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Character actor, Murray Kinnell, was born on Jul 24, 1889 in London, England. Kinnell died at the age of 65 on Aug 11, 1954 in Santa Barbara, CA .



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By Caftan Woman on May 1, 2009 From Caftan Woman

July 24, 1889 - August 14, 1954London-born Kinnell was a versatile actor who appeared on the British stage, Broadway and classic Hollywood films of the 1930s. A member of the George Arliss stock company he appeared in the 1928 Broadway production of The Merchant of Venice as Bassanio.... Read full article

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Murray Kinnell was responsible for getting Bette Davis her big break in movies when, after appearing with her in The Menace (1932), he suggested that his friend, the prestigious actor George Arliss, should cast her in his upcoming film, The Man Who Played God (1932).

He played smooth, gentlemanly, but shady types (businessmen, spies, lawyers), and was probably best known for playing Putty Nose in James Cagney''s The Public Enemy (1931).

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