Donald Kirke

Donald Kirke (1901–1971) was an American stage, film and television actor.[1]

Donald Kirke
BornMay 17, 1901
DiedMay 18, 1971 (aged 70)
Other namesWilliam H.F. Kirk
Years active1929–1960


In the early 1920s, Kirke acted in stock theater, including the Gene Lewis-Olga Worth and the Lewis-Worth companies.[2]

Kirke's Broadway credits include The Constant Sinner (1931), A Woman Denied (1931), The Old Rascal (1930), Remote Control(1929), and Gang War (1928).[3]

On December 18, 1922, Kirke signed a contract with the Christie Film Company, for which he had worked two years before going into stock theater.[4]

Kirke ventured into vaudeville in August 1923. He left the Keith's State Stock Company to be in the drama The Song of India, which was opening in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.[5]


Year Title Role Notes
1930Follow the LeaderR.C. Black
1931A Lesson in LoveShort, Uncredited
1932The Fourth HorsemanThad - Henchman
1932Hidden GoldDoc Griffin
1933Women Won't TellAlvin Thompson
1933Blondie JohnsonJoe
1934The Ghost WalksTerry Shaw aka Terry Gray
1935Let 'Em Have ItCurley
1936Sunset of PowerPage Cothran
1936Border FlightHeming
1936Oh, Susanna!Flash Baldwin
1936Ride 'Em CowboySam Parker Jr.
1936In His StepsReynard
1936Country GentlemenMr. Martin
1937Rich Relations
1937Paradise ExpressArmstrong
1937Venus Makes TroubleLon Stanton
1937Smoke Tree RangeWirt Stoner
1937Range DefendersTownsmanUncredited
1937The Emperor's CandlesticksAnton - the Thief
1937Midnight MadonnaAlonzo HallUncredited
1937The Big ShotJohnny Cullen
1937MannequinDave McIntyreUncredited
1937The ShadowPeter Martinet
1938Hawaii CallsRegon
1938I Demand PaymentMr. Twitchett
1939Inside StoryAttorneyUncredited
1939Big Town CzarMinor RoleUncredited
1940The ShowdownHarry Cole
1941Ziegfeld GirlPlayboy Dating SheilaUncredited
1942Outlaws of Pine RidgeJeff Cardeen
1943G-Men vs. the Black DragonMuller - Pier 17 ThugSerial, [Ch.1]
1943A Night for CrimeHamilton Hart
1946The Well Groomed BrideMaitre d'Uncredited
1947Hoppy's HolidaySheriff
1956Scandal IncorporatedSidney M. Woods
1957The Garment JungleSalesmanUncredited


  1. Vogel p.132
  2. "Donald Kirke Heads Cast in 'Kissing Time' At Cozy Today". The Houston Post. Texas, Houston. November 19, 1922. p. 36. Retrieved January 16, 2018 via
  3. "("Donald Kirke" search results)". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 17 January 2018. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  4. "Movies Lure Kirke". The Houston Post. Texas, Houston. December 20, 1922. p. 8. Retrieved January 16, 2018 via
  5. "Donald Kirke Leaving". The Central New Jersey Home News. New Jersey, New Brunswick. August 12, 1923. p. 10. Retrieved January 16, 2018 via


  • Vogel, Michelle. Marjorie Main: The Life and Films of Hollywood's "Ma Kettle. McFarland, 2011.

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