George Anderson (actor)

George Anderson (actor)

Infobox Actor
name = George Anderson

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birthdate = 6 March 1886
birthplace = New York, New York U.S.
deathdate = 26 August fy|1948 (aged 62)
deathplace = London, England
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occupation = actor
yearsactive = fy|1915-–fy|1948
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George Anderson (6 March 1886–26 August fy|1948)ibdb name|14040|George Anderson] was an American stage and film actor who appeared in 74 films and 25 Broadway productions in his 34 year career.


Born in New York City in 1886, Anderson made his Broadway debut on 5 August 1907 as the star of an original musical called "The Time, the Place and the Girl." For the next ten years he continued to perform on the Great White Way in both musicals and plays – including Victor Herbert's "The Duchess" [ibdb title|7364|The Duchess] – until the end of November 1917. Durinng about this same period, he also appeared in six movies, from fy|1915 to fy|1918, at a time when the nascent film industry was largely located in the New York City name|1219765|George Anderson]

From 1922 to 1924 and from 1927 to 1936, Anderson again appeared on Broadway in musicals, comedies and melodramas, including "The Strawberry Blonde", which he also directed, [ibdb title|10234|The Strawberry Blonde] frequently with about a year between each production, time during which it would be the normal procedure of the period for the production to tour the country. Anderson appeared in two short films released in fy|1935 and fy|1936, when the film industry had largely relocated to California and become known as "Hollywood".

After fy|1937, until fy|1948, Anderson worked consistently in films, playing small parts such as policemen, prison wardens, government officials, doctors and businessmen, as well as the occasional worker or bartender. During this time Anderson became part of writer-director Preston Sturges' unofficial "stock company" of character actors, appearing in six films written and directed by Sturges, as well as one Sturges wrote but did not direct. [George Anderson appeared in "The Great McGinty", "Christmas in July", "Sullivan's Travels", "The Palm Beach Story", "Hail the Conquering Hero", "The Great Moment" as well as the earlier "Hotel Haywire", written by Sturges.] In 1944, he returned to Broadway for the last time, performing in Mae West's "Catherine Was Great". [ibdb title|1318|Catherine Was Great]

Anderson's final film was Cy Endfield's "The Argyle Secrets", released in fy|1948 [imdb title|0040112|The Argyle Secrets] . He died in London, England on 26 August fy|1948, at the age of 62.


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