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Years active
  
1912–1941

Name
  
Arthur Housman

Role
  

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Born
  
October 10, 1889 (age 52) (
1889-10-10
)
New York City, New York, U.S.

Spouse
  
Ellen Grubley (m. 1919–1942)

Movies
  
Sunrise: A Song of Two Hum, The Fixer Uppers, Scram!, Our Relations, Rough House Rosie

Similar People
  
Charley Rogers, Carl Mayer, Alan Crosland, Roland West, Jesse L Lasky

Died
  
April 8, 1942 (aged 52) Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Arthur Housman (October 10, 1889 – April 8, 1942) was an American actor in films during both the silent film era and the Golden Age of Hollywood.

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Arthur Housman


Career

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Initially as a leading man, Housman later became known as Hollywood's most familiar comic drunkard in films of the 1930s, usually playing cameo parts in features but with better opportunities in short films. His best remembered roles were in several Laurel and Hardy films, notably Scram!, Our Relations and (in the title role) The Live Ghost. Housman was thought to have an offscreen drinking problem, as well, but he continued appearing in films until his death, his final role (again playing a drunk) was in the low-budget exploitation film Escort Girl made in 1941.

Death

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Housman died of pneumonia at age 52. He was married to Ellen Grubley (31 July 1893 – 21 May 1960) from 1919 until his death in 1942.


