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Eric Blore

Filmography

1932      

The Great Gatsby 

 

1933      

Flying Down to Rio

 

1934      

The Gay Divorcee

 

1935      

Top Hat

The Good Fairy 

Folies Bergère de Paris 

Diamond Jim 

I Dream Too Much 

 

1936      

The Ex-Mrs. Bradford 

Piccadilly Jim 

Swing Time

 

1937      

It’s Love I’m After 

Quality Street 

The Soldier and the Lady 

Shall We Dance

Breakfast for Two 

 

1938      

Swiss Miss 

 

1939      

Island of Lost Men 

 

1940      

The Lone Wolf Strikes 

Til We Meet Again 

South of Suez 

The Man Who Wouldn’t Talk 

The Lone Wolf Strikes 

The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady 

The Boys from Syracuse 

The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date 

Music in My Heart 

 

1941      

The Lady Eve 

The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance 

Road to Zanzibar

Secrets of the Lone Wolf 

Confirm or Deny 

Sullivan’s Travels

The Shanghai Gesture 

 

1942      

Counter-Espionage 

The Moon and Sixpence 

 

1943      

Forever and a Day 

Heavenly Music (short)

The Sky’s the Limit 

Submarine Base 

Passport to Suez 

Holy Matrimony 

 

1944      

San Diego, I Love You 

 

1945      

The Captain from Köpenick 

Penthouse Rhythm 

Easy to Look at

Men in Her Diary 

Kitty

 

1946      

The Notorious Lone Wolf 

Winter Wonderland

Abie’s Irish Rose 

 

1947      

The Lone Wolf in Mexico 

The Lone Wolf in London

 

1948      

Romance on the High Seas 

 

1949      

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (short)

Love Happy 

 

1950      

Fancy Pants 

 

1955      

Bowery to Bagdad 

Awards

Eric Blore was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Biographies, Actors

Eric Blore was born on December 23 , 1887 Blore in Finchley, Middlesex, England.

At age 18, Blore worked as an insurance agent for two years. He gained theatre experience while touring Australia. Originally enlisting into the Artists Rifles, he was commissioned in the South Wales Borderers in World War I. Eventually, he appeared in several shows and revues in England. In 1923, he came to the United States and began playing character roles on Broadway. After the death of his first wife, Violet Winter, he married Clara Mackin in 1926. His stage work in the musical Gay Divorce with Fred Astaire earned him a role in films.

He left the stage and appeared in over eighty Hollywood films. Blore, in his role as an English butler, appeared more frequently than any other supporting player in the series of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musicals at RKO Radio Pictures, five of ten. Some of his most memorable on-screen moments took place in Top Hat (1935) and Shall We Dance (1937). He reprised this role with Astaire for a final time in The Sky’s the Limit (1943)

Other memorable roles included Sir Alfred McGlennan Keith in the Preston Sturges film The Lady Eve (1941) with Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda, a small part as Charles Kimble in the second of the seven Bing Crosby-Bob Hope “Road” films, Road to Zanzibar (1941), and, from 1940 to 1947, in eleven Lone Wolf films as Jamison the butler.

Blore died of a heart attack at age 71 on March 2, 1959 in Hollywood, California. He was entombed in Glendale’s Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.