Job Stage, film, and television actor
Years active 1929-1987
Top Roles Arvide Abernathy, Det. Sgt. Gillespie, Edward 'Eddie' Buchanan, Connors, Chief Inspector Bernie Ohls
Top GenresDrama, Romance, Comedy, Crime, Western, Mystery
Top TopicsBook-Based, Based on Play, Aviation
Top Collaborators (Producer), (Producer), (Director),
Shares birthday with Alfred Hitchcock, Bert Lahr, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers  see more..

Regis Toomey Overview:

Actor, Regis Toomey, was born John Regis Toomey on Aug 13, 1898 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Toomey died at the age of 93 on Oct 12, 1991 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles and was cremated and his ashes scattered at sea.



He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Regis Toomey Quotes:

Sergeant Sarah Brown: Apparently you're a successful gambler.
Sky Masterson: Is it wrong to gamble, or only to lose? I'd better come back for help when I'm broke.
Sergeant Sarah Brown: Please don't misunderstand. It's just so unusual for a successful sinner to be unhappy about sin.
Sky Masterson: Besides, my unhappiness came up very suddenly. Maybe it'll go away again.
Arvide Abernathy: We can keep you unhappy, son. Give us a chance.

Mark Chester: What do them savages know about God? What kind of religion does an Indian got?
Sen. Blakely: Well, among other things, the religion of taking only from the land which is necessary for his survival. The Indian takes his food from the small end of the Horn of Plenty. The white man spills his from the large end and leaves it to rot upon the ground.
Minstrel: Just like a politician spilling words out of the big end. Senator, your Horn of Plenty is the same at both ends... no small end; none at all.

[last lines]
[Bob snaps the handcuffs his wrist to Viola's]
Inspector Sullivan: Hey! What am I going to tell Graves about this?
Inspector Bob Baxter: Tell him I eloped with the secret agent that helped me crack this case.
Viola Avery: Whoopee!
Inspector Bob Baxter: And don't forget to turn in your resignation!

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Regis Toomey Facts
Was a close friend to Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis.

He had starring roles in the classic pre code films, Alibi (1929) and Other Men's Women (1931).

Musical buffs will remember him as Uncle Arvide of The Salvation Army in the film version of Guys and Dolls (1955/I).

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