Lynne Overman

Lynne Overman

  • Highest Rated: 100% Broadway Bill (1934)
  • Lowest Rated: 78% Reap the Wild Wind (1942)
  • Birthday: Sep 19, 1887
  • Birthplace: Maryville, Missouri, USA
  • Outgrowing his early career as a jockey, nasal-voiced Lynne Overman became a vaudeville performer, slowly but steadily developing his distinctive, sardonic, sing-song comic technique. After years of stage experience, Overman came to Paramount Pictures in 1934, where he would spend virtually his entire film career. During his nine years before the camera, Overman was sometimes cast in leading roles (1937's Night Club Scandal, 1938's Death of a Champion, 1939's Persons in Hiding); most often, however, he was third-billed as best friend and severest critic of the hero, notably Paramount's earliest Dorothy Lamour sarong epics. Some of Overman's best film work was manifested in his grizzled dialect parts in two Cecil B. DeMille epics, Northwest Mounted Police (1940) and Reap the Wild Wind (1942). Lynne Overman died of a sudden heart attack at the age of 55, not long after completing his comedy-relief work on Warner Bros.' The Desert Song (1944).

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No Score Yet The Desert Song Actor 2015
No Score Yet The Desert Song Johnny Walsh 1943
No Score Yet Star Spangled Rhythm Card-playing Skit 1942
No Score Yet Silver Queen Hector Bailey 1942
82% Roxie Hart Jake Callahan 1942
78% Reap the Wild Wind Capt. Phillip Philpott 1942
80% Edison, the Man Bunt Cavatt 1940
No Score Yet Safari Jock McPhall 1940
No Score Yet North West Mounted Police Tod McDuff 1940
No Score Yet Caught in the Draft Steve Riggs 1939
No Score Yet Union Pacific Leach Overmile 1939
No Score Yet Ride a Crooked Mile Oklahoma 1938
No Score Yet Spawn of the North Jackson 1938
No Score Yet Men with Wings Hank Rinebow 1938
No Score Yet Her Jungle Love Jimmy Wallace 1938
No Score Yet Hotel Haywire Dr. Parkhouse 1937
No Score Yet Don't Tell the Wife Steven 'Steve' Dorsey 1937
No Score Yet True Confession Bartender 1937
No Score Yet The Big Broadcast of 1938 Scoop McPhail 1937
No Score Yet Nobody's Baby Det. Lt. Emory Littleworth 1937
No Score Yet Poppy Attorney Whiffen 1936
No Score Yet Yours for the Asking Honeysuckle 1936
No Score Yet Collegiate Sour Puss 1936
No Score Yet Rumba Flash 1935
No Score Yet Enter Madame Mr. Farnum 1935
No Score Yet Two for Tonight Harry 1935
100% Broadway Bill Happy McGuire 1934
No Score Yet Little Miss Marker Regret 1934
No Score Yet Midnight Actor 1934
No Score Yet She Loves Me Not Gus McNeal 1934
No Score Yet The Great Flirtation Joe Lang 1934
No Score Yet Call It Murder Joe Biggers 1934
No Score Yet You Belong to Me Theater Manager 1934


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