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Moroni Olsen

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Biography

Ogden, Utah, USA
Even his more courteous, somewhat friendlier types gave one pause for concern. The tall, beefy, balding, icy-eyed character actor Moroni Olsen was one of Hollywood's more popular and imposing performers of film during the late 1930s, 1940s and early 1950s.

The versatile player was born Moroni Olsen and raised in Utah to Mormon parents (Edward Arenholt Olsen and Marsha Holverholst). Acting in church theatricals, Olsen attended and graduated from Weber State Academy before studying drama and elocution at the University of Utah. Read more...

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Character: Capt. Guignet

The Life of Emile Zola 1937

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Character: Bearded Leader of the People

Marie Antoinette 1938

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Character: Senator Hearst

Gold Is Where You Find It 1938

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Character: John Dillon - 1938

Kentucky 1938

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Character: Fullerton's Associate

That Certain Age 1938

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Character: Supt. Andrew Standing

Susannah of the Mounties 1939

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Character: Slim Jones - Defense Attorney

Dust Be My Destiny 1939

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Character: Mayor Buck Russell

Rose of Washington Square 1939

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Character: Robert Morris, Superintendent of Finance

Sons of Liberty 1939

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Character: Major Terry

Brother Rat and a Baby 1940

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Character: Judge R.D. Davis

East of the River 1940

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Character: Senior Surgeon at San Diego

Dive Bomber 1941

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Character: Dr. John Romer

One Foot in Heaven 1941

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Character: Philip Talbot

Three Sons o' Guns 1941

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Character: Paul Grebeau

Reunion in France 1942

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Character: Col. Faymonville

Mission to Moscow 1943

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Character: President of Businessman's Board

Madame Curie 1943

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Character: Sen. Frederici

Buffalo Bill 1944

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Character: Caliph Hassan

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves 1944

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Character: House Detective Blake

Week-End at the Waldorf 1945

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Character: Capt. Burroughs

Pride of the Marines 1945

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Character: Henry Bennett, aka Harry Benson

Don't Fence Me In 1945

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Character: Walter Beardsley

Notorious 1946

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Character: Tim Bagley

From This Day Forward 1946

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Character: Chief of Police Bob McManus

The Long Night 1947

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Character: Dr. Philip Dunlap

High Wall 1947

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Character: Trenton Gateley

That Hagen Girl 1947

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Character: Targil

Samson and Delilah 1949

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Character: Adm. Ames

Task Force 1949

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Character: Mr. Tewitt

The Long, Long Trailer 1953

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Character: Arnold Reuben

So This Is Love 1953

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Character: Congressman Stone

Command Decision 1948

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