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Roscoe Karns

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Biography

San Bernardino, California, USA
On stage since age 15, Roscoe Karns parlayed his machine-gun delivery and street-wise demeanor (although many thought of him as a New Yorker, he was actually from San Bernardino, California) into character roles in dozens of films from the 1920s to the 1960s. His peak period, though, was in the 1930s, where he often played a wisecracking cab driver or a brash newspaper reporter (as in His Girl Friday (1940), usually the friend of the hero who helps him solve the murder/catch the bad guys/find the missing heiress, etc. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Shipwrecked Radio Operator

The Flying Fleet 1929

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Character: Bertram Shapiro

Safety in Numbers 1930

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Character: Sock McGuire

Dirigible 1931

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Character: Fred Geer

Laughing Sinners 1931

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Character: Private O'Brien

If I Had a Million 1932

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Character: Brad - Rehearsal Director

They Call It Sin 1932

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Character: S.S.Maloa Bartender

One Way Passage 1932

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Character: Merritt - Reporter

Lawyer Man 1932

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Character: Snappy Downer

One Sunday Afternoon 1933

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Character: Shapeley

It Happened One Night 1934

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Character: Spud McGurke

Come On, Marines! 1934

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Character: Sailor Burke

Shoot the Works 1934

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Character: Irish McGurn

They Drive by Night 1940

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Character: Pete H. 'Pighead' Larrabee

Ladies Must Live 1940

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Character: Charley Grady

Road to Happiness 1941

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Character: Phil Whittaker

Woman of the Year 1942

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Character: Roscoe Karns

Stage Door Canteen 1943

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Character: Lasses White

Minstrel Man 1944

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Character: Major Phipps

Man's Favorite Sport? 1964

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Character: Charley Allen

December Bride 1954

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