Franklin Pangborn

Franklin Pangborn

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Franklin Pangborn (January 23, 1889 – July 20, 1958) was an American comedic character actor famous for playing small but memorable roles with comic flair. He appeared in scores of feature films playing essentially the same character: prissy, polite, elegant, highly energetic, often officious, fastidious, somewhat nervous, prone to becoming flustered but essentially upbeat, and with immediately recognizable high-speed, patter-type speech. He typically played an officious desk clerk in a hotel, a self-important musician, a fastidious headwaiter, an enthusiastic birdwatcher, and the like, and was usually put in a situation of frustration or flustered by the antics of others. Pangborn was an effective foil for many major comedians.
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    Acting
    Place of birth
    Newark, New Jersey, USA
    Birthday
    1/23/1889
The Bank Dick
The Bank Dick
6.4
A Star Is Born
A Star Is Born
7.2
The Sin of Harold Diddlebock
The Sin of Harold Diddlebock
6.2
King Kelly of the U.S.A.
King Kelly of the U.S.A.
3.5
My Dream Is Yours
My Dream Is Yours
6.4
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
7.5
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
7
The Palm Beach Story
The Palm Beach Story
7
Now, Voyager
Now, Voyager
7.3
Christmas in July
Christmas in July
7
George Washington Slept Here
George Washington Slept Here
6.2
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break
6.8
The Great Moment
The Great Moment
5.8
Hail the Conquering Hero
Hail the Conquering Hero
7
Carefree
Carefree
6.7
Just Around the Corner
Just Around the Corner
5.5
The Story of Mankind
The Story of Mankind
4.5
The Flame of New Orleans
The Flame of New Orleans
6.1
Romance on the High Seas
Romance on the High Seas
6.8
Stage Door
Stage Door
6.9
The Captain Hits the Ceiling
0
Sullivan's Travels
Sullivan's Travels
7.4
The Mandarin Mystery
The Mandarin Mystery
5
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
6.7
The Horn Blows at Midnight
The Horn Blows at Midnight
5.8
Four's a Crowd
Four's a Crowd
4.9
Easy Living
Easy Living
7.1
Topper Takes a Trip
Topper Takes a Trip
6.5
Hollywood and Vine
Hollywood and Vine
4.4
Design for Living
Design for Living
7.1
Reveille with Beverly
Reveille with Beverly
7
The Half-Naked Truth
The Half-Naked Truth
5.1
Cockeyed Cavaliers
Cockeyed Cavaliers
6
Always Goodbye
Always Goodbye
6.8
Swing High, Swing Low
Swing High, Swing Low
5.1
Blue of the Night
Blue of the Night
5.7
I'll Be Yours
I'll Be Yours
6
Broadway Serenade
Broadway Serenade
6.2
A Fool's Advice
A Fool's Advice
5
Her Man
Her Man
5.3
Danger – Love at Work
Danger – Love at Work
8
Calendar Girl
Calendar Girl
5.9
Holy Matrimony
Holy Matrimony
6.7
A Blonde for a Night
A Blonde for a Night
5.1
Art in the Raw
1
Manhattan Love Song
Manhattan Love Song
5.2
Tomorrow's Youth
Tomorrow's Youth
0
Tell It to a Star
Tell It to a Star
0
All Over Town
All Over Town
7.2
Dream Stuff
5.5
Sweepings
Sweepings
5.8
My Friend from India
My Friend from India
5
The Loud Mouth
The Loud Mouth
0
A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob
A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob
4.7
The Girl Downstairs
The Girl Downstairs
4.5
Not So Dumb
Not So Dumb
5
Hats Off
Hats Off
5
Tango
5
Professional Sweetheart
Professional Sweetheart
5
High Hat
High Hat
5
Lover Come Back
Lover Come Back
6.2
She's Dangerous
She's Dangerous
5
Rich Relations
Rich Relations
0
Flirtation
Flirtation
4.4
Dangerous Holiday
Dangerous Holiday
0
Doctor Rhythm
Doctor Rhythm
6
Weekend for Three
Weekend for Three
5.7
It's All Yours
It's All Yours
5
Three Blind Mice
Three Blind Mice
6
5th Ave Girl
5th Ave Girl
7
Cheer Up and Smile
Cheer Up and Smile
0
Spring Parade
Spring Parade
6.8
Call Out the Marines
Call Out the Marines
4
A Lady Surrenders
A Lady Surrenders
3.5
You Came Along
You Came Along
7
Over the Counter
Over the Counter
4.7
Joy of Living
Joy of Living
5.7
The Important Witness
The Important Witness
5
Getting Gertie's Garter
Getting Gertie's Garter
7.3
Obliging Young Lady
Obliging Young Lady
5
What Price Taxi
What Price Taxi
1
Vivacious Lady
Vivacious Lady
6.8
She Married an Artist
She Married an Artist
0
A Woman of Experience
A Woman of Experience
5.2
Cradle Snatchers
Cradle Snatchers
3.5
Bed of Roses
Bed of Roses
6
Doughnuts and Society
Doughnuts and Society
0
The Life of the Party
The Life of the Party
5.2
It Happened in Hollywood
It Happened in Hollywood
6.2
Dangerous Number
Dangerous Number
5
Living on Love
Living on Love
5.8
Young and Beautiful
Young and Beautiful
4.2
We Have Our Moments
We Have Our Moments
5.8
I'll Take Romance
I'll Take Romance
5
Turnabout
Turnabout
6
Mr. District Attorney in the Carter Case
Mr. District Attorney in the Carter Case
6
Eight Bells
Eight Bells
6
Three Smart Girls
Three Smart Girls
6.4
Hit Parade of 1941
Hit Parade of 1941
5.3
Moonlight Masquerade
Moonlight Masquerade
5
My Best Gal
My Best Gal
0
She Married Her Boss
She Married Her Boss
7
Parachute Jumper
Parachute Jumper
6.1
Give Us This Night
Give Us This Night
7
Love on Toast
Love on Toast
5.5
What's Cookin'?
