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Cliff Edwards

Highest Rated:   100% Pinocchio (1940)
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American entertainer Cliff Edwards, the son of a Hannibal, Missouri railroad worker, was born early enough to remember seeing Hannibal's own Mark Twain during the eminent author's many visits. Dropping out of school at 14, Edwards tackled several odd jobs before securing work singing for "illustrated slide" shows at the local movie house. He continued picking up small change as an itinerant singer until he teamed with pianist Bobby Carleton; together Edwards and Carleton penned a popular song, "Ja Da," made even more popular by Edwards' scat-singing rendition. While performing at a Chicago cafe, Edwards was given the lasting soubriquet "Ukelele Ike," in honor of Edward's musical instrument of choice. A top recording artist of the late '20s, Edwards--or Ike--made an easy transition to talking pictures; it was he who introduced the tune "Singin' in the Rain" in MGM's Hollywood Revue of 1929. A few Buster Keaton comedies aside, few of Edwards' early movie appearances were as memorable as this one, though he was an efficient comedy relief in several westerns and a popular radio performer. Edwards' latter-day fame rests on his vocal portrayal of Jiminy Cricket in the Disney cartoon feature Pinocchio (1940), a role he'd repeat in theatrical cartoons and on TV's Mickey Mouse Club and Disneyland.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Man from Button Willow
  • (voice)
1965
71% Fun & Fancy Free
  • Jiminy Cricket
1947
No Score Yet Sagebrush Law
  • Ike
1943
No Score Yet The Falcon Strikes Back
  • Goldie
1943
No Score Yet Fighting Frontier
  • Ike
1943
No Score Yet Seven Miles from Alcatraz
  • Stormy
1943
No Score Yet American Empire
  • Runty
1942
No Score Yet Pirates of the Prairie
  • Ukulele Ike
1942
No Score Yet Red River Robin Hood
  • Ike
1942
97% Dumbo
  • Jim Crow
1941
No Score Yet Knockout
  • Sleepy
1941
No Score Yet The Monster and the Girl
  • Leon Stokes
1941
No Score Yet Knockout
  • Sleepy
1941
No Score Yet Flowing Gold
  • Hot Rocks
1940
100% Pinocchio
  • Jiminy Cricket
1940
98% His Girl Friday
  • Endicott
1940
94% Gone With the Wind
  • Reminiscent Soldier
1939
No Score Yet The Girl of the Golden West
  • Minstrel Joe
1938
No Score Yet Saratoga
  • Tip O'Brien
1937
No Score Yet They Gave Him a Gun
  • Laro
1937
No Score Yet Bad Guy
  • Hi-Line
1937
No Score Yet George White's 1935 Scandals
  • Dude Holloway
1935
No Score Yet Red Salute
  • Rooney
1935
No Score Yet Huddle
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet The Sin of Madelon Claudet
  • Victor
1931
No Score Yet Sidewalks of New York
  • Poggie
1931
No Score Yet Dance, Fools, Dance
  • Bert Scranton
1931
No Score Yet Parlor, Bedroom and Bath
  • Bell Hop
1931
No Score Yet Laughing Sinners
  • Mike
1931
No Score Yet Doughboys
  • Nescopeck
1930
No Score Yet Lord Byron Of Broadway
  • Joe Lundeen
1930
40% The Hollywood Revue of 1929
  • Himself
1929
No Score Yet So This Is College
  • Windy
1929

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