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Billy House (I) (1889–1961)


Billy House was born on May 7, 1889 in Mankato, Minnesota, USA as William H. Comstock. He was an actor, known for The Stranger (1946), Bedlam (1946) and Inner Sanctum (1948). He was married to Harriet Budzik. He died on September 23, 1961 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Stranger
The Stranger Mr. Potter
(1946)
Bedlam
Bedlam Lord Mortimer
(1946)
Inner Sanctum
(1948)
The Egg and I
The Egg and I Billy Reed
(1947)

Filmography

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 1959 Imitation of Life
Fat Man on Beach
 1959 The Californians (TV Series)
Papa Kelly
- Crimps' Meat (1959) ... Papa Kelly
 1958 Colgate Theatre (TV Series)
 1958 The Fountain of Youth (TV Short)
Albert Morgan
 1958 Touch of Evil
Construction Site Foreman (uncredited)
 1956 Naked Gun
Judge Cole
 1952 Outlaw Women
Uncle Barney
 1952 Aladdin and His Lamp
Kafan
 1951 Silver City
Tim Malone - Saloon Owner (uncredited)
 1951 People Will Talk
Coonan (uncredited)
 1951 Santa Fe
Luke Plummer
 1950 Where Danger Lives
Mr. Bogardus
 1950 Rogues of Sherwood Forest
Friar Tuck
 1948 Inner Sanctum
McFee
 1947 The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap
Shotgun Rider (voice, uncredited)
 1947 Joe Palooka in the Knockout
Sam Wheeler
 1947 The Egg and I
Billy Reed
 1947 Trail Street
Carmody
 1946 The Stranger
Mr. Potter
 1946 Bedlam
Lord Mortimer
 1945 Thrill of a Romance
Dr. Tovve
 1937 Merry-Go-Round of 1938
Billy
 1935 A Tale of Two Cities
Border Guard (uncredited)
 1931 Expensive Women
George Allison (as William House)
 1931 The Reckless Hour
Seymour Jennison (as William House)
 1931 Smart Money
Irontown Salesman (as William House)
 1931 God's Gift to Women
Mons. Cesare
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Hercules") in "Luckee Girl". Musical comedy. Music by Maurice Yvain. Lyrics by Max Lief and Nathaniel Lief. Book adapted by Gertrude Purcell [final Broadway credit]. Based on a French operette by André Barde. Musical Director: Earl Busby. Featuring songs by Werner Janssen. Featuring songs with lyrics by Mann ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

William House
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Trivia:

He was repeatedly used by Walt Disney animators as a live-action model for their cartoon characters. He was filmed dancing and his movements were studied to create the actions of "Doc" in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). He was also the model for the fat pirate on Captain Hook's ship in Disney's Peter Pan (1953). See more »

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