Character actor, James Finlayson, was born James Henderson Finlayson on Aug 27, 1887 in Larbert, Scotland. Finlayson died at the age of 66 on Oct 9, 1953 in Los Angeles, CA .
With bald head and walrus mustache, James Finlayson appeared in over 240 roles and is probably best remembered as a great comic foil to Laurel and Hardy. He is known for the double-take-&-squint, the one-eyed stareÂ and the ORIGINAL âDâohâ.(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).
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Mini Tribute Character Actor:By Annmarie Gatti on Aug 27, 2012 From Classic Movie Hub Blog
Born August 27, 1887, Character Actor ! Over 240 roles and the GREAT Comic Foil to Laurel & Hardy! Known for the double-take-&-squint, the one-eyed stare… and the ORIGINAL “D’oh” !!! “And the next time, I want my payment without any detour! Huh, ... Read full article
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Stanley: A blizzard? A blizzard is the inside of a buzzard.
Schoolteacher: Fresh, huh?
Millie - the Maid: Well, ain't she the 'igh and mighty one, denying a girl a bit o' sparking!
Sergeant Major Finlayson: I'm surprised she didn't hear my knees knocking.
Schoolteacher: We shall now have an intelligence test. Who was Columbus?
Prisoner: The mayor of Ohio.
Schoolteacher: [pause] What did he do?
Insurgent Convict: He died.
Schoolteacher: Well, of course he died. Who killed him?
The Tiger: Cock Robin.
Schoolteacher: Who said *that*?
The Tiger: I did.
Schoolteacher: [pause] Correct.
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