Irving Bacon

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Irving Bacon
Irving Bacon.gif
Born(1893-09-06)September 6, 1893
Saint Joseph, Missouri, U.S.
DiedFebruary 5, 1965(1965-02-05) (aged 71)
Hollywood, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1920–60
Spouse(s)Margaret Bac (?-1934) (her death) 2 children
 
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Irving Bacon
Irving Bacon.gif
Born(1893-09-06)September 6, 1893
Saint Joseph, Missouri, U.S.
DiedFebruary 5, 1965(1965-02-05) (aged 71)
Hollywood, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1920–60
Spouse(s)Margaret Bac (?-1934) (her death) 2 children

Irving Bacon (September 6, 1893 – February 5, 1965) was an American character actor who appeared in almost 500 films. He played on the stage for a number of years before getting into films in 1920. Bacon was sometimes cast in films directed by his namesake Lloyd Bacon (incorrectly named as his brother in several sources) such as The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938). In the late 1930s and early 1940s, he played the weary postman Mr. Crumb in Columbia Pictures' Blondie film series. One of his bigger roles was as a similarly flustered postman in the thriller Cause for Alarm! in 1952. During the 1950s, Bacon worked steadily in a number of television sitcoms, most notably I Love Lucy.

Partial filmography[edit]

Film
YearFilmRoleNotes
1923Anna ChristieUncredited
1929Two SistersChumley
1932This Is the NightJacques
1934Broadway Bill

It Happened One Night

1935Ship Cafe
1939The Oklahoma KidHotel Clerk
Second FiddleHarvey Vaughan
Gone With the WindCorporal
1940The Grapes of WrathDriver
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic BulletBecker
Blondie on a BudgetMailman
1941Meet John DoeBeany
Caught in the DraftCogswell
A Girl, a Guy, and a GobMr. Albert Merney
Never Give a Sucker an Even BreakThe Soda Jerk
1942Holiday InnGus
1943Shadow of a DoubtStation Master
In Old OklahomaBenAlternative title: War of the Wildcats
What a Woman!NewsmanAlternative title: The Beautiful Cheat
1944Casanova Brown
1945Week-End at the WaldorfSam Skelly
1947Monsieur VerdouxPierre Couvais
The Bachelor and the Bobby-SoxerMelvinAlternative title: Bachelor Knight
1948AlbuquerqueDave Walton
California's Golden Beginningshort
State of the UnionBuck Swanson
MoonriseJudd Jenkins
1950Woman in Hiding"Pops" Link
1951Cause for Alarm!'Joe Carston
1952Room for One MoreThe Mayor
1954The Glenn Miller StoryMr. Miller
A Star Is BornGraves
1955Run for CoverScotty
1958Ambush at Cimarron PassJudge Stanfield
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1951The Bigelow Theatre1 episode
1953The Ford Television Theatre1 episode
1954Four Star PlayhouseHamilton Carter1 episode
1954–1955My Little MargieMr. Townsend - Roberta's father2 episodes
1955The Burns and Allen ShowCharlie Irwin, Sr.1 episode
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside TheatreDad1 episode
1956Cavalcade of AmericaPatton1 episode
1956–1957December BrideAndy2 episodes
1957The Gale Storm ShowCrackers1 episode
1958The Real McCoysHoward Anderson1 episode
The Donna Reed ShowMayor Webster1 episode
1960Laramie1 episode

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