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Cyril Ring

Highest Rated: 100% Body and Soul (1947)

Lowest Rated: 40% Goin' to Town (1935)

Birthday: Dec 5, 1892

Birthplace: Not Available

Bostonian Cyril Ring certainly had the pedigree for a successful show business career; he was the brother of stage luminary Blanche Ring and the less famous but equally busy actress Frances Ring. And Cyril certainly had the right connections: he was the brother-in-law of stage comedian Charles Winninger (Blanche's husband) and film star Thomas Meighan (Frances' husband). All Cyril Ring lacked was talent. He managed to coast as actor on his family ties and his rakish good looks, but his range never matured beyond a tiny handful of by-rote mannerisms and facial expressions. In the early '20s, Ring was briefly married to musical comedy star Charlotte Greenwood. Reasonably busy as a silent-film western villain, Ring was cast as the caddish Harvey Yates in the Marx Bros.' 1929 film debut The Cocoanuts. The subsequent reviews bent over backward to condemn Ring's performance as the stiffest and most amateurish of the year -- and thus his fate was sealed. For the rest of his movie career, Ring would be confined to microscopic bit parts and extra roles, with the occasional supporting parts in 2-reel comedies (he's the fugitive crook who demands a shave from W.C. Fields in 1933's The Barber Shop). One of the few features in which he had more than five lines was RKO's 1945 mystery-comedy Having Wonderful Crime; perhaps significantly, his sister Blanche Ring topped the film's supporting cast. Cyril Ring's last recorded credits occured in 1947, after which he dropped from public view until his obituary was published in the trades twenty years later.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Return of the Bad Men Bank Clerk 1948
100% Body and Soul Victor 1947
No Score Yet Nobody Lives Forever Blonde's Escort 1946
No Score Yet Night and Day Actor 1946
No Score Yet Our Hearts Were Growing Up Hotel desk clerk 1946
No Score Yet The Naughty Nineties Man in Water Gag 1945
No Score Yet Where Do We Go from Here? Army Doctor 1945
No Score Yet Hollywood and Vine Attorney Hudson 1945
No Score Yet Having Wonderful Crime Hotel Clerk 1945
No Score Yet Here Come the Waves Lieutenant Colonel 1944
100% Laura People 1944
No Score Yet In Society Sir Walter Raleigh at Party (scenes deleted) 1944
No Score Yet Secret Command Parrish 1944
No Score Yet Once upon a Time Man 1944
57% Mr. Skeffington Perry Lanks 1944
No Score Yet Hot Rhythm Jackson 1944
No Score Yet Follow the Boys Life Staffer 1944
No Score Yet The Mystery of the 13th Guest Barksdale 1943
No Score Yet The Iron Major Ross 1943
No Score Yet Let's Face It Headwaiter 1943
No Score Yet The Texas Kid Atwood 1943
No Score Yet The Mad Ghoul Extras in Audience 1943
No Score Yet A Night to Remember Man 1942
No Score Yet Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood Hotel Manager 1942
No Score Yet Joan of Ozark Reporter 1942
93% This Gun for Hire Waiter 1942
No Score Yet My Gal Sal Man 1942
81% Saboteur Party Guest 1942
92% Woman of the Year Harding's chauffeur 1942
No Score Yet Home in Wyomin' Monitor Man 1942
No Score Yet The Navy Comes Through 1st Officer 1942
83% I Wake Up Screaming Reporter 1941
No Score Yet San Antonio Rose Man at Bar 1941
60% The Great Lie Harry Anderson 1941
No Score Yet A Girl, a Guy and a Gob Hustler 1941
100% The Lady Eve Husband on Boat 1941
No Score Yet No, No, Nanette Desk Clerk 1940
No Score Yet Lady with Red Hair Playwright 1940
No Score Yet One Night in the Tropics Club Roscoe Maitre d' 1940
No Score Yet Third Finger, Left Hand Actor 1940
85% My Favorite Wife Contestant 1940
No Score Yet Irene Dance Extra 1940
80% Edison, the Man Reporter 1940
100% Road to Singapore Ship's officer 1940
No Score Yet The House Across the Bay Dance Extra 1940
No Score Yet Two Girls on Broadway Assistant 1940
No Score Yet The Light That Failed War Correspondent 1939
No Score Yet Second Fiddle Florist 1939
100% The Roaring Twenties Charlie the Clerk 1939
No Score Yet Let Freedom Ring Rancher 1939
No Score Yet Trade Winds Party Guest 1938
No Score Yet The Shining Hour Candid Cameraman 1938
No Score Yet Young Dr. Kildare Intern 1938
No Score Yet Three Loves Has Nancy Man at Party 1938
No Score Yet Too Hot to Handle Cameraman 1938
75% Test Pilot N.A.A. Official 1938
No Score Yet Sweethearts Waiter 1938
No Score Yet I Am the Law Photographer 1938
100% Nothing Sacred Pilot 1937
No Score Yet The Last Gangster Father 1937
No Score Yet When You're in Love Minor Role 1937
No Score Yet More than a Secretary Department Head 1936
No Score Yet Wedding Present Reporter 1936
No Score Yet Poppy Yokel 1936
No Score Yet Colleen Client 1936
No Score Yet Rendezvous Orderly 1935
No Score Yet The Murder Man Court Officer 1935
No Score Yet Oil for the Lamps of China Graves 1935
No Score Yet The Gilded Lily Headwaiter 1935
40% Goin' to Town Stage Manager 1935
No Score Yet Hollywood Mystery Actor 1934
No Score Yet Tillie and Gus Mr. White 1933
No Score Yet Emergency Call Dr. Lenehan 1933
95% The Cocoanuts Yates 1929


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