Donald Dillaway (March 17, 1903 – November 18, 1982) was an American stage and film actor.
Dillaway (second from left) In Young as You Feel (1931)
|Born||March 17, 1903|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||November 18, 1982 (aged 79)|
|Occupation||Stage, film actor|
New York-born Dillaway started his acting career in the 1920s, with numerous appearances on Broadway. His Broadway debut came in The Backslapper (1925).
In 1927, Dillaway was one of seven actors who were found guilty in New York City of participating in the production of an obscene play, The Virgin Man. They received suspended sentences, and three producers of the play were fined $250 each and sentenced to 10 days in the workhouse.
He had prominent supporting roles in several films of the 1930s, including Pack Up Your Troubles in 1932, the second feature film from Laurel and Hardy. His roles became gradually smaller in the 1940s and 1950s, usually uncredited bit parts.
- The Interview (1929) as The Cub Reporter (film debut)
- Cimarron (1931) as Adult Cim (uncredited)
- Young as You Feel (1931) as Billy Morehouse
- Platinum Blonde (1931) as Michael Schuyler
- Men in Her Life (1931) as Dick Webster
- The Night Mayor (1932)
- Pack Up Your Troubles (1932) as Eddie Smith
- The Animal Kingdom (1932) as Joe Fiske
- Cross-Examination (1932) as David Wells
- Attorney for the Defense (1932) as Paul Wallace
- The Important Witness (1933) as Steve Connors
- The Little Giant (1933) as Gordon Cass
- Cipher Bureau (1938) as Paul Waring
- Horror Island (1941) as Sailor (uncredited)
- The Postman Didn't Ring (1942) as Reporter (uncredited)
- The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) as Wilbur Minafer (uncredited)
- Over My Dead Body (1942) as Reporter
- Gangway for Tomorrow (1943) as Frank Danielson
- Gunmen of Abilene (1950) as Bill Harper
- Plymouth Adventure (1952) - Stephen Hopkins
- The Caine Mutiny (1954) as George (uncredited)
- Tarantula (1955) as Jim Bagny (uncredited)
- Sunrise at Campobello (1960) as Sloan (uncredited)
- The Absent Minded Professor (1961) as Defense Department Secretary (uncredited)
- Back Street (1961) as Cleve (final film, uncredited)
- "("Donald Dillaway" search results)". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 3 January 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
- "Cast of "Virgin Man" Found Guilty And Fined". Dunkirk Evening Observer. New York, Dunkirk. United Press. 28 March 1927. p. 15. Retrieved January 2, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
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