Thursday, May 5, 2011

Celebrity Grave: Actor Eddie Dunn 1951

Eddie Dunn (Mar. 31, 1896 - May 5, 1951) was a character actor and a director in the early days of motion pictures.

Actor and Director. A frequent player in Hal Roach and Mack Sennett comedies, Dunn's career mainly featured him in smaller roles playing policemen, bartenders or detectives. Dunn died following a lengthy illness. Dunn appeared in 271 films and directed 6.

-- Tony Scott,

In the '30s, tall, sandy-haired, deep-voiced American actor Eddie Dunn was frequently cast as a laconic police officer in the 2-reelers of comedy producers Hal Roach and Mack Sennett. The actor's feature-film roles consisted mainly of small-town bullies, prison guards, bartenders, military policemen and private detectives. Eddie Dunn was last seen in a fleeting role as a sheriff in the 1950 MGM musical Summer Stock.

-- Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

South of Santa FeA Fig Leaf for Eve Poster Movie 11x17 Jan Wiley Phil Warren Eddie Dunn Janet ScottDesirable Lady / A Fig Leaf for Eve (1944) [Remastered Edition]State Fair & Centennial Summer

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