Character actor, Edward Brophy, was born on Feb 27, 1895 in New York City, NY. Brophy died at the age of 65 on May 27, 1960 in Pacific Palisades, CA .
Edward Brophy was heavy-set, round faced American actor know for his aggressive supporting roles. His 'speak-first think-later' roles included several thick detectives who embarrassed their superiors, as well as a bizarre collection of valets, blustering politicians and cheap chisellers. He is best remembered for his roles in films like The Thin Man, Freaks, and The Falcon series.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
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[trumpet and drumroll play again as he pulls out a needle to force Dumbo onto the runway]
Timothy Q. Mouse: [the elephants' chatting catches his attention] Huh! A guy can't eat in peace.
[he breaks a peanut open, then eats it]
Timothy Q. Mouse: Gab, gab, gab. They're always gossipin'.
Timothy Q. Mouse: [as Dumbo falls from his platform after the "magic" feather falls away] Dumbo! C'mon, fly! Open them ears! The magic feather was just a gag! You can fly! Honest, you can! Hey, open 'em up! Hurry!
[at the last moment, Dumbo opens his ears and soars over the crowd]
Timothy Q. Mouse: Whee! We did it! We did it! Let's show 'em, Dumbo! Power dive!
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