Harry Stubbs (actor)

Harry Oakes Stubbs (December 7, 1874 – May 9, 1950) was an English-born American character actor, who appeared both on Broadway and in films. He was born on December 7, 1874 in Southampton, Hampshire, England.[1] Stubbs immigrated from England at the age of 16, and made his first Broadway appearance at the age of 31 in The Bad Samaritan, which had a short run of fifteen performances in September 1905 at the Garden Theatre.[2]

Harry Stubbs
Born(1874-12-07)December 7, 1874
Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
DiedMay 9, 1950(1950-05-09) (aged 75)
Los Angeles, California, United States
OccupationActor
Years active1929–1943

The Internet Broadway Database (IBDB) has him appearing in only eight plays over the next 23 years, the last of which was 1928's The Big Fight which had a month run at the Majestic Theatre in September/October 1928.[3]

In 1929, he would move to Hollywood and begin his film career, which spanned the first fifteen years of the sound era of the industry; he would appear in over 50 films during that time. At the beginning of his career in the movies, he would have several leading roles, as in his first film, Alibi,[4] but for the most part he was relegated to the smaller roles of a character actor. Stubbs died on May 9, 1950, at the age of 75.[5]

FilmographyEdit

(Per AFI database)[6] An asterisk denotes a leading or featured role.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Harry Stubbs". Internet Broadway Database. Archived from the original on July 29, 2014. Retrieved October 17, 2014.
  2. ^ "The Bad Samaritan". ibdb.com. Archived from the original on April 2, 2014. Retrieved October 17, 2014.
  3. ^ "The Big Fight". Internet Broadway Database. Archived from the original on July 3, 2014. Retrieved October 17, 2014.
  4. ^ "Alibi: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on March 29, 2014. Retrieved October 17, 2014.
  5. ^ "Harry Stubbs". Find a Grave. Archived from the original on November 5, 2012. Retrieved October 17, 2014.
  6. ^ "Harry Stubbs". American Film Institute. Retrieved October 17, 2014.

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