Olin Howland

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Olin Howland
Born(1886-02-10)February 10, 1886
Denver, Colorado, USA
DiedSeptember 20, 1959(1959-09-20) (aged 73)
Hollywood, California, USA
Resting place
Cremation
OccupationActor
Years active1918-1958
RelativesJobyna Howland (sister)
 
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Olin Howland
Born(1886-02-10)February 10, 1886
Denver, Colorado, USA
DiedSeptember 20, 1959(1959-09-20) (aged 73)
Hollywood, California, USA
Resting place
Cremation
OccupationActor
Years active1918-1958
RelativesJobyna Howland (sister)

Olin Ross Howland (February 10, 1886 – September 20, 1959) was an American film actor. From 1909 to 1927 he appeared on the Broadway stage while balancing a career in silent films. In 1921, he appeared in the play Two Little Girls in Blue with Oscar Shaw and the Fairbanks Twins. He was in Janice Meredith (1924) with Marion Davies. He appeared in some two hundred films between 1918 and 1958.

Howland was born in Denver, Colorado, and died in Hollywood, California. His parents were Joby A. Howland, one of the youngest enlisted participants in the Civil War and Mary C. Bunting. His older sister was the famous stage actress Jobyna Howland.[1]

As a young man he had been taught to fly at the Wright Flying School and soloed on a Wright Model B. This lent special sentiment in his scenes with James Stewart in the film The Spirit of St. Louis (1957). Both Howland and Stewart were pilots in real life. The Spirit of St. Louis and The Blob (1958) were Howland's last films.

In 1958 and 1959, he was cast as Charley Perkins in five episodes of ABC's sitcom, The Real McCoys, starring Walter Brennan.

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