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  • BIRTH 23/01/1889
  • DEATH 20/07/1958
  • Country United States
  • MOVIES 25

Franklin Pangborn

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Franklin Pangborn (January 23, 1889 – July 20, 1958) was an American comedic character actor famous for playing small but memorable roles with comic flair. He appeared in scores of feature films playing essentially the same character: prissy, polite, elegant, highly energetic, often officious, fastidious, somewhat nervous, prone to becoming flustered but essentially upbeat, and with immediately recognizable high-speed, patter-type speech. He typically played an officious desk clerk in a hotel, a self-important musician, a fastidious headwaiter, an enthusiastic birdwatcher, and the like, and was usually put in a situation of frustration or flustered by the antics of others. Pangborn was an effective foil for many major comedians.

Franklin Pangborn

Movies (25)

The Palm Beach Story
The Palm Beach Story
Manager
The Story of Mankind
The Story of Mankind
Marquis de Varennes
Vivacious Lady
Vivacious Lady
Apartment Manager
She's Dangerous
She's Dangerous
Fashion Designer
Now, Voyager
Now, Voyager
Mr. Thompson
The Flame of New Orleans
The Flame of New Orleans
Bellows
Professional Sweetheart
Professional Sweetheart
Herbert Childress
Carefree
Carefree
Roland Hunter
My Man Godfrey
My Man Godfrey
Guthrie (uncredited)
Topper Takes a Trip
Topper Takes a Trip
Louis - Hotel Manager
She Married Her Boss
She Married Her Boss
Window Dresser (uncredited)
Joy of Living
Joy of Living
Orchestra Leader
Sullivan's Travels
Sullivan's Travels
Mr. Casalsis
Stage Door
Stage Door
Harcourt
Dream Stuff
Dream Stuff
Gordon
Christmas in July
Christmas in July
Radio Announcer
My Dream Is Yours
My Dream Is Yours
Sourpuss Manager
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
Assistant Hotel Manager
Obliging Young Lady
Obliging Young Lady
Professor Gibney
The Unchained Goddess
The Unchained Goddess
the Cloud Painter (voice)
The Bank Dick
The Bank Dick
J. Pinkerton Snoopington
Easy Living
Easy Living
Van Buren
The Great Moment
The Great Moment
Dr. Heywood
Design for Living
Design for Living
Mr. Douglas
International House
International House
Hotel Manager