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Resting place
  
Kensico Cemetery

Role
  
Film actor

Occupation
  
Actor

Siblings
  
Milton Kibbee

Years active
  
1931–1950

Nieces
  
Lois Kibbee

Name
  
Guy Kibbee



Full Name
  
Guy Bridges Kibbee

Born
  
March 6, 1882 (
1882-03-06
)
El Paso, Texas, U.S.

Died
  
May 24, 1956, East Islip, New York, United States

Spouse
  
Esther Reed (m. 1925–1956), Helen Shea (m. 1918–1923)

Movies
  
Gold Diggers of 1933, Mr Smith Goes to Washington, 42nd Street, Captain January, Footlight Parade

Similar People
  
Busby Berkeley, Lloyd Bacon, Milton Kibbee, Ray Enright, Frank Capra

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Guy Bridges Kibbee (March 6, 1882 – May 24, 1956) was an American stage and film actor.

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Guy Kibbee


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Kibbee was born in El Paso, Texas and began his entertainment career on Mississippi riverboats. He became an actor in traveling stock companies. In 1930, he made his debut on Broadway in the play, Torch Song, which won acclaim in New York and attracted the interest of Hollywood. Shortly afterwards, Kibbee moved to California and after being signed by Paramount Pictures. later, he became part of "Warner Bros.' stock company", contracted actors who cycled through different productions in supporting roles. Kibbee's specialty was daft and jovial characters, and he is perhaps best remembered for the films 42nd Street (1933), Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933), Captain Blood (1935), and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), though he also played the expat inn owner in Joan Crawford's Rain (1932).

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He is also remembered for his performance as Mr. Webb, editor of the Grover's Corners, New Hampshire newspaper, and father of Emily Webb, played by Martha Scott, in the film version of the classic Thornton Wilder play Our Town.

Guy Kibbee Babbitt 1934 Starring Guy Kibbee Aline MacMahon Immortal Ephemera

Kibbee died at the Perry Williams Home for Sick and Needy Actors from complications arising from Parkinson's disease in Long Island, New York in 1956. His younger brother was actor Milton Kibbee.

Guy Kibbee eggs is the name for a breakfast dish which consists of a hole cut out of the center of a slice of bread, and an egg cracked into it, all of which is fried in a skillet. The actor prepared this dish in the 1935 Warner Bros. film Mary Jane's Pa, hence the eponym. This dish is also known by other names, such as "egg in a basket".

Guy Kibbee is also mentioned in the iconic "Hot August Night" concert/album performed by Neil Diamond in 1972 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California. "Thank you people in the audience! Tree people out there, God bless ya, I'm singin for you too! Are you still there tree people? ( laughter ) This is, this is the Greek Theatre,. This is the place that God made for performers when they die, they go to a place called the Greek Theatre. And you're met there by an MC, wearing a long robe and smoking a cigar, looks like Guy Kibbee, and that's what is is. It's performers paradise......"

