Saturday, 12 October 2013

Harry Wilson

Born: 22 November 1897, London, England
Died: 6 September 1978, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Harry Wilson was a character actor, making over 280 screen appearances in films and on television. He was also a stand-in for Wallace Beery, up until Beery's death, on account of his similar looks.

The Big Street (1942) as Fethington (uncredited)

Harry Wilson is in the foreground on the left. His character name is only given to him in the latter stages of the film and is a psuedonym. We are never informed of his character's real name. Ray Collins is the animated actor on the right.







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