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Years active
  
1928-1950

Name
  
Hobart Cavanaugh


Role
  
Character actor

Children
  
Patricia Cavanaugh

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Born
  
September 22, 1886 (
1886-09-22
)
Virginia City, Nevada, U.S.

Died
  
April 26, 1950, Woodland Hills, California, United States

Spouse
  
Florence Cavanaugh (m. 1913–1950)

Movies
  
Captain Blood, A Midsummer Night's Dr, A Letter to Three Wives, I Cover the Waterfront, Night Key

Similar People
  
William Dieterle, Roy William Neill, Lloyd Bacon, Lloyd Corrigan, Gregory Ratoff

Hobart Cavanaugh (September 22, 1886 – April 26, 1950) was an American character actor in films and on stage.

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Biography

He was born in Virginia City, Nevada on September 22, 1886. Cavanaugh attended the University of California.

He worked in vaudeville, teaming with Walter Catlett at some point. He appeared in numerous Broadway productions, including the original 1919 musical Irene and the long-running 1948 musical As the Girls Go.

He made his film debut in San Francisco Nights (1928). Over the next few years he established himself as a supporting actor, and although many of his roles were small and received no film credit, he played more substantial roles in films such as I Cover the Waterfront (1933) and Mary Stevens, M.D. (1933). By the mid-1930s, he was appearing in more prestigious productions, such as A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935), Captain Blood (1935), Wife vs. Secretary (1936) and A Letter to Three Wives (1949). He continued playing small, often comical roles until the end of his life, mostly as downtrodden or henpecked little men. His last performance was in Stella (1950); he knew he did not have long to live and collapsed twice on set, but was determined to see it through. By the end of his life, he had appeared in more than 180 films.

He died following an operation at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California. He was survived by his wife Florence and a daughter.

