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Eddie Kane

Highest Rated: 100% Wonder Man (1945)

Lowest Rated: 35% The Broadway Melody (1929)

Birthday: Aug 12, 1889

Birthplace: Not Available

Tall, distinguished-looking Eddie Kane was never remotely a star in movies or television, but he played just about every kind of important supporting and bit role that there was to portray in a Hollywood career that stretched over a quarter century. Born in 1889, Kane entered show business by way of vaudeville and rose to the top of that field as a member of the team of Kane & Herman. Hollywood beckoned with the coming of sound and his first role was typical of the kind of work that he would do for the next 25 years. In MGM's The Broadway Melody, although uncredited, Kane played the important supporting role of Francis Zanfield (a thin burlesque of Ziegfeld), the theatrical producer whose interest in one of the two sisters, played by Anita Page and Bessie Love, gets the backstage plot rolling. In later films, the actor's parts varied from anonymous head waiters and hotel managers to essential supporting roles, small but telling in the plot. He was apparently at least a nodding acquaintance of James Cagney, playing important bit parts in two of Cagney's movies: in Something To Sing About, Kane portrayed the San Francisco theater manager who shelters Cagney from the crowds swarming around him on his return from an ocean voyage; in Yankee Doodle Dandy he played the actor in Little Johnny Jones who tells Cagney's George M. Cohan, in the title role of Jones, of the plan to fire a rocket from the ship when the evidence clearing him has been found. Kane's range of roles ran from business executives and impressarios to maitre d's and as he grew older and more distinguished-looking, his delivery grew even sharper onscreen. Kane is probably best known to audiences from the 1950s and beyond for his portrayal (uncredited, as usual) of Mr. Monahan, Ralph Kramden's boss at the Gotham Bus Company, in The Honeymooners' episode in which Kramden impersonates a bus company executive to impress an old rival. Kane retired from movies and television after the 1950s and died in 1969 of a heart attack at his home.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Rivals of the Silver Fox (Jue zhan yin hu) Actor 1980
No Score Yet Mexican Hayride Mr. Clarke 1948
No Score Yet My Wild Irish Rose Joe Webb 1947
No Score Yet The Jolson Story Ziegfeld 1946
No Score Yet Night and Day Headwaiter 1946
No Score Yet Devil Bat's Daughter Apartment House Manager 1946
No Score Yet Detour to Danger Tom Barton 1946
100% Wonder Man Headwaiter 1945
80% Up in Arms Wedding Guest in Dream 1944
No Score Yet Minstrel Man Booking Agent 1944
No Score Yet The Hairy Ape Actor 1944
No Score Yet Two Girls and a Sailor Headwaiter 1944
No Score Yet Lake Placid Serenade Desk Clerk 1944
No Score Yet Dark Mountain Waiter 1944
No Score Yet Flesh And Fantasy Immigration Officer 1943
No Score Yet Passport to Suez Gay Man 1943
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow Heckler 1943
No Score Yet Idaho Actor 1943
No Score Yet Reveille with Beverly Medical Officer 1943
83% Tarzan's New York Adventure Actor 1942
No Score Yet Zis Boom Bah James J. Kane 1942
No Score Yet Confessions of Boston Blackie Auctioneer 1941
No Score Yet Dude Cowboy Gordon West 1941
No Score Yet Sun Valley Serenade Man 1941
No Score Yet The Great American Broadcast Headwaiter 1941
91% Meet John Doe Tycoon 1941
No Score Yet Sign of the Wolf Martin 1941
No Score Yet The Last Alarm fire chief 1940
No Score Yet Castle on the Hudson Club manager 1940
No Score Yet Music in My Heart Blake 1940
95% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Reporter 1939
No Score Yet Dust Be My Destiny Theatre Manager 1939
No Score Yet Ice Follies of 1939 Politician 1939
No Score Yet Star Reporter Sam Grey 1939
No Score Yet Rovin' Tumbleweeds Congressman 1939
No Score Yet Three Loves Has Nancy Steward 1938
92% You Can't Take It With You Kirby's Attorney 1938
No Score Yet Give Me A Sailor Second Businessman 1938
60% Swiss Miss Village tradesman 1938
No Score Yet Mr. Boggs Steps Out Theater Manager 1938
No Score Yet The Gladiator Speed Bums 1938
No Score Yet All Over Town William Bailey 1937
No Score Yet Manhattan Merry-Go-Round Mcmurray 1937
100% Something to Sing About San Francisco Theater Manager 1937
No Score Yet Hollywood Round-up Henry Westcott 1937
No Score Yet Melody for Two Alex Montrose 1937
100% A Star Is Born People at Burke's Party 1937
No Score Yet Small Town Boy Tony 1937
No Score Yet Pick a Star Albert Headwaiter 1937
90% Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Henneberry 1936
No Score Yet Small Town Girl (One Horse Town) Proprietor 1936
No Score Yet Sweet Music Restauranteur 1935
No Score Yet Two for Tonight Charlie 1935
No Score Yet School for Girls Ted 1935
No Score Yet Gambling Lady Duke 1934
98% It Happened One Night Radio Announcer 1934
No Score Yet Born to Be Bad Headwaiter 1934
No Score Yet Dames Harry, the Stage Manager 1934
No Score Yet Twenty Million Sweethearts 2nd Man 1934
No Score Yet Now I'll Tell Actor 1934
No Score Yet Wonder Bar Frank 1934
No Score Yet Only Yesterday Wall Street Investor 1933
93% The Mummy Doctor 1932
No Score Yet Once in a Lifetime Meterstein 1932
No Score Yet Jewel Robbery Robber 1932
No Score Yet Forgotten Women Swineback 1932
No Score Yet Smart Money Tom 1931
100% The Public Enemy Joe, the Headwaiter 1931
No Score Yet Goldie Barker 1931
No Score Yet The Cohens and Kellys in Africa Chief 1930
No Score Yet Doorway to Hell Dr. Morton 1930
No Score Yet Street Girl Club Manager 1929
35% The Broadway Melody Zanfield 1929


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