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Eugene Pallette Overview:

Legendary character actor, Eugene Pallette, was born on Jul 8, 1889 in Winfield, KS. Pallette died at the age of 65 on Sep 3, 1954 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Green Lawn Cemetery in Grenola, Elk County, KS.

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Eugene Pallette was a popular character actor of the 1930s and 1940s, (1939, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington; 1940, The Mark of Zorro; 1941, The Bride Came COD), usually playing fathers or figures of authority who proved to be neither as dumb nor as cantankerous as they looked.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).

HONORS and AWARDS:

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Pallette was never nominated for an Academy Award.

BlogHub Articles:

What A Character! blogathon: That beleaguered paterfamilias,

By carole_and_co on Dec 15, 2018 From Carole & Co.

Every character actor dreams of landing a role as career-defining as that given` a lead, and in 1936 did just that in "My Man Godfrey." As businessman Alexander Bullock -- the lone note of sanity in a scatterbrained but wealthy Park Avenue family -- he wins our sympathy, as he's clan... Read full article


’s Birthday: All Hail His Froggy Voice

By Judy on Jul 8, 2017 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

I’m a sucker for a good voice, and no voice was as memorable and amusing as ’s deep & froggy timbre. His is the kind of voice that startles you when he joins the national anthem/a church congregation’s chorus–the unmistakable, unbelievably harsh and scratch... Read full article


By Michele on Jan 29, 2015 From Timeless Hollywood

is most recognized for his froggy voice. Although he started out in silent pictures and appeared in such movies as Birth of A Nation (1915), Intolerance (1916), The Three Musketeers (1920) with Douglas Fairbanks, and Mantrap (1926) with Clara Bow, he is best known as a character acto... Read full article


, a ‘Corker’ of a Silent Star and a ‘Croaker’ of a Supporting Player in the Talkies!

By C. S. Williams on Jul 8, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

, the Young Star AKA Eugene Pallett, Gene Pallette, Jean Pallette, (Guy Mourdant) is truly a very interesting, controversial actor from the Golden Age of Hollywood. He was the son of Baird William Pallette, referred to as J. W. or Baird[1] the general-manager of The Na... Read full article


, a ‘Corker’ of a Silent Star and a ‘Croaker’ of a Supporting Player in the Talkies!

By C. S. Williams on Jul 8, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

, the Young Star AKA Eugene Pallett, Gene Pallette, Jean Pallette,(Guy Mourdant) is truly a very interesting, controversial actor from the Golden Age of Hollywood. He was the son of Baird William Pallette, referred to as J. W. or Baird[1] the general-manager of The Nat... Read full article


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Eugene Pallette Quotes:

Detective: [notices Carlo by the french doors] Who's that?
Irene: It's mother's protegé.
Detective: No wisecracks. Is that your son?
Alexander Bullock: That? Say, listen. I've made a lot of mistakes in my life, but I'll be hanged if I'll plead guilty to that!


Little John: You'll sweat the lard out of that fat carcass of yours before this day is over, my pudgy friend.
Friar Tuck: And I hope some Norman sword whittles you down to size.


Angelica Bullock: Oh, Alexander, you missed all the excitement.
Alexander Bullock: What's going on?
Angelica Bullock: Oh, let me see. I knew what it was I wanted to say, but somehow it slipped my mind.
Alexander Bullock: What's the matter with Irene?
Angelica Bullock: Oh, yes, that's it. Irene's got herself engaged!
Alexander Bullock: To whom?
Angelica Bullock: Oh, I don't know, Van something-or-other. I think he's the boy with his arm around that girl in pink. He's got lots of money.
Alexander Bullock: Well, he'll need it.


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He was best remembered for his distinctive voice which was often described as "froggy." He actually started his acting career in the silent period with over 130 silent films to his credit.

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