Etienne Girardot

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Of Anglo/French parentage, birdlike comic actor Etienne Girardot was an established theatrical favorite long before the turn of the century. One of Girardot's best-loved stage roles was Lord Fancourt Babberly in Charley's Aunt; a production photo of the actor in female drag appeared for years in the Collier's Encyclopedia entry on "Theatre." He entered films in 1912 as star of Vitagraph's The Violin of Monsieur. Then it was back to the stage, where in 1933 he scored a personal success as balmy self-styled millionaire Mr. Clark in Hecht and MacArthur's Twentieth Century. It was this role that brought Girardot back to movies on a full-time basis, where he remained until his death in 1939. Etienne Girardot's film roles included crabby coroner Dr. Doremus in two "Philo Vance" mysteries; orphanage official Wyckoff in Curly Top (1935), who endures the indignity of being imitated (quite well) by star Shirley Temple; and King Louis' senile physician in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939).

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No Score Yet Isle of Destiny `Doc' Spriggs 1940
71% The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle Papa Aubel 1939
No Score Yet Exile Express Caretaker 1939
No Score Yet Fast and Loose Christopher Gates 1939
100% The Hunchback of Notre Dame The King's Physician 1939
No Score Yet There Goes My Heart Hinckley, the Secretary 1938
No Score Yet Professor Beware Judge Henry 1938
No Score Yet Port of Seven Seas Bruneau 1938
No Score Yet Having Wonderful Time Actor 1938
No Score Yet The Great Garrick Jean Cabot 1937
No Score Yet The Road Back Mayor 1937
No Score Yet Breakfast For Two Meggs 1937
No Score Yet College Holiday Prof. Hercules Dove 1936
No Score Yet The Longest Night Mr. Kinney 1936
No Score Yet The Devil Is a Sissy Principal 1936
No Score Yet Hearts Divided Du Fresne 1936
No Score Yet The Garden Murder Case Doremus 1936
No Score Yet Go West, Young Man Prof. Rigby 1936
No Score Yet Metropolitan Nello 1935
No Score Yet The Bishop Misbehaves Brooke 1935
No Score Yet Advice to the Lovelorn Actor 1935
100% The Whole Town's Talking Seaver 1935
No Score Yet Grand Old Girl Mellis 1935
No Score Yet Curly Top Mr. Weckoff 1935
No Score Yet I Live My Life Professor 1935
No Score Yet The Dragon Murder Case Dr. Doremus 1934
88% Twentieth Century Matthew J. Clark 1934
No Score Yet Little Man, What Now? Spannfuss 1934
No Score Yet Fashions of 1934 Glass 1934
No Score Yet Mandalay Mr. Abernathie 1934
No Score Yet Born to Be Bad J.K. Brown 1934
No Score Yet The Firebird Professor Peterson 1934
83% The Kennel Murder Case Dr. Doremus 1933
No Score Yet Blood Money Bailey's Coworker 1933

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