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Ted Billings (April 7, 1880 – July 5, 1947) was an American character actor of the silent and sound film eras. Born in London, England on April 7, 1880, Billings made his film debut in the role of the Witch, in 1917's The Babes in the Woods, which starred Francis Carpenter and Virginia Lee Corbin as Hansel and Gretel.[1] Over the course of his career he would appear in over 100 films, mostly in unnamed, un-credited roles.[2]

Ted Billings
Born(1880-04-07)April 7, 1880
London, England, United Kingdom
DiedJuly 5, 1947(1947-07-05) (aged 67)
OccupationActor
Years active1917–47

Some of the more notable films in which he appeared include: in the featured role of Ludwig in 1935's Bride of Frankenstein, starring Boris Karloff;[3] the 1937 version of The Prince and the Pauper, Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, and Billy and Bobby Mauch;[4] Stagecoach (1939), starring John Wayne and Claire Trevor;[5] Mrs. Miniver (1942), starring Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon;[6] the Bob Hope comedy, The Princess and the Pirate;[7] and the 1947 classic comedy, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, starring Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo.[8]

His final screen appearance was in a small, unnamed role in Otto Preminger's Forever Amber, starring Linda Darnell and Cornel Wilde; the film was released in October 1947, three months after Billings' death on July 5, 1947.[9]

Selected filmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Babes in the Woods: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  2. ^ "Ted Billings". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  3. ^ "Bride of Frankenstein: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  4. ^ "The Prince and the Pauper: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  5. ^ "Stagecoach: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  6. ^ "Mrs. Miniver: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  7. ^ "The Princess and the Pirate: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  8. ^ "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  9. ^ "Forever Amber: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved March 29, 2015.

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