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Ernest Cossart

Highest Rated:   100% Kings Row (1942)
Lowest Rated:   65% 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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Big Broadcast of 1937
  • Radio Actor
2001
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
91% 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
75% Kitty Foyle
  • Pop
1940
No Score Yet Tom Brown's School Days
  • Squire Brown
1940
No Score Yet The Light That Failed
  • Beeton
1939
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet Angel
  • Walton
1937
86% Three Smart Girls
  • Binns the Butler
1936
No Score Yet Murder with Pictures
  • Stanley Redfield
1936
No Score Yet Desire
  • Aristide Duval
1936
65% The Great Ziegfeld
  • Sidney
1936
No Score Yet The Scoundrel
  • Jimmy Clay
1935

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