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Filmography

Actor
1941
Escort Girl as
Al, the Drunk (as Arthur Houseman)
1941
Public Enemies as
Drunk
1941
Billy the Kid as
Saloon Janitor (uncredited)
1940
Go West as
Drunk in Saloon (uncredited)
1940
The Villain Still Pursued Her as
Mr. McGillicuddy - Drunk (uncredited)
1940
City for Conquest as
Radio Listener (uncredited)
1940
No Time for Comedy as
Drunk Wanting Directions (uncredited)
1940
Prairie Law as
Smith - Drunken Voter (uncredited)
1940
Honeymoon Deferred as
Drunk (uncredited)
1939
Blondie Brings Up Baby as
Drunk (scenes deleted)
1939
The Flying Deuces as
Drunk Legionnaire (uncredited)
1939
Blondie Takes a Vacation as
Drunk on Train (uncredited)
1939
Stronger Than Desire as
Reporter (uncredited)
1939
Ex-Champ as
Drunk In Barroom (uncredited)
1939
Broadway Serenade as
Jonathan (uncredited)
1939
Sergeant Madden as
Fan (scenes deleted)
1939
The Spirit of Culver as
The Drunk (uncredited)
1939
Navy Secrets as
Pickpocket - Posing as a Singing Drunk
1939
They Made Me a Criminal as
Drunk Next to Grandma (uncredited)
1938
Hard to Get as
Drunk on Subway (uncredited)
1938
Youth Takes a Fling as
First Communist
1938
Secrets of an Actress as
Drunk Who Keeps Turning Off Lamp (uncredited)
1938
Island in the Sky as
Drunk (uncredited)
1938
Where the West Begins as
Beano
1938
Man-Proof as
Sourpuss with Capon (uncredited)
1937
Love on Toast as
The Drunk
1937
Merry-Go-Round of 1938 as
Drunk (uncredited)
1937
That's My Story! as
Drunk
1937
Double or Nothing as
Drunk
1937
The Grand Hooter (Short) as
Lodge Brother (uncredited)
1937
Step Lively, Jeeves! as
Max
1937
When Love Is Young as
Drunk (uncredited)
1937
A Family Affair as
Drunk Driver (uncredited)
1936
After the Thin Man as
Man Rehearsing Welcome Speech (uncredited)
1936
Mind Your Own Business as
Drunk (uncredited)
1936
With Love and Kisses as
Gilbert Holbrook (as Arthur Houseman)
1936
Racing Blood as
Legs
1936
Am I Having Fun! (Short) as
Mr. McGoogle (as Arthur Houseman)
1936
Wives Never Know as
Snorter (uncredited)
1936
Our Relations as
Drunk
1936
Little Miss Nobody as
Drunk (uncredited)
1936
Show Boat as
Drunk (uncredited)
1936
Tough Guy as
Percy Waring (uncredited)
1936
Strike Me Pink as
Drunken Pitchman at Carnival (uncredited)
1935
Riffraff as
'Ratsy'
1935
The Fire-Trap as
Neil - Drunk (uncredited)
1935
It Always Happens (Short) as
Joe (as Arthur Houseman)
1935
Here Comes Cookie as
Drunk #1 (uncredited)
1935
Diamond Jim as
Souse (uncredited)
1935
Two for Tonight as
Warburton (uncredited)
1935
Call of the Wild as
Pete, the Drunk (uncredited)
1935
Woman Wanted as
Art (uncredited)
1935
The Captain Hits the Ceiling (Short) as
Cliff
1935
Spring Tonic as
Drunk (uncredited)
1935
Paris in Spring as
Interviewer
1935
Public Hero Number 1 as
Scottsdale Bar Drunk (uncredited)
1935
Hold 'Em Yale (uncredited)
1935
Sing Sister Sing (Short) as
Drunk (uncredited)
1935
Sweet Music as
Drunk (uncredited)
1935
The Fixer Uppers (Short) as
The Drunk
1935
Treasure Blues (Short) as
The Plumber
1934
Here Is My Heart as
Drunken Waiter
1934
The Chases of Pimple Street (Short) as
Mr. Housman (uncredited)
1934
365 Nights in Hollywood as
Drunk Motorist (uncredited)
1934
The Live Ghost (Short) as
Drunken Sailor
1934
Done in Oil (Short) as
Arthur
1934
Gridiron Flash as
Drunk (uncredited)
1934
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch as
Dick Harris
1934
The Merry Widow as
Drunken Man (uncredited)
1934
Kansas City Princess as
Man Getting Manicure (uncredited)
1934
Something Simple (Short) as
Drunk Conventionaire
1934
I Give My Love as
Second Drunk (uncredited)
1934
Punch Drunks (Short) as
Fight Timekeeper (uncredited)
1934
Benny, from Panama (Short) as
Drunken Irate Husband
1934
A Duke for a Day (Short) as
Man in Next Apartment
1934
I Believed in You as
Jerry Hartman, a Drunk (uncredited)
1934
Success at Any Price as
Cocktail Shaker (uncredited)
1934
Elmer Steps Out (Short)
1934
Babes in the Goods (Short) as
The Drunk (as Arthur Houseman)
1934
Bridal Bail (Short) as
