Job Stage, film, and television actor
Years active 1929-1987
Top Roles Det. Sgt. Gillespie, Arvide Abernathy, Chief Inspector Bernie Ohls, Grant Oury, Edward 'Eddie' Buchanan
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.

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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.


Philip Marlowe: [speaking into the phone] Bernie? This is Marlowe. I got some more red points for you.
Chief Inspector Bernie Ohls: Who is it this time?


Arvide Abernathy: And I never saw until now how much in love with him you are.
Sergeant Sarah Brown: I'll get over it.
Arvide Abernathy: Why would anyone want to get over the one thing you hope for from the minute you're born and remember until the day you die?
Sergeant Sarah Brown: I'll get over it.
Arvide Abernathy: Why? Because it's the greatest reward that woman or man can have on this earth? To love and to be loved?


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

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).

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