Harry Holman

Harry Holman (March 15, 1862 – May 3, 1947) was an American character actor. He appeared in approximately 130 films between 1923 and 1947.

Harry Holman
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Harry Holman in It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Harry James Holman

(1862-03-15)March 15, 1862
DiedMay 3, 1947(1947-05-03) (aged 85)
Other namesHarold Holman
Years active19231947


Born in Conway, Missouri, Holman dropped out of school in the ninth grade and began seeking work as an actor. In films from at least 1930, he played countless hapless judges, politicians, and businessmen. He is best known to modern audiences as the desperate Professor Richmond who tries to transform the uncouth Three Stooges into gentlemen in the film Hoi Polloi (1935). He also played frequently in the films of director Frank Capra, for example as the mayor in Meet John Doe (1941) and as the befuddled high school teacher Mr. Partridge in It's a Wonderful Life (1946).

Holman died of a heart attack in Hollywood, California in 1947.[1]

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  1. ^ California Death Index. FamilySearch. Retrieved 13 October 2015.

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