Job Film, stage and radio actor
Years active 1914-1939
Known for Exasperated business tycoons or newspapermen, fathers
Top Roles Count Romero, Uncle, Andrews, Mr. Borden, Mr. Allenbury
Top GenresComedy, Romance, Drama, Musical, Mystery, Film Adaptation
Top TopicsScrewball Comedy, Book-Based, Reporters
Top Collaborators (Director), (Producer), ,
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Walter Connolly Overview:

Actor, Walter Connolly, was born on Apr 8, 1887 in Cincinnati, OH. Connolly died at the age of 53 on May 28, 1940 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and was laid to rest in Saint Joseph New Cemetery in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH.

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Heavyweight stage actor, Walter Connolly, came to Talkies in the 1930s (after a false start in silents) and proved his talent in screwball comedies. Usually with a thick, black mustache and an 'at his wits end' persona, he played his share of exasperated business tycoons, newspapermen, and dads. His most famous roles include Claudette Colbert's father in It Happened One Night (1934), and Myrna Loy's father in Libeled Lady (1936). Other notable roles include General Yen's American advisor in The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933), Paul Muni's worthless uncle in The Good Earth (1937) and a con man in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939).

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

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Walter Connolly Quotes:

Ellie Andrews: Outside of the fact that you don't like him you haven't got a thing against King.
Alexander Andrews: He's a fake, Ellie.
Ellie Andrews: He's one of the best flyers in the country.
Alexander Andrews: He's no good and you know it. You married him only because I told you not to.


Oliver Webb: What we need is a play, something she can read and see herself walking up and down the stage in.


Oscar Jaffe: Did you hear that? She's left me.
Oliver Webb: Say the word, O.J., and I'll kill myself.


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Very fond of horse racing, he initially wanted to be a jockey until he found it interfered with his eating habits.

Daughter, Ann, with Nedda Harrigan .

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