Filmography

Actor
1950
Stella as
Tim Gross
1949
A Letter to Three Wives as
Mr. Manleigh
1948
Up in Central Park as
Mayor Oakley
1948
Best Man Wins as
Amos
1948
The Inside Story as
Mason - Bank Customer
1948
My Girl Tisa as
Sigmund (uncredited)
1947
Doctor Jim as
Mayor
1947
Driftwood as
Judge Beckett
1947
Easy Come, Easy Go as
Higgins - Repair Shop Manager (uncredited)
1946
Little Iodine as
Mr. Tremble
1946
Margie as
Mr. Angus MacDuff
1946
No Leave, No Love as
Arthur Keenan Kalabush (uncredited)
1946
Faithful in My Fashion as
Mr. Wilson
1946
Black Angel as
Jake
1946
Night and Day as
Man in Hospital Hall (uncredited)
1946
Our Hearts Were Growing Up as
Mr. Dudley (uncredited)
1946
The Hoodlum Saint as
Antique Clock Dealer (uncredited)
1946
Cinderella Jones as
George
1946
The Spider Woman Strikes Back as
Bill Stapleton
1945
Don Juan Quilligan as
Mr. Rostigaff
1945
I'll Remember April as
Joe Billings
1945
The House of Fear as
Bit Part (uncredited)
1945
Roughly Speaking as
The Teacher (uncredited)
1945
I Was a Criminal as
Rosenkrantz, the Treasurer
1944
Together Again as
Perc Mather (uncredited)
1944
Guest in the House as
Mr. Blossom (uncredited)
1944
San Diego I Love You as
Mr. McGregor (uncredited)
1944
Kismet as
Moolah
1944
Louisiana Hayride as
Malcolm Cartwright
1944
The Immortal Blacksmith (Short) as
Oliver Davenport
1943
What a Woman! as
Mailman (uncredited)
1943
Jack London as
Mike, Saloonkeeper
1943
Gildersleeve on Broadway as
Homer
1943
A Scream in the Dark as
Leo Stark
1943
Sweet Rosie O'Grady as
Clark
1943
Dangerous Blondes as
Edward E. 'Pop' Philpot
1943
The Kansan as
Josh Hudkins
1943
The Man from Down Under as
Boots
1943
Pilot #5 as
Boat Owner (uncredited)
1943
Taxi, Mister as
Police Fingerprint Man (uncredited)
1943
The Human Comedy as
Drunk at Bar (uncredited)
1943
The Meanest Man in the World as
Mr. Throckmorton (uncredited)
1942
Stand by for Action as
Carpenter's Mate 'Chips'
1942
Pittsburgh as
Derelict (uncredited)
1942
Whistling in Dixie as
Mr. Panky
1942
Her Cardboard Lover as
Arresting Plainclothesman (uncredited)
1942
Jackass Mail as
Gospel Jones
1942
The Magnificent Dope as
Albert Gowdy
1942
Lady in a Jam as
Reporter in Glasses (uncredited)
1942
Tarzan's New York Adventure as
Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
1942
My Favorite Spy as
Jules
1942
Land of the Open Range as
Pinky Gardner
1942
The Remarkable Andrew as
Teller / Witness (uncredited)
1942
A Tragedy at Midnight as
Charles Miller
1942
A Close Call for Ellery Queen as
Mr. Crandall (uncredited)
1941
Railroadin' (Short) as
George
1941
Playmates as
Philip Tremble (uncredited)
1941
Skylark as
Small Man in Subway Car
1941
Down in San Diego as
Telegraph Clerk (uncredited)
1941
Our Wife as
Shipboard Passenger (uncredited)
1941
The Hard-Boiled Canary as
Announcer (uncredited)
1941
Thieves Fall Out as
David Tipton
1941
Reaching for the Sun as
Front Office Man
1941
Horror Island as
Professor Jasper Quinley
1941
I Wanted Wings as
Mickey
1941
Meet the Chump as
Juniper
1940
Santa Fe Trail as
Barber Doyle
1940
The Great Plane Robbery as
Homer Pringle
1940
Charter Pilot as
Horace Cavanaugh
1940
Street of Memories as
Mr. Foster
1940
Hired Wife as
William
1940
Public Deb No. 1 as
Mr. Schlitz
1940
Stage to Chino as
J. Horatio Boggs
1940
Love, Honor and Oh-Baby! as
'Gimpy' Darnell
1940
I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby as
Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
1940
You Can't Fool Your Wife as
Potts - GBG & P Vice President (uncredited)
1940
An Angel from Texas as
Mr. Robelink
1940
Shooting High as
Clem Perkle
1940
The Ghost Comes Home as
Ambrose Bundy
1940
Home Movies (Short) as
Party Guest Wearing Bowtie (uncredited)
1939
Four Wives as
Mr. Jenkins (uncredited)
1939
See Your Doctor (Short) as
Brother-in-Law (uncredited)
1939
The Honeymoon's Over as
Avery Butterfield
1939
A Child Is Born as
Mr. West
1939
Reno as
Abe Compass
1939
That's Right - You're Wrong as
Dwight Cook - a Screenwriter
1939
The Covered Trailer as
E. L. Beamish
1939
The Day of Rest (Short)(uncredited)
1939
Chicken Wagon Family as
Henri Fippany
1939
I Stole a Million as
Jenkins' Bespectacled Asst. (uncredited)
1939
Career as
Jim Bronson
1939
The House of Fear as
Minor Role (uncredited)
1939
Daughters Courageous as
Tourist (uncredited)
1939
Naughty But Nice as
Piano Tuner (uncredited)
1939
Tell No Tales as
Charlie Daggett (as Hobart Cavanagh)
1939
Rose of Washington Square as
Whitey Boone
1939
Zenobia as
Mr. Dover
1939
Broadway Serenade as
Mr. Ingalls (scenes deleted)
1939
The Adventures of Jane Arden as
Suspect 'Killer'
1939
Never Say Die as
Druggist (uncredited)
1939
How to Sub-Let (Short) as
Mr. Mustavas (uncredited)
1939
Idiot's Delight as
