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Maurice Cass (October 12, 1884 – June 8, 1954) was a character actor on stage and in films and television shows.
|Died||June 8, 1954 (aged 69)|
Hollywood, California, U.S.
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)|
His slight build, frizzy hair and pince-nez glasses cast him as the "absent minded professor" or eccentric scientist type in many of his films, such as the character who discovers the element kryptonite in Adventures of Superman.
He is best remembered for his role as Professor Newton in the 1954 TV science fiction show Rocky Jones, Space Ranger.
Cass's Broadway credits included The Sky's the Limit (1934), Broadway Boy (1932), Wild Waves (1932), Wonder Boy (1931), Overture (1930), The Violet and One, Two, Three (1930), The Novice and the Duke (1929), The Broken Chain (1929), and Faust (1928).
He died of a heart attack at age 69 while the Rocky Jones show was still in production; his Professor Newton character was replaced by a new character, Professor Mayberry.
- Two for Tonight (1935)
- Arbor Day (1936)
- Charlie Chan at the Opera (1936) (Stage Manager—Mr. Arnold)
- Wife, Doctor and Nurse (1937) - Pompout
- Women of Glamour (1937)
- She Had to Eat (1937)
- Exiled to Shanghai (1937)
- The Jones Family in Big Business (1937)
- The Lone Wolf in Paris (1938)
- Josette (1938)
- The Baroness and the Butler (1938)
- Second Fiddle (1939)
- Rose of Washington Square (1939)
- Sunset Trail (1939)
- Pier 13 (1940)
- Her Lucky Night (1945)
- Paris Underground (1945)
- She Gets Her Man (1945)
- Once More, My Darling (1949)
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- "Maurice Cass". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on September 10, 2020. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
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