Franklin Pangborn

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 54
Franklin Pangborn was an American comedic character actor famous for playing small but memorable roles with comic flair. He appeared in many Preston Sturges movies as well as the W.C. Fields films International House, The Bank Dick, and Never Give a Sucker an Even Break. For his contributions to motion pictures, Pangborn received a star on the... read more

Franklin Pangborn was an American comedic character actor famous for playing small but memorable roles with comic flair. He appeared in many Preston Sturges movies as well as the W.C. Fields films International House, The Bank Dick, and Never Give a Sucker an Even Break. For his contributions to motion pictures, Pangborn received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1500 Vine Street on February 8, 1960.

Birth Name

Joseph Franklin Pangborn

Born

Wednesday, 23 January 1889

Died

Sunday, 20 July 1958

Actor Filmography

Hollywood and the Stars Herbert (clip from Sing, Bing, Sing (1933)), Self 1963
The Unchained Goddess the Cloud Painter (voice) / the Cloud Painter 1958
The Story of Mankind Marquis de Varennes 1957
The Jack Paar Tonight Show Announcer, Himself / Announcer 1957
Oh, Men! Oh, Women! Steamship Clerk 1957
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show Self 1951
The Patti Page Show Self 1955
The Mickey Rooney Show Mr. Bean 1954
The Revlon Mirror Theater 1953
Private Secretary Armond the photographer 1953
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Hollywood and the Stars Herbert (clip from Sing, Bing, Sing (1933)), Self 1963
The Unchained Goddess the Cloud Painter (voice) / the Cloud Painter 1958
The Story of Mankind Marquis de Varennes 1957
The Jack Paar Tonight Show Announcer, Himself / Announcer 1957
Oh, Men! Oh, Women! Steamship Clerk 1957
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show Self 1951
The Patti Page Show Self 1955
The Mickey Rooney Show Mr. Bean 1954
The Revlon Mirror Theater 1953
Private Secretary Armond the photographer 1953
Personal Appearance Theater Gregory Simpson 1951
The Red Skelton Hour Stevens, Mr. Carter 1951
Penthouse Party Self 1950
The Colgate Comedy Hour Comic Actor, Sy Devore 1950
The Alan Young Show Mr. Deucy 1950
The Ken Murray Show Self 1950
Down Memory Lane Mr. Sennett's Representative / Gilbert Sinclair / archive footage 1949
Addio Mimí! The Cat Lover 1949
My Dream Is Yours Sourpuss Manager 1949
Romance on the High Seas Rio Hotel Clerk 1948
The Sin of Harold Diddlebock Formfit Franklin 1947
I'll Be Yours Barber 1947
Calendar Girl 'Dilly' Dillingsworth / Dilly Dillingsworth 1947
Two Guys from Milwaukee Theatre Manager 1946
Lover Come Back Hotel Clerk / Hotel desk clerk 1946
The Sailor Takes a Wife Salesman 1945
Tell It to a Star Horace Lovelace 1945
You Came Along Hotel Clerk 1945
The Horn Blows at Midnight Sloan - House Detective / Radio Engineer / Sloan 1945
Hollywood and Vine Reggie Allen / Reggie 1945
See My Lawyer B.J. Wagonhorn 1945
Hail the Conquering Hero Reception Committee Chairman 1944
The Great Moment Dr. Heywood 1944
My Best Gal Mr. Porter 1944
Never a Dull Moment Sylvester 1943
Crazy House Hotel Clerk 1943
Holy Matrimony Duncan Farll 1943
Honeymoon Lodge Cathcart 1943
Stage Door Canteen Franklin Pangborn 1943
Two Weeks to Live Mr. Pinkney 1943
Reveille with Beverly Vernon Lewis 1943
Strictly in the Groove Cathcart 1942
George Washington Slept Here Mr. Gibney 1942
Now, Voyager Mr. Thompson 1942
The Palm Beach Story Manager 1942
Moonlight Masquerade Fairchild 1942
What's Cookin' Professor Bistell 1942
Obliging Young Lady Professor Gibney 1942
Call Out the Marines Wilbur 1942
Mr. District Attorney in the Carter Case Charley Towne 1941
Sullivan's Travels Mr. Casalsis 1941
Weekend for Three Number Seven / Number Seven, Old Field Inn Waiter 1941
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break The Producer 1941
Tillie the Toiler Perry Tweedale 1941
Bachelor Daddy Williams, Club Manager 1941
The Flame of New Orleans Bellows 1941
A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob Pet Shop Owner 1941
Where Did You Get That Girl? Digby 1941
The Bank Dick J. Pinkerton Snoopington 1940
Christmas in July Don Hartman - Radio Announcer / Don Hartman 1940
Hit Parade of 1941 Carter 1940
