Henry Slate

Henry Slate

Highest Rated: 100% You're in the Navy Now (1951)

Lowest Rated: 67% Hit the Deck (1955)

Birthday: Jun 15, 1910

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Though you may not recognize his name, Henry Slate's face would likely prove familiar, as the prolific performer appeared in more than 60 film and television productions in a career that spanned more than 50 years. He and his brothers, Jack and Syd, were a successful singing trio who made their Broadway debut in 1930 in the aptly titled musical comedy "Ballyhoos of 1930." He'd go on to share the stage with his brothers in a number of Broadway productions, including the musical comedy "You Said It" and the musical revue "Earl Carroll's Vanities." In 1938, the brothers broke into film, landing small roles in the George Burns/Gracie Allen comedy "College Swing." Comedy was definitely Slate's strong suit, and he'd go on to land supporting roles in a number of beloved funny films, including the Jack Lemmon/Janet Leigh romantic-comedy musical "My Sister Eileen," Disney's family adventure "Herbie Goes Bananas," and the Sally Field vehicle "Murphy's Romance." The last proved to be Slate's final film performance; he retired after its completion, ending a long and storied career. He died 11 years later of cancer, but left behind a legacy of music and laughter.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 52% Little Miss Marker Teller (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bedtime Story Sattler (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hey Boy, Hey Girl Marty Moran (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet He Laughed Last Ziggy (Character) - 1956
79% 62% Bus Stop Manager of Blue Dragon Nightclub (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 62% My Sister Eileen Second Drunk (Character) - 1955
67% 59% Hit the Deck Shore Patrolman (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 38% Miss Sadie Thompson Pvt. Griggs (Character) - 1954
91% 89% Pickup on South Street MacGregor (uncredited) (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just This Once Jeff Parma (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Somebody Loves Me Forrest (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 32% The Belle of New York Police Sgt. Clancy (uncredited) (Character) - 1952
100% 40% You're in the Navy Now Chief Engineer Ryan (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 53% Rhubarb Dud Logan (Character) - 1951

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barney Miller Louis Frankel (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show Bobby Fleet (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ford Television Theatre Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Peddler (Guest Star) 1957 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hour of Stars Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jeff's Collie Unknown (Guest Star) 1954

QUOTES FROM Henry Slate CHARACTERS

Corny LaSalle says: Take my word for it, Honey. Any gal that can make a guy's eyes pop out the way you can, has plenty of talent.

Corinne Ralbot says: Does your friend always do thing on the spur of the moment?

Corny LaSalle says: [looking the gals up and down] Depends on who's wearing the spurs.

Corny LaSalle says: Depends on who's wearing the spurs.

Corny LaSalle says: There's your shotgun bait.