Edward Brophy Overview:

Character actor, Edward Brophy, was born on Feb 27, 1895 in New York City, NY. Brophy died at the age of 65 on May 27, 1960 in Pacific Palisades, CA .

Edward Brophy was heavy-set, round faced American actor know for his aggressive supporting roles. His 'speak-first think-later' roles included several thick detectives who embarrassed their superiors, as well as a bizarre collection of valets, blustering politicians and cheap chisellers. He is best remembered for his roles in films like The Thin Man, Freaks, and The Falcon series. 

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

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Edward Brophy Quotes:

Timothy Q. Mouse: [the elephants' chatting catches his attention] Huh! A guy can't eat in peace.
[he breaks a peanut open, then eats it]
Timothy Q. Mouse: Gab, gab, gab. They're always gossipin'.


Timothy Q. Mouse: I know how you feel, Dumbo, but you'll hafta pull yourself together. What would your mother think of ya, if she saw you cryin' like this? Remember, you come from a proud race. Why, you're a... a pachydoim, and pachydoims don't cry. What'll cryin' get ya anyhow? Nuttin' but the hiccups.
[Dumbo hiccups]
Timothy Q. Mouse: There, ya see?
[Dumbo hiccups again and Timothy glances toward a bucket of water]
Timothy Q. Mouse: Well - ain't nuttin' a little water won't cure.
[he scoops up Dumbo's trunk]
Timothy Q. Mouse: Ups-a-daisy. We'll get ya fixed up in a jiffy.
[Dumbo hiccups one last time]
Timothy Q. Mouse: Come on.


Timothy Q. Mouse: [a trumpet and drumroll play as Dumbo hesitantly holds back from running out toward the elephant pyramid] Go on! Get goin'! Whatsa matter wit'cha? Dumbo, that's your cue! You're on, Dumbo!
[trumpet and drumroll play again as he pulls out a needle to force Dumbo onto the runway]


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Edward Brophy Facts
Buried at Santa Monica's Woodlawn Cemetery.

Entered films in 1919.

Bald, raspy-voiced, cigar chewing, diminutive Hollywood character actor who specialized in playing gangsters, both in a comic or serious variety, at his peak during the 1930s and 1940s.

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