The Villain Still Pursued Her Bartender 1940
Spring Parade Wiedlemeyer 1940
Public Deb No. 1 Bartender 1940
Turnabout Mr. Pingboom 1940
Fifth Avenue Girl Higgins 1939
Broadway Serenade Gene / Gene, Collier's Composer 1939
Topper Takes a Trip Hotel Manager / Louis - Hotel Manager 1939
The Girl Downstairs Adolf Pumpfel 1938
Just Around the Corner Waters 1938
Carefree Roland Hunter 1938
Four's a Crowd Preston 1938
Always Goodbye Bicycle Salesman 1938
Three Blind Mice Clerk 1938
Vivacious Lady Apartment Manager 1938
Doctor Rhythm Mr. Stenchfield (Store Clerk) 1938
Joy of Living Orchestra Leader 1938
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife Assistant Hotel Manager 1938
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Hamilton Montmarcy 1938
Mad About Music Hotel Manager 1938
Thrill of a Lifetime Sam Williams 1937
Love on Toast Finley 1937
She Married an Artist Paul 1937
I'll Take Romance Kane's Secretary 1937
Living on Love Ogilvie O. Oglethorpe 1937
Stage Door Harcourt 1937
Danger - Love at Work Train dining car headwaiter 1937
All Over Town The Costumer 1937
It Happened in Hollywood Mr. Forsythe 1937
The Life of the Party Beggs 1937
It's All Yours Schultz 1937
Easy Living Van Buren 1937
She Had to Eat Mr. Phoecian-Wylie 1937
Dangerous Holiday Doffle 1937
Hotel Haywire Fuller Brush Salesman 1937
Turn Off the Moon Mr. Perkins 1937
A Star Is Born Billy Moon 1937
Step Lively, Jeeves! Gaston / Head Waiter 1937
We Have Our Moments Joe the Bartender / Joe 1937
When Love Is Young John Dorman 1937
Swing High, Swing Low Henri 1937
They Wanted to Marry Hotel Manager 1937
Rich Relations Mr. Dwight 1937
She's Dangerous Renaud / Fashion Designer 1937
Dangerous Number Hotel Desk Clerk 1937
High Hat Renaldo Breton 1937
The Mandarin Mystery Mellish 1936
Three Smart Girls Jeweler 1936
Hats Off Mr. Churchill 1936
The Luckiest Girl in the World Cashier 1936
My Man Godfrey Guthrie 1936
To Mary - with Love Guest 1936
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town The Tailor 1936
Doughnuts and Society Benson 1936
Give Us This Night Forcellini's Secretary 1936
Don't Gamble with Love Salesman 1936
Tango Oscar the Photographer / Oscar, the Photographer 1936
1, 000 Dollars a Minute Reville 1935
She Couldn't Take It Spot's Secretary 1935
She Married Her Boss Window Dresser 1935
The Captain Hits the Ceiling Jimmy Martin 1935
The Headline Woman Hamilton 1935
Eight Bells Finch 1935
Father Knows Best The Helpful Butler 1935
College Rhythm Peabody 1934
Imitation of Life Mr. Carven 1934
Flirtation Veterinarian 1934
My Grandfather's Clock Dr. Watkins 1934
Tomorrow's Youth Thornton - the Tutor / Thornton 1934
Young and Beautiful Radio Announcer 1934
King Kelly of the U.S.A. J. Ashton Brockton 1934
Cockeyed Cavaliers Town Crier 1934
Many Happy Returns Allen's Secretary 1934
Strictly Dynamite Mr. Bailey 1934
Manhattan Love Song Garrett Wetherby 1934
Unknown Blonde Male Co-Respondent 1934
Flying Down to Rio Hammerstein - the Hotel Manager 1933
Design for Living Mr. Douglas, Theatrical Producer / Mr. Douglas 1933
Only Yesterday Tom / Tom (Uncredited) 1933
Wild Poses Otto Phocus, the portrait photographer / Otto Phocus 1933
Menu John Xavier Omsk 1933
Headline Shooter Adolphus G. Crocker 1933
The Important Witness Groom 1933
Bed of Roses Floorwalker 1933
Professional Sweetheart Herbert Childress 1933
International House Hotel Manager 1933
Dream Stuff Gordon 1933
Sweepings Photographer / Photographer (Uncredited) 1933
Sing, Bing, Sing Herbert 1933
Art in the Raw The Artist 1933
The Half-Naked Truth Mr. Wellburton - Hotel Clerk / Hotel Clerk 1932
Over the Counter Drake's Assistant 1932
The Giddy Age George 1932
What Price Taxi Taxi Boy 1932
The Loud Mouth Freddie Quimby 1932
The Midnight Patrol 1932
A Fool's Advice Egbert - Hotel Clerk 1932
Perfect Control Teacher 1932
Camping Out 1931
Blue of the Night Gilbert Sinclair 1931
A Woman of Experience Hans - a Sailor / Hans 1931
Rough House Rhythm 1931
Sunny Party Guest 1930
A Lady Surrenders Lawton 1930
Cheer Up and Smile Professor 1930
Not So Dumb Leach / Vincent Leach 1930
A Blonde for a Night Hector 1928
My Friend from India William / Tommy Valentine 1927
The Cradle Snatchers Howard Drake 1927
Getting Gertie's Garter Algy Brooks 1927
Exit Smiling Cecil Lovelace 1926
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