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Walter Catlett ACTOR


Walter Catlett was born on February 4th, 1889 in San Francisco, California.  His career in entertainment began as a vaudeville performer and later also gained some experience in opera.

In the mid 1920's he began working in the film industry.  Some of his early roles included, "Second Youth" (1924) starring husband and wife team Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, "Summer Bachelors" (1926) starring Madge Bellamy, Allan Forrest and Matt Moore, "Why Leave Home?" (1929) starring Sue Carol, Nick Stuart and Dixie Lee, "Married in Hollywood" (1929) co-starring J. Harold Murray, Norma Terris and Tom Patricola, "The Big Party" (1930) starring Sue Carol, Dixie Lee, Frank Albertson, Richard Keene, Elizabeth Patterson and Douglas Gilmore and "Aunt's in the Pants" (1930) with Cissy Fitzgerald.

As his career progressed he is most remembered for his roles in the films, "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942) starring James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, and Richard Whorf, Irene Manning, George Tobias, Rosemary DeCamp, Minor Watson, Frances Langford and Jeanne Cagney and "Bringing Up Baby" (1938) starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Barry Fitzgerald, May Robson, Jack Carson, Ward Bond and Charlie Ruggles.  Other notable roles included, "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" (1936) starring Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, H. B. Warner, Ruth Donnelly, George Bancroft, Lionel Stander and Douglass Dumbrille, "The Quarterback" (1940) starring Wayne Morris, Virginia Dale, Lillian Cornell, Edgar Kennedy, Alan Mowbray, Rod Cameron, William Frawley and Jerome Cowan, "Manpower" (1941) starring Edward G. Robinson, Marlene Dietrich, George Raft, Frank McHugh, Barton MacLane, Ward Bond, Eve Arden and Alan Hale Sr., "Give Out, Sisters" (1942) starring The Andrews Sisters, Donald O'Connor and Peggy Ryan, Dan Dailey, Grace McDonald, William Frawley, Edith Barrett, Marie Blake, Charles Butterworth, Irving Bacon, Jason Robards Sr. and Fred 'Snowflake' Toones, "Fired Wife" (1943) starring with Diana Barrymore, Robert Paige, Louise Allbritton and Walter Abel, "Mr. Reckless" (1948) co-starring William Eythe, Barbara Britton, Ian McDonald, Lloyd Corrigan, Nestor Paiva and James Millican, "The Inspector General" (1949) starring Danny Kaye, Walter Slezak, Gene Lockhart, Barbara Bates, Elsa Lanchester, Alan Hale Sr. and Rhys Williams, "Father Takes the Air" (1951) starring Raymond Walburn, Gary Gray, James Brown and Florence Bates Raymond Walburn, Walter Catlett, Gary Gray, "Honeychile" (1951) with Judy Canova, Eddie Foy Jr., Alan Hale Jr., Roy Barcroft, Roscoe Ates, John Forrest 'Fuzzy' Knight, Irving Bacon, Claire Carleton and Karolyn Grimes and his last film role in 1957 was in, "Beau James" portraying Gov. Alfred E. 'Al' Smith along with Bob Hope, Alexis Smith, Vera Miles, Paul Douglas, Darren McGavin and George Jessel.

In addition to his film work, Catlett also appeared in a couple television series later in his career such as, "Climax!", "The Abbott and Costello Show", "Walt Disney's the Wonderful World of Color" and the television movie, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn".

He was also responsible for playing the voice of Foulfellow the Fox in the Walt Disney film, "Pinocchio" (1940).   

Walter Catlett married twice throughout his lifetime, first to Zanetta Waltrous and when this marriage came to an end he wed Ruth Verney.  He passed away on November 14th, 1960 after suffering from a stroke in Woodland Hills, California. 


