Don Brodie

Don L. Brodie (May 29, 1904, Cincinnati, Ohio January 8, 2001, Los Angeles, California) was an American actor and director.

Don Brodie
Brodie in Second Chorus, 1940
Born(1904-05-29)May 29, 1904
DiedJanuary 8, 2001(2001-01-08) (aged 96)
OccupationFilm, television actor
Years active(before) 19281989

Early years

The son of Mrs. Lottie Brodie,[1] he attended Hughes High School in Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati.[2] Before becoming a professional actor, he worked in Procter & Gamble's main offices.[1]

Career

As early as 1928, Brodie was acting on stage. A review in The Cincinnati Enquirer listed him in the cast of the Civic Theater's production of The Pigeon.[3]

Brodie worked with Cincinnati's Civic Repertory Theater for nine years.[2]

A veteran of more than 250 film and television productions, Brodie signed his first film contract with Universal Pictures Corporation in 1931.[2]

He appeared as a callow, mustachioed actor in a variety of utility roles in films from the early 1930s. Usually playing bit parts in features, his more notable credits include his voiceover work in the Disney cartoon features Pinocchio and Dumbo and his portrayal of a careful used car lot owner in the film noir classic Detour. He also worked off and on as a dialogue director.

In 1944, he directed his sole movie, A Fig Leaf for Eve.

Brodie's final appearance in a film came in Goodnight, Sweet Marilyn (1989).

Death

On January 8, 2001, Brodie died in Los Angeles, California. His entry in the reference work Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2001: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture gave his age as 101 and his birth date as May 29, 1899.[4]

Selected filmography

References

  1. "Movie Actor On Way For Visit In Norwood". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Ohio, Cincinnati. 11 June 1935. p. 9. Retrieved January 4, 2018 via Newspapers.com.
  2. "Don Brodie Signs". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Ohio, Cincinnati. 17 May 1931. p. Section 3 - Page 4. Retrieved January 4, 2018 via Newspapers.com.
  3. "Civic Theater". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Ohio, Cincinnati. 26 April 1928. p. 4. Retrieved January 4, 2018 via Newspapers.com.
  4. Lentz, Harris M. (2002). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2001: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture. McFarland. pp. 45–46. ISBN 9780786412785. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
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