Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1907-10-26 · Deathday: 1965-10-25 (58 years old) · Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, USA
Also Known As: Melvin Joseph Messinger · Buddie Messinger · Bud Messinger · Buddy Messenger · Buddie Messenger
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Buddy Messinger (born Melvin Joseph Messinger; 26 October 1907 – 25 October 1965) was an American actor who was cast in substantial roles in dozens of films during the silent film era. He began his career as a jovial chubby child actor. With the advent of sound films he was relegated mostly to bit parts.His sister Gertrude Messinger was also a child actor. They appeared in several Fox fairytale movies for children. She transitioned to speaking roles in B-movies during the 1930s continuing her career into the 1950s. He featured in a series of "Edgar" films including Edgar's Sunday Courtship, Edgar Camps Out, and Edgar's Little Saw in 1920 and 1921.He appeared in a series of comedy films for Century Film Corporation. He starred in a 22-minute haunted house comedy for Universal called What an Eye in 1924 with Hilliard Karr.In the 1950s and 1960s he also worked as an assistant director.He married Marjorie Montgomery in 1932. After his death in 1965, she married actor David Sharpe.
Movies & TV shows
Charles Foster Kane was taken from his mother when he was a child and made the ward of a rich industrialist. Every well-meaning, tyrannical or self-destructive move he makes for the rest of his life a...
Hold Back the Dawn
Romanian-French gigolo Georges Iscovescu wishes to enter the USA. Stopped in Mexico by the quota system, he decides to marry an American, then desert her and join his old partner Anita, who's done lik...
The Mexican Spitfire's Baby
An advertising executive and his temperamental wife adopt a war orphan who turns out to be a beautiful woman.
Bickering husband and wife Tim and Sally Willows mutter a few angry words to a statue of Buddha and wind up living each other's life.
Love Thy Neighbor
Capitalizing on the famous radio 'feud' between comedians Jack Benny and Fred Allen. The two stars play versions of themselves, constantly at each other's throats due to real and imagined slights.
Wholesome comedy about newlyweds (and the bride's understanding--but sometimes interfering--parents) discovering married life isn't always bliss.
A professional golfer who has become a businessman for his fiancee helps a vagrant get a job and ends up losing his own.
Andy Hardy Meets Debutante
A judge takes his family to New York City and his son Andy falls in love with a wealthy woman. He decided that he liked the high society life better back home, after finding it too expensive.
A group of disparate travelers are caught are thrown together in a posh Alpine hotel when the borders are closed at the start of WWII.
The Lone Ranger Rides Again
Homesteaders are moving into the valley settled many years ago by rancher Craig Dolan. He wants to keep them out by legal means but his nephew Bart brings in outlaws to drive them out. The Lone Ranger...
Fast and Furious!
Joel and Garda Sloan, a husband and wife detective team, who also sell rare books in New York, take a vacation to Seaside City. At Seaside, Joel's pal, Mike Stevens is managing and preparing for their...
A dedicated police officer is torn between family and duty when his son turns to a life of crime.
The Housekeeper's Daughter
A mobster's moll (Joan Bennett) leads a newsman (Adolphe Menjou), cub reporter (John Hubbard) and photographer to a scoop.
Fast and Loose
A rare-book dealer (Robert Montgomery) and his wife (Rosalind Russell) tie murder to the theft of a Shakespeare manuscript.
Four Girls in White
Young Women go through Nursing School together, each with there own motivation for being there. They learn more than how to be a Nurse.
College students rally to save a struggling hotel from closing. Comedy.
When a newspaper accuses a wealthy woman of being a home-wrecker, and she files a multi-million-dollar libel lawsuit, the publication's editor must find a way to turn the tables on her. Soon Haggerty'...
An All American Toothache
Thelma volunteers Patsy as a subject for her friend who is in dental school and needs somebody to practice on.
The young homeless woman helps The Tramp to live in modern industrial society.
Three of a Kind
A truck driver and a gold-digger meet at a swank hotel and both think the other is wealthy. A drama of greed and society.
The Devil Is a Sissy
A well-bred young English lad living in lower Manhattan tries to gain acceptance from his not-so-well-bred peers at school.
Kitty Lorraine has one purpose in life: turning her daughter Shirley into a star. Kitty controls every aspect of the girl's nascent career -- even blackmailing a stage manager so that Shirley can take...
Cheer Up and Smile
When a popular radio singer is knocked unconscious during a robbery, a squeaky-voiced college boy fills in for him. To everyone's amazement, especially his recent girlfriend, who just broke up with hi...
Treats of the average, smalltown, middle class family life. Flirtatious Cora Madison is engaged to Richard Lindley but is attracted to Val Corliss, who has come to town to promote oil stock. When Cora...
Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
In Bagdad, Princess Badr al-Budur, the daughter of the Sultan, falls in love with Aladdin, the son of a poor tailor, and rejects the suit of evil alchemist al-Talib, her father's choice. Al-Talib cons...