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Guy Kibbee

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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.

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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.

In popular culture

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......"


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