Jack Baxley

Jack Baxley (born Andrew Jackson Baxley; July 4, 1884 – December 10, 1950) was an American character actor of the 1930s and 1940s. He appeared in over 100 films over his career, many in unnamed, un-credited roles. Occasionally he would receive small, named roles, and rarely a featured role.

Jack Baxley
Lynn Starr and Baxley in the 1942 film, Gallant Lady
Born
Andrew Jackson Baxley

(1884-07-04)July 4, 1884
DiedDecember 10, 1950(1950-12-10) (aged 66)
OccupationActor
Years active1930–51

Life and career

Born in Dallas, Texas, prior to becoming an actor Baxley worked in circuses and carnivals as a side-show barker.[1]

He made his film debut at the age of 47 in the 1930 Greta Garbo classic, Anna Christie, as a barker at Coney Island.[2] It would be a character he portrayed frequently in films.[1] Some of his more prominent roles included: Mathews in International Crime (1938);[3] Judge Culpepper in Mr. Celebrity (1941);[4] Sheriff Verner in Gallant Lady (1942);[5] and in the featured role of Bill White in The Kid from Gower Gulch (1949), in one of his final performances.[6]

Death

Baxley died on in Los Angeles, California, and was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.[7]

Select filmography

(Per AFI database)[8]

References

  1. Wollstein, Hans J. "Jack Baxley biography". AllMovie. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  2. "Anna Christie (I) (1930)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  3. "International Crime: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  4. "Mr. Celebrity: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  5. "Gallant Lady: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  6. "The Kid from Gower Gulch: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  7. "Andrew Jackson Baxley profile". Find a Grave. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  8. "Jack Baxley profile". American Film Institute. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
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