Drunk (uncredited)
1933
The Way to Love as
Drunk Being Photographed
1933
Sing Sinner Sing as
Jerry
1933
No Marriage Ties as
Chili, a Bartender (uncredited)
1933
Her Bodyguard as
Drunk
1933
Don't Bet on Love as
One of Shelton's Hoods (uncredited)
1933
Daddy Knows Best (Short) as
Sidney Brooks
1933
Good Housewrecking (Short) as
Husband (as Arthur Houseman)
1933
Roadhouse Queen (Short) as
Arthur Young - Attorney (as Arthur Houseman)
1933
The Constant Woman as
Drunk (uncredited)
1933
The Intruder as
Reggie Wayne
1933
Wreckety Wrecks (Short) as
Drunk (uncredited)
1933
Men Must Fight as
Drunk on Ship (uncredited)
1933
She Done Him Wrong as
Hungry Barfly (uncredited)
1932
No More Orchids as
Serge
1932
Afraid to Talk as
Archie (drunk)
1932
Parlor, Bedroom and Wrath (Short)
1932
False Faces as
Harold (uncredited)
1932
Hat Check Girl as
A Party Guest (uncredited)
1932
Scram! (Short) as
Drunk (as Arthur Houseman)
1932
Movie Crazy as
Customer Who Didn't Order Rabbit
1932
While Paris Sleeps as
Drunk (uncredited)
1932
The Greeks Had a Word for Them as
Drunk (uncredited)
1932
Stepping Sisters as
Max
1931
Wedding Belles (Short)
1931
Night Life in Reno as
Roy Carlton
1931
Anybody's Blonde as
Mulligan
1931
Caught Plastered as
1st Drunk Customer (uncredited)
1931
Five and Ten as
Piggy - Wedding Guest (uncredited)
1931
Bachelor Apartment as
Tippler in Bed (uncredited)
1931
Twisted Tales (Short)
1931
Next Door Neighbors (Short) as
Herman Andrews - Broker
1931
Help Wanted, Female (Short) as
Soupy
1930
Part Time Wife as
Golf Spectator (uncredited)
1930
Feet First as
Drunken Clubman
1930
The Girl of the Golden West as
Sidney Dick
1930
Rolling Along (Short) as
Drunk Bus Passenger
1930
The Squealer as
Mitter Davis
1930
Alias French Gertie as
Bert aka Denver Red (uncredited)
1930
The Dear Slayer (Short)
1930
Officer O'Brien as
Tony Zurik (as Arthur Houseman)
1929
Song of Love as
Joe Sweeney, Acrobat
1929
Times Square as
Lon Roberts
1929
Fast Company as
Barney Barlow
1929
Side Street as
Henchman Silk Ruffo
1929
Broadway as
Dolph
1929
Howling Hollywood (Short)
1929
Queen of the Night Clubs as
Andy Quinland
1928
Sins of the Fathers as
The Count
1928
The Singing Fool as
Blackie Joe
1928
Fools for Luck as
Charles Grogan
1928
Happiness Ahead as
'Sandy' Coles
1928
Partners in Crime as
Barton
1928
Rhythms of a Great City in Minor (Short)
1928
Hold Your Hat (Short) as
The Neighbor Husband
1927
The Spotlight as
Ebbetts
1927
Publicity Madness as
Arthur Hawks
1927
Sunrise as
The Obtrusive Gentleman
1927
Her Silent Wow (Short)
1927
Rumors for Rent (Short) as
Warren
1927
Rough House Rosie as
Kid Farrell
1927
Just a Husband (Short) as
Warren
1927
Love Makes 'Em Wild as
Charlie Austin
1926
Bertha, the Sewing Machine Girl as
Salesman
1926
Whispering Wires as
Casey
1926
The Non-Stop Bride (Short) as
Barney
1926
Easy Payments (Short)
1926
The Midnight Kiss as
Hector Spencer
1926
A Lickpenny Lover (Short)
1926
The Family Picnic (Short)
1926
Early to Wed as
Art Nevers
1926
Moving Day (Short) as
Warren's Brother
1926
Two Lips in Holland (Short)
1926
The Bat as
Richard Fleming (as Arthur Houseman)
1926
Elsie in New York (Short) as
Max - the Manager
1925
Braveheart as
Frank Nelson
1925
The Desert's Price as
Tom Martin (as Arthur Houseman)
1925
Thunder Mountain as
Joe Givens
1925
The Coast of Folly as
Newspaper Reporter
1925
Night Life of New York as
Jerry
1925
The Necessary Evil as
Pug
1925
A Man Must Live as
Tod Cragge
1924
Manhandled as
Chip Thorndyke
1924
Nellie the Beautiful Cloak Model as
Gangster
1924
The Masked Dancer as
Manager at Club Royal
1923
Male Wanted (Short)
1923
Under the Red Robe as
Captain La Rolle
1923
Wife in Name Only as
Victor Harwood
1922
Man Wanted as
Edgar Little
1922
The Snitching Hour as
Bunny (as Arthur Houseman)
1922
Destiny's Isle as
Arthur Randall
1922
Love's Masquerade as
Newspaper Reporter (as Arthur Houseman)
1922
The Prophet's Paradise as
Kadir
1922
Why Announce Your Marriage? as
Teddy Filbert
1922
Shadows of the Sea as
Ralph Dean
1921
In at the Finish (Short)
