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Eric Blore

Best known for the Lone Wolf films as Jamison the butler, and as an English butler in five of the ten Fred Astaire and Ginger Roger movies.

Eric Blore



The Great Gatsby 



Flying Down to Rio



The Gay Divorcee



Top Hat

The Good Fairy 

Folies Bergère de Paris 

Diamond Jim 

I Dream Too Much 



The Ex-Mrs. Bradford 

Piccadilly Jim 

Swing Time



It’s Love I’m After 

Quality Street 

The Soldier and the Lady 

Shall We Dance

Breakfast for Two 



Swiss Miss 



Island of Lost Men 



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 



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 




The Moon and Sixpence 



Forever and a Day 

Heavenly Music (short)

The Sky’s the Limit 

Submarine Base 

Passport to Suez 

Holy Matrimony 



San Diego, I Love You 



The Captain from Köpenick 

Penthouse Rhythm 

Easy to Look at

Men in Her Diary 




The Notorious Lone Wolf 

Winter Wonderland

Abie’s Irish Rose 



The Lone Wolf in Mexico 

The Lone Wolf in London



Romance on the High Seas 



The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (short)

Love Happy 



Fancy Pants 



Bowery to Bagdad 


Eric Blore was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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.

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