Jed Prouty

Jed Prouty (April 6, 1879 – May 10, 1956) was an American film actor.

Jed Prouty
in 1938
Born(1879-04-06)April 6, 1879
DiedMay 10, 1956(1956-05-10) (aged 77)
Resting placeKensico Cemetery Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, U.S.
Years active1910–1952 (including stage years before movies)
Spouse(s)Marion Murray (?-1951; her death)


Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Prouty was a vaudeville performer before becoming a film actor. Mostly appearing in comedies, he occasionally performed a serious character role, for instance a small part as an oily publicist in A Star is Born (1937). After a significant career in silent films, a large part of Prouty's later career was the Jones Family film series.[1] They were 17 low-budget 20th Century Fox family comedies between 1936 and 1940, along with Spring Byington as Mrs. Jones, for such directors as Malcolm St. Clair and Frank R. Strayer. Prouty appeared in all but the final entry.

Partial filmography

(Films marked with a caret are Jones Family films)


  1. Goldrup, Tom (May 1, 2002). Growing Up on the Set: Interviews with 39 Former Child Actors of Classic Film and Television. 69: Mcfarland & Co Inc. ISBN 978-0786412549. Retrieved January 14, 2017.

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