Stuart Erwin (February 14, 1903 – December 21, 1967) was an American actor of stage, film, and television.
|Died||December 21, 1967 64) (aged|
June Collyer (m. 1931)
Erwin began acting in college in the 1920s, having first appeared on stage. From there, he acted in stock theater in Los Angeles.
He broke into films in 1928 in Mother Knows Best. In 1934, he was cast as Joe Palooka in the film Palooka. In 1932, he co-starred with Bing Crosby in the comedy The Big Broadcast, where he played Texas oil tycoon Leslie McWhinney. In 1936, he was cast in Pigskin Parade, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 1940, he played Howie Newsome, the dairy delivery vendor, in the film adaptation Our Town, based on the Thornton Wilder play.
In Walt Disney's Bambi, Erwin performed the voice of a tree squirrel.
In 1946, Erwin starred in Phone Again Finnegan on CBS. He played an apartment house manager in the comedy-drama.
In 1950, Erwin made the transition to television, in which he starred in Trouble with Father,:1109 which was retitled The Stu Erwin Show, with his co-star and real-life wife, actress June Collyer. In 1963-1964, he played Otto King on The Greatest Show on Earth.
Erwin made four guest appearances on CBS's Perry Mason, including the role of murderer Clem P. "Sandy" Sandover in the 1962 episode "The Case of the Double-Entry Mind", and murderer Everett Stanton in the 1964 episode, "The Case of the Scandalous Sculptor".
Erwin guest starred on The Andy Griffith Show, Season 1, Episode 8, portraying Tom Silby who was presumed dead, but returned to town after a two-year absence.
Erwin has a star at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard in the Television section of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was dedicated February 8, 1960.
- Mother Knows Best (1928) - Ben
- New Year's Eve (1929) - Landlady's Son
- Speakeasy (1929) - Cy Williams
- Thru Different Eyes (1929) - Reporter
- The Exalted Flapper (1929) - Bimbo Mehaffey
- Dangerous Curves (1929) - Rotarian
- The Sophomore (1929) - Radio Broadcast Technician (uncredited)
- Happy Days (1929) - Jig
- The Cock-Eyed World (1929) - Buckley
- Sweetie (1929) - Axel Bronstrup
- The Trespasser (1929) - Reporter (uncredited)
- This Thing Called Love (1929) - Fred
- Men Without Women (1930) - Radioman Jenkins
- Young Eagles (1930) - Pudge Higgins
- Paramount on Parade (1930) - Marine (The Montmartre Girl)
- Dangerous Nan McGrew (1930) - Eustace Macy
- Love Among the Millionaires (1930) - Clicker Watson
- Playboy of Paris (1930) - Paul Michel
- Only Saps Work (1930) - Oscar
- Along Came Youth (1930) - Ambrose
- No Limit (1931) - Ole Olson
- Dude Ranch (1931) - Chester Carr
- Up Pops the Devil (1931) - Stranger
- The Magnificent Lie (1931) - Elmer Graham
- Working Girls (1931) - Pat Kelly
- Two Kinds of Women (1932) - Hauser
- Strangers in Love (1932) - Stan Kenney
- Misleading Lady (1932) - Boney
- Make Me a Star (1932) - Merton Gill
- The Big Broadcast (1932) - Leslie McWhinney
- Face in the Sky (1933) - Lucky
- The Crime of the Century (1933) - Dan McKee
- He Learned About Women (1933) - Peter Potter Kendall II
- Under the Tonto Rim (1933) - 'Tonto' Daily
- International House (1933) - Tommy Nash
- Hold Your Man (1933) - Al Simpson
- The Stranger's Return (1933) - Simon Bates
- Before Dawn (1933) - Dwight Wilson
- Day of Reckoning (1933) - Jerry
- Going Hollywood (1933) - Ernest P. Baker
- Palooka (1934) - Joe Palooka
- Viva Villa! (1934) - Jonny Sykes
- Bachelor Bait (1934) - Mr. William Watts
- The Party's Over (1934)
- Chained (1934) - John L. 'Johnnie' Smith
- Have a Heart (1934) - Gus Anderson
- The Band Plays On (1934) - Stuffy Wilson
- After Office Hours (1935) - Hank Parr
- Ceiling Zero (1936) - Texas Clarke
- Exclusive Story (1936) - Timothy Aloysius Higgins
- Absolute Quiet (1936) - 'Chubby' Rudd
- Women Are Trouble (1936) - Matt Casey
- All American Chump (1936) - Elmer Lamb
- Pigskin Parade (1936) - Amos Dodd
- Slim (1937) - Stumpy
- Dance Charlie Dance (1937) - Andrew 'Andy' Tucker
- Small Town Boy (1937) - Henry Armstrong
- Sunday Night at the Trocadero (1937)
- Second Honeymoon (1937) - Leo MacTavish
- I'll Take Romance (1937) - 'Pancho' Brown
- Checkers (1937) - Edgar Connell
- Mr. Boggs Steps Out (1938) - Oliver Boggs
- Three Blind Mice (1938) - Mike Brophy
- Passport Husband (1938) - Henry Cabot
- Back Door to Heaven (1939) - Jud Mason
- It Could Happen to You (1939) - Mackinley Winslow
- Hollywood Cavalcade (1939) - Pete Tinney
- The Honeymoon's Over (1939) - Donald Todd
- Our Town (1940) - Howie Newsome
- When the Daltons Rode (1940) - Ben Dalton
- A Little Bit of Heaven (1940) - Cotton
- Sandy Gets Her Man (1940) - Bill Kerry
- Cracked Nuts (1941) - Lawrence Trent
- The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941) - Tommy Keenan
- The Adventures of Martin Eden (1942) - Joe Dawson
- Drums of the Congo (1942) - Congo Jack
- Blondie for Victory (1942) - Pvt. Herschel Smith
- He Hired the Boss (1943) - Hubert Wilkins
- The Great Mike (1944) - Jay Spencer
- Pillow to Post (1945) - Captain Jack Ross
- Killer Dill (1947) - Johnny 'Killer' Dill
- Heaven Only Knows (1947) - Henry Elkins
- Heading for Heaven (1947) - Henry Elkins
- Doctor Jim (1947) - Dr. James (Jim) Gateson
- Strike It Rich (1948) - Delbart Lane
- Father Is a Bachelor (1950) - Constable Pudge Barnham
- Main Street to Broadway (1953) - Stuart Erwin - First Nighter (uncredited)
- For the Love of Mike (1960) - Dr. Mills
- Son of Flubber (1963) - Coach Wilson
- The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (1964) - Police Captain Loomis
- "Stu Erwin, Film, Video Actor, Dies". Valley News. California, Van Nuys. December 22, 1967. p. 36. Retrieved August 8, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Talkies' Funny Man, Bride Return to Hollywood Home". Oakland Tribune. California, Oakland. July 28, 1931. p. 26. Retrieved August 8, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- "'Phone Again Finnegan,' New Comedy Series on WHP, Stars Stu Erwin" (June 22, 1946). Harrisburg Telegraph. p. 21. Retrieved March 27, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 415. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
- "June Collyer Weds". The Scranton Republican. Pennsylvania, Scranton. Associated Press. July 23, 1931. p. 4. Retrieved August 8, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- Ellenberger, Allan R. (2001). Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries: A Directory. McFarland. p. 24. ISBN 9780786409839. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
- "Stu Erwin". Hollywood Walk of Fame. Archived from the original on 9 August 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
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