Filmography

Actor
1950
The Billy Rose Show (TV Series)
- The Night Billy Rose Should'a Stood in Bed (1950)
1949
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series) as
Ed
- The Man Who Ordered Apple Pie (1950)
- Desert Incident (1949)
- The Managers (1949) - Ed
- The Mirror and the Manicure (1949)
1948
Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- The Old Soak (1948)
1948
3 Godfathers as
Judge
1948
Fort Apache as
Capt. Dr. Wilkens
1947
The Red Stallion as
Ed Thompson
1947
The Romance of Rosy Ridge as
Cal Baggett
1947
Over the Santa Fe Trail as
Biscuits
1946
Lone Star Moonlight as
Amos Norton
1946
Gentleman Joe Palooka as
Uncle Charlie
1946
Singing on the Trail as
Dusty Wyatt
1946
Cowboy Blues as
Dusty Nelson
1945
The Horn Blows at Midnight as
Radio Director / The Chief
1944
Dixie Jamboree as
Capt. Jackson
1943
Learn and Live as
Saint Peter
1943
Girl Crazy as
Dean Phineas Armour
1943
Power of the Press as
Ulysses Bradford
1943
Cinderella Swings It as
Scattergood Baines
1942
Whistling in Dixie as
Judge George Lee
1942
Scattergood Survives a Murder as
Scattergood Baines
1942
Tish as
Judge Horace Bowser
1942
There's One Born Every Minute as
Lester Cadwalader, Sr.
1942
Miss Annie Rooney as
Grandpa Rooney
1942
Scattergood Rides High as
Scattergood Baines
1942
Sunday Punch as
'Pops' Muller
1942
This Time for Keeps as
Harry Bryant
1941
Design for Scandal as
Judge Graham
1941
It Started with Eve as
Bishop Maxwell
1941
Scattergood Meets Broadway as
Scattergood Baines
1941
Scattergood Pulls the Strings as
Scattergood Baines
1941
Scattergood Baines as
Scattergood Baines
1940
Chad Hanna as
Huguenine
1940
Street of Memories as
Harry Brent
1940
Our Town as
Mr. Webb
1939
Henry Goes Arizona as
Judge Van Treece
1939
Bad Little Angel as
Luther Marvin
1939
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington as
Governor Hopper
1939
Babes in Arms as
Judge Black
1939
It's a Wonderful World as
Fred 'Cap' Streeter
1939
Let Freedom Ring as
David Bronson
1938
Three Loves Has Nancy as
Pa Briggs
1938
Rich Man, Poor Girl as
Pa
1938
Three Comrades as
Alfons
1938
Joy of Living as
Dennis Garret
1938
Of Human Hearts as
George Ames
1937
The Bad Man of Brimstone as
Francis X. 'Eight-Ball' Harrison
1937
The Big Shot as
Dr. Bertram 'Doc' / 'Simmzy' Simms
1937
Riding on Air as
J. Rutherford 'Doc' Waddington
1937
Mountain Justice as
Dr. John Aloysius Barnard
1937
Jim Hanvey, Detective as
James Woolford 'Jim' Hanvey
1937
Don't Tell the Wife as
Malcom J. 'Dinky' Winthrop
1937
Mama Steps Out as
Leonard 'Len' Cuppy
1936
Three Men on a Horse as
Carver
1936
The Captain's Kid as
Asa Plunkett
1936
M'Liss as
Washoe Smith
1936
Earthworm Tractors as
Sam Johnson
1936
The Big Noise as
Julius Trent
1936
I Married a Doctor as
Samuel Clark
1936
Captain January as
Captain January
1936
Little Lord Fauntleroy as
Mr. Silas Hobbs
1935
Captain Blood as
Hagthorpe
1935
I Live for Love as
Henderson
1935
Don't Bet on Blondes as
Col. Jefferson Davis Youngblood
1935
Going Highbrow as
Matt Upshaw
1935
Mary Jane's Pa as
Sam Preston
1935
While the Patient Slept as
Lance O'Leary
1934
Babbitt as
George F. Babbitt
1934
Big Hearted Herbert as
Herbert 'Big-Hearted' Kalness
1934
Dames as
Horace P. Hemingway
1934
The Merry Frinks as
Uncle Newt Frink
1934
Merry Wives of Reno as
Tom
1934
Harold Teen as
Joe 'Pa' Lovewell
1934
Wonder Bar as
Henry Simpson
1934
Easy to Love as
Justice of Peace
1933
Convention City as
George Ellerbe
1933
The World Changes as
James Clafflin
1933
Havana Widows as
Deacon R. Jones
1933
Footlight Parade as
Silas Gould
1933
Lady for a Day as
Judge Blake
1933
