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  • BIRTH 17/07/1902
  • DEATH 19/02/1964
  • Country United States
  • MOVIES 25

Edward Gargan

Edward Gargan was born of Irish parents in Brooklyn, New York in 1902. He was the elder brother of actor William Gargan whose July 17 birthday he shared.

Edward Gargan started as a musical comedy actor on Broadway. He sang in "Good News", "Rose-Marie", and other hit musicals of the 1920s, and also in opera. One of his early shows was "Polly of Hollywood" in 1927. He portrayed Patrolman Mulligan, one of the principals of "Strictly Dishonorable", in 1930.

He went to Hollywood in 1932 and the next year was in the cast of the film "David Harum". For the next 19 years he appeared in a variety of movies. Gargan was one of the most prolific bit players in the history of the movies, specializing in dumb policemen and dense sidekicks. He appeared in nearly 300 feature films over a three-decade span between 1921 and 1952, and television work from 1951 to 1953.

Gargan died in New York City in 1964.

Edward Gargan

Movies (25)

Bringing Up Baby
Bringing Up Baby
Zoo Official (uncredited)
Queen Christina
Queen Christina
Drinker Betting on 9 (uncredited)
Carefree
Carefree
Policeman (uncredited)
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Detective
Annabel Takes a Tour
Annabel Takes a Tour
Longshoreman at dance
Daredevils of the Clouds
Daredevils of the Clouds
Tap-It Bowers
Go West
Go West
Railroad Ticket Seller (uncredited)
A-Haunting We Will Go
A-Haunting We Will Go
Police Lt. Foster
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead
Guard Sitting Outside Warden's Office (uncredited)
Twice Blessed
Twice Blessed
Outraged Baseball Fan (uncredited)
The Gilded Lily
The Gilded Lily
Subway Guard
My Sister Eileen
My Sister Eileen
Murphy - Policeman (uncredited)
Grand Jury
Grand Jury
Policeman Burke
The Door Knocker
The Door Knocker
Man
Mary Stevens, M.D.
Mary Stevens, M.D.
'Captain' the Policeman (uncredited)
The Brasher Doubloon
The Brasher Doubloon
Truck Driver (uncredited)
It Happened on Fifth Avenue
It Happened on Fifth Avenue
Policeman in Park (uncredited)
Hit the Ice
Hit the Ice
Bank Policeman (uncredited)
She Wouldn't Say Yes
She Wouldn't Say Yes
Cab Driver (uncredited)
My Man Godfrey
My Man Godfrey
Detective (uncredited)
Gambling Ship
Gambling Ship
Deputy (uncredited)
The Saint's Double Trouble
The Saint's Double Trouble
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
The Saint Strikes Back
The Saint Strikes Back
Pinky Budd
Charlie Chan in Panama
Charlie Chan in Panama
Plant Workman
Gay Blades
Gay Blades
Bartender