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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Foghorn: Put that away. Scientists don't carry tommy guns.
Bill: Say, maybe we should have brought a butterfly net, huh?
Reagan, the American Reporter: [as Rollo approaches the guillotine] Tough luck kid!
Rollo the Knife Thrower: We all get it in the neck someday.
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