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  • BIRTH 21/09/1886
  • DEATH 27/04/1950
  • Country United States
  • MOVIES 26

Hobart Cavanaugh

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

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.

Hobart Cavanaugh

Movies (26)

A Letter to Three Wives
A Letter to Three Wives
Mr. Manleigh
A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Philostrate
Captain Blood
Captain Blood
Dr. Bronson
Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe Trail
Barber Doyle
The Mayor of Hell
The Mayor of Hell
Mr. Gorman
Harold Teen
Harold Teen
Pop
That's Right - You're Wrong
That's Right - You're Wrong
Dwight Cook
Black Angel
Black Angel
Jake
Louisiana Hayride
Louisiana Hayride
Malcolm Cartwright
Mary Stevens, M.D.
Mary Stevens, M.D.
Alf Simmons
Sing Me a Love Song
Sing Me a Love Song
Mr. Barton (uncredited)
Hi, Nellie!
Hi, Nellie!
Fullerton
Zenobia
Zenobia
Mr. Dover
Guest in the House
Guest in the House
Mr. Blossom
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
Self (archive footage)
Moulin Rouge
Moulin Rouge
Drunk
Mandalay
Mandalay
Purser (uncredited)
State Fair
State Fair
Professor Fred Coin (Uncredited)
Rose of Washington Square
Rose of Washington Square
Whitey Boone
Convention City
Convention City
Wendell Orchard
Picture Snatcher
Picture Snatcher
James Peters - Drunken Reporter (uncredited)
Wife vs. Secretary
Wife vs. Secretary
Joe Farnsworth
The Golden Arrow
The Golden Arrow
DeWolfe
Jackass Mail
Jackass Mail
Gospel Jones
Wings in the Dark
Wings in the Dark
Mac
Page Miss Glory
Page Miss Glory
Joe Bonner