Harry Stubbs (actor)

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Harry Stubbs
Born(1874-12-07)December 7, 1874
Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
DiedMay 9, 1950(1950-05-09) (aged 75)
Los Angeles, California, United States
OccupationActor
Years active1929–1943

Harry Oakes Stubbs (December 7, 1874 – May 9, 1950) was an English-born American character actor, who appeared both on Broadway and in films. He was born on December 7, 1874 in Southampton, Hampshire, England.[1] Stubbs immigrated from England at the age of 16, and made his first Broadway appearance at the age of 31 in The Bad Samaritan, which had a short run of fifteen performances in September 1905 at the Garden Theatre.[2]

The Internet Broadway Database (IBDB) has him appearing in only eight plays over the next 23 years, the last of which was 1928's The Big Fight which had a month run at the Majestic Theatre in September/October 1928.[3]

In 1929, he would move to Hollywood and begin his film career, which spanned the first fifteen years of the sound era of the industry; he would appear in over 50 films during that time. At the beginning of his career in the movies, he would have several leading roles, as in his first film, Alibi,[4] but for the most part he was relegated to the smaller roles of a character actor. Stubbs died on May 9, 1950, at the age of 75.[5]

Filmography[edit]

(Per AFI database)[6] An asterisk denotes a leading or featured role.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harry Stubbs". Internet Broadway Database. Archived from the original on July 29, 2014. Retrieved October 17, 2014.
  2. ^ "The Bad Samaritan". ibdb.com. Archived from the original on April 2, 2014. Retrieved October 17, 2014.
  3. ^ "The Big Fight". Internet Broadway Database. Archived from the original on July 3, 2014. Retrieved October 17, 2014.
  4. ^ "Alibi: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on March 29, 2014. Retrieved October 17, 2014.
  5. ^ "Harry Stubbs". Find a Grave. Archived from the original on November 5, 2012. Retrieved October 17, 2014.
  6. ^ "Harry Stubbs". American Film Institute. Retrieved October 17, 2014.

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