Bert Moorhouse

Bert Moorhouse (sometimes incorrectly billed as Bert Moorehouse) (November 20, 1894 – January 26, 1954) was an American character actor whose career began at the very tail end of the silent era, and lasted through the mid-1950s.

Bert Moorhouse
Bert Moorhouse in Air Raid Wardens
Born
Herbert Green Moorhouse

(1894-11-20)November 20, 1894
Chicago, Illinois, United States
DiedJanuary 26, 1954(1954-01-26) (aged 59)
Hollywood, California, United States
OccupationActor
Years active1928–1954

Biography

Born Herbert Green Moorhouse in Chicago, Illinois in 1894,[1] he would enter the film industry in 1928 with featured roles in two FBO productions: Rough Ridin' Red, and the Hugh Trevor vehicle Hey Rube![2][3]

He would appear in either featured or small roles in over 130 films during his 26 year career, as well as more than 200 other pictures in which he appeared as an extra.[4] In 1954 he had small roles in three films, the last of which to be premiered was Dangerous Mission, which starred Victor Mature, Piper Laurie, William Bendix, and Vincent Price.[5] All three of these films were released posthumously. Moorhouse was suffering from a severe illness, and on January 26 he committed suicide, via a gunshot wound to the head.[1][6] He was buried with his mother, Fannie, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.[1]

Filmography

(Per AFI database)[4]

References

  1. "Bert Moorhouse". Find a Grave. Archived from the original on November 14, 2014. Retrieved November 14, 2014.
  2. "Rough Ridin' Red: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on March 29, 2014. Retrieved November 14, 2014.
  3. "Hey Rube!: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on March 29, 2014. Retrieved November 14, 2014.
  4. "Bert Moorhouse". American Film Institute. Retrieved November 14, 2014.
  5. "Dangerous Mission: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on April 2, 2014. Retrieved November 14, 2014.
  6. Erickson, Hal. "Bert Moorhouse". New York Times. Archived from the original on November 14, 2014. Retrieved November 14, 2014.
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