BiographyAppleton, Minnesota, USA
Soft-spoken small-part actor Clinton Sundberg was a minor player on the MGM payroll during the late 40s and 50s. A one-time teacher who turned his focus to character acting, his rather meek countenance and light, raspy tenor tones befitted a comfortable niche playing courteous servile types in mostly sentimental tales. Read more... Hutton in Annie Get Your Gun (1950), to name a few. Of these, he may be best remembered as Judy Garland's benevolent bartender in Easter Parade (1948). Other more prominent parts came as a snippy butler in The Girl Next Door (1953) and private eye J. Scott Smart's "Man Friday" in the Universal mystery programmer The Fat Man (1951). A Broadway veteran, Sundberg's better known stage roles were as Mortimer in "Arsenic and Old Lace" and Mr. Kraler in "The Diary of Anne Frank." TV allowed him to be a bit more assertive in personality while also showing his intelligent side as assorted doctor and professor types. Sundberg went on to appear in dozens of voice-overs and commercials in the 1970s. He died of heart failure in 1987 shortly after his 84th birthday.
Character: The Prime Minister / Singing voice of Hans
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm 1962