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Highest Rated: 91% Gallipoli (1981)

Lowest Rated: 15% The World's Greatest Lover (1977)

Birthday: Aug 26, 1919

Birthplace: Not Available

Not to be confused with the Ronald Graham, who appeared in the 1939 Broadway production The Boys From Syracuse, actor/screenwriter Ronny Graham made his own New York theatrical debut in 1951. The white-maned, wide-grinning Graham gained prominence in the 1952 revue New Faces, for which he also contributed comedy material; when that production was committed to film in 1953, he was promoted from a mere ensemble player to star, carrying the grafted-on backstage plot line. A busy cabaret performer since 1950, Graham appeared in several one-man shows, and wrote, produced, directed, and/or co-starred in such popular attractions as the annual Upstairs at the Downstairs revue. He also wrote the lyrics and libretto for the Broadway "book" musical Bravo Giovanni. He was seen in dozens of TV commercials, most famously as Mr. Grime in a group of auto-service ads in the early '70s. He was a regular on the video variety series The New Bill Cosby Show (1972) and The Hudson Bros. Show (1974), as well as the sitcoms The Bob Crane Show (1975, as Ernest Busso) and Chico and the Man (1975-1978, as Rev. Bemis). He also wrote several episodes of M*A*S*H during the late '70s. Although he had a starring role in Peter Weir's Gallipoli in 1981, most of Graham's latter film appearances were in association with Mel Brooks, who'd been one of the staff writers for New Faces; among the Brooks endeavors in which Graham was featured (and sometimes made screenplay contributions) were History of the World -- Part One (1981), To Be or Not to Be (1982), Spaceballs (1989), Life Stinks (1991), and Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993). Graham died in 1999 at the age of 79.

Highest Rated Movies



60% The Substance of Fire Louis Foukold 1996
40% Robin Hood: Men in Tights Villager 1993
18% Life Stinks Priest 1991
No Score Yet Quote Alongs: Spaceballs Screenwriter 1987
57% Spaceballs Screenwriter Minister 1987
No Score Yet El ataque de los pájaros (Beaks: The Movie) Andrews 1987
No Score Yet The Ratings Game Cap'n Andy 1984
No Score Yet Finders Keepers Screenwriter 1984
No Score Yet Silver City Actor 1984
No Score Yet Mel Brooks: An Audience Actor 1984
60% To Be or Not to Be Screenwriter Sondheim 1983
91% Gallipoli Wallace Hamilton 1981
58% History of the World---Part I Screenwriter Jew No. 2 1981
15% The World's Greatest Lover Director 1977
20% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Mark Bennett 1976
No Score Yet Shanks Screenwriter 1974
No Score Yet Dirty Little Billy Charle Nile 1972
No Score Yet The Curious Female Bouncer 1970
No Score Yet New Faces Himself Screenwriter 1954
No Score Yet New Faces Actor 1937


82% Picket Fences
Jacob Levine 1996
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Clarence 1990
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
Gribble Screenwriter 1979


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