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Harry Bayless Stockwell (April 27, 1902 – July 19, 1984) was an American actor and singer. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri.

Harry Stockwell
Harry Stockwell 1945.jpg
Harry Stockwell, 1945
Harry Bayless Stockwell

(1902-04-27)April 27, 1902
DiedJuly 19, 1984(1984-07-19) (aged 82)
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
OccupationActor, singer
Years active1928–1973
Spouse(s)Nina Olivette (December 27, 1950–July 19, 1984; his death); 2 sons[1]
ChildrenGuy Stockwell
Dean Stockwell
Parent(s)William Henry Stockwell (father)
Cora Ellen Teter (mother)[2]

Stockwell made his film debut in the 1935 film Here Comes the Band. However, his claim to fame came in 1937, when he provided the voice of "The Prince" (seen at the beginning and again in the finale) in Walt Disney's animated classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Stockwell was also a noted Broadway performer. In 1943, he succeeded Alfred Drake as Curly, the lead role in Broadway's Oklahoma! He remained in the role until 1948.



He was the father of actors Dean Stockwell[3] and Guy Stockwell with first wife Betty Stockwell.[4] In 1952, he married actress and performer Nina Olivette.[5]


Harry Stockwell died in Manhattan on July 19, 1984, aged 82.[5]



  1. ^ NYC marriage indexes 1907-1995, Cert #36178
  2. ^ Parent info,; accessed January 18, 2018.
  3. ^ Daytona Beach Morning Journal 21 January 1957, p4
  4. ^ 1940 United States Federal Census
  5. ^ a b Harry Stockwell on IMDb

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