How to Break 90 #2: Position and Back Swing (Short) as
The Golfer (uncredited)
1933
The Silk Express as
McDuff - Railway Detective
1933
The Life of Jimmy Dolan as
Phlaxer
1933
Gold Diggers of 1933 as
Faneul H. Peabody
1933
Lilly Turner as
Doc Peter McGill
1933
Girl Missing as
Kenneth Van Dusen
1933
42nd Street as
Abner Dillon
1932
Central Park as
Policeman Charlie Cabot
1932
The Conquerors as
Dr. Daniel Blake
1932
Scarlet Dawn as
Murphy
1932
Rain as
Joe Horn
1932
Big City Blues as
Hummell, the House Detective
1932
Crooner as
Mike the Drunk with Megaphone
1932
Winner Take All as
Pop Slavin
1932
The Dark Horse as
Zachary Hicks
1932
The Strange Love of Molly Louvain as
Pop - Policeman
1932
Two Seconds as
Bookie
1932
So Big! as
August Hemple (scenes deleted)
1932
The Crowd Roars as
Pop Greer
1932
The Mouthpiece as
Bartender
1932
Play Girl as
'Finky' Finkelwald
1932
Fireman, Save My Child! as
Pop Devlin
1932
Union Depot as
Scrap Iron Scratch
1932
High Pressure as
Clifford Gray
1931
Taxi as
Pop Riley
1931
Flying High as
Mr. Smith
1931
New Adventures of Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford as
McGonigal
1931
Side Show as
Colonel Gowdy
1931
Blonde Crazy as
A. Rupert Johnson, Jr.
1931
How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 6: 'the Big Irons' (Short) as
Mr. Kibbee (uncredited)
1931
Laughing Sinners as
Cass Wheeler
1931
City Streets as
Pop Cooley
1931
Man of the World as
Harry Taylor
1931
Stolen Heaven as
Police Commissioner
1929
For Sale (Short) as
Mr. Hart (uncredited)
Soundtrack
1942
This Time for Keeps (performer: "We're Off to See the Wizard" (1939) - uncredited)
1937
The Bad Man of Brimstone (performer: "Oh, Dem Golden Slippers!" (1879) - uncredited)
1936
The Captain's Kid (performer: "Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum" - uncredited)
1936
Captain January (lyrics: "Chi mi freno in tal momento?" (1835) - uncredited) / (performer: "At the Codfish Ball" (1936), "Asleep in the Deep" (1897) (uncredited), "Chi mi freno in tal momento?" (1835) (uncredited))
1935
Going Highbrow (performer: "Oh! Susanna" (1848) - uncredited)
1932
The Conquerors (performer: "Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground" (1864) - uncredited)
Thanks
1943
Learn and Live (thanks)
Self
1950
Inside U.S.A. with Chevrolet (TV Series) as
Self
- Guy Kibbee (1950) - Self
1949
The Milton Berle Show (TV Series) as
Self - Actor
- Episode #2.12 (1949) - Self - Actor
1949
The Eyes Have It (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.35 (1949) - Self
1949
The Lamb's Gambol (TV Series) as
Self
- Premier (1949) - Self
1947
Week End in Hollywood (Documentary short) as
Self
1941
Picture People No. 2: Hollywood Sports (Short) as
Self
1941
Fishing Fever (Documentary short) as
Self - Fisher
1941
Meet the Stars #3: Variety Reel #1 (Documentary short) as
Self
1938
Behind the Movie Lens (Documentary short) as
Self (uncredited)
1935
Hollywood Hobbies (Documentary short) as
Self
1934
The Hollywood Movie Parade (Short) as
Self
1934
And She Learned About Dames (Short) as
Self (uncredited)
1934
Hollywood Newsreel (Short) as
Self
Archive Footage
2014
The First Motion Picture Unit: When Hollywood Went to War (Documentary)
2006
42nd Street: From Book to Screen to Stage (Video short)
1992
Jack Benny: Comedy in Bloom (TV Movie documentary)
1972
The Dick Cavett Show (TV Series) as
Captain January from film CAPTAIN JANUARY
- Episode dated 5 May 1972 (1972) - Captain January from film CAPTAIN JANUARY
1943
The First Motion Picture Unit (Documentary short) as
Saint Peter - from Learn and Live (uncredited)

References

Guy Kibbee Wikipedia