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Gene Lockhart

Gene Lockhart

  • Born on
    • July 18th, 1891
  • Died on
    • March 31st, 1957
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Edwin Eugene Lockhart (July 18, 1891 – March 31, 1957) was a Canadian-American character actor, singer, and playwright. He also wrote the lyrics to a number of popular songs. He became a United States citizen in 1939. Born in London, Ontario, the son of John Coats Lockhart and Ellen Mary (née Delaney) Lockhart, he made his professional debut at the age of six when he appeared with the Kilties Band of Canada. He later appeared in sketches with Beatrice Lillie. Lockhart is mostly remembered for his film work. He made his film debut in the 1922 version of Smilin' Through, as the Rector, but did not make his sound debut until 1934 in the film By Your Leave, where he played the playboy Skeets. Lockhart subsequently appeared in more than 300 motion pictures. He often played villains, including a role as the treacherous informant Regis in Algiers, the American remake of Pepe le Moko, which gained him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He also played the suspicious Georges de la Trémouille, the Dauphin's chief counselor, in the famous 1948 film Joan of Arc, starring Ingrid Bergman. He had a great succession of "good guy" supporting roles including Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol (1938) and the judge in Miracle on 34th Street (1947).

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Filmography

Acting (52 Credits)

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1957Jeanne Eagels as Equity Board President
1956Carousel as Starkeeper / Dr. Selden
1956The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit as Bill Hawthorne
1952A Girl in Every Port as Garvey
1952Androcles and the Lion as Menagerie Keeper
1951Rhubarb as Thaddeus J. Banner
1951I'd Climb the Highest Mountain as Jeff Brock
1950Riding High as J.P. Chase
1949Red Light as Warni Hazard
1949The Inspector General as The Mayor
1949Down to the Sea in Ships as Andrew L. Bush
1949Madame Bovary as J. Homais
1948Apartment for Peggy as Prof. Edward Bell
1948That Wonderful Urge as Judge Parker
1948Joan of Arc as Georges de la Trémouille, the King's Chief Counsellor
1947Miracle on 34th Street as Judge Henry X. Harper
1947Cynthia as Dr. Fred I. Jannings
1946The Strange Woman as Isaiah Poster
1946A Scandal in Paris as Prefect of Police Richet
1945The House on 92nd Street as Charles Ogden Roper
1945Leave Her to Heaven as Dr. Saunders
1944Going My Way as Ted Haines Snr.
1943Hangmen Also Die! as Emil Czaka
1943Northern Pursuit as Ernst
1943Mission to Moscow as Viatcheslav Molotov
1943Forever and a Day as Cobblewick
1943Madame Curie as Bit Part (uncredited)
1942The Gay Sisters as Mr. Herschell Gibbon
1941One Foot in Heaven as Preston Thurston
1941They Died with Their Boots on as Samuel Bacon, Esq.
1941All That Money Can Buy as Squire Slossum
1941The Sea Wolf as Dr. Prescott
1941Billy the Kid as Dan Hickey
1941Meet John Doe as Mayor Lovett
1940Abe Lincoln in Illinois as Stephen Douglas
1940His Girl Friday as Sheriff Hartwell
1940Edison, the Man as Mr. Taggart
1940A Dispatch from Reuters as Otto Bauer
1939Blackmail as William 'Bill' Ramey
1939The Story of Alexander Graham Bell as Thomas Sanders
1938A Christmas Carol as Bob Cratchit
1938Algiers as Regis
1938Blondie as C.P. Hazlip
1938Listen, Darling as Arthur Drubbs
1938Of Human Hearts as Quid
1938Sweethearts as Augustus
1937Something to Sing About as Bennett O. 'B.O.' Regan
1936Wedding Present as Archduke Gustav Ernest
1936The Gorgeous Hussy as Maj. William O'Neal
1935Star of Midnight as Horatio Swayne
1935Crime and Punishment as Lushin
1934The Gay Bride as Jim Smiley (uncredited)

Writer (1 Credits)

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