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Raymond Bailey



Born into a poor San Francisco family, Raymond Bailey dropped out of school in the 10th grade to help make ends meet. He took on a variety of short-term jobs before escaping his lot by hopping a freight to New York. He tried in vain to find work as an actor, eventually signing on as a mess boy on a freighter. While docked in Honolulu, Bailey once more gave acting a try, and also sang on a local radio station. In Hollywood from 1932 on, Bailey took any nickel-and-dime job that was remotely connected to show business, but when World War II began, he once more headed out to sea, this time with the Merchant Marine. Only after the war was Bailey able to make a living as a character actor on stage and in TV and films. In 1962, he was cast as covetous bank president Milburn Drysdale on The Beverly Hillbillies, a role that made him a household name and one which he played for nine seasons (ironically, he'd once briefly worked in a bank during his teen years). After the show was cancelled in 1971, Bailey dropped out of sight and became somewhat of a recluse.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Country Time
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet The Strongest Man in the World
  • Regent Burns
1975
80% Herbie Rides Again
  • Lawyer
1974
No Score Yet Five Weeks in a Balloon
  • Randolph
1962
No Score Yet Holidays With the Clampetts
  • Actor
1962
81% The Absent-Minded Professor
  • Adm. Olmstead
1961
30% From the Terrace
  • Mr. St. John
1960
No Score Yet The Gallant Hours
  • Maj. Gen. Archie Vandergrift
1960
No Score Yet Al Capone
  • Mr. Brancato
1959
83% The Lineup
  • Philip Dressler
1958
No Score Yet The Space Children
  • Dr. Wahrman
1958
No Score Yet No Time for Sergeants
  • Colonel
1958
No Score Yet Darby's Rangers
  • Maj. Gen. Wise
1958
No Score Yet Lafayette Escadrille
  • Mr. Walker
1958
97% Vertigo
  • Doctor
1958
100% King Creole
  • Mr. Evans
1958
100% I Want to Live!
  • Warden
1958
40% Band of Angels
  • Stuart
1957
90% The Incredible Shrinking Man
  • Dr. Thomas Silver
1957
No Score Yet The Girl He Left Behind
  • General
1956
57% Picnic
  • Mr. Benson
1955
No Score Yet The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing
  • Judge Fitzgerald
1955
92% Tarantula
  • Townsend
1955
No Score Yet The Return of Jack Slade
  • Professor
1955
No Score Yet The Girl From Jones Beach
  • Guest
1949
No Score Yet The Mystery of Marie Roget
  • Gendarme
1942
No Score Yet The Male Animal
  • Reporter
1942
No Score Yet I Love You Again
  • Man
1940
No Score Yet Island of Doomed Men
  • Mystery Man
1940
No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen
  • Whitey
1939
No Score Yet Secret Service of the Air
  • Klume
1939
No Score Yet Made for Each Other
  • Salt Lake Hospital Chemist
1939
100% The Roaring Twenties
  • Ex-Con
1939
No Score Yet Daredevils of the Red Circle
  • Klein
1939

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Supervisor Millard Doctor

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