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Hal K. Dawson



Sad-eyed, mustachioed actor Hal K. Dawson appeared in several Broadway productions of the 1920s. During the run of Machinal, Dawson was the roommate of fellow actor Clark Gable; throughout his later Hollywood career, Gable saw to it that Dawson was given parts in such films as Libeled Lady (1936) and To Please a Lady (1951). Even without Gable's help, Dawson enjoyed a long and productive movie and TV career, usually playing long-suffering personal secretaries and officious desk clerks. Hal K. Dawson was a lifelong member of the Masquers Club, and, in the twilight of his life, was made an honorary member of the Pioneers of Radio Club.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet You'll Never Get Rich
  • Information
1998
No Score Yet The Rat Race
  • Man
1960
No Score Yet Face of a Fugitive
  • Stableman
1959
No Score Yet The Alligator People
  • Conductor
1959
No Score Yet Cattle Empire
  • George Jeffrey
1958
89% The Last Hurrah
  • Managing Editor
1958
No Score Yet Loving You
  • Lieutenant
1957
80% The Tin Star
  • Andy Miller
1957
No Score Yet Top Secret Affair
  • Reporter
1957
No Score Yet A Lawless Street
  • Hotel Clerk
1955
No Score Yet Three for the Show (The Pleasure Is All Mine)
  • Theater Treasurer
1955
83% The Country Girl
  • Actor
1954
88% The Glenn Miller Story
  • Used Car Salesman
1953
No Score Yet It Grows on Trees
  • Tutt
1952
100% Park Row
  • Mr. Wiley
1952
78% The Captive City
  • Clyde Nelson
1952
No Score Yet Double Dynamite (It's Only Money)
  • Mr. Hartman
1951
No Score Yet Rhubarb
  • Mr. Fisher
1951
No Score Yet Superman and the Mole Men
  • Weber
1951
No Score Yet Dallas
  • Drummer
1950
No Score Yet To Please a Lady
  • IMRA Manager
1950
No Score Yet Chicken Every Sunday
  • Jake Barker
1949
No Score Yet Slightly French
  • Director
1949
No Score Yet Let's Live a Little
  • M.C.
1948
No Score Yet That Wonderful Urge
  • Passerby
1948
No Score Yet You Gotta Stay Happy
  • Night Clerk
1948
No Score Yet Apartment for Peggy
  • Salesman
1948
80% Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
  • Mr. Selby
1948
No Score Yet Variety Girl
  • Man at Steam Bath
1947
No Score Yet The Fabulous Dorseys
  • Artie
1947
No Score Yet The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
  • Peabody
1947
No Score Yet Blondie's Big Moment
  • Mr. Little
1947
No Score Yet One More Tomorrow
  • Guest
1946
60% The Kid From Brooklyn
  • Hotel Clerk
1946
No Score Yet Doll Face
  • Hotel Clerk
1945
No Score Yet Weekend at the Waldorf
  • First Clerk
1945
No Score Yet Guest Wife
  • Dennis
1945
No Score Yet Greenwich Village
  • Cashier
1944
No Score Yet Hi Diddle Diddle
  • Minister
1943
100% Mr. Lucky
  • Draft Board Director
1943
No Score Yet Baby Face Morgan
  • J.B. Brown
1942
No Score Yet The Magnificent Dope
  • Charlie
1942
No Score Yet Song of the Islands
  • John Rodney
1942
No Score Yet The Fleet's In
  • Bert, Diana's Manager
1942
No Score Yet Week-End in Havana
  • Mr. Marks
1941
No Score Yet San Antonio Rose
  • Farnsworth
1941
No Score Yet A Girl, a Guy and a Gob
  • Photographer
1941
No Score Yet Hellzapoppin'
  • Photographer
1941
No Score Yet Tin Pan Alley
  • Hotel Clerk
1940
No Score Yet Lillian Russell
  • Chauffeur
1940
No Score Yet The Doctor Takes a Wife
  • Charlie
1940
No Score Yet Star Dust
  • Wellman's Assistant
1940
No Score Yet Blondie on a Budget
  • Bank Teller
1940
No Score Yet Broadway Melody of 1940
  • O'Grady
1940
No Score Yet Two Girls on Broadway
  • Clerk
1940
No Score Yet Two Bright Boys
  • Boswell
1939
No Score Yet Bachelor Mother
  • Actor
1939
67% The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
  • Man in Audience
1939
No Score Yet Rose of Washington Square
  • Chump
1939
No Score Yet Ice Follies of 1939
  • Publicity Man
1939
No Score Yet Just Around the Corner
  • Reporter
1938
67% Boy Meets Girl
  • Wardrobe attendant
1938
No Score Yet The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse
  • Pedestrian
1938
100% You and Me
  • Information Clerk
1938
No Score Yet Sweethearts
  • Morty
1938
No Score Yet Second Honeymoon
  • Andy
1937
100% Easy Living
  • Jeweler
1937
No Score Yet Cafe Metropole
  • Thorndyke
1937
No Score Yet Vogues of 1938
  • Jim
1937
No Score Yet Wedding Present
  • Furniture Salesman
1936
82% Libeled Lady
  • Harvey Allen
1936
No Score Yet Public Enemy's Wife
  • Daugherty
1936
No Score Yet Paddy O'Day
  • Motorist
1935
No Score Yet Dr. Socrates
  • Mel Towne
1935
No Score Yet The Firebird
  • Assistant Stage Manager
1934

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Old Man

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