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Alan Mowbray ACTOR


Alan Mowbray was born on August 18th, 1896 in London in the United Kingdom with the birth name Ernest Allen.  Before becoming involved in acting he served in the British Army during World War I.
After he completed his service he then became involved in acting working first as a stage actor.  After gaining some experience in London he moved to the United States and found work  with the Theater Guild from 1923 through 1929.  Mowbray also appeared in a number of Broadway productions during this time such as, "Sport of Kings", "These Modern Women" and "The Amorous Antic".
As the sound era came about in films he began to embark on a film career mostly portraying character parts.  Some of his earlier on film roles he added to his resume were roles in, "Alexander Hamilton" (1931), "Sherlock Holmes" (1932), "A Study in Scarlet" (1933), "Becky Sharp" (1935), "My Man Godfrey" (1936), "Terror By Night" (1946) and "My Darling Clementine" (1946).
As he progressed into the 1950's he continued to work in the film industry in such films as, "Wagon Master" (1950), "Colonel Humphrey Flack" (1952), "Ma and Pa Kettle at Home" (1954), "The King and I" (1956) and "A Majority of One" (1962).

He returned back to the theater after a long break in 1963 with a role in the stage production of, "Enter Laughing".  He is also remembered for his roles on the television shows, "Colonel Humphrey Flack" (1953-1954) and "The Mickey Rooney Show" aka "Hey, Mulligan" (1954-1955).
Along with him being a working actor he was also involved in screenwriting.  Mowbray was also one of the founding members of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).  Alan was also a member of Britain's Royal Geographic Society.     
Alan Mowbray married only once to Lorayne Carpenter in 1927, and they had two children and remained married until he passed away on March 25, 1969 in Hollywood, California from a heart attack.  His remains are buried at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California. 


1969 The Flying Nun
1968 The Beverly Hillbillies
1966 The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
1966 Mister Roberts 
1965 Petticoat Junction
1964 Burke's Law 
1963 The Patty Duke Show 
1961 A Majority of One
1961 The Investigators
1961 Whispering Smith
1960-1961 Dante 
1960 Startime 
1960 The Gale Storm Show 
1960 Maverick 
1959 Fibber McGee and Molly 
1959 Colonel Humphrey Flack
1959 Glencannon
1958 Mike Hammer
1958 Schlitz Playhouse 
1958 The Adventures of McGraw 
1958 The Bob Cummings Show 
1957 Lux Video Theatre
1957 The Red Skelton Hour
1957 Crossroads
1956 The Best in Mystery
1956 Around the World in Eighty Days 
1956 The King and I 
1955-1956 Four Star Playhouse
1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much 
1956 Matinee Theatre 
1956 Once Upon a Honeymoon 
1955 The King's Thief
1955 So This Is Hollywood 
1954 The Steel Cage 
1954 The Mickey Rooney Show 
1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse
1954 Ma and Pa Kettle at Home
1953 The Plymouth Playhouse
1953 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet
1953 Private Secretary 
1953 Mr. & Mrs. North
1952 Androcles and the Lion 
1952 Blackbeard, the Pirate
1952 The Unexpected 
1952 Just Across the Street 
1952 The Schaefer Century Theatre 
1951 Crosswinds 
1951 Gruen Guild Theater
1951 The Lady and the Bandit 
1951 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
1951 Robert Montgomery Presents 
1951 The Bigelow Theatre 
1950 Stars Over Hollywood 
1950 The Jackpot
1950 Wagon Master
1949 Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff
1949 You're My Everything 
1949 The Lovable Cheat 
1949 The Lone Wolf and His Lady 
1948 Every Girl Should Be Married 
1948 My Dear Secretary 
1948 An Innocent Affair 
1948 The Prince of Thieves
1948 The Main Street Kid
1947 Captain from Castile
1947 Merton of the Movies 
1947 Lured 
1947 The Pilgrim Lady
1946 My Darling Clementine
1946 Idea Girl
1946 Terror by Night 
1945 Sunbonnet Sue 
1945 Men in Her Diary 
1945 Tell It to a Star 
1945 Where Do We Go from Here?
1945 The Phantom of 42nd Street 
1945 Earl Carroll Vanities 
1945 Bring on the Girls 
1944 My Gal Loves Music 
1944 Ever Since Venus 
1944 The Doughgirls
1943 His Butler's Sister 
1943 So This Is Washington 
1943 Holy Matrimony 
1943 Slightly Dangerous
1943 The Powers Girl 
1942 The Devil with Hitler
1942 A Yank at Eton 
1942 Panama Hattie 
1942 Isle of Missing Men 
1942 The Mad Martindales
1942 We Were Dancing 
1942 Yokel Boy 
1942 Three Blonde Mic
1941 The Perfect Snob 
1941 I Wake Up Screaming 
1941 Moon Over Her Shoulder 
1941 Ice-Capades 
1941 French Fried Patootie
1941 The Cowboy and the Blonde
1941 That Uncertain Feeling 
1941 That Hamilton Woman 
1941 Footlight Fever
1940 The Quarterback 
1940 The Villain Still Pursued Her
1940 The Boys from Syracuse
1940 Scatterbrain
1940 Curtain Call 
1940 Music in My Heart 
1939 The Llano Kid 
1939 Way Down South 
1939 Never Say Die 
1938 Topper Takes a Trip
1938 There Goes My Heart 
1938 Merrily We Live 
1937 Hollywood Hotel
1937 Stand-In 
1937 Music for Madame 
1937 On Such a Night 
1937 Vogues of 1938 
1937 Topper
1937 Marry the Girl 
1937 As Good as Married 
1937 The King and the Chorus Girl 
1937 On the Avenue
1936 Rainbow on the River
1936 Four Days' Wonder 
1936 Ladies in Love
1936 My Man Godfrey
1936 Mary of Scotland 
1936 Fatal Lady
1936 The Case Against Mrs. Ames 
1936 Desire 
1936 Give Us This Night 
1936 Muss 'em Up 
1936 Rose-Marie 
1935 In Person
1935 She Couldn't Take It 
1935 The Gay Deception
1935 Lady Tubbs
1935 Becky Sharp
1935 Night Life of the Gods
1934 Charlie Chan in London 
1934 Embarrassing Moments 
1934 One More River
1934 The Girl from Missouri
1934 Cheaters 
1934 Little Man, What Now? 
1934 Where Sinners Meet
1934 The House of Rothschild
1934 Long Lost Father
1933 Her Secret
1933 Roman Scandals
1933 The World Changes 
1933 Berkeley Square 
1933 Voltaire 
1933 Midnight Club 
1933 Peg o' My Heart 
1933 A Study in Scarlet
1933 Our Betters 
1932 The Bride's Bereavement; or, The Snake in the Grass
1932 Sherlock Holmes
1932 The Phantom President 
1932 Two Lips and Juleps; or, Southern Love and Northern Exposure 
1932 Two Against the World
1932 Jewel Robbery 
1932 The Man Called Back 
1932 Winner Take All 
1932 The Man from Yesterday 
1932 Man About Town 
1932 World and the Flesh 
1932 Hotel Continental 
1932 Silent Witness 
1932 Lovers Courageous 
1931 Nice Women 
1931 Honor of the Family 
1931 Leftover Ladies 
1931 Alexander Hamilton
1931 Guilty Hands 
1931 The Man in Possession
1931 God's Gift to Women
1931 How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 6: 'The Big Irons'

