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Donald MacBride

He was an American character actor on stage, in films and on TV who launched his career as a teenage singer (making several recordings in 1907) in vaudeville and went on to be an actor on Broadway. He appeared in nearly 140 films between 1914 and 1955. His year of birth is given variously as 1889 or 1893 in the standard reference books, but the latter seems to be the correct one as his New York Timesobituary records his age as 63. MacBride was best known for his portrayal of detectives in crime films. One such role was as Sgt. Roberts in the 1941 comedy Topper Returns, starringRoland Young. He also did several slapstick roles in films with comedians such as the Marx Brothers. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and died in Los Angeles, California.


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Born:
Jun 23, 1889 In Brooklyn - New York - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
70
First Appeared:
In the movie By Might of His Right 1915-12-31
Latest Project:
Movie The Seven Year Itch 1955-06-01
Known For
Poster of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood
Poster of The Invisible Woman
Poster of The Flying Irishman
Poster of By Might of His Right
Filmography
Movie The Seven Year Itch M. Brady 1955-06-01
Movie Rhubarb Pheeny 1951-08-29
Movie Bowery Battalion Sgt. Herbert Frisbie 1951-01-24
Movie Texas Carnival Concessionaire #2 1951-10-05
Movie The Story of Seabiscuit George Carson 1949-11-12
Movie Jinx Money Police Capt. James Q. Broaderik 1948-06-27
Movie Beat the Band P. Aloysius Duff 1947-02-19
Movie Buck Privates Come Home Police captain 1947-04-04
Movie Good News Coach Johnson 1947-12-26
Movie The Egg and I Mr. Henty 1947-05-01
Movie Girl on the Spot Inspector Gleason 1946-01-11
Movie Little Giant The conductor 1946-02-22
Movie Blonde Alibi Insp. Carmichael 1946-03-01
Movie The Killers R.S. Kenyon 1946-08-28
Movie The Brute Man Police Captain M. J. Donelly 1946-10-01
Movie The Thin Man Goes Home Police Chief MacGregor 1945-01-25
Movie She Gets Her Man Henry Wright 1945-01-12
Movie Out of This World J.C. Crawford 1945-07-13
Movie Doll Face Lawyer Ferguson 1945-12-31
Movie Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood Dennis Kavanaugh 1945-10-05
Movie Hold That Blonde! Mr. Kratz 1945-11-23
Movie The Doughgirls The Judge 1944-11-25
Movie They Got Me Covered Mason 1943-03-04
Movie Best Foot Forward Capt. Bradd 1943-10-08
Movie A Stranger in Town Vinnie Zephyr Blaxton 1943-04-01
Movie Two Yanks in Trinidad Sgt. Valentine 1942-03-26
Movie Juke Girl 'Muckeye' John 1942-05-30
Movie The Glass Key DIst. Attorney Farr 1942-10-14
Movie Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost Percy Fitzbadden 1942-06-26
Movie My Sister Eileen Officer Lonigan 1942-09-24
Movie Topper Returns Sgt. Roberts 1941-03-21
Movie High Sierra Big Mac 1941-01-25
Movie Footlight Fever Jeff Crandall 1941-03-21
Movie Love Crazy 'Pinky' Grayson 1941-05-23
Movie You'll Never Get Rich Top Sergeant 1941-09-25
Movie Here Comes Mr. Jordan Inspector Williams 1941-08-07
Movie Northwest Passage Sergeant McNott 1940-02-23
Movie The Saint's Double Trouble Inspector John H. Bohlen 1940-01-26
Movie Curtain Call Jeff Crandall 1940-04-18
Movie My Favorite Wife Hotel Clerk 1940-05-17
Movie The Invisible Woman Foghorn 1940-12-27
Movie Charlie Chan in Murder over New York Insp. Vance 1940-12-13
Movie Michael Shayne: Private Detective Chief Peter Painter 1940-12-19
Movie Wyoming Bart - Henchman 1940-09-13
Movie The Flying Irishman Roy Thompson 1939-04-07
Movie Twelve Crowded Hours Detective Sergeant Joe Keller 1939-03-03
Movie The Great Man Votes Iron Hat McCarthy 1939-01-13
Movie The Girl from Mexico L. B. Renner 1939-06-01
Movie The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle Hotel Manager 1939-03-29
Movie The Amazing Mr. Williams Police Lieutenant Bixler 1939-11-22
Movie The Gracie Allen Murder Case Dist. Atty. John, Markham 1939-06-02
Movie Charlie Chan at Treasure Island Deputy Police Chief J.J. Kilvaine 1939-08-31
Movie Blondie Takes a Vacation Harvey Morton 1939-07-20
Movie The Girl and the Gambler Mike Bascom 1939-06-15
Movie Room Service Gregory Wagner 1938-09-30
Movie Annabel Takes a Tour Thompson, RR Conductor 1938-11-10
Movie The Chemist 1936-10-09
Movie His First Flame Fire Chief (as Don McBride) 1935-03-08
Movie The Wrong, Wrong Trail I. Peek - Head Detective 1934-02-13
Movie Howd' Ya Like That? Customs Officer 1934-01-13
Movie Smoked Hams Stagehand (uncredited) 1934-10-19
Movie My Mummy's Arms Egyptian (uncredited) 1934-06-28
Movie A Peach of a Pair The Baron - Dinner Guest (uncredited) 1934-12-29
Movie Buzzin' Around Policeman 1933-02-03
Movie Here Comes Flossie! Flossie's Driver 1933-12-09
Movie Wayward Taxicab Driver 1932-02-19
Movie The Misleading Lady Bill - Asylum Guard 1932-04-15
Movie His Woman Crewman 1931-11-20
Movie Gall and Golf 1917-09-03
Movie By Might of His Right The Wife's Big Brother 1915-12-31