~Stuart Erwin~

Born: February 14, 1903 in Squaw Valley, California, USA
Died: December 21, 1967 in Beverly Hills, California, USA
~Stuart Erwin and his wife June Collyer~
~Biography~
American actor Stuart Erwin attended the University of California at Berkeley. After stage experience
in Los Angeles, Erwin made his earliest screen appearances in silent films, notably a classic two-reel
comedy for Hal Roach, A Pair of Tights (1928), in which Erwin and Edgar Kennedy played roles
evidently written for Laurel and Hardy (a generous portion of this film appears in the 1960
compilation When Comedy Was King). After his first talking picture, Happy Days (1930), Erwin
found himself typed as the vague, ingenuous young man who always seemed to have the cards
stacked against him. Contrary to popular belief, Erwin's screen character did get the girl on occasion;
in The Big Broadcast (1932), for example, Erwin not only won Leila Hyams away from Bing Crosby,
but he was also billed above Crosby in the opening credits.

The actor was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance as a rustic football hero in
Pigskin Parade (1936), which also served as the screen debut for Judy Garland (as Erwin's kid sister).
In 1942, Erwin made his Broadway bow in the title role of Mr. Sycamore, an odd little failure wherein
he played a man who turned into a tree! When TV came in, Erwin made the most of it, co-starring
with his wife June Collyeron a sitcom titled The Stu Erwin Show (aka The Trouble With Father).
From 1950-55, Erwin played one "Stuart Erwin," a small-town high-school principal; among the
supporting cast, in the role of his youngest daughter, was Sheila James, later the memorable Zelda
Gilroy on TV's Dobie Gillis. Still very active in the 1960s, Erwin appeared in a few Disney pictures and
as a circus advance man on the 1963 TV series The Greatest Show on Earth.

Biography by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
~Filmography~
Shadow Over Elveron (TV Movie) (1968) ... Merle
Gentle Ben (TV Series) (1967)
- Wayward Bear: Part 2 (1967) ... Harry Tatum
The Big Valley (TV Series) (1967)
- Explosion!: Part 2 (1967) ... Charlie Carter (credit only)
- Explosion!: Part 1 (1967) ... Charlie Carter
The Virginian (TV Series) (1967)
- Yesterday's Timepiece (1967) ... Williams
Lassie (TV Series) (1966)
- Little Jim (1966) ... Dan Casey
Green Acres (TV Series) (1966)
- Never Look a Gift Tractor in the Mouth (1966) ... Mr. Johnson
Bonanza (TV Series) (1966)
- Three Brides for Hoss (1966) ... Jester McGillicuddy
Gunsmoke (TV Series) (1966)
- Killer at Large (1966) ... Doc Brown
Perry Mason (TV Series) (1961-1965)
- The Case of the Impetuous Imp (1965) ... Henry Simmons
- The Case of the Scandalous Sculptor (1964) ... Everett Stanton
- The Case of the Double-Entry Mind (1962) ... Clem P. 'Sandy' Sandover
- The Case of the Posthumous Painter (1961) ... Austin Durrant
Dr. Kildare (TV Series) (1965)
- Take Care of My Little Girl (1965) ... Dave Lesser
The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series) (1964)
- A Locket for Agatha (1964) ... Jeremiah Gibbs
The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series) (1963-1964)
- You're All Right, Ivy (1964) ... Otto King
- This Train Don't Stop Till It Gets There (1964) ... Otto King
- The Show Must Go on - To Orange City (1964) ... Otto King
- Corsicans Don't Cry (1964) ... Otto King
- The Hanging Man (1963) ... Otto King
The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (1964) ... Police Captain Loomis
The Donna Reed Show (TV Series) (1963)
- The Playmate (1963) ... Mr. Burton
Vacation Playhouse (TV Series) (1963)
- Come a-Runnin' (1963) ... Pharmacist
Wagon Train (TV Series) (1963)
- The Barnaby West Story (1963) ... Barnaby West, Sr.
The Defenders (TV Series) (1963)
- The Poisoned Fruit Doctrine (1963) ... Joseph Green
Son of Flubber (1963) ... Coach Wilson
Our Man Higgins (TV Series) (1963)
- The Milkman Cometh (1963) ... Barney
The Untouchables (TV Series) (1962)
- The Floyd Gibbons Story (1962) ... Barney Rich (as Stu Erwin)
Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series) (1950-1962)
- The Friendly Thieves (1962)
- The Lucky Suit (1952) ... Daniel Harris
- Jackpot (1950)
General Electric Theater (TV Series) (1962)
- Somebody Please Help Me! (1962) ... George Parsons
National Velvet (TV Series) (1962)
- The Clown (1962) ... Kelly the Clown
King of Diamonds (TV Series) (1962)
- The Swindler (1962) ... Doc Fairfield (as Stu Erwin)
Peter Loves Mary (TV Series) (1961)
- Doc Bailey Day (1961)
- Air Carnival (1961) ... Justin Rock
The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series) (1960)
- Opie's Charity (1960) ... Tom Silby
Thriller (TV Series) (1960)
- The Watcher (1960) ... Uncle Florian (as Stu Erwin)
For the Love of Mike (1960) ... Dr. Henry G. Mills
Father Knows Best (TV Series) (1960)
- Family Contest (1960) ... Mr. Henslee

Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (1959)
- Moochie of the Little League: Wrong Way Moochie (1959) ... Lou Rosson
- Moochie of the Little League: A Diamond Is a Boy's Best Friend (1959) ... Lou Rosson
Pursuit (TV Series) (1958)
- The Vengeance (1958) ... Detective Froelich
Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (1957-1958)
- The Right Hand Man (1958) ... George Clay
- Snowshoes: A Comedy of People and Horses (1957) ... Sentimental Mousie
Crossroads (TV Series) (1957)
- Patchwork Family (1957) ... Rev. Donald Sloan
The Stu Erwin Show (TV Series) (1950-1955)
- The Matchmakers (1955) ... Stu Erwin (as Stu Erwin)
- The Pearl Necklace (1955) ... Stu Erwin (as Stu Erwin)
- Pecans vs. Pistachio (1955) ... Stu Erwin (as Stu Erwin)
- Separate Vacations (1955) ... Stu Erwin (as Stu Erwin)
- A Job for Jimmy (1955) ... Stu Erwin (as Stu Erwin)
Main Street to Broadway (1953) ... Stuart Erwin - First Nighter (uncredited)
Father Is a Bachelor (1950) ... Constable Pudge Barnham

Strike It Rich (1948) ... Delbart Lane
Doctor Jim (1947) ... Dr. James (Jim) Gateson
Heading for Heaven (1947) ... Henry Elkins
Heaven Only Knows (1947) ... Sheriff Matt Bodine
Killer Dill (1947) ... Johnny 'Killer' Dill
Pillow to Post (1945) ... Captain Jack Ross
The Great Mike (1944) ... Jay Spencer
He Hired the Boss (1943) ... Hubert Wilkins
Blondie for Victory (1942) ... Pvt. Herschel Smith
Drums of the Congo (1942) ... Congo Jack
The Adventures of Martin Eden (1942) ... Joe Dawson
The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941) ... Tommy Keenan
Cracked Nuts (1941) ... Lawrence Trent
Sandy Gets Her Man (1940) ... Bill Kerry
A Little Bit of Heaven (1940) ... Cotton
When the Daltons Rode (1940) ... Ben Dalton
Our Town (1940) ... Howie Newsome

The Honeymoon's Over (1939) ... Donald Todd
Hollywood Cavalcade (1939) ... Pete Tinney
It Could Happen to You (1939) ... Mackinley Winslow
Back Door to Heaven (1939) ... Jud Mason
Passport Husband (1938) ... Henry Cabot
Three Blind Mice (1938) ... Mike Brophy
Hollywood Handicap (Short) (1938) ... Stuart Erwin
Mr. Boggs Steps Out (1938) ... Oliver Boggs
Checkers (1937) ... Edgar Connell
I'll Take Romance (1937) ... 'Pancho' Brown
Second Honeymoon (1937) ... Leo MacTavish
Sunday Night at the Trocadero (Short) (1937) ... Stuart Erwin
Small Town Boy (1937) ... Henry Armstrong
Dance Charlie Dance (1937) ... Andrew 'Andy' Tucker
Slim (1937) ... Stumpy
Pigskin Parade (1936) ... Amos Dodd
All American Chump (1936) ... Elmer Lamb
Women Are Trouble (1936) ... Matt Casey
Absolute Quiet (1936) ... 'Chubby' Rudd
Exclusive Story (1936) ... Timothy Aloysius Higgins
Ceiling Zero (1936) ... Texas Clarke
After Office Hours (1935) ... Hank Parr
The Band Plays On (1934) ... Stuffy Wilson
Have a Heart (1934) ... Gus Anderson
Chained (1934) ... John L. 'Johnnie' Smith
The Party's Over (1934) ... Bruce Blakely
Bachelor Bait (1934) ... Mr. William Watts
Viva Villa! (1934) ... Jonny Sykes
Palooka (1934) ... Joe Palooka
Going Hollywood (1933) ... Ernest P. Baker
Day of Reckoning (1933) ... Jerry
Before Dawn (1933) ... Dwight Wilson
The Stranger's Return (1933) ... Simon Bates
Hold Your Man (1933) ... Al Simpson
International House (1933) ... Tommy Nash
Under the Tonto Rim (1933) ... 'Tonto' Daily
He Learned About Women (1933) ... Peter Potter Kendall II
The Crime of the Century (1933) ... Dan McKee
Face in the Sky (1933) ... Lucky
The Big Broadcast (1932) ... Leslie McWhinney
Make Me a Star (1932) ... Merton Gill
The Misleading Lady (1932) ... Boney
Strangers in Love (1932) ... Stan Kenney
Two Kinds of Women (1932) ... Hauser
Working Girls (1931) ... Pat Kelly
The Magnificent Lie (1931) ... Elmer Graham
Up Pops the Devil (1931) ... Stranger
Dude Ranch (1931) ... Chester Carr
The Stolen Jools (Short) (1931) ... Reporter
No Limit (1931) ... Ole Olson
Along Came Youth (1930) ... Ambrose
Only Saps Work (1930) ... Oscar
Playboy of Paris (1930) ... Paul Michel
Love Among the Millionaires (1930) ... Clicker Watson
Dangerous Nan McGrew (1930) ... Eustace Macy
Paramount on Parade (1930) ... Marine (The Montmartre Girl)
Young Eagles (1930) ... Pudge Higgins
Men Without Women (1930) ... Radioman Jenkins

This Thing Called Love (1929) ... Fred
The Trespasser (1929) ... Reporter (uncredited)
Sweetie (1929) ... Axel Bronstrup
Happy Days (1929) ... Jig
The Sophomore (1929) ... Radio Broadcast Technician (uncredited)
The Cock-Eyed World (1929) ... Buckley
Dangerous Curves (1929) ... Rotarian
The Exalted Flapper (1929) ... Bimbo Mehaffey
Thru Different Eyes (1929) ... Reporter
Speakeasy (1929) ... Cy Williams
Sound Your 'A' (Short) (1929)
New Year's Eve (1929) ... Landlady's Son
A Pair of Tights (Short) (1929) ... Marion's Boyfriend
Mother Knows Best (1928) ... Ben
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