1921
Nearly Spliced (Short)
1921
The Way of a Maid as
Jimmy Van Trent
1921
Clay Dollars as
Ben Willetts
1921
Room and Board as
Desmond Roach
1921
The Fighter as
Blacardo
1921
Is Life Worth Living? as
Jimmy Colton
1921
Worlds Apart as
Harley Marshall
1920
The Misleading Lady as
Reporter (as Arthur Hausman)
1920
The Road of Ambition as
Monty Newcomb
1920
The County Fair as
Bruce Hammerhead
1920
The Point of View as
Dallas Henley (as Arthur Houseman)
1920
The Flapper as
Tom Morran - The Eel
1920
A Fool and His Money as
Count Tarnowsky
1920
The Blooming Angel as
Ramon
1919
The Gay Lord Quex as
Valma
1919
Toby's Bow as
Bagby
1919
The Immovable Guest (Short)
1919
The Con in Economy (Short)
1919
Back to the Woods (Short)
1919
The End of the Road
1919
The Bondage of Barbara as
Jack Newton
1918
Back to the Woods as
Bill Andrews
1918
All Woman as
Dick Wellman
1918
With Neatness and Dispatch as
Burns
1918
Under Suspicion as
Red Hogan
1918
Brown of Harvard as
Happy (as Arthur Hausman)
1917
Persuasive Peggy as
Percy Pipp (as Arthur Houseman)
1917
Red, White and Blue Blood
1917
A Mother's Ordeal as
Joseph Clark
1917
The Cloud as
Edward Burton
1917
Her Good Name as
Bert Tyler
1916
Ignorance as
The Dancer
1916
The Lash of Destiny as
Al Wayne
1916
The Gods of Fate as
Kent
1915
Pennington's Choice as
Messenger (uncredited)
1915
The Apaches of Paris as
Tom Austin
1915
The Simp and the Sophomores (Short) as
Tom Haze
1915
The Secret of the Cellar (Short) as
Tom Merriwell - the Policeman
1915
It May Be You (Short) as
Jack Kenwood
1915
A Sport of Circumstances (Short)
1915
The Corporal's Daughter (Short) as
Tom - a Government Scout
1915
Up in the Air (Short) as
Artie
1915
All Cooked Up (Short) as
Artie - Second Cook
1915
Chinks and Chickens (Short) as
Artie - Second Farm Hand
1915
Nearly a Scandal (Short) as
Otto
1915
The Idle Rich (Short) as
Artie - a Tramp
1915
Martha's Romeo (Short) as
Artie
1915
His Sad Awakening (Short) as
Nowerk
1915
A Clean Sweep (Short) as
Artie
1915
Music in Flats (Short) as
Artie
1915
Hans and His Boss (Short) as
Arty
1915
Seen Through the Make-Up (Short)
1915
Her Country Cousin (Short) as
The Country Cousin
1915
Rooney the Bride (Short) as
Artie Boone
1915
Hypno and Trance (Short) as
Trance
1915
One Way to Advertise (Short)
1915
A Spiritual Elopement (Short) as
Jack Newclothes
1915
The Tailor's Bill (Short)
1915
Suspicious Characters (Short) as
Bill, Jim's Hungry Pal
1915
Seen from the Gallery (Short)
1915
Found, a Flesh Reducer (Short) as
The Reducing Expert
1915
Lodgings for Two (Short) as
Phelps
1915
A Weighty Matter for a Detective (Short) as
Mr. Splits
1915
A Superfluous Baby (Short) as
Darby Jones
1915
Expensive Economy (Short) as
Walter Jones
1915
The Champion Process Server (Short) as
Champion - the Process Server
1914
The Courtship of the Cooks (Short) as
2nd Cook
1914
A Matter of High Explosives (Short)
1914
It's a Bear (Short) as
Buskins
1914
Wood B. Wedd Goes Snipe Hunting (Short) as
Darby Jones
1914
Getting to the Ball Game (Short) as
Mr. Meekley
1914
Wood B. Wedd and the Microbes (Short) as
Darby Jenks
1914
Seth's Sweetheart (Short) as
Harry, fresh from the city
1914
Love by the Pound (Short) as
Darby Jenks
1914
Post No Bills (Short) as
Will Stark - the Handsome Billposter
1914
The Blue Coyote Cherry Crop (Short) as
Bob
1914
A Village Scandal (Short) as
Shrimp
1914
The Buxom Country Lass (Short) as
Darby Jenks
1914
The Gilded Kidd (Short) as
Harry Kidd aka The Gilded Kidd
1914
Something to Adore (Short) as
Jim Ferris
1914
A Canine Rival (Short) as
Darby Jenks
1914
Qualifying for Lena (Short) as
The Detective
1914
The Revengeful Servant Girl (Short) as
Darby Jenks
1914
The Basket Habit (Short) as
Eddie Chance
1914
The Voice of Silence (Short) as
Stephen Gaines
1914
When the Men Left Town (Short) as
Tom Carson
1914
A Lady of Spirits (Short) as
Darby Jenks
1914
In High Life (Short) as
Darby Jenks
1914
The Vision in the Window (Short) as
Darby Jenks
1914
The Sultan and the Roller Skates (Short) as
Sam Spaulding
1914
