Lyle Talbot

Lyle Talbot

  • Born on
    • February 8th, 1902
  • Died on
    • March 2nd, 1996
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Lyle Talbot (born Lisle Henderson, February 8, 1902 – March 2, 1996) was an American actor on stage and screen, known for his career in film from 1931 to 1960 and for his appearances on television in the 1950s and 1960s. He played Ozzie Nelson's friend and neighbor, Joe Randolph, for ten years in the ABC situation comedy The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. He began his movie career under contract with Warner Brothers in the early days of sound film. He appeared in more than 150 films, first as a young matinee idol and later as a character actor and star of many B movies. He was a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild and later served on its board. Talbot's long career as an actor is recounted in a book by his youngest daughter, The New Yorker writer Margaret Talbot, entitled The Entertainer: Movies, Magic and My Father's Twentieth Century (Riverhead Books 2012). Most notable among Talbot's film work were his appearances in Three on a Match and 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (both 1932). He played a star running back in College Coach (1933) with Pat O'Brien and Dick Powell, romanced opera singer Grace Moore in One Night of Love in 1934, and pursued Mae West in Go West, Young Man (1936). He was a gangster in Ladies They Talk About and Heat Lightning and a doctor kicking a drinking habit in Mandalay. He co-starred with Pat O'Brien in Oil for the Lamps of China (1935). He appeared opposite Ann Dvorak, Carole Lombard, Barbara Stanwyck, Mary Astor, Ginger Rogers, Loretta Young and Shirley Temple, as well as sharing the screen with Humphrey Bogart, Spencer Tracy and Tyrone Power. Overall, Talbot appeared in some 150 movies.

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Acting (40 Credits)

1986George Carlin: Playin' with Your Head as Pops
1985That's Dancing!
1959City of Fear as Chief Jensen
1958High School Confidential! as William Remington Kane
1957Plan 9 from Outer Space as General Roberts
1954Jail Bait as Inspector JohnWatch Free
1954Tobor the Great as An Admiral
1954The Mad Magician as Program Hawker (uncredited)
1954There's No Business Like Show Business as Stage Manager (uncredited)
1953Glen or Glenda as Inspector Warren
1953Mesa of Lost Women as NarratorWatch Free
1953Tumbleweed as Max Weber
1952With a Song in My Heart as Radio station director
1950Atom Man vs. Superman as Luthor, alias The Atom Man
1950The Jackpot as Fred Burns
1950Champagne for Caesar as Executive No. 2
1949Batman and Robin as Commissioner Jim Gordon
1948Parole, Inc. as Police Commissioner HughesWatch Free
1946Song of Arizona as King BlaineWatch Free
1946Strange Impersonation as Insp. Malloy, chief interrogator
1944One Body Too Many as Jim Davis
1944Gambler's Choice as Yellow Gloves WeldonWatch Free
1944The Falcon Out West as Tex Irwin
1944Up in Arms as Sgt. Gelsey
1936Go West Young Man as Francis X. Harrigan
1935The Case of the Lucky Legs as Dr. Doray
1935Page Miss Glory as Slattery
1934The Dragon Murder Case as Gale Leland
1934One Night of Love as Bill Houston
1934Fog Over Frisco as Spencer Carlton
1934Heat Lightning as George
1934Mandalay as Dr. Gregory Burton
1933A Shriek in the Night as Ted Kord
1933Ladies They Talk About as Don
193342nd Street as Geoffrey Warning (voice) (uncredited)
1932The Thirteenth Guest as Phil Winston
1932The Purchase Price as Eddie Fields
193220, 000 Years in Sing Sing as Bud Saunders
1932Three on a Match as Michael Loftus
1932Big City Blues as Len 'Lenny' Sully (uncredited)

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