Job Film, stage and radio actor
Years active 1914-1939
Known for Exasperated business tycoons or newspapermen, fathers
Top Roles Count Romero, Uncle, Andrews, Mr. Borden, Mr. Allenbury
Top GenresComedy, Romance, Drama, Musical, Mystery, Film Adaptation
Top TopicsScrewball Comedy, Book-Based, Reporters
Top Collaborators (Director), (Producer), ,
Shares birthday with Mary Pickford, Sonja Henie, John Gavin  see more..

Walter Connolly Overview:

Actor, Walter Connolly, was born on Apr 8, 1887 in Cincinnati, OH. Connolly died at the age of 53 on May 28, 1940 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and was laid to rest in Saint Joseph New Cemetery in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH.


Heavyweight stage actor, Walter Connolly, came to Talkies in the 1930s (after a false start in silents) and proved his talent in screwball comedies. Usually with a thick, black mustache and an 'at his wits end' persona, he played his share of exasperated business tycoons, newspapermen, and dads. His most famous roles include Claudette Colbert's father in It Happened One Night (1934), and Myrna Loy's father in Libeled Lady (1936). Other notable roles include General Yen's American advisor in The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933), Paul Muni's worthless uncle in The Good Earth (1937) and a con man in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939).

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



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Walter Connolly Quotes:

Mathew J. Clark: I've often thought I might like to devote myself to the theater. Would you think there might be a place for me?
Oliver Webb: Oh yes, yes. Probably fill a long-felt want.

Oliver Webb: O.J., suppose - just hypothetically, of course - that you, Mr. Bromo, could get together again with Miss Seltzer.

Mr. Borden: [Looking at the loud toe his secretary has given him for his birthday] Well, that's one bright spot on a gloomy day.

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Very fond of horse racing, he initially wanted to be a jockey until he found it interfered with his eating habits.

Daughter, Ann, with Nedda Harrigan .

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