Jack Rice

Jack Rice (May 14, 1893 – December 14, 1968) was an American actor best known for appearing as the scrounging, freeloading brother-in-law in Edgar Kennedy's series of short domestic comedy films at the RKO studio, and also as "Ollie" (aka "Oliver Merton" and "Oliver Shaw") in around a dozen of Columbia Pictures's series of the Blondie comic strip.

Jack Rice
Earl Clifford Rice

(1893-05-14)May 14, 1893
DiedDecember 14, 1968(1968-12-14) (aged 75)
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active1920-1963

Born in Michigan to Dr. John Rice (1858-1921) and Mrs. Eugenia Rice, nee Kerwick,(1874-1897), Jack Rice began his career as a stage actor some time after the end of the First World War; he had previously worked as a travelling salesman in Grand Rapids. His stage credits included the annual road company tours of The Passing Show (1922-1925). He first appeared in films in 1933 and played roles in many shorts, feature films and TV. Rice appeared in the films Son of Flubber (1963), That Touch of Mink (1962), Ransom! (1956), The Spirit of 1976 (1935), The Pride of St. Louis (1952), Blondie's Big Deal (1949), Little Orphan Annie (1938), Walking on Air (1936), The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock (1959) and in the television programs, Bonanza, Checkmate and I Love Lucy.

Selected filmography

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