Henry Brandon Overview:

Character actor, Henry Brandon, was born Heinrich von Kleinbach on Jun 8, 1912 in Berlin, Germany. Brandon died at the age of 77 on Feb 15, 1990 in Los Angeles, CA .

MINI BIO:

Dark-haired, German-born actor in American films, with eternally young, if slightly cruel-looking features. He had a leading role in his first film, a Laurel and Hardy feature comedy, as "the meanest man in Toyland," but star billing eluded him through 40 years of films until he appeared as the tiger-taming man of the wild in the big money-spinning When the North Wind Blows 1974, looking so little older you could barely credit it was the same actor who had threatened Buck Rogers with destruction in the 1930s. Died from a heart attack.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Character Actors: an Illustrated Directory).

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Book Review: “: King of the Bogeyman”

By Stephen Reginald on Oct 21, 2018 From Classic Movie Man

Book Review: “: King of the Bogeyman” When I was younger they used to show Babes in Toyland (1934)—also known as March of the Wooden Soldiers—on television in New York during the Thanksgiving holiday season. I always looked forward to watching it with my o... Read full article


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Henry Brandon Quotes:

Cmdr. Harold Roberts: We'll find the wreck without your help.
Dr. Carl Hunter: Maybe you will if you aren't trampled to death first or eaten alive or die of starvation. Wait till the Antarctic night comes and for nine months the black air hangs round you like a rotten rag and your eyes are blinded from the dark and from your own sweat, and you lose each other - and you're alone - alone. Do you hear me? ...Always alone!


Black Cloud: It is Comanche that no man leads unless others follow.


Gunnar Brogge: An Englishman in that uniform? How do you do it?
Major Ruck: Do i ask you how to catch fish?


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Henry Brandon Facts
Injured in a bar fight at the Brass Rail during the filming of Babes in Toyland (1934).

Attended Stanford University for three years.

Often played Indian, Arab, Persian, Native American and East Asian characters, though his ancestry was German.

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