1957         Beau James
1956         Friendly Persuasion
1956         The Gay Nineties
1955         Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
1955         The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
1955         Climax! 
1953         The Abbott and Costello Show 
1951         Honeychile
1951         Here Comes the Groom
1951         Father Takes the Air
1950         Father's Wild Game
1950         Father Makes Good
1949         The Inspector General
1949         Dancing in the Dark
1949         Leave It to Henry
1949         Henry, the Rainmaker
1948         The Boy with Green Hair
1948         Mr. Reckless
1948         Are You with It?
1947         I'll Be Yours
1946         Slightly Scandalous
1946         Riverboat Rhythm
1945         I Love a Bandleader
1945         The Man Who Walked Alone
1944         Lake Placid Serenade
1944         Hi, Beautiful
1944         My Gal Loves Music
1944         Three Is a Family
1944         Pardon My Rhythm
1944         Ghost Catchers
1944         Lady, Let's Dance
1944         Her Primitive Man
1944         Hat Check Honey
1944         Up in Arms
1943         Shoe Shine Boy
1943         His Butler's Sister
1943         Fired Wife
1943         West Side Kid
1943         Get Going
1943         Cowboy in Manhattan
1943         Hit Parade of 1943
1943         They Got Me Covered
1943         How's About It
1942         Star Spangled Rhythm
1942         Heart of the Golden West
1942         Between Us Girls
1942         Give Out, Sisters
1942         Maisie Gets Her Man
1942         Yankee Doodle Dandy
1942         Syncopation
1942         My Gal Sal
1942         Wild Bill Hickok Rides
1941         Steel Against the Sky
1941         It Started with Eve
1941         Sing Another Chorus
1941         Unfinished Business
1941         Manpower
1941         Bad Men of Missouri
1941         Hello, Sucker
1941         Million Dollar Baby
1941         Horror Island
1941         You're the One
1941         The Wild Man of Borneo
1941         Honeymoon for Three
1940         Blondes and Blunders 
1940         Li'l Abner
1940         The Quarterback
1940         Spring Parade
1940         Comin' Round the Mountain
1940         Pop Always Pays
1940         You're Next
1940         Half a Sinner
1940         Alex in Wonderland
1940         Pinocchio
1940         Remedy for Riches
1939         Kid Nightingale
1939         Static in the Attic 
1939         Exile Express
1938         Going Places
1938         Zaza
1938         Bringing Up Baby
1937         Every Day's a Holiday
1937         Danger: Love at Work
1937         Varsity Show
1937         Wake Up and Live
1937         Love Under Fire
1937         Love Is News
1937         On the Avenue
1937         Come Up Riches
1936         Sing Me a Love Song
1936         Banjo on My Knee
1936         Four Days' Wonder
1936         Fibbing Fibbers 
1936         Cain and Mabel
1936         Follow Your Heart
1936         We Went to College
1936         Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
1936         Upper Cutlets
1936         I Loved a Soldier
1935         A Tale of Two Cities
1935         The Affair of Susan
1935         Every Night at Eight
1934         Lightning Strikes Twice
1934         The Captain Hates the Sea
1934         Get Along Little Hubby 
1934         Old Maid's Mistake
1934         Unknown Blonde
1934         Elmer Steps Out 
1934         Making the Rounds
1933         Only Yesterday
1933         Sailors Beware
1933         So This Is Harris! 
1933         Arizona to Broadway
1933         The Big Fibber
1933         Mama Loves Papa
1933         Husbands' Reunion 
1933         Daddy Knows Best 
1933         Roadhouse Queen
1933         Dream Stuff
1933         Private Jones
1933         Caliente Love 
1933         Private Wives
1933         Olsen's Big Moment
1932         Rockabye
1932         The Sport Parade
1932         Rain
1932         Big City Blues
1932         Okay, America!
1932         Back Street
1932         It's Tough to Be Famous
1932         The Expert
1932         Sky Devils
1932         Cock of the Air
1931         Maker of Men
1931         Camping Out
1931         Platinum Blonde
1931         One Quiet Night
1931         Honeymoon Trio
1931         The Front Page
1931         Stage Struck
1930         Aunt's in the Pants
1930         The Florodora Girl
1930         Her Golden Calf
1930         The Big Party
1930         Let's Go Places
1929         Married in Hollywood
1929         Happy Days
1929         Why Leave Home?
1927         The Music Master
1926         Summer Bachelors
1924         Second Youth

Matinee Classics - Maker of Men starring Jack Holt, Richard Cromwell, Joan Marsh, John Wayne, Natalie Moorhead, Richard Tucker, Walter Catlett, Ethel Wales, LeRoy Mason and Paul Hurst
Matinee Classics - Pinocchio starring the voices of Mel Blanc, Don Brodie, Walter Catlett, Marion Darlington, Frankie Darro, Cliff Edwards, Dickie Jones, Charles Judels, Jack Mercer, Patricia Page, Christian Rub and Evelyn Venable
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Matinee Classics - Rain starring Frederic Howard, Ben Hendricks, William Gargan, Mary Shaw, Guy Kibbee, Kendall Lee, Beulah Bondi, Matt Moore, Walter Huston, Walter Catlett and Joan Crawford
Matinee Classics - Remedy for Riches starring Jean Hersholt, Dorothy Lovett, Edgar Kennedy, Maude Eburne, Walter Catlett, Robert Baldwin, Warren Hull and Jed Prouty
Matinee Classics - The Front Page starring Adolphe Menjou, Pat O'Brien, Mary Brian, Edward Everett Horton, Walter Catlett, George E. Stone, Mae Clarke, Slim Summerville, Matt Moore, Frank McHugh, Clarence Wilson, Fred Howard, Phil Tead, Eugene Strong, Spencer Charters, Maurice Black, Effie Ellsler, Dorothea Wolbert and James Gordon

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