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Franklin Pangborn

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Biography

Newark, New Jersey, USA
Franklin Pangborn - a name more be-fitting a fictionalized bank president rather than a great comedic actor - was a singular character actor but little is known of his early years. He spent some time in developing acting talent prior to appearing on Broadway by March of 1911 and would do six plays until mid-1913. He was noticeably absent afterward and corresponding with the early years of World War I. He was in the US Army after America entered the war in 1917. Pangborn did one more play on Broadway in 1924. Read more...

Actor

Character: M'sieu Dubrey, Dance Master

Lady of the Pavements 1929

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Character: Hans - a Sailor

A Woman of Experience 1931

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Character: Drake's Assistant

Over the Counter 1932

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Character: Gason

Stepping Sisters 1932

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Character: Hammerstein - the Hotel Manager

Flying Down to Rio 1933

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Character: Mr. Douglas, Theatrical Producer

Design for Living 1933

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Character: Man in Private Office

Parachute Jumper 1933

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Character: Herbert Childress

Professional Sweetheart 1933

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Character: Mr. Carven

Imitation of Life 1934

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Character: J. Ashton Brockton

King Kelly of the U.S.A. 1934

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Character: Allen's Secretary

Many Happy Returns 1934

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Character: Garrett Wetherby

Manhattan Love Song 1934

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Character: Billy Moon

A Star Is Born 1937

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Character: Kane's Secretary

I'll Take Romance 1937

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Character: Hamilton Montmarcy

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm 1938

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Character: Roland Hunter

Carefree 1938

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Character: J. Pinkerton Snoopington

The Bank Dick 1940

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Character: Mr. Pingboom

Turnabout 1940

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Character: Wiedlemeyer

Spring Parade 1940

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Character: Mr. Casalsis

Sullivan's Travels 1941

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Character: Professor Gibney

Obliging Young Lady 1942

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Character: Vernon Lewis

Reveille with Beverly 1943

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Character: Reception Committee Chairman

Hail the Conquering Hero 1944

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Character: Stewart Ives III

Allergic to Love 1944

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Character: Mr. Thurtle

Reckless Age 1944

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Character: Radio Engineer / Sloan - House Detective

The Horn Blows at Midnight 1945

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Character: Formfit Franklin

The Sin of Harold Diddlebock 1947

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Character: Rio Hotel Clerk

Romance on the High Seas 1948

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Character: Mr. Sennett's Representative / Gilbert Sinclair

Down Memory Lane 1949

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Character: The Cat Lover

Addio Mimí! 1949

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Character: Duncan Farll

Holy Matrimony 1943

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Character: Himself - Comic Actor

The Colgate Comedy Hour 1950

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Character: John Xavier Omsk

Menu 1933

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Character: Actor 'Never a Dull Moment'

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982

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