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Jed Prouty

Highest Rated:   100% A Star Is Born (1937)
Lowest Rated:   35% The Broadway Melody (1929)
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American actor Jed Prouty got his first taste of show business as a teenaged performer at Austin Stone's Museum (a sort of flea circus-variety show concern) in his native Boston. Working for years as a vaudeville song and dance man, Prouty made it to Broadway in 1921, appearing occasionally in silent films. The actor was prominently cast as a stuttering actor's agent Uncle Jed in his first talking picture, the Oscar-winning Broadway Melody (1929), though he found it expedient to drop the stammer for his subsequent films. Most often in bits and character roles in A-pictures -- as, for example, the unctuous columnist in A Star is Born (1937) -- Prouty was firmly in the lead in the Jones Family series of B-comedies filmed by 20th Century-Fox. Prouty played the Jones paterfamilias, with Spring Byington as his wife, in nearly all seventeen pictures in the Jones series. Jed Prouty is also familiar to Alice Faye fans for his antic appearance in Ms. Faye's Hollywood Cavalcade (1939), wherein he was made up to resemble silent comedian Ford Sterling for the film's slapstick chase sequences.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Guilty Bystander
  • Dr. Elder
1950
No Score Yet Go West, Young Lady
  • Judge Harmon
1941
No Score Yet Look Who's Laughing
  • Mayor Duncan
1941
No Score Yet Pot o' Gold
  • Mr. Louderman
1941
No Score Yet Roar of the Press
  • Gordon MacEwan
1941
No Score Yet City Limits
  • Actor
1941
No Score Yet Remedy for Riches
  • D.B. `Emerson' Vanderveer
1940
No Score Yet Hollywood Cavalcade
  • Chief of Police
1939
No Score Yet Second Fiddle
  • Actor
1939
No Score Yet The Gracie Allen Murder Case
  • Uncle Ambrose
1939
No Score Yet Exile Express
  • Hanley
1939
No Score Yet Danger on the Air
  • Harry Jones, Radio Company Boss
1938
No Score Yet The Duke of West Point
  • Mr. Erwin Drew
1938
No Score Yet Borrowing Trouble
  • John Jones
1937
83% 100 Men and a Girl
  • Tommy Bitters
1937
No Score Yet Dangerous Holiday
  • Gifford
1937
100% A Star Is Born
  • Artie Carver
1937
No Score Yet The Crime Nobody Saw
  • William Underhill
1937
No Score Yet Small Town Boy
  • Mr. Armstrong
1937
No Score Yet College Holiday
  • Sheriff
1936
No Score Yet Happy Go Lucky
  • Charles Gorham
1936
No Score Yet Under Your Spell
  • Mr. Twerp
1936
No Score Yet Pigskin Parade
  • Mr. Van Dyke
1936
No Score Yet The Texas Rangers
  • Prosecuting Attorney
1936
No Score Yet His Brother's Wife
  • Billy Arnold
1936
No Score Yet Special Investigator
  • Dr. Reynolds
1936
No Score Yet Alibi Ike
  • Jewelry Merchant
1935
No Score Yet Black Sheep
  • Orville Schmelling
1935
No Score Yet Life Begins at 40
  • Charles Beagle
1935
No Score Yet George White's 1935 Scandals
  • Al Lee
1935
No Score Yet One Hour Late
  • Mr. Finch
1934
No Score Yet Music in the Air
  • Kirschner
1934
No Score Yet Hollywood Party
  • Theater Manager
1934
67% Morning Glory
  • Will Seymour
1933
No Score Yet Hold 'em Jail
  • Warden Charles Clark
1932
86% Night Nurse
  • Archie, father-to-be
1931
No Score Yet Strangers May Kiss
  • Harry
1931
No Score Yet Safety in Numbers
  • Actor
1930
No Score Yet The Devil's Holiday
  • Kent Carr
1930
35% The Broadway Melody
  • Uncle Jed
1929
No Score Yet Orchids and Ermine
  • Actor
1927
No Score Yet Souls for Sale
  • Magnus
1923

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