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Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ACTOR


Fred 'Snowflake' Toones was born on January 5th, 1906 in North Carolina.  Over the course of his career as a character actor, he added over 200 credits to his resume. 

He began with appearing on a number of films in un-credited roles such as, "Ladies' Night in a Turkish Bath" (1928) with Dorothy Mackaill, Jack Mulhall and Sylvia Ashton, "The Galloping Ghost" (1931) starring Harold 'Red' Grange, Dorothy Gulliver, Tom Dugan, Gwen Lee, Tom London, Yakima Canutt, Stepin Fetchit, Lon Chaney Jr. and Ralph Bushman, and "A Private Scandal" (1931) with Marian Nixon, Lloyd Hughes and Theodor Von Eltz.  His first credit role was in, "Human Targets" (1932) with Buzz Barton, Francis X. Bushman Jr. and Pauline Parker. 

Soon he began appearing in more films such as, "I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang" (1932) starring Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Preston Foster, Allen Jenkins, Sally Blane, Robert Warwick and Helen Vinson, "The Hurricane Express" (1932) starring John Wayne, Al Bridge, Al Ferguson, Shirley Grey, Tully Marshall, Glenn Strange, Charles King, Lloyd Whitlock, J. Farrell MacDonald and Conway Tearle, where he portrayed a porter.  Interestingly, over the course of his acting career, he would be cast as a porter in about fifty films.  He was an example of racial stereotyping in Hollywood also being cast in other servant roles such as a butler, bartender, cook, bellhop or doorman.

He developed the nickname 'Snowflake' early on in his career.  He gave himself this name and used it as his character name.  Other credits he added included, "Woman Haters" (1934) the first short subject starring American slapstick comedy team the Three Stooges - Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Joe Howard, Marjorie White, Walter Brennan, Bud Jamison and Monte Collins, "Mississippi" (1935) starring Bing Crosby, W.C. Fields, Queenie Smith, Gail Patrick, Edward Pawley, John Miljan, Fred Kohler and Joan Bennett, "The Lawless Nineties" (1936) starring John Wayne, Ann Rutherford, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Lane Chandler, Al Bridge, Harry Woods and Etta McDaniel, "Way Out West" (1937) starring Laurel and Hardy with Stanley Fields, James Finlayson and Rosina Lawrence, "Hawk of the Wilderness" (1938) starring Herman Brix, Ray Mala, Tom Chatterton, Monte Blue, Jill Martin, George Eldredge, Dick Wessel and Noble Johnson, "Daredevils of the Red Circle" (1939) starring Charles Quigley, David Sharpe, Herman Brix, Charles Middleton, Carole Landis, C. Montague Shaw and Raymond Bailey and Miles Mander, "The Palm Beach Story" (1942) starring Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, Victor Potel, William Demarest, Robert Warwick, Franklin Pangborn and Rudy Vallee and "Fools Gold" (1947) starring with William Boyd as Hopalong Cassidy, Andy Clyde, Rand Brooks, Jane Alexander, Robert Emmett Keane and Earle Hodgins.
Although, he was cast in over 200 films, he was actually only given credit for 73 of his roles.  Many films he appeared in were such small roles that he was never really given the chance to show his true talent as an actor.
However, Toones made a decent living in Hollywood and after working in films he made one final appearance in 1951 on his only television series role in, "Racket Squad".  He then passed away just a couple years later on February 13th, 1962 in Los Angeles, California. 