What's Cookin'?
5.5
Menu
Menu
5.4
When Love Is Young
When Love Is Young
0
Stage Door Canteen
Stage Door Canteen
6.1
$1,000 a Minute
$1,000 a Minute
5.2
Allergic to Love
0
My Grandfather's Clock
7
Where Did You Get That Girl?
Where Did You Get That Girl?
5
Honeymoon Lodge
Honeymoon Lodge
0
Never a Dull Moment
Never a Dull Moment
6
The Eternal Melody
0
International House
International House
5.3
To Mary - with Love
To Mary - with Love
4.5
Hollywood Trouble
0
Next Door Neighbors
Next Door Neighbors
0
Flying Down to Rio
Flying Down to Rio
6.1
Two Guys from Milwaukee
Two Guys from Milwaukee
4.8
Exit Smiling
Exit Smiling
8
Sunny
Sunny
4
Unknown Blonde
Unknown Blonde
1
Don't Gamble with Love
Don't Gamble with Love
0
Poor Aubrey
Poor Aubrey
5
The Unchained Goddess
7
Wild Poses
Wild Poses
7.8
Headline Shooter
Headline Shooter
5.8
On Trial
On Trial
6
Thrill of a Lifetime
Thrill of a Lifetime
5
College Rhythm
College Rhythm
4.7
The Giddy Age
0
Swing Banditry
Swing Banditry
0
Public Deb No. 1
Public Deb No. 1
4.2
Two Weeks to Live
Two Weeks to Live
2
My Man Godfrey
My Man Godfrey
7.6
Sing, Bing, Sing
Sing, Bing, Sing
5.6
The Girl in the Pullman
The Girl in the Pullman
0
Bad Housekeeping
0
See My Lawyer
See My Lawyer
6
She Had to Eat
She Had to Eat
5
Bachelor Daddy
Bachelor Daddy
0
Crazy House
Crazy House
5
Reckless Age
Reckless Age
0
She Couldn't Take It
She Couldn't Take It
7
Only Yesterday
Only Yesterday
6.8
Finger Prints
Finger Prints
0
Lighthouse Love
0
Imitation of Life
Imitation of Life
7
Step Lively, Jeeves!
Step Lively, Jeeves!
4.7
Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 8
4
Lighthouse Love
Lighthouse Love
5.5
Many Happy Returns
Many Happy Returns
6
Strictly Dynamite
Strictly Dynamite
5.3
Strictly in the Groove
Strictly in the Groove
0
Lady of the Pavements
Lady of the Pavements
4.6
The Villain Still Pursued Her
The Villain Still Pursued Her
4.9
The Headline Woman
The Headline Woman
5
Down Memory Lane
Down Memory Lane
0
Tillie the Toiler
Tillie the Toiler
0
Jimmy's New Yacht
Jimmy's New Yacht
1
The Chumps
1
Torchy
0
Torchy Passes the Buck
0
Torchy Turns the Trick
0
Torchy's Night Cap
0
Torchy Raises the Auntie
0
Torchy's Two Toots
0
Torchy's Busy Day
0
Torchy Rolls His Own
0
Torchy's Kitty Coup
0
Torchy Turns Turtle
0
Torchy's Loud Spooker
0
Tee for Two
0
Doctor's Orders
0
Breakfast in Bed
0
Going Hollywood: The '30s
Going Hollywood: The '30s
10
Hollywood Victory Caravan
Hollywood Victory Caravan
4.9
Reno or Bust
0
Trying Out Torchy
0
Easy on the Eyes
0
The Sap
The Sap
0
The Lady Escapes
The Lady Escapes
0
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