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Taylor Holmes

Highest Rated:   100% Nightmare Alley (1947)
Lowest Rated:   73% Boomerang! (1947)
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Actor Taylor Holmes first made a theatrical name for himself on the Keith Vaudeville Circuit. In the course of his subsequent five-decade Broadway career, Holmes starred in over 100 plays, usually in light comedy roles. Making his film debut in 1917, he played the title role in the 1918 adaptation of Ruggles of Red Gap, then made scattered screen appearances before settling down in Hollywood permanently in 1947. Most often employed by 20th Century-Fox, he showed up in such flashy roles as gullible millionaire Ezra Grindle in the Tyrone Power melodrama Nightmare Alley (1947). He also played more than his share of shyster lawyers (most memorable in 1947's Kiss of Death) and absent-minded professors. Holmes was the father of actors Phillips and Ralph Holmes. Outliving his wife and both his sons, Taylor Holmes died at the age of 85; his last assignment was the voice of King Steffan in Disney's animated feature Sleeping Beauty (1959).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Christmas Carol
  • Actor
2009
92% Sleeping Beauty
  • King Stefan
1959
No Score Yet The Maverick Queen
  • Pete Callaher
1956
No Score Yet Tobor the Great
  • Dr. Nordstrom
1954
No Score Yet The Outcast
  • Andrew Devlin
1954
98% Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  • Gus Esmond Sr.
1953
No Score Yet She's Back on Broadway
  • Talbot
1953
No Score Yet Ride the Man Down
  • Lowell Priest
1952
No Score Yet Beware, My Lovely
  • Mr. Walter Armstrong
1952
No Score Yet Hoodlum Empire
  • Benjamin Lawton
1952
No Score Yet Two Tickets to Broadway
  • Willard Glendon
1951
No Score Yet Rhubarb
  • P. Duncan Munk
1951
No Score Yet The First Legion
  • Fr. Keene
1951
No Score Yet Drums in the Deep South
  • Albert Monroe
1951
No Score Yet Copper Canyon
  • Theodosius Roberts
1950
No Score Yet Woman in Hiding
  • Lucius Maury
1950
93% Father of the Bride
  • Wamer
1950
No Score Yet Caged
  • Sen. Donnolly
1950
No Score Yet Quicksand (1950)
  • Harvey
1950
No Score Yet Double Deal
  • Corpus
1950
No Score Yet Bright Leaf
  • Lawyer Calhoun
1950
90% Act of Violence
  • Gavery
1948
No Score Yet That Wonderful Urge
  • Attorney Rice
1948
No Score Yet Joan of Arc
  • Bishop of Avranches
1948
86% Kiss of Death
  • Earl Howser
1947
73% Boomerang!
  • Wade
1947
No Score Yet The Egg and I
  • Actor
1947
100% Nightmare Alley
  • Ezra Grindle
1947
No Score Yet The Crime of Dr. Forbes
  • Dr. Robert Empey
1937

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