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Ernest Truex

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Biography

Kansas City, Missouri, USA
The ultimate milquetoast and ineffectual boss in comedy outings, meek character actor Ernest Truex was a small (5'3"), adenoidal, very well-dressed fellow, a popular avuncular type in later years who enjoyed a seven-decade-long career. He was born September 19, 1889, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of a physician. Raised in Rich Hill, Missouri, he was actually trained in acting by one of his father's actor/patients (in exchange for mounting medical bills). An acting prodigy, Truex performed Shakespeare as a small child and was at one time dubbed "The Youngest Hamlet" by promoters (the five-year-old actually played the "ghost" of Hamlet). Read more...

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Character: P. Hemingway Collins

Slightly Honorable 1939

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Character: Bailey #1

Dance, Girl, Dance 1940

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Character: Charles K. Leonard

Lillian Russell 1940

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Character: Homer Trippe

Calling All Husbands 1940

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Character: Wilkins, Johnny's Valet

Unexpected Uncle 1941

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Character: Harold Bruggins

We Go Fast 1941

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Character: Murgatroyd in Priorities Skit

Star Spangled Rhythm 1942

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Character: Col. Elias Weatherford

Private Buckaroo 1942

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Character: Soldier's Father

This Is the Army 1943

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Character: Oscar Elkins

True to Life 1943

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Character: Dudley Joyner

Sleepy Lagoon 1943

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Character: Henry McHugh

Chip Off the Old Block 1944

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Character: Father Ritchie

The Leather Saint 1956

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Character: Dr. Davids

The Dick Powell Theatre 1961

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Character: Homer Johnson

The Farmer's Daughter 1963

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Character: Daniel - Security Guard

The DuPont Show with June Allyson 1959

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Character: Jason McCauley

The Ann Sothern Show 1958

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Character: Capt. Elijah Whittaker

Armstrong Circle Theatre 1950

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