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Etienne Girardot

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Nationality  English
Role  Film actor
Name  Etienne Girardot

Years active  1870s-1939
Occupation  Actor
Parents  Ernest Gustave Girardot
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Born  22 February 1856 (1856-02-22) London, England, UK
Died  November 10, 1939, Hollywood, California, United States
Resting place  Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Movies  Twentieth Century, The Kennel Murder Case, The Hunchback of Notre, Curly Top, The Whole Town's Talking
Similar People  Irving Cummings, H C Potter, George Tobias, Howard Hawks, Michael Curtiz

Etienne Girardot (22 February 1856 – 10 November 1939) was a diminutive stage and film actor of Anglo-French parentage born in London, England.

The son of Ernest Gustave Girardot, he studied at an art school, but left at age seventeen to go on stage. Having played in the provinces, he made his debut on the London stage at the Haymarket Theatre. He went to America in 1893, where he continued his career. He was a success, with numerous Broadway shows to his credit, including the 1893 production of Charley's Aunt, in which he played Lord Fancourt Babberley for three years.

He also worked in film, both silents and talkies, debuting in 1911 in Intrepid Davy. Among his film roles were the harmless lunatic who fancies himself a millionaire in the 1934 screwball comedy Twentieth Century, with John Barrymore and Carole Lombard, and the harassed coroner in three murder mysteries starring William Powell as detective Philo Vance.

Girardot died after a short stay in the hospital. He was survived by his wife Dr. Violetta Shelton, an "eye, ear, nose and throat specialist."

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