Character actor, Allen Jenkins, was born Alfred McGonegal on Apr 9, 1900 in Staten Island, NY. Jenkins died at the age of 74 on Jul 20, 1974 in Santa Monica, CA .
Allen Jenkins' 'mug' might have come straight from a Damon Runyan story - and proved to be his fortune. In the 1930s and 1940s, with a matchstick often dangling from his drooping lower lip, Jenkins was ever ready with a leering remark and played dozens of dim-witted but by-and-large friendly penny-ante crooks and ne'er-do-wells. Largely retired after 1957, he still played a few cameo roles in his last years. He died from complications following surgery.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
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By Bogart Fan on Oct 26, 2014 From The Bogie Film Blog
Birth Name: David Allen Curtis Jenkins Date of Birth: April 9, 1900 Date of Death: July 20, 1974 Number of Films Made With Humphrey Bogart: 7 The Lowdown When I started ?The Usual Suspects? portion of the blog, I would occasionally get tweets or emails asking when I was going to do a w... Read full article
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Frankie: We'll be in the big time again. A couple of winners and we'll be on Easy Street.
Charlie: [sarcastically] Yeah, sweepin' it!
Okay: Hey, where did you learn about all these things?
Dr. T.S. Clitterhouse: In school. In a university.
Okay: Oh, a university?
Dr. T.S. Clitterhouse: Yes.
Okay: I got a brother in a university.
Dr. T.S. Clitterhouse: Well, indeed? Well, I must add that to your case history. Which university?
Okay: Let me see. What's the name of that joint? Havard!
Dr. T.S. Clitterhouse: Harvard? Really? What does your brother do there?
Okay: He's preserved in alcohol. He's got two heads.
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