Clarence Wilson (actor)

Clarence Hummel Wilson (November 17, 1876 October 5, 1941) was an American character actor.

Clarence Wilson
A Shriek in the Night (1933)
Clarence Hummel Wilson

(1876-11-17)November 17, 1876
DiedOctober 5, 1941(1941-10-05) (aged 64)
Years active1920-1941


Clarence Wilson appeared in nearly 200 movies between 1920 and 1941, mostly in supporting roles as an old miser or grouch. He had notable supporting roles in films like The Front Page (1931; as Sheriff Pinky), Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) and You Can't Take It With You (1938). Wilson also played in several Our Gang comedies, most notably as Mr. Crutch in Shrimps for a Day and school board chairman Alonzo Pratt in Come Back, Miss Pipps, his final film.

Wilson died on October 5, 1941, and was interred at Grand View Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.[1]

Selected filmography


  1. Wilson, Scott (2016). Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company. p. 816. ISBN 9780786479924.
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