Matinee Classics - My Dear Secretary starring Kirk Douglas, Laraine Day, Keenan Wynn, Rudy Vallee, Irene Ryan and Alan Mowbray
Matinee Classics - A Study in Scarlet starring Reginald Owen, Warburton Gamble and Alan Mowbray
Matinee Classics - A Yank at Eton starring Mickey Rooney, Edmund Gwenn, Ian Hunter, Freddie Bartholomew, Marta Linden, Juanita Quigley, Alan Mowbray, Peter Lawford and Raymond Severn
Matinee Classics - Rose Marie starring Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Reginald Owen, Allen Jones, James Stewart, Alan Mowbray, George Regas, Una O'Connor, James Conlin and Gilda Gray
Matinee Classics - My Darling Clementine starring Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature, Walter Brennan, Tim Holt, Cathy Downs, Ward Bond, Don Garner, Grant Withers, John Ireland, Alan Mowbray, Roy Roberts, Jane Darwell and J. Farrell MacDonald
Matinee Classics - My Man Godfrey starring William Powell, Carole Lombard, Gail Patrick, Alice Brady, Eugene Pallette, Alan Mowbray and Mischa Auer
Matinee Classics - Rainbow on the River starring Bobby Breen, May Robson, Charles Butterworth, Alan Mowbray, Benita Hume, Henry O'Neill, Louise Beavers, Marilyn Knowlden and the Hall Johnson Choir
Matinee Classics - It Happened in New Orleans starring Bobby Breen, May Robson, Charles Butterworth, Alan Mowbray, Benita Hume, Henry O'Neill, Louise Beavers, Marilyn Knowlden and the Hal Johnson Choir
Matinee Classics - So This is Washington starring Lum and Abner, Chester Lauck, Norris Goff, Alan Mowbray, Mildred Coles, Roger Clark, Sarah Padden and Matt McHugh
Matinee Classics - Terror by Night starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Alan Mowbray, Dennis Hoey, Renee Godfrey, Frederick Worlock, Mary Forbes, Skelton Knaggs, Billy Bevan and Geoffrey Steele

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