Howard Freeman (December 9, 1899 – December 11, 1967) was an American stage actor of the early 20th century, and film and television actor of the 1940s through the 1960s. Freeman was born in Helena, Montana, and began working as a stage actor in his 20s. He did not enter the film industry until he was over 40, in 1942, when he played a small uncredited role in Inflation. Despite his late start in film acting, Freeman would build himself a fairly substantial career in that field that would last over twenty three years. From 1943 onward he worked on a regular basis, sometimes in uncredited roles, but more often than not in small but credited bit or supporting parts. He appeared in ten films in 1943, and another eighteen from 1944 through 1945. In 1946 Freeman would appear in twelve films, the most notable of which was his first film of that year, Abilene Town, starring Randolph Scott and Lloyd Bridges, and California, starring Barbara Stanwyck and Ray Milland. From 1947 through 1950 Freeman appeared in twenty films, and in 1951 he began appearing on numerous television series, which would be his main acting roles for the remainder of his career, lasting into 1965. He appeared in three episodes of Studio One, along with many other TV series, including Car 54, Where Are You? and Route 66. He retired from film and television acting in 1965, and settled into retirement in New York City, where he was living at the time of his death on December 11, 1967.
Movies & TV shows
Bad Girls Do Cry
A naive young girl goes to a model agency, where she is molested, shot up with drugs and forced to become a prostitute.
Professor Leaf, an absent-minded poet with a prejudice against the sciences, is forced to face the fact that his son is a math prodigy with little artistic talent of his own.
2 TV shows
Thriller is an American anthology television series that aired during the 1960–61 and 1961–62 seasons on NBC. The show featured host Boris Karloff introducing a mix of macabre horror tales and suspens...
Route 66 is an American TV series in which two young men traveled across America in a Chevrolet Corvette sports car. The show was on Fridays on CBS from October 7, 1960 to March 20, 1964. For the firs...
1 TV show
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3 Movies · 1 TV show
Cavalcade of America
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In 18th-century France, a young man masquerades as an actor to avenge his friend's murder.
The Turning Point
Special prosecutor John Conroy hopes to combat organized crime in his city, and appoints his cop father Matt as chief investigator. John doesn't understand why Matt is reluctant, but cynical reporter ...
Million Dollar Mermaid
After overcoming polio, Annette Kellerman achieves fame and creates a scandal when her one-piece bathing suit is considered indecent.
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Here Comes the Groom
Foreign correspondent Pete Garvey has 5 days to win back his former fiancée, or he'll lose the orphans he adopted.
An innocent bank teller, suspected of embezzlement, is aided by an eccentric, wisecracking waiter.
Hallmark Hall of Fame
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On Chicago's South Side reporter Ed Ames finds the body of a dead girl. Her address book leads to a host of names of men frightened by her death but claiming never to have known her. Ames comes to kno...
Take One False Step
After a late night drive with Professor Andrew Gentling, Catherine Sykes vanished. His friend Martha convinces him that he is a prime suspect and should investigate before he is arrested.
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Give My Regards to Broadway
A family vaudeville act is threatened when the eldest son is offered a contract to play baseball. Musical.
Cry of the City
Petty crook and cop-killer Martin Rome, in bad shape from wounds in the hospital prison ward, still refuses to help slimy lawyer Niles clear his client by confessing to another crime. Police Lt. Cande...
Danville, Connecticut at the turn of the century. Young Richard Miller lives in a middle-class neighborhood with his family. He is in love with the girl next-door, Muriel, but her father isn't too hap...
The Girl from Manhattan
A small-town girl who's made it big in New York as a fashion model returns home, only to find that her somewhat dotty uncle has mortgaged his boarding house to the hilt. In her efforts to help him kee...
The Snake Pit
Virginia Cunningham is confused upon finding herself in a mental hospital, with no memory of her arrival at the institution. Tormented by delusions and unable to even recognize her husband, Robert, sh...
Up in Central Park
A newspaper reporter and the daughter of an immigrant maintenance man help expose political corruption in New York City.
Arthur Takes Over
A young woman must find a way to break the news to her parents and a stuffy suitor that she is now married to a sailor.
The Time of Your Life
Joe spends a lot of his time at Nick's Pacific Street Saloon. Tom, who credits Joe with once saving his life, stops by regularly to run errands for Joe. Today, Tom notices a woman named Kitty when she...
If You Knew Susie
In the small town of Brookford, everybody can trace their ancestors back to the Revolutionary War, except Sam and Susie Parker. One day, however, they find a letter written by George Washington that m...
Letter from an Unknown Woman
A woman who cannot remember wrote a letter to a pianist who was about to flee. As she tells the story of her lifelong love for him, he is forced to think about his own past.
Easy Come, Easy Go
Comedy about an Irish father, who enjoys betting on horses, who keeps interfering with his daughter's romance with a serviceman.
My Brother Talks to Horses
Living with his family in Baltimore, 9-year-old Lewie Penrose claims that he can converse with horses--and also pick the winners of upcoming races. When it appears as though Lewie is telling the truth...
