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Ernest Cossart

Highest Rated: 100% Kings Row (1942)

Lowest Rated: 62% The Great Ziegfeld (1936)

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After a brief career as a wine-shop clerk, 20-year-old British actor Ernest Cossart made his first stage appearance in 1896. Cossart toured the provinces in stock, then in 1908 settled permanently in the U.S. He made a smattering of silent-film appearances, notably the 1916 serial The Strange Case of Mary Page, but would not turn to movies full-time until 1935. Along with such countrymen as Arthur Treacher, Charles Coleman, and Wilson Benge, Cossart became one of Hollywood's favorite butlers, bearing such character names as Bims, Brewster, Walton, Brassett, Syrette, Sidney, and Jeepers in such films as The Great Ziegfeld (1936), Three Smart Girls (1936), Never Say Die (1939), Charley's Aunt (1941), and Cluny Brown (1946). On occasion, he'd forego his waistcoats, striped trousers, and "veddy good, sir"s to play a twinkly eyed working stiff like Pop in Kitty Foyle (1940) and Monaghan in Kings Row (1942). He was also seen as a cleric or two, notably Father McGee in The Jolson Story (1946). Ernest Cossart retired in 1949, two years before his death at the age of 74.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet John Loves Mary Oscar Dugan 1949
No Score Yet Love from a Stranger Billings 1947
No Score Yet The Jolson Story Father McGee 1946
93% Cluny Brown Syrett 1946
No Score Yet Love Letters Bishop 1945
No Score Yet Tonight and Every Night Sam Royce 1945
No Score Yet Knickerbocker Holiday Tienhoven 1944
No Score Yet Forever and a Day Mr. Blinkinsep 1943
100% Kings Row Pa Monoghan 1942
No Score Yet Skylark Theodore 1941
100% One Foot in Heaven John E. Morris 1941
No Score Yet Charley's Aunt Brasset 1941
80% Kitty Foyle Pop 1940
No Score Yet Tom Brown's School Days Squire Brown 1940
No Score Yet The Light That Failed Beeton 1939
83% Tower of London Tom Clink 1939
No Score Yet Lady of the Tropics Father Antoine 1939
No Score Yet Never Say Die Jeepers 1939
No Score Yet Three Smart Girls Grow Up Binns 1939
No Score Yet Letter of Introduction Andrews 1938
80% Angel Walton 1937
No Score Yet Top of the Town Augustus Borden 1937
No Score Yet The Big Broadcast of 1937 Radio Actor 1937
No Score Yet Champagne Waltz Waiter 1937
86% Three Smart Girls Binns the Butler 1936
No Score Yet Murder with Pictures Stanley Redfield 1936
100% Desire Aristide Duval 1936
62% The Great Ziegfeld Sidney 1936
No Score Yet The Scoundrel Jimmy Clay 1935
No Score Yet Two for Tonight Hompe 1935
No Score Yet Accent on Youth Flogdell 1935


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