Character actor, Clem Bevans, was born Clement Guy Blevins on Oct 16, 1879 in Cozaddale, OH. Bevans died at the age of 83 on Aug 11, 1963 in Woodland Hills, CA .
Clem Bevans was born on October 16th, 1879 in Cozzadale, Ohio. Like many character actors, Bevans began his career as a vaudeville entertainer in the early 1900's. He steadily worked on his craft, eventually graduating to the world of burlesque, Broadway and even Opera productions. It would not be until 1935 that the 55 year old Bevans' would make his first silver screen appearance in Way Down East. His performance as the the toothless old codger Doc Wiggins was so memorable that Bevans was quickly cast as a similar character in his next film Idol of the Crowds and for the rest of his filmic career would be typecast as the "old coot." Some notable departures from that stereotype was his portrayal of a Nazi spy in Alfred Hitchcock's 1942 thriller Saboteur and the eccentric, voyeuristic millionaire in the musical comedy Happy Go Lucky. By the end of career the actor had made over 130 film and television appearances, acting almost up to the day he dies. His final screen performance was in 1962 on The New Loretta Young Show. Clem Bevans died on August 11th, 1963. He was 83 years old.(Source: article by Minoo Allen for Classic Movie Hub).
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Gene Autry: Jim, I want you to take Larry and keep him under cover until you hear from me.
Larry Evans: Oh, I couldn't ask Mr. Hedges to take a risk like that.
Jim Hedge: You didn't!
[points to Gene]
Jim Hedge: He did.
Drummer: [remarking on the area's isolation] What I'd like to know is, how do you fellows get into this valley?
Zeke: We was born here!
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