1951         Racket Squad
1947         Where There's Life
1947         Hectic Honeymoon
1947         The Crimson Key
1947         Bells of San Angelo
1947         Fool's Gold
1946         The Secret of the Whistler
1946         No Leave, No Love
1946         G.I. War Brides
1946         Centennial Summer
1946         Two Smart People
1946         The Runaround
1946         Two Sisters from Boston
1946         The Hoodlum Saint
1945         Man Alive
1945         The Lost Weekend
1945         Jungle Queen
1944         Firebrands of Arizona
1944         Barbary Coast Gent
1944         Johnny Doesn't Live Here Any More
1944         The Yellow Rose of Texas
1944         Meet the People
1944         Hidden Valley Outlaws
1944         Nabonga
1943         Whistling in Brooklyn
1943         Who's Hugh? 
1943         Mystery of the 13th Guest
1943         A Rookie's Cookie
1943         Here Comes Mr. Zerk
1943         Spy Train
1943         Who's Superstitious?
1943         Land of Hunted Men
1943         Haunted Ranch
1942         Queen of Broadway
1942         Silver Queen
1942         The Palm Beach Story
1942         Give Out, Sisters
1942         Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen
1942         The Great Man's Lady
1942         Groom and Bored
1942         Raiders of the West
1942         Obliging Young Lady
1942         Arizona Terrors
1941         A Missouri Outlaw
1941         Death Valley Outlaws
1941         The Apache Kid
1941         Sun Valley Serenade
1941         The Great American Broadcast
1941         The People vs. Dr. Kildare
1941         Penny Serenade
1941         Two Gun Sheriff
1941         Repent at Leisure
1941         Sleepers West
1941         Back in the Saddle
1941         Golden Hoofs
1941         Ridin' on a Rainbow
1941         Tall, Dark and Handsome
1940         Texas Terrors
1940         Dancing on a Dime
1940         Christmas in July
1940         Frontier Vengeance
1940         Ride Tenderfoot Ride
1940         I Want a Divorce
1940         The Tulsa Kid
1940         Carolina Moon
1940         One Man's Law
1940         The Biscuit Eater
1940         Gaucho Serenade
1940         Pardon My Berth Marks 
1940         Seventeen
1940         Remember the Night
1939         Rovin' Tumbleweeds
1939         Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
1939         Hollywood Cavalcade
1939         Daredevils of the Red Circle
1939         Dodge City
1939         Mexicali Rose
1939         King of the Turf
1938         Red River Range
1938         Ride a Crooked Mile
1938         Hawk of the Wilderness
1938         The Nightshirt Bandit
1938         Swing That Cheer
1938         Under the Big Top
1938         Gold Mine in the Sky
1938         Riders of the Black Hills
1938         Jump, Chump, Jump
1938         The Port of Missing Girls
1938         Hawaiian Buckaroo
1937         Exiled to Shanghai
1937         She Loved a Fireman
1937         The Mysterious Pilot
1937         Wild Horse Rodeo
1937         The Duke Comes Back
1937         Youth on Parole
1937         Heroes of the Alamo
1937         Range Defenders
1937         Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge
1937         Tough to Handle
1937         A Day at Santa Anita 
1937         Gunsmoke Ranch
1937         A Star Is Born
1937         Way Out West
1937         Fair Warning
1937         Off to the Races
1937         Smart Blonde
1936         A Man Betrayed
1936         Gold Diggers of 1937
1936         College Holiday
1936         Racing Blood
1936         Come Closer, Folks
1936         Come and Get It
1936         Aces Wild
1936         The Girl on the Front Page
1936         Bulldog Edition
1936         The Gorgeous Hussy
1936         Oh, Susanna!
1936         Born to Fight
1936         The Green Pastures
1936         Poor Little Rich Girl
1936         Palm Springs
1936         The Lonely Trail
1936         Romance in the Air 
1936         The Peppery Salt
1936         The Singing Cowboy
1936         Desert Justice
1936         Florida Special
1936         Big Brown Eyes
1936         Wildcat Saunders
1936         Hair-Trigger Casey
1936         The Music Goes 'Round
1936         The Lawless Nineties
1936         Hell-Ship Morgan
1936         Just Speeding
1936         The Invisible Ray
1936         Black Gold
1936         Freshman Love
1936         Frontier Justice
1935         Just My Luck
1935         Man of Iron
1935         Riddle Ranch
1935         Valley of Wanted Men
1935         Hands Across the Table
1935         Honeymoon Bridge
1935         King Solomon of Broadway
1935         The Big Broadcast of 1936
1935         The Virginia Judge
1935         Ladies Love Danger
1935         Annapolis Farewell
1935         Cheers of the Crowd
1935         Alibi Ike
1935         Stage Frights
1935         What Price Crime
1935         $10 Raise
1935         Social Error
1935         Love, Honor and Obey
1935         Stolen Harmony
1935         Go Into Your Dance
1935         Mississippi
1935         A Night at the Ritz
1935         Speed Limited
1934         The Gay Bride
1934         You Bring the Ducks
1934         Lady by Choice
1934         Death on the Diamond
1934         Something Simple
1934         Dames
1934         Good Morning, Eve! 
1934         Here Comes the Navy
1934         Murder in the Private Car
1934         Here Comes the Groom
1934         Half a Sinner
1934         I Hate Women
1934         Woman Haters 
1934         Twentieth Century
1934         Riptide
1934         Ever Since Eve
1934         Palooka
1934         Fugitive Lovers
1933         King for a Night
1933         The Women in His Life
1933         Before Midnight
1933         Goodbye Love
1933         Only Yesterday
1933         Meet the Baron
1933         Saturday's Millions
1933         Goodbye Again
1933         Don't Bet on Love
1933         The Mayor of Hell
1933         The Silk Express
1933         Gold Diggers of 1933
1933         Central Airport
1933         The Mind Reader
1933         Gabriel Over the White House
1933         Fast Workers
1932         Robbers' Roost
1932         A Strange Adventure
1932         I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
1932         Hat Check Girl
1932         The Cabin in the Cotton
1932         Out of Singapore
1932         American Madness
1932         The Hurricane Express
1932         The Loud Mouth
1932         Love Is a Racket
1932         Flames
1932         Arm of the Law
1932         The County Fair
1932         Police Court
1932         Single-Handed Sanders
1932         Mark of the Spur
1932         Shopping with Wifie 
1932         Dream House 
1932         Human Targets
1931         A Private Scandal
1931         Who's Who in the Zoo
1931         Shanghaied Love
1931         The Galloping Ghost
1928         Ladies' Night in a Turkish Bath 

