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Minor Watson ACTOR


Minor Watson was born on December 22nd, 1889 in Marianna, Arkansas.  Throughout the course of his career as an actor he would appear in over one hundred films and although he worked steadily, he never reached the level of stardom that he had hoped for.
His career in entertainment began working as a stage actor in 1911.  He preferred the stage of film work, however, working in Hollywood was how he supported himself financially.  
Watson worked for eleven years in stock theater with his final role on Broadway in a production of, "Why Men Leave Home", he then made the move to Hollywood and became a prominent character actor.  
One of his more well known film roles was when he portrayed Col. Grayson who was the commander of the Marines in the film, "Boys Town" (1938) starring Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney and Henry Hull, "King Rows" (1942), "Guadalcanal Diary" (1943) starring Preston Foster, William Bendix, Lloyd Nolan, Richard Conte, Anthony Quinn nd Richard Jaeckel.  Other film credits include, "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942) starring James Cagney, Rosemary DeCamp, Walter Huston, Joan Leslie, George Tobias and Jeanne Cagney, "Bewitched" (1945) starring Phyllis Thaxter, Edmund Gwenn, Addison Richards and Kathleen Lockhart, "The Virginian" (1946) starring Joel McCrea, Sunny Tufts, Brian Donlevy, Barbara Britton, Tom Tully and William Frawley, "The Jackie Robinson Story" (1950) starring Jackie Robinson as himself and Ruby Dee and "Trapeze" (1956) starring Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida and Katy Jurado
Towards the end of his acting career he also appeared on a couple television series such as, "Schlitz Playhouse", "Fireside Theatre", "Climax!" and "Cavalcade of America".
Minor Watson married only once to Elinor Hewitt and he passed away on July 28th, 1965 in Alton, Illinois. 


1956   Cavalcade of America 
1956   The Ambassador's Daughter 

1956   Trapeze

1955   The Rawhide Years
1955   The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

1955   Climax!

1955   Schlitz Playhouse 
1955   Fireside Theatre

1955   TV Reader's Digest

1955   Ten Wanted Men
1954   Waterfront 

1953   Roar of the Crowd 

1952   The Star
1952   Face to Face 

1952   Untamed Frontier 

1952   My Son John
1951   Little Egypt

1951   Bright Victory 

1951   As Young as You Feel
1950   Mister 880

1950   The Jackie Robinson Story

1950   The File on Thelma Jordon
1949   Beyond the Forest

1948   A Southern Yankee

1947   The Trouble with Women
1946   Courage of Lassie

1946   Boys' Ranch

1946   The Virginian 
1945   Saratoga Trunk 

1945   You Came Along

1945   Bewitched
1945   A Bell for Adano

1945   God Is My Co-Pilot

1945   The Thin Man Goes Home
1944   Here Come the Waves

1944   That's My Baby! 

1944   Shadows in the Night
1944   Christmas Holiday

1944   The Story of Dr. Wassell

1944   The Falcon Out West
1944   Henry Aldrich, Boy Scout

1944   Secrets in the Dark

1943   Happy Land
1943   Guadalcanal Diary

1943   Princess O'Rourke

1943   Yanks Ahoy
1943   Action in the North Atlantic 

1943   Mission to Moscow 

1943   Crash Dive 
1943   Power of the Press 

1942   Gentleman Jim 

1942   Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen 
1942   Flight Lieutenant 

1942   The Big Shot 

1942   Yankee Doodle Dandy
1942   To the Shores of Tripoli

1942   The Remarkable Andrew

1942   Frisco Lil
1942   Kings Row 

1942   Woman of the Year

1941   They Died with Their Boots On
1941   Birth of the Blues

1941   Kiss the Boys Goodbye 

1941   The Parson of Panamint 
1941   Moon Over Miami

1941   Mr. District Attorney 

1941   The Monster and the Girl
1941   Western Union

1940   Gallant Sons

1940   Rangers of Fortune 
1940   Young People

1940   Hidden Gold 

1940   20 Mule Team
1940   Viva Cisco Kid

1940   Abe Lincoln in Illinois

1939   The Llano Kid
1939   Television Spy

1939   Here I Am a Stranger

1939   The Angels Wash Their Faces
1939   News Is Made at Night 

1939   Maisie 

1939   Boy Friend
1939   The Hardys Ride High

1939   The Flying Irishman

1939   The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
1939   Stand Up and Fight

1938   While New York Sleeps 

1938   Touchdown, Army 
1938   Stablemates

1938   Boys Town

1938   Fast Company 
1938   Love, Honor and Behave 

1938   Of Human Hearts

1937   Checkers
1937   Navy Blue and Gold 

1937   Saturday's Heroes 

1937   That Certain Woman 
1937   Dead End

1937   The Woman I Love 

1937   When's Your Birthday?
1936   The Longest Night

1936   Rose of the Rancho 

1935   Annapolis Farewell 
1935   Pursuit 

1935   Lady Tubbs 

1935   Age of Indiscretion 
1935   Mary Jane's Pa 

1935   Mister Dynamite 

1935   Charlie Chan in Paris 
1934   Babbitt 

1934   The Pursuit of Happiness 

1933   Another Language 
1933   Our Better

1931   24 Hours 

1914   No. 28, Diplomat
1913   Day by Day

1913   Their Waterloo

1913   Love Incognito
1913   Rescuing Dave 

1913   What's the Matter with Father?

1913   A Brother's Loyalty

Matinee Classics - A Southern Yankee starring Red Skelton, Brian Donlevy, Arlene Dahl, George Coulouris, Lloyd Gough, John Ireland, Minor Watson, Charles Dingle, Art Baker, Reed Hadley, Arthur Space and Joyce Compton
Matinee Classics - My Son John starring Helen Hayes, Van Heflin, Dean Jagger, Robert Walker, Minor Watson, Frank McHugh, Richard Jaeckel, James Young, Todd Karns, Fred Sweeney, Douglas Evans and Jimmie Dundee
Matinee Classics - As Young as You Feel starring Monty Woolley, Thelma Ritter, David Wayne, Jean Peters, Constance Bennett, Marilyn Monroe, Allyn Joslyn, Albert Dekker, Clinton Sundberg, Minor Watson, Wally Brown and Russ Tamblyn
Matinee Classics - Navy Blue and Gold starring Robert Young, James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore, Florence Rice, Billie Burke, Tom Brown, Samuel S. Hinds, Paul Kelly, Barnett Parker, Frank Albertson, Minor Watson, Robert Middlemass, Phillip Terry, Charles Waldron and Pat Flaherty
Matinee Classics - Television Spy starring William Henry, Judith Barrett, William Collier Sr., Richard Denning, John Eldredge, Dorothy Tree, Anthony Quinn, Minor Watson, Morgan Conway, Wolfgang Zilzer, Chester Clute, Byron Foulger, Ottola Nesmith, Hilda Plowright, Olaf Hytten and Charles Lane
Matinee Classics - That's My Baby! starring Richard Arlen, Ellen Drew, Leonid Kinskey, Minor Watson, Richard Bailey, Marjorie Manners, Madeline Grey and Alex Callam
Matinee Classics - The Big Shot starring Humphrey Bogart, Irene Manning, Richard Travis, Susan Peters, Stanley Ridges, Minor Watson, Chick Chandler, Joe Downing, Howard Da Silva, Murray Alper, Roland Drew, John Ridgely, Joe King, John Hamilton, Virginia Brissac, William Edmunds, Virginia Sale, Ken Christy and Wallace Scott

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