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Years active 1906-57
Top Roles Morrow, Theatre Manager, Tomahawk Inn Waiter, Quartermaster Bates, Sidney Whipple
Top GenresComedy, Musical, Romance, Drama, Biographical, Film Adaptation
Top TopicsRomance (Comic), Book-Based, Screwball Comedy
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Walter Catlett Overview:

Character actor, Walter Catlett, was born on Feb 4, 1889 in San Francisco, CA. Catlett died at the age of 71 on Nov 14, 1960 in Woodland Hills, CA and was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, Los Angeles County, CA.


Walter Catlett appeared in over 150 roles. He is probably best remembered for his roles in Bringing Up Baby (the constable that locks everyone up in jail), Yankee Doodle Dandy (the distracted stage manager) and Mr Deeds Goes to Town (the drunken poet who offers to take Cooper out on a bender).

(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).



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

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By Annmarie Gatti on Feb 4, 2013 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Born February 4, 1889 Character Actor ! Character Actor appeared in over 150 roles including Bringing Up Baby (the constable that locks everyone up in jail), Yankee Doodle Dandy (the distracted stage manager), Mr Deeds Goes to Town (the drunken poet who offers to take Co... Read full article

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Walter Catlett Quotes:

Steve Leyton: [amazed as Johnson downs mug after mug of beer] Where do you store it all?
Eddie Johnson: Got my big hoes on.

C.J. Stryver: [in court] Mr. Barsad, have you ever been kicked?
Barsad: Certainly not.
C.J. Stryver: Come, come, Mr. Barsad, weren't you one time kicked downstairs?
Barsad: Well, once I was kicked at the top of the stairs, but I fell down the stairs of my own will and wolition.

Barsad: Don't citizen, don't.
Lackey #1: Why?
Barsad: He's going to pay the forfeit. In just a few minutes, it'll be paid. Let him be at peace.

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Walter Catlett Facts
He is the uncredited voice of the not-so-honest Honest John in the Disney classic Pinocchio (1940).

Introduced the Gershwin standard "Lady Be Good" in the Broadway show of the same name in 1924.

Popular character actor, best known for playing somewhat blustery, often less-than-honest, characters.

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