Job actor
Years active 1915--1948
Known for Policemen, prison wardens, government officials, doctors and businessmen; Preston Sturges' unofficial "stock company" of character actors
Top Roles Peterson's Assistant, Detective, Jail Ward Doctor, Train Passenger with Esquire Magazine, Officer
Top GenresDrama, Comedy, Romance, Crime, Mystery, Adventure
Top TopicsBook-Based, Screwball Comedy, Romance (Comic)
Top Collaborators (Director), (Director), (Producer),
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George Anderson Overview:

Character actor, George Anderson, was born on Mar 6, 1886 in New York City, NY. Anderson died at the age of 62 on Aug 26, 1948 in London, England .


George Anderson appeared in over 75 film roles, mostly uncredited bit parts such as policemen, prison wardens, government officials, doctors and businessmen. He was one of Preston Sturges' unofficial "stock company" of character actors, appearing in six Preston Sturges films: The Great McGinty (Charlie, Cashier), Christmas in July (Mr. Jenkins), The Palm Beach Story (The Gent), Sullivan's Travels (Sullivan's Ex-Manager), Hail the Conquering Hero (Bartender), The Great Moment (Frederick T. Johnson), plus one that Sturges wrote but did not direct: Hotel Haywire (Bartender).

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



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George Anderson Quotes:

Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith: [referring to the band] Why don't they play something gay?
[meaning happy]
Bartender: Why don't you acquire a gay viewpoint. It's all mental - every bit of it. Smile and the world smiles with you. Frown and you frown alone.
Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith: I'd just as soon be alone if it's the same to you.
Bartender: Gratitude.

Jail ward doctor: [speaking about the fatally wounded Blinky] Beats me. I don't know what keeps him going.
Jim Reardon: Will he be able to talk anymore?
Jail ward doctor: He's dead now - except he's breathing!

Philip Marlowe: She had more than a figure too. Not a beautiful face, but a good face. She had a face like a Sunday School picnic. You have any idea what kind of face that is, Nulty?
Detective Nulty: I wouldn't know.

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