Edward Brophy Overview:

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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Edward Brophy Quotes:

Rollo the Knife Thrower: [seeing the guillotine] Boy! Ain't that somethin'?


Timothy Q. Mouse: You know? Your ma ain't crazy. She's just broken-hearted. And it ain't nobody's fault you got them big ears.
[Dumbo covers himself up with his ears]
Timothy Q. Mouse: Oh boy, I stepped in it that time.
[rushes under Dumbo's ears]
Timothy Q. Mouse: Aw gee, Dumbo, I think your ears are beautiful!
[Dumbo slowly uncovers his face]
Timothy Q. Mouse: Sure! As a matter of fact, I think they're very decorative.
[Dumbo wiggles his ears]
Timothy Q. Mouse: You know, lots of people with big ears are famous!


Timothy Q. Mouse: All we gotta do is build an act. Make ya a star. A headliner! Dumbo the Gr-eat!
[Fanfare plays as Dumbo hoists Timothy with his trunk]
Timothy Q. Mouse: Uh-oh. The Great what?
[faltering fanfare as Dumbo lowers Timothy]


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Edward Brophy Facts
Provided the (uncredited) voice of Harry the Horse on radio's Damon Runyon Theater, which ran throughout 1949.

Entered films in 1919.

Buried at Santa Monica's Woodlawn Cemetery.

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