Edward Everett Horton

Photo: Albert Witzel (1879-1929)

1886 - 1970

The actor Edward Everett Horton belongs to the greatest support actors of the American film industry who especially with his performances in comedies rallied a huge crowd of fans round him. With his aristocratic looks and his behaviour which looked like a worried penguin, he was predestine for this genre.

It all began in 1906 when he sang in a chorus and danced on Broadway. Later he went to the theater which led to his engagement in the film industry.
His first movies "Too Much Business" (22) and "Ruggles of Red Gap" (23) were financial successful productions and one became soon aware of this new face on the screen.

Edward Everett Horton worked as a star in other silent movies like "Helen's Babies" (24), "Marry Me" (25), "La Boheme" (26), "The Nutcracker" (26), "The Terror" (28) and "The Hottentot" (29) - his last silent movie.

With the rise of the sound movie he became a very demanded support actor who stand by many stars of all studios in Hollywood. To his early talkies belong "The Front Page" (31), "Trouble in Paradise" (32), "Alice in Wonderland" (33), "Design for Living" (33), "The Poor Rich" (34) and "The Merry Widow" (34).

He owned his greatest popularity to the movies with Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire like in "The Gay Divorcee" (34), "Top Hat" (35) and "Shall We Dance" (37). 
Edward Everett Horton rounded off the 30's with movies like "Angel" (37), "Let's Make a Million" (37), "Bluebeard's Eighth Wife" (38) and "Paris Honeymoon" (39).

His creative power remained in the 40's. The audience had fond memories of "Here Comes Mr. Jordan" (41), "Ziegfeld Girl" (41), "I Married an Angel" (42), "Arsenic and Old Lace" (44), "Lady on a Train" (45), "Cinderella Jones" (46) and "Her Husband's Affairs" (47).

Edward Everett Horton devoted more the the television industry in the 50's and expecially in the 60's and appeared in a whole string of serials. Beside it he appeared on the big screen time and again, so in "The Story of Mankind" (57), "Pocketful of Miracles" (61), "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World" (63) and "The Perils of Pauline" (67) - his last movie was "Cold Turkey" (70).

Other movies with Edward Everett Horton:
The Ladder Jinx (22) A Front Page Story (22) To the Ladies (23) Flapper Wives (24) Try and Get It (24) The Man Who Fights Alone (24) The Business of Love (25) Beggar on Horseback (25) Poker Faces (26) The Whole Town's Talking (26) Taxi! Taxi! (27) Dad's Choice (27) Vacation Waves (28) Miss Information (28) Sonny Boy (29) The Sap (29) The Aviator (29) Take the Heir (30) Wide Open (30) Holiday (30) Once a Gentleman (30) Reaching for the Moon (30) Lonely Wives (31) Kiss Me Again (31) Six Cylinder Love (31) Smart Woman (31) The Age for Love (31) But the Flesh Is Weak (32) Roar of the Dragon (32) A Bedtime Story (33) The Way to Love (33) Soldiers of the King (33) It's a Boy (33) Easy to Love (34) All the King's Horses (34) Smarty (34) Sing and Like It (34) Uncertain Lady (34) Success at Any Price (34) Kiss and Make Up (34) Ladies Should Listen (34) Biography of a Bachelor Girl (35) The Night Is Young (35) The Devil Is a Woman (35) Ten Dollar Raise (35) In Caliente (35) Going Highbrow (35) His Night Out (35) Little Big Shot (35) Your Uncle Dudley (35) The Private Secretary (35) The Singing Kid (36) Nobody's Fool (36) Hearts Divided (36) Her Master's Voice (36) Man in the Mirror (36) Lost Horizon (37) The King and the Chorus Girl (37) Oh Doctor (37) Hitting a New High (37) Wild Money (37) The Perfect Specimen (37) The Great Garrick (37) Danger - Love at Work (37) College Swing (38) Holiday (38) Little Tough Guys in Society (38) That's Right You're Wrong (39) The Gang's All Here (39) Bachelor Daddy (41) Weekend for Three (41) The Body Disappears (41) You're the One (41) Sunny (41) Springtime in the Rockies (42) The Magnificent Dope (42) Forever and a Day (43) Thank Your Lucky Stars (43) The Gang's All Here (43) Her Primitive Man (44) San Diego I Love You (44) Brazil (44) The Town Went Wild (44) Summer Storm (44) Steppin' in Society (45) Faithful in My Fashion (46) Earl Carroll Sketchbook (46) The Ghost Goes Wild (47) Down to Earth (47) Serie "The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: Sham" (48) Serie "The Ford Theatre Hour: The Man Who Came to Dinner" (49) Serie "The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: Good Night, Please" (49) Serie "The Ford Theatre Hour: Father, Dear Father" (50) Serie "Holiday Hotel" (50) Serie "I Love Lucy: Lucy Plays Cupid" (52) Serie "The Philco Television Playhouse: The Velvet Mitten" (53) Serie "December Bride: Butler Show" (57) Serie "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: The Senator Baits a Hook" (62) Serie "Dennis the Menace: Dennis's Lovesick Friend" (62) Serie "Dennis the Menace: The Treasure Chest" (62) Serie "Dennis the Menace: Mr. Wilson's Uncle" (62) Serie "Dennis the Menace: My Uncle Ned" (63) Serie "Saints and Sinners: A Night of Horns and Bells" (62) Serie "Burke's Law: Who Killed Eleanora Davis?" (63) One Got Fat (63) Serie "The Cara Williams Show" (64) Sex and the Single Girl (64) Serie "Burke's Law: Who Killed Hamlet?" (65) Serie "F Troop: Scourge of the West" (65) Serie "F Troop: The Girl from Philadelphia" (65) Serie "Camp Runamuck: Spiffy Quits" (65) Serie "Batman: An Egg Grows in Gotham" (66) Serie "Batman: The Yegg Foes in Gotham" (66) 2000 Years Later (69) Serie "It Takes a Thief: A Matter of Grey Matter" (69) Serie "Love, American Style: Love and Las Vegas" (70) Serie "The Name of the Game: Island of Gold and Precious Stones" (70) Serie "Nanny and the Professor: Strictly for the Birds" (70)