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Jack Norton (Mortimer J. Naughton)

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Biography

Brooklyn, New York, USA
Pencil-mustachioed character actor in Hollywood films of the '30s and '40s, cast perennially as a reeling, incoherent, comic drunk, often clad in evening clothes and satin high hat. In an effort to make his characterizations convincing, he often followed drunks and watched their movements closely in order to copy them. In real life, he was a total abstainer from alcohol. Read more...

Actor

Character: 1st Reporter in Stateroom

The Girl from Missouri 1934

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Character: One of Murray's Chums

Now I'll Tell 1934

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Character: Gambler Associate of Karnes

Death on the Diamond 1934

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Character: King's Physician

Cockeyed Cavaliers 1934

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Character: Man Falling out of Elevator

A Duke for a Day 1934

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Character: Gambler at Silver Slipper

Bordertown 1935

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Character: Singing Drunk at Party

Gold Diggers of 1937 1936

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Character: Drunk at Drinking Fountain

Paradise for Three 1938

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Character: Hector - Drunk in Jail

Five of a Kind 1938

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Character: Drunk at Henderson Club

The Roaring Twenties 1939

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Character: A. Pismo Clam

The Bank Dick 1940

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Character: Pie Throwing Drunk

The Villain Still Pursued Her 1940

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Character: Shimmy Conway

The Farmer's Daughter 1940

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Character: Alonzo Smith

A Night at Earl Carroll's 1940

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Character: Drunk at Morgan's Parties

The Feminine Touch 1941

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Character: Mr. Orton, a Drunk

Let's Make Music 1941

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Character: Second Member Ale and Quail Club

The Palm Beach Story 1942

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Character: Drunk in Bette Davis Number

Thank Your Lucky Stars 1943

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Character: Country Club Man Ordering Champagne

The Miracle of Morgan's Creek 1944

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Character: Second Bandleader

Hail the Conquering Hero 1944

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Character: Waiter at Cabana Club

Here Come the Waves 1944

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Character: Drunk at Rally

Gildersleeve's Ghost 1944

2
Character: Drunk in Jail with Jerry and Walter

Make Your Own Bed 1944

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Character: Drunk in Club

Wonder Man 1945

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Character: Drunk in Hotel Room

The Horn Blows at Midnight 1945

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Character: Drunk at the Gilded Cage

The Naughty Nineties 1945

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Character: 'Byline' Conners

Flame of Barbary Coast 1945

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Character: Mr. Pook - Drunk at Jake's Joint

Her Highness and the Bellboy 1945

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Character: Charlie - Drunk

Nocturne 1946

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Character: Busboy at Brown Derby

Variety Girl 1947

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Character: James R. Smoke

The Sin of Harold Diddlebock 1947

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Character: Actor in 'The Girl from Missouri'

The Big Parade of Comedy 1964

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Character: Himself

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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