Eddie Quillan Overview:

Actor, Eddie Quillan, was born Edward Quillan on Mar 31, 1907 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Quillan died at the age of 83 on Jul 19, 1990 in Burbank, CA and was laid to rest in San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills, Los Angeles County, CA.


Eddie Quillan was a bright-eyed, dark-haired, effervescent American juvenile lead. He was well at home in collegiate comedies, in which he later developed into a useful supporting player in both comedy and drama. At seven years old he was on stage with his family's vaudeville act; he came to Hollywood at 19 to feature in comedy shorts, but it was in 1940 that he got one of his best roles, as Connie Rivers in The Grapes of Wrath. He played increasingly smaller roles in post-war years, but kept acting up to the early 1980s. He never married.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).



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Eddie Quillan Quotes:

Eddie Wright: Just bury me with one of your swell hamburgers on my chest.
Bessie Wright: With onions?
Eddie Wright: You oughta know by now.

[Bob flirts with Ann while Joe tries to repair their battered jeep alone]
Ann Reed: Are you sure your friend doesn't need any help?
Bob Moore: Oh, not him. Anyway, if he needs help he'll yell for it.
Joe Riley: Hey, goldbrick! Do I have to handle this detail all by myself?

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