The Beautiful Leading Lady (Short) as
Darby Jenks
1914
A Story of Crime (Short) as
Mr. Dorner
1914
On the Lazy Line (Short) as
Arty the Engineer
1913
Her Face Was Her Fortune (Short) as
Darby Jenks
1913
Falling in Love with Inez (Short) as
Inez's 2nd Suitor
1913
The Thrifty Janitor (Short) as
Mr. Blythe
1913
Porgy's Bouquet (Short)(unconfirmed)
1913
A Hornet's Nest (Short)
1913
Tired Bill's Career as a Butler (Short) as
Mr. Melville - Newlywed Husband
1913
Twice Rescued (Short) as
Easton
1913
The Widow's Suitors (Short)
1913
Mr. Toots' Tooth (Short) as
Office Employee
1913
The Stolen Models (Short) as
The Electric Light Man
1913
For the Honor of the Force (Short)
1913
Saved by the Enemy (Short)
1913
Slander's Tongue (Short) as
Harry Pearsall
1913
The Younger Generation (Short) as
John Boyd
1913
The Substitute Stenographer (Short) as
The Innocent Clerk
1913
The Red Old Hills of Georgia (Short) as
Fred Bonsell
1913
To Abbeville Court House (Short) as
Capt. Ransom (unconfirmed)
1913
Scenes of Other Days (Short) as
Their Son
1913
Circumstances Make Heroes (Short) as
WIllie - Mary's Choice
1913
He Would Fix Things (Short) as
Harold
1913
Beau Crummel and His Bride (Short) as
Beau Crummel
1913
Two Little Kittens (Short) as
The Chauffeur
1913
By Mutual Agreement (Short) as
The Hired Man
1913
The Two Merchants (Short) as
Jeremiah Briggs - The 2nd Merchant
1913
A Reluctant Cinderella (Short) as
Dick Evans
1913
When the Right Man Comes Along (Short) as
Arthur Royden
1913
The New Pupil (Short) as
Jack Seymour
1913
Rule Thyself (Short) as
Her Brother Albert
1913
A Shower of Slippers (Short) as
A Peddler
1913
The Long and Short of It (Short) as
Scrappy Joe
1913
Superstitious Joe (Short) as
Vulcan Auto Company Representative
1913
It Wasn't Poison After All (Short) as
The Man with the Sore Throat
1913
The Will of the People (Short) as
Party Worker
1913
After the Welsh Rabbit (Short) as
Harry
1913
The Edison Minstrels (Short) as
Interlocutor
1913
Jack's Joke (Short) as
Ned Brown, His Chum
1913
The Power of Sleep (Short) as
The Village Constable
1913
At Bear Track Gulch (Short) as
Townsman
1913
The Office Boy's Birthday (Short) as
Giccomo - a Fruit Seller
1913
How They Got the Vote (Short) as
The Magician's Assistant
1912
How a Horseshoe Upset a Happy Family (Short) as
Tim Flanagan - Horseshoe Target
1912
An Old Fashioned Elopement (Short) as
An Unwelcome Lover
1912
When Joey Was on Time (Short) as
Joey - the Office Boy
1912
Saving the Game (Short) as
Ed Hobart
1912
A Thrilling Rescue by Uncle Mun (Short) as
The village boy
1912
A Queen for a Day (Short) as
The Zulu Chief
1912
Uncle Mun and the Minister (Short)
1912
Mary in Stage Land (Short) as
The Principal Comedian
1912
Marjorie's Diamond Ring (Short) as
3rd Plumber
1912
What Happened to Mary as
Principal Comedian
1912
Apple Pies (Short) as
3rd Pie Eater
1912
Jim's Wife (Short) as
2nd Drifter
1912
Two Knights in a Barroom (Short) as
The Cobbler
1912
The Jam Closet (Short) as
The Ice-Man
1912
Everything Comes to Him Who Waits (Short) as
Waiter
Writer
1944
Beautiful But Broke (story)
1913
Mr. Toots' Tooth (Short) (story)
Soundtrack
1934
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (performer: "In the Good Old Summertime" (1902) - uncredited)
1932
Scram! (Short) (performer: "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean" - uncredited)
1931
Caught Plastered (performer: "Sweet Adeline" (1903), "London Bridge Is Falling Down" - uncredited)
Self
1934
The Hollywood Gad-About (Documentary short) as
Self - The Drunk (uncredited)
Archive Footage
1989
American Masters (TV Series documentary) as
Customer in 'Movie Crazy'
- Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius (1989) - Customer in 'Movie Crazy' (uncredited)
1986
The Laurel and Hardy Show (TV Series) as
Drunk (1986)
1968
The Best of Laurel and Hardy (TV Movie) as
Second Drunk
1953
Double Trouble (Short) as
The Drunk
1945
A Hit with a Miss (Short) as
Fight Timekeeper (uncredited)

References

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