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Ernest Cossart (Emil Gottfried Adolph von Holst)

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Biography

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Ernest Cossart came to Hollywood to play a succession of butlers, valets and man-servants with names like Binns, Jeepers or Brassett. In fact, if you saw Angel (1937) or Letter of Introduction (1938), you may have assumed that he simply stepped from one movie set to another. Always at home donning bat-wing collars, cut-away coats and striped trousers, portly, beetle-browed Ernest Cossart was America's notion of the perfect English 'gentleman's gentleman' (along with fellow émigrés Arthur Treacher, Barnett Parker, Eric Blore and Alan Mowbray, though perhaps a little less condescending). Read more...

Actor

Character: Aristide Duvalle

Desire 1936

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Character: Christopher 'Chris' Wilton

Angel 1937

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Character: Binns the Butler

Three Smart Girls Grow Up 1939

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Character: John E. Morris

One Foot in Heaven 1941

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Character: Pa Monaghan

Kings Row 1942

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Character: Tienhoven

Knickerbocker Holiday 1944

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Character: Sam Royce

Tonight and Every Night 1945

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Character: Father McGee

The Jolson Story 1946

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Character: Oscar Dugan

John Loves Mary 1949

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