E. E. Clive

E. E. Clive

Edward Erskholme Clive was a Welsh stage actor and director who had a prolific acting career in Britain and America. He also played numerous supporting roles in Hollywood movies between 1933 and his death. E. E. Clive was born on 28 August 1879 in Blaenavon in Monmouthshire. Clive studied for a medical career, and had completed four years of medical studies at St Bartholomew's Hospital before switching his focus to acting at age 22. Touring the provinces for a decade, Clive became an expert at virtually every sort of regional dialect in the British Isles. He moved to the US in 1912, where after working in the Orpheum vaudeville circuit he set up his own stock company in Boston. By the 1920s, his company was operating in Hollywood; among his repertory players were such up-and-comers as Rosalind Russell. He also worked at the Broadway in several plays. E. E. Clive made his film debut as a village police constable in 1933's The Invisible Man with Claude Rains, then spent the next seven years showing up in wry supporting and bit parts, where he often portrayed comical versions of English stereotypes. He often played butlers, reporters, aristocrats, shopkeepers and cabbies during his short film career. Though his roles were often small, Clive was a well-known and prolific character actor of his time. Among his best-known roles was the incompetent Burgomaster in James Whale's horror classic Bride of Frankenstein (1935). He was a semi-regular as Tenny the Butler in Paramount Pictures' Bulldog Drummond B series, starring John Howard; he also played butlers in other movies like Bachelor Mother with David Niven and Ginger Rogers. In 1939, Clive appeared in The Little Princess as the lawyer Mr. Barrows, and the first two entries of the classic Sherlock Holmes series starring Basil Rathbone. One of Clive's last roles was Sir William Lucas in the 1940 literature adaption Pride and Prejudice (1940) with Laurence Olivier and Greer Garson. E. E. Clive died on 6 June 1940, of a heart ailment, in his Hollywood home. He was survived by his wife Eleanor and their child. Clive was a member of the Euclid lodge of Freemasons in Boston.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Blaenavon, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK
    Birthday
    8/26/1879
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Bride of Frankenstein
7.5
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The Invisible Man
7.5
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Dracula's Daughter
5.9
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Little Lord Fauntleroy
7
Libeled Lady
Libeled Lady
7.3
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The Little Princess
6.7
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Charlie Chan in London
7
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The Gay Divorcee
6.9
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Arrest Bulldog Drummond
6.7
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The Little Minister
5.9
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Rose of Washington Square
5.7
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Pride and Prejudice
6.9
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Personal Property
6.9
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The Charge of the Light Brigade
6.5
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Bulldog Drummond Escapes
5.9
Bulldog Drummond Comes Back
Bulldog Drummond Comes Back
6.1
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Tarzan Escapes
6.3
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Captain Blood
7.2
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
6.9
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Congo Maisie
4.2
Lloyd's of London
Lloyd's of London
7.2
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The Mystery of Edwin Drood
5.5
Isle of Fury
Isle of Fury
5.3
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It's Love I'm After
6.9
Bulldog Drummond's Bride
Bulldog Drummond's Bride
6.4
Bulldog Drummond's Revenge
Bulldog Drummond's Revenge
5.8
Bulldog Drummond in Africa
Bulldog Drummond in Africa
5.5
Arsène Lupin Returns
Arsène Lupin Returns
5.8
Bulldog Drummond's Peril
Bulldog Drummond's Peril
5.7
The Earl of Chicago
The Earl of Chicago
5.6
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Danger – Love at Work
8
Piccadilly Jim
Piccadilly Jim
6.5
Raffles
Raffles
6.2
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Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back
5.4
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Cain and Mabel
6.2
Live, Love and Learn
Live, Love and Learn
5.8
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Trouble for Two
6
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The Poor Rich
0
The Unguarded Hour
The Unguarded Hour
6.2
The Dark Hour
The Dark Hour
5.5
Ticket to Paradise
Ticket to Paradise
6
Long Lost Father
Long Lost Father
5.7
Atlantic Adventure
Atlantic Adventure
5.5
Man About Town
Man About Town
4.5
Father Brown, Detective
Father Brown, Detective
6.5
We're in the Money
We're in the Money
5.5
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Hound of the Baskervilles
7.1
Palm Springs
Palm Springs
0
The First Hundred Years
The First Hundred Years
6
David Copperfield
David Copperfield
6.6
They Wanted to Marry
They Wanted to Marry
5
Ready, Willing and Able
Ready, Willing and Able
5
Beg, Borrow or Steal
Beg, Borrow or Steal
4.5
Kind Lady
Kind Lady
6.6
Bachelor Mother
Bachelor Mother
7.1
Stars Over Broadway
Stars Over Broadway
5.2
Page Miss Glory
Page Miss Glory
6.3
On the Avenue
On the Avenue
6.7
The White Angel
The White Angel
8
Mr. Moto's Last Warning
Mr. Moto's Last Warning
5.8
Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police
Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police
6.1
Kidnapped
Kidnapped
6
Submarine Patrol
Submarine Patrol
6.6
Maid of Salem
Maid of Salem
5.9
The Golden Arrow
The Golden Arrow
6.1
All American Chump
All American Chump
5.8
All American Chump
All American Chump
5.8
The Last Warning
The Last Warning
7
I'm from Missouri
0
Love Under Fire
Love Under Fire
5.5
Gateway
Gateway
6.5
Foreign Correspondent
Foreign Correspondent
7
Flowing Gold
Flowing Gold
7
One More River
One More River
5.3
Remember Last Night?
Remember Last Night?
4.6
Camille
Camille
7
Night Must Fall
Night Must Fall
7.2
The Widow from Monte Carlo
The Widow from Monte Carlo
5
Gold Diggers of 1935
Gold Diggers of 1935
6.3
Adventure in Diamonds
Adventure in Diamonds
5.2
Riptide
Riptide
6.2
A Feather in Her Hat
A Feather in Her Hat
6.8
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3 Kids and a Queen
6
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The Big Parade of Comedy
6.3
Show Boat
Show Boat
6.7
A Tale of Two Cities
A Tale of Two Cities
6.8
Cheaters at Play
Cheaters at Play
0
Show Boat
Show Boat
6.7
The Emperor's Candlesticks
The Emperor's Candlesticks
5.2
Love Before Breakfast
Love Before Breakfast
5.8
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