Matinee Classics - One Man's Law starring Don 'Red' Barry, Janet Waldo, George Cleveland, Dub Taylor, Edmund Cobb, Dick Elliott, James H. McNamara, Robert Frazer, Rex Lease, Edward Peil Sr. and Fred 'Snowflake' Toones
Matinee Classics - The Tulsa Kid starring Don 'Red' Barry, Noah Beery Sr., Luana Walters, David Durand, George Douglas, Ethan Laidlaw, Stanley Blystone, John Elliott, Jack Kirk and Fred Toones
Matinee Classics - Wild Horse Rodeo starring Robert Livingston, Ray 'Crash' Corrigan, Max 'Alibi' Terhune, June Martel, Walter Miller, Edmund Cobb, William Gould, Jack Ingram, Roy Rogers, Henry Isabell, Art Dillard, Ralph Robinson and Fred 'Snowflake' Toones
Matinee Classics - Palooka starring Jimmy Durante, Lupe Velez, Stu Erwin, Marjorie Rambeau, Robert Armstrong, Mary Carlisle, William Cagney, Thelma Todd, Franklyn Ardell, Tom Dugan, Louise Beavers and Fred 'Snowflake' Toones
Matinee Classics - Range Defenders starring Robert Livingston, Ray 'Crash' Corrigan, Max 'Alibi' Terhune, Eleanor Stewart, Harry Woods, Earle Hodgins, Thomas Carr, Yakima Canutt, John Merton, Harrison Greene, Horace Carpenter, Frank Ellis and Fred 'Showflake' Toones
Matinee Classics - Texas Terrors starring Don 'Red' Barry, Julie Duncan, Arthur Loft, Al 'Fuzzy' St. John, Eddy Waller, William Ruhl, Ann Pennington, Sammy McKim, Reed Howes, Robert Fiske, Fred 'Snowflake' Toones and Jimmy Wakely

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