Ned Sparks Movies List

Ned Sparks
Ned Sparks
Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Actor Ned Sparks Filmography

Showing 1 to 10 of 20 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 20 movies
The Star Maker
The Star Maker ( English )
Director: Roy Del Ruth
Music Director: Alfred Newman
Released Date: 25-08-1939
One in a Million
One in a Million ( English )
Director: Sidney Lanfield
Released Date: 31-12-1936
The Bride Walks Out
The Bride Walks Out ( English )
Artist: Barbara Stanwyck , Gene Raymond , Robert Young , Ned Sparks , Helen Broderick
Released Date: 10-07-1936
George White's 1935 Scandals
Director: George White , George White
Released Date: 29-03-1935
Sweet Music
Sweet Music ( English )
Director: Alfred E. Green
Music Director: Leo F. Forbstein , Ray Heindorf
Released Date: 23-02-1935
Sweet Adeline
Sweet Adeline ( English )
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Released Date: 29-12-1934
Imitation of Life
Imitation of Life ( English )
Director: John M. Stahl
Released Date: 26-11-1934
Sing and Like it
Sing and Like it ( English )
Released Date: 20-04-1934
Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland ( English )
Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Music Director: Dimitri Tiomkin
Released Date: 22-12-1933
Going Hollywood
Going Hollywood ( English )
Director: Raoul Walsh
Music Director: Douglas Shearer
Released Date: 22-12-1933
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Showing 1 to 10 of 20 movies

Ned Sparks Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ned Sparks (born Edward Arthur Sparkman, November 19, 1883 – April 3, 1957) was a Canadian-born character actor of the American stage and screen. Sparks was known for his deadpan expression and deep, gravelly voice. Born in Guelph, Ontario, Sparks left home at age 16 and attempted to work as a gold prospector on the Klondike Gold Rush. After running out of money, he won a spot as a singer on a traveling musical company's tour. At age 19, he returned to Canada and briefly attended a Toronto seminary. After leaving the seminary, he worked for the railroad and worked in theater in Toronto. In 1907, he left Toronto for New York City to try his hand in the Broadway theatre, where he appeared in his first show in 1912. While working on Broadway, Sparks developed his trademark deadpan expression while portraying the role of a desk clerk in the play Little Miss Brown. His success on the stage soon caught the attention of MGM's Louis B. Mayer who signed Sparks to a six picture deal. Sparks began appearing in numerous silent films before finally making his "talkie" debut in the 1928 film The Big Noise. In the 1930s, Sparks became known for portraying dour-faced, sarcastic, cigar-chomping characters. He became so associated with the type that, in 1936, The New York Times reported that Sparks had his face insured for USD$100,000 with Lloyd's of London. The market agreed to pay the sum to any photographer who could capture Sparks smiling (Sparks later admitted that the story was a publicity stunt and he was only insured for $10,000). Sparks was also caricatured in cartoons including the Jack-in-the-Box character in the Disney short Broken Toys (1935), and the jester in Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (1938), a hermit crab in both Tex Avery's Fresh Fish (1939) and Bob Clampett's Goofy Groceries (1941), a chicken in Bob Clampett's Slap Happy Pappy (1940), Friz Freleng's Warner Bros. cartoon Malibu Beach Party (1940), and Tex Avery's Hollywood Steps Out (1940). Sparks also voiced the cartoon characters Heckle and Jeckle from 1947 to 1951. Sparks appeared in ten stage productions on Broadway and over 80 films. He retired from films in 1947, saying that everyone should retire at 65

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