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Jimmy Conlin

Jimmy Conlin

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1884-10-14 · Deathday: 1962-05-07 (77 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Camden, New Jersey, USA

90 Movies

Also Known As: James Conlin · James Conlon · Jimmy Conlon

Biography

Jimmy Conlin (October 14, 1884 – May 7, 1962) was an American character actor who appeared in almost 150 films in his 32-year career.

Career

Conlin was born in Camden, New Jersey in 1884, and his acting career started out in vaudeville, where he and his first wife Myrtle Glass played the Keith-Albee-Orpheum circuits billed as "Conlin & Glass", a song-and-dance team. They also starred together in two short films, Sharps and Flats (1928) and Zip! Boom! Bang! (1929) for Vitaphone.Conlin made another comedy short without Glass in 1930 (A Tight Squeeze), but his film career started in earnest in 1933, and for the next 27 years, with the single exception of 1951, every year saw the release of at least one film in which Conlin appeared – at the height of his career, often more than a dozen of them. Recognizable by his small size and odd appearance, Conlin played all sorts of small roles and bit parts, many times not receiving an onscreen credit. In the 1940s, Conlin was part of Preston Sturges' unofficial "stock company" of character actors, appearing in nine films written and directed by Sturges. His roles in Sturges' films were often sizable and often came with good billing. One of his best performances came in Sturges' The Sin of Harold Diddlebock in 1946, when he played "Wormy", the racetrack tout who convinces Harold Lloyd to have his first drink, setting off the events of the film. The loyalty between Sturges and Conlin ran both ways, and when the former golden boy of Hollywood fell on hard times, Conlin remained a friend, stayed in contact, and helped out in any way he could.Conlin did not make many television appearances, but he did have a regular role as a bartender on Duffy's Tavern, a syndicated series from 1954. He made his final film in 1959, when he played a habitual criminal in Anatomy of a Murder.

Personal Life

Conlin's first wife, Myrtle Glass, died in 1945. They had been married 27 years. Later, he was married to the former Dorothy Ryan.

Movies & TV shows

1959.

2 Movies

1953.

2 Movies

1950.

3 Movies

1949.

2 Movies

1948.

1 Movie

1947.

4 Movies

1946.

4 Movies

1945.

2 Movies

1944.

5 Movies

1943.

7 Movies

1942.

6 Movies

1941.

8 Movies

1940.

11 Movies

1939.

6 Movies

1938.

13 Movies

1937.

4 Movies

1936.

3 Movies

1935.

1 Movie

1934.

3 Movies

1933.

2 Movies

1928.

1 Movie
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