The Long Night
City police surround a building attempting to capture a suspected murder. The suspect knows there is no escape but refuses to give in.
The Perfect Marriage
A couple celebrate their tenth anniversary by quarreling their way to divorce court.
"Wicked" Lily Bishop joins a wagon train to California, led by Michael Fabian and Johnny Trumbo, but news of the Gold Rush scatters the train. When Johnny and Michael finally arrive, Lily is rich from...
That Way With Women
A bored millionaire and his daughter are at a gas station with their partner.
Rip Smith's opinion-poll business is a failure...until he discovers that the small town of Grandview is statistically identical to the entire country. He and his assistants go there to run polls cheap...
A young man and woman base their love on lies that eventually manage to come true.
The Blue Dahlia
Soon after a veteran's return from war his cheating wife is found dead. He evades police in an attempt to find the real murderer.
Two hit men walk into a diner asking for a man called "the Swede". When the killers find the Swede, he's expecting them and doesn't put up a fight. Since the Swede had a life insurance policy, an inve...
A pair of married ex-convicts trying to go straight get jobs at a department store. A gangster who knows about their past threatens to expose it unless they agree to help him rob the department store....
House of Horrors
An unsuccessful sculptor saves a madman named "The Creeper" from drowning. Seeing an opportunity for revenge, he tricks the psycho into murdering his critics.
Cross My Heart
A compulsive liar admits to a killing she didn't commit so her husband, a lawyer, can clear her and build a reputation for himself.
Marshall Dan Mitchell (Randolph Scott), who is the law in Abilene, has the job of keeping peace between two groups. For a long time, the town had been divided, with the cattlemen and cowboys having on...
This Love of Ours
At a convention, medical researcher Michel Touzac goes with colleagues to see stage caricaturist Targel, whose assistant Florence recognizes him...and attempts suicide. Saved by Touzac's new technique...
You Came Along
War hero flier Bob Collins goes on a war bond selling tour with two buddies, and substitute "chaperone" Ivy Hotchkiss. Bob's a cheerful Lothario with several girls in every town on the tour. After som...
A Mexican crooner (Tito Guizar) tries to put off fans by faking marriage to his American co-star (Constance Moore).
That Night with You
In this musical comedy, a young singer becomes so desperate to appear on Broadway that she goes to a prominent producer and tells him that she is the daughter who resulted from his day-long marriage t...
Where Do We Go from Here?
Bill wants to join the Army, but he's 4F so he asks a wizard to help him, but the wizard has slight problems with his history knowlege, so he sends Bill everywhere in history, but not to WWII.
A Song to Remember
Prof. Joseph Elsner guides his protégé Frydryk Chopin through his formative years to early adulthood in Poland. The professor takes him to Paris, where he eventually comes under the wing and influence...
I'll Tell the World
A PR man saves a struggling radio station from ruin.
The Unwritten Code
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When he loses his lead singer, bandleader Kay Kyser can't find a replacement he likes.
Meet the People
A idealistic shipyard worker interests a beautiful Hollywood star in staging a musical tribute to the war industry, but they disagree on some important issues.
The Mark of the Whistler
A drifter claims the money in an old bank account. Soon he finds himself the target of two men who turn out to be the sons of the man's old partner, who is now in prison because of a conflict with him...
Meet Miss Bobby Socks
A teenage fan sets out to boost her favorite radio singer's career. Comedy with songs.
Once Upon a Time
Broadway producer Jerry Flynn is anxious to recapture the magic and reclaim the crowds after a set of costly flops. Outside his theater one night, Flynn meets a young boy who just might save the day. ...
Dancing in Manhattan
A garbage truck driver stumbles across $5,000 in a comedy. He decided to spend the money on a wild night in the town. The money is the spoils of a blackmailer's scheme, and he and his girlfriend don't...
A small-town butcher has problems coping with meat rationing.
Secret Command features Pat O'Brien as a onetime foreign correspondent in the wartime employ of the FBI. Under an assumed name, O'BRIEN goes to work at a shipyard, intending to keep both eyes open for...
Danny doesn't like higher education because he has a taste for wine, women and song. There's not supposed to be a female for miles at the all-male college that his father ships him to. Danny is about ...
Air Raid Wardens
Two bumblers, failures as businessmen and air raid wardens, stumbled across a nest of Nazi saboteurs intent on blowing up the local magnesium plant.
Alpha's been raised along scientific principles, and will make Mike Regan a great human interest story for his paper. But when his interview prompts Alpha to run away from the institute and ask him to...
The story of the assassination of Heydrich by Czech partisans and the reprisals inflicted by the Nazis on the Czechs.
Poor physics student Marie is studying at the Sorbonne in 1890s Paris. One of the few women studying in her field, Marie encounters skepticism concerning her abilities, but is eventually offered a res...
Margin for Error
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Small-town soda-jerk Peggy Evans quits her dead-end job and moves to New York where she invents a new identity.
Whistling in Brooklyn
Radio crime show host "The Fox" finds himself on the trail of a serial killer while a suspect himself.
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