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Character actor, Carl Benton Reid, was born on Aug 14, 1893 in Lansing, MI. Benton Reid died at the age of 79 on Mar 16, 1973 in Hollywood, CA .

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President Andrew Jackson: Sam, some people have destiny sitting right on their backs of their necks. You're one of 'em. You're a born leader. When you talk, people listen because you love 'em. You'll fight for 'em and you'll die for 'em if you have to... and they know it.


Col. Janeway: Mr. O'Hirons! Mr. O'Hirons! Regulations stipulate $10 a month additional for command functions. When we reach the Paradise, notify the paymaster that Captain MacClaw has commanded with distinction. The government owes him $3.30.


Capt. Robert MacClaw: Sir, may I suggest that my troop act as rear guard?
Col. Janeway: Where did you learn cavalry tactics, Captain?
Capt. Robert MacClaw: Well, infantry isn't mobile...
Col. Janeway: Neither is dead cavalry. Ask Custer!


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Trained at the Cleveland Playhouse in the 1920s and appeared in shortened versions of Shakespearean productions at the Chicago World's Fair in 1933.

He repeated his 1939 stage role of Oscar Hubbard in the original Broadway production of "The Little Foxes" when the 1941 film was made.

Stern, mustachioed American character actor who mostly played well-dressed heavies in the 40s and 50s.

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