William Demarest

Born:  February 27, 1892, St. Paul, Minnesota


1927:  Finger Prints, Don’t Tell The Wife, The Gay Old Bird, Matinee Ladies, A Million Bid, Simple Sis, The Black Diamond Express, What Happened To Father, The First Auto, The Bush Leaguer, A Sailor’s Sweetheart, The Jazz Singer, A Reno Divorce

1928:  Sharp Shooters, A Girl in Every Port, The Scape, Pay As You Enter, Five and Ten Cent Annie, The Butter and Egg Man, The Crash

1930:  Seeing Things

1934:  Fog Over Frisco, Many Happy Returns, Fugitive Lady

1935:  After Office Hours, The Casino Murder Case, The Murder Man, Bright Lights, Diamond Jim, Hands Across The Table, White Lies

1936:  The Great Ziegfeld, Wedding Present, Love On The Run, Charlie Chan At The Opera, Mind Your Own Business

1937:  Time Out For Romance, Don’t Tell The Wife, Oh Doctor, The Hit Parade, The Great Hospital Mystery, The Great Gambini, Easy Living, Blonde Trouble, Wake Up and Live, Big City, Rosalie

1938:  Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Romance on the Run, One Wild Night, Josette, Peck’s Bad Boy With the Circus, While New York Sleeps

1939:  The Great Man Votes, King of the Turf, The Gracie Allen Murder Case, The Cowboy Quarterback, Miracles For Sale, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, Laugh It Off

1940:  Wolf of New York, The Farmer’s Daughter, The Great McGinty, The Golden Fleecing, Comin’ Round The Mountain, Christmas In July, Little Men

1941:  The Lady Eve, The Devil and Miss Jones, Rookies On Parade, Ride on Vaquero, Country Fair, Dressed To Kill, Sullivan’s Travels, Glamour Boy

1942:  All Through the Night, True To The Army, My Favourite Spy, Pardon My Sarong, The Palm Beach Story, Behind the Eight Ball, Life Begins At Eight-Thirty, Johnny Doughboy

1943:  Stage Door Canteen, Dangerous Blondes, True To Life, The Miracle At Morgan’s Creek

1944:  Nine Girls, Once Upon A Time, The Great Moment, Hail The Conquering Hero

1945:  Salty O’Rourke, Along Came Jones. Duffy’s Tavern, Pardon My Past

1946:  Our Hearts Were Growing Up, The Jolson Story  (Oscar Nomination: Best Supporting Actor)

1947:  The Perils of Pauline, Variety Girl

1948:  On Our Merry Way, The Sainted Sisters, Night Has A Thousand Eyes, Whispering Smith

1949:  Sorrowful Jones, Jolson Sings Again, Red Hot And Blue

1950:  When Willie Comes Marching Home, Riding High, Never A Dull Moment, He’s A Cockeyed Wonder

1951:  The First Legion, Excuse My Dust, The Strip, Behave Yourself

1952:  What Price Glory, The Blazing Forest

1953:  The Lady Wants Mink, Dangerous When Wet, Here Come The Girls, Escape From Fort Bravo

1954:  The Yellow Mountain

1955:  Jupiter’s Darling, The Far Horizons, The Private War of Major Benson, Lucy Gallant, Sincerely Yours, Hell On Frisco Bay

1956:  The Rawhide Years, The Mountian

1960:  Pepe

1961:  King of the Roaring 20’s: The Story of Arnold Rothstein, Twenty Plus Two

1963:  Son of Flubber, It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad World

1964:  Viva Las Vegas

1965:  That Darn Cat

1975:  The Wild McCullochs

1976:  Won Ton Ton The Dog Who Saved Hollywood


Died:  December 28, 1983, Palm Springs, California.