Allen Jenkins Movies List

Allen Jenkins
Allen Jenkins
Staten Island, New York, U.S.
Grand Hotel

Actor Allen Jenkins Filmography

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Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
Director: Louella Parsons , Ron Blackman , Bruce Goldstein
Release date: 25-02-1983
The Front Page
The Front Page ( English )
Director: Billy Wilder
Music Director:
Release date: 01-12-1974
I'd Rather Be Rich
I'd Rather Be Rich ( English )
Artist: Sandra Dee , Robert Goulet , Andy Williams , Maurice Chevalier , Gene Raymond
Director: Jack Smight
Music Director: Percy Faith
Release date: 25-08-1964
Robin and the 7 Hoods
Robin and the 7 Hoods ( English )
Director: Edward G. Robinson
Music Director: William H. Daniels
Release date: 24-06-1964
For Those Who Think Young
Artist: James Darren , Pamela Tiffin , Paul Lynde , Bob Denver , Woody Woodbury
Release date: 01-06-1964
11 a la medianoche
11 a la medianoche ( English )
Director: Akim Tamiroff
Music Director: Philip W. Anderson
Release date: 10-08-1960
Confidencias de medianoche
Director: Michael Gordon , Dorothy Hughes
Music Director: Frank De Vol
Release date: 17-12-1959
Crazy Over Horses
Crazy Over Horses ( English )
Artist: Leo Gorcey , Huntz Hall , Ted de Corsia , Allen Jenkins , Gloria Saunders
Director: William Beaudine
Release date: 09-09-1951
Chained for Life
Chained for Life ( English )
Artist: Violet Hilton , Daisy Hilton , Mario Laval , Allen Jenkins , Patricia Wright
Director: Harry L. Fraser
Music Director: Henry Vars
Release Year: 1951
The Big Wheel
The Big Wheel ( English )
Director: Edward Ludwig
Release date: 04-11-1949
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Allen Jenkins Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Allen Jenkins (April 9, 1900 – July 20, 1974) was an American character actor on stage, screen and television. He was born David Allen Curtis Jenkins in Staten Island, New York. He studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. In his first stage appearance, he danced next to James Cagney in a chorus line for an off-Broadway musical called Pitter-Patter. He made five dollars a week. He also appeared one thousand times in Broadway plays between 1924 and 1962, including The Front Page with Lee Tracy (1928). His big break came when he replaced Spencer Tracy for three weeks in the Broadway play The Last Mile. He was called to Hollywood by Darryl F. Zanuck and signed first to Paramount Pictures and shortly afterwards to Warner Bros. He originated the character of Frankie Wells in the Broadway production of Blessed Event and reprised the role in the film adaptation, both in 1932. With the advent of talking pictures, he made a career out of playing comic henchmen, stooges, policemen and other "tough guys" in numerous films of the 1930s and 1940s, especially for WB. He was labeled the "greatest scene-stealer of the 1930s" by the New York Times.He voiced the character of "Officer Dibble" on the Hanna-Barbera TV cartoon, Top Cat and was a regular on the 1956-1957 television situation comedy Hey, Jeannie! (1956), starring Jeannie Carson. He was also a guest star on The Red Skelton Show, I Love Lucy, Playhouse 90, The Ernie Kovacs Show, Zane Grey Theater, and The Sid Caesar Show. Eleven days before his death, he made his final appearance, at the end of Billy Wilder's 1974 film adaptation of The Front Page. He went public with his alcoholism and was the first actor to speak in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate about it. He helped start the first Alcoholics Anonymous programs in California prisons for women. Jenkins, James Cagney, Pat O'Brien and Frank McHugh were the original members of the so-called "Irish Mafia". He was the seventh member of the Screen Actors Guild. Description above from the Wikipedia article Allen Jenkins, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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