Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Edward Brophy

Born: 27 February 1895, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 27 May 1960, Pacific Palisades, California, USA

Started out in films in 1919 as a bit part player. He also worked behind the scenes to ensure his longevity in the business. By the end of the silent era, Brophy secured slightly bigger parts, working with the likes of Buster Keaton and Wallace Beery. He even directed a couple of foreign language Buster Keaton features. In the mid 1930s Brophy concentrated his efforts solely on acting and with his short stature and bald looks he featured in many comedies of the time.

The Gay Falcon (1941) as Detective Bates

Right, with Eddie Dunn.

















The Falcon in San Francisco (1945) as Goldie Locke (Credited as Edward S. Brophy)














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