Rags Ragland

Rags Ragland

  • Born on
    • August 23rd, 1905
  • Died on
    • August 20th, 1946
Rags Ragland was a boxer, then a burlesque comedian and then a Broadway performer before ending up in Hollywood to repeat his stage role as the boisterous sailor in Panama Hattie (1942), in which Ann Sothern played on film the part that had been played on Broadway by Ethel Merman. Ragland, typecast as a good-natured oaf with a knack for fracturing the English language, had as his sole movie employer Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, in some two dozen of whose lighter vehicles he appeared, in the company of such MGM luminaries as Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Judy Garland and Gene Kelly. Date of Birth 23 August 1905, Louisville, Kentucky Date of Death 20 August 1946, Los Angeles, California (uremic poisoning)


Acting (10 Credits)

1946The Hoodlum Saint as Fishface
1945Her Highness and the Bellboy as Albert Weever
1945Anchors Aweigh as Police Sergeant
1944The Canterville Ghost as Big Harry Waters
1943Whistling in Brooklyn as Chester Conway
1943Girl Crazy as 'Rags'
1943Du Barry Was a Lady as Charlie / Dauphin
1942Whistling in Dixie as Chester Conway / Sylvester 'Lester' Conway
1942Somewhere I'll Find You as Charlie
1941Whistling in the Dark as Sylvester

Himself (1 Credits)


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