George Zucco Overview:

Character actor, George Zucco, was born on Jan 11, 1886 in Manchester, England. Zucco died at the age of 74 on May 28, 1960 in Hollywood, CA .

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George Zucco played uninteresting support roles in early British sound films. Then he went to Hollywood in 1936 where his deep, mellifluous voice and air of faintly-seedy-upper-class-menace soon made him the Boris Karloff of "B" features. His characters frequently dabbled in things best left alone, and from 1938 ("Charlie Chan in Honolulu") to 1948 ("Who Killed 'Doc' Robbin?"), he became associated with a whole run of doomed medical ventures. He died from pneumonia.

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

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on Nov 15, 2019 From Caftan Woman

The annual What a Character! blogathon hosted by Paula's Cinema Club, Once Upon A Screen, and Outspoken And Freckled runs from November 15th to 17th. Thanks, Paula, Aurora, and Kellee for this 8th annual edition of the blogathon! January 11, 1886 - May 28, 1960 Hi-diddle-de... Read full article


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By Dan Day Jr. on Jan 11, 2013 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

was born in Manchester, England, on January 11, 1886. Zucco had a long career acting on the stage before he became one of the best character actors in Hollywood. (He didn't make his first film until 1931, and he didn't make his first American film until 1936.) Zucco's first real fame as... Read full article


Happy Birthday To

By Dan Day Jr. on Jan 11, 2013 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

was born in Manchester, England, on January 11, 1886. Zucco had a long career acting on the stage before he became one of the best character actors in Hollywood. (He didn't make his first film until 1931, and he didn't make his first American film until 1936.) Zucco's first real fame as... Read full article


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George Zucco Quotes:

Dr. Joseph Van Ee: So it is you, Leonide. I was warned you might appear, like one of you own illusions out of nowhere.


Prime Minister: [to the House of Commons] Our first duty is to the mother country, England.
Members: Hear, hear!
Prime Minister: I would not trade the meanest English county for all our colonial possessions!


Dr. Cardigan: Pardon me, your friend, Mr. McCoy... what sentence is he returning to?
Mike Hannigan, alias Det. Arnold: 110 years... counting time off for good behavior.
Dr. Cardigan: Oh, what a pity! I had hoped for an execution. Too bad.


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George Zucco Facts
Spent his final years in the Monterey Sanitarium, an assisted-living facility.

His nickname on the set of Universal Studios was "One Take Zucco".

Quiet-spoken off stage, he was an avid dog lover who owned several German Shepherds.

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