Wells Fargo 1937

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Character: CaptainTallant

Give Me a Sailor 1938

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Character: Senator Walsh

Gold Is Where You Find It 1938

4
Character: Mr. Horace Grayson

Honolulu 1939

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Character: J.B. Armstrong

Tugboat Annie Sails Again 1940

4
Character: Andrew Rand

Hellzapoppin' 1941

9
Character: Texas Senator T.R. Cotton

Blossoms in the Dust 1941

10
Character: General Winthrop

You're in the Army Now 1941

9
Character: Col. Peter Fairbanks

Caught in the Draft 1941

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Character: Harvey J. Sloan

The Sky's the Limit 1943

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Character: Colonel Grubbs

Something for the Boys 1944

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Character: Leo Betz

Irish Eyes Are Smiling 1944

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Character: Darcy

Impact 1949

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Character: Judge Reiser

Adam's Rib 1949

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Character: Judge McCombs

Shake, Rattle & Rock! 1956

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Character: Clarence Kolb

Man of a Thousand Faces 1957

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