Frueheim (uncredited)
1938
Orphans of the Street as
William Grant
1938
Strange Faces as
Expectant Father of 'Six' (uncredited)
1938
Cowboy from Brooklyn as
Mr. Jordan
1937
That's My Story! as
Sheriff Otis
1937
Carnival Queen as
Profesor Silva
1937
Reported Missing! as
'Ab' Steele
1937
Love in a Bungalow as
Mr. Kester
1937
Night Key as
Petty Louie
1937
The Great O'Malley as
Pinky Holden
1937
Girl Overboard as
Joseph L. 'Joe' Gray
1937
The Mighty Treve as
Mr. Davis
1936
Mysterious Crossing as
Ned J. Stebbins
1936
Sing Me a Love Song as
Mr. Barton (uncredited)
1936
Three Smart Girls as
Wilbur Lamb
1936
Love Letters of a Star as
Chester Blodgett
1936
Here Comes Carter as
Mel Winter
1936
Cain and Mabel as
Milo
1936
Stage Struck as
Wayne
1936
Love Begins at 20 as
Jacob 'Jake' Buckley
1936
The Golden Arrow as
DeWolfe
1936
Colleen as
Noggin
1936
Wife vs. Secretary as
Joe
1936
The Lady Consents as
Mr. Yardley
1936
Two Against the World as
Tippy Mantus
1935
Captain Blood as
Dr. Bronson
1935
Dr. Socrates as
Stevens
1935
A Midsummer Night's Dream as
Philostrate - Master of Revels to Theseus
1935
I Live for Love as
Townsend
1935
Page Miss Glory as
Joe Bonner
1935
We're in the Money as
Max
1935
Broadway Gondolier as
Music Critic Gilmore
1935
Don't Bet on Blondes as
Philbert O. Slemp
1935
Husband's Holiday (Short) as
Meek Husband
1935
Springtime in Holland (Short)
1935
While the Patient Slept as
Eustace
1935
Wings in the Dark as
Mac
1935
Bordertown as
Harry
1934
I Am a Thief as
Daudet
1934
The Firebird as
Emile - Brandt's Valet
1934
The St. Louis Kid as
Richardson
1934
I Sell Anything as
Stooge
1934
A Lost Lady as
Robert
1934
Kansas City Princess as
Sam Warren
1934
Housewife as
George Wilson
1934
Madame Du Barry as
Professor de la Vauguyon
1934
Now I'll Tell as
Freddie Stanton
1934
The Key as
Homer - Tennant's Aide
1934
A Very Honorable Guy as
Benny
1934
Merry Wives of Reno as
Derwent
1934
Harold Teen as
Pop
1934
A Modern Hero as
Henry Mueller
1934
Business Is a Pleasure (Short)
1934
Jimmy the Gent as
Fake Worthingham
1934
Wonder Bar as
Drunk (uncredited)
1934
Fashions of 1934 as
Inventor on Ship (uncredited)
1934
Mandalay as
Purser (uncredited)
1934
I've Got Your Number as
Happy Dooley
1934
Dark Hazard as
George Mayhew
1934
Hi, Nellie as
Fullerton
1934
Easy to Love as
Hotel Desk Clerk
1934
Moulin Rouge as
Drunk
1933
Death Watch
1933
Convention City as
Wendell Orchard
1933
Havana Widows as
Mr. Otis
1933
From Headquarters as
Muggs Manton
1933
Broadway Thru a Keyhole as
Peanuts Dinwiddie
1933
My Woman as
Mr. Miller
1933
Footlight Parade as
Title-Thinker-Upper (uncredited)
1933
Too Much Harmony as
Piano Tuner (uncredited)
1933
Bureau of Missing Persons as
Mr. Harris (uncredited)
1933
Goodbye Again as
Mr. Clayton
1933
The Devil's Mate as
Parkhurst
1933
No Marriage Ties as
Smith
1933
Headline Shooter as
Happy
1933
Mary Stevens, M.D. as
Alf Simmons
1933
The Mayor of Hell as
Mr. Gorman
1933
Private Detective 62 as
Harcourt S. Burns
1933
Gold Diggers of 1933 as
Dog Salesman (uncredited)
1933
I Cover the Waterfront as
One Punch McCoy
1933
A Study in Scarlet as
Thompson - Innkeeper (uncredited)
1933
Lilly Turner as
Earle (scenes deleted)
1933
Picture Snatcher as
James Peters - Drunken Reporter (uncredited)
1933
State Fair as
Professor Fred Coin - Hog Judge (uncredited)
1931
The Wall Street Mystery (Short) as
Martin Hill
1931
Close Friends (Short) as
1st Escaped Prisoner
1930
The Headache Man (Short)
1930
The Poor Fish (Short) as
Harry
1929
Sympathy (Short) as
William Maxwell
1929
The Outlaw in-Law (Short) as
The Hen-Pecked Husband
1928
San Francisco Nights as
Tommie
Soundtrack
1940
The Ghost Comes Home (performer: "The Old Oaken Bucket" - uncredited)
1936
Love Begins at 20 (performer: "She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain When She Comes")
1936
The Lady Consents (performer: "Sailing, Sailing, Over the Bounding Main" (1880) - uncredited)
1934
A Very Honorable Guy (performer: "By a Waterfall" (1930) - uncredited)
1934
Jimmy the Gent (performer: "My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night" (1853) - uncredited)
Self
1949
The Lamb's Gambol (TV Series) as
Self
- Premier (1949) - Self
1940
Screen Snapshots Series 19, No. 8: Cowboy Jubilee (Documentary short) as
Self - Narrator
1940
Screen Snapshots: Seeing Hollywood (Documentary short) as
Narrator
1935
A Dream Comes True (Documentary short) as
Self (uncredited)
Archive Footage
1986
The Laurel and Hardy Show (TV Series) as
Mr. Dover (1986)
1975
Brother Can You Spare a Dime (Documentary)
1955
MGM Parade (TV Series documentary) as
Home Movie Watcher
- Episode #1.12 (1955) - Home Movie Watcher

References

Hobart Cavanaugh Wikipedia


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