Earle Hodgins

Earle Hodgins

  • Born on
    • October 6th, 1893
  • Died on
    • April 14th, 1964
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Earle Hodgins (October 6, 1893 – April 14, 1964) was an American actor. Early in his career, Hodgins was active in stock theater, including working in the Ralph Cloninger troupe of Salt Lake City, Utah, and the Siegel Stock company of Seattle, Washington. He appeared in over 330 films and television shows between 1932 and 1963. He specialized in playing fast-talking con men—often in westerns, such as The Lone Ranger, Judge Roy Bean, The Cisco Kid, The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, Rawhide, Maverick, Lawman, The Rifleman, Cheyenne, Have Gun – Will Travel, Gunsmoke and Hopalong Cassidy. In the 1960-1961 season, he appeared in three episodes of Joanne Dru's ABC sitcom, Guestward, Ho! as the aging ranch wrangler known as "Lonesome." In one of those episodes, "Lonesome's Gal", he was cast opposite ZaSu Pitts. Thereafter, the two died within a year of each other. Hodgins' other television roles were as carnival barkers, medicine-show salesmen, and the like. He was known for shooing away obstreporous children from his stage, snapping at them, "Get away, son, ya bother me". Hodgins married Sue Hanley, who was described in a newspaper item as "a Seattle society girl."

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Acting (18 Credits)

1962The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance as Clute Dumfries (uncredited)
1960Inherit the Wind as Dr. Britton's Tonic Spieler with Chimp (uncredited)
1957The D.I. as Guard
1956The Fastest Gun Alive as Medicine Man (uncredited)
1955East of Eden as Shooting Gallery Concessionaire (uncredited)
1950Where Danger Lives as Postville Cowboy (uncredited)
1946Deadline at Dawn as Barker
1943Hoppy Serves a Writ as Jim Belman
1943Batman as Joe
1943Idaho as Bartender
1943King of the Cowboys as Ike
1942The Spoilers as Miner (uncredited)
1941Keep 'Em Flying as Tunnel of Love Attendant (uncredited)
1940My Favorite Wife as Court Clerk Beside Judge Bryson (uncredited)
1940Boom Town as Rodeo Barker (uncredited)
1939Dodge City as Spieler (uncredited)
1936Guns and Guitars as Prof. Parker (as Earl Hodgins)
1935Paradise Canyon as Doc Carter

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