'Snub' Pollard

Birthday:
11/09/1889
Place of birth:
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia:
Biography:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Snub Pollard (9 November 1889 – 19 January 1962) was an Australian-born vaudevillian, who became a silent film comedian in Hollywood, popular in the 1920s. Born Harold Fraser, in Melbourne, Australia on 9 November 1889, he began performing with Pollard's Lilliputian Opera Company at a young age. Like many of the actors in the popular juvenile company, he adopted Pollard as his stage name. The company ran several highly successful professional children's troupes that traveled Australia and New Zealand in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. In 1908, Harry Pollard joined the company tour to North America. After the completion of the tour, he returned to the US. By 1915 he was regularly appearing in uncredited roles in movies, for example Charles Epting notes that Pollard can clearly be seen in Chaplin's 1915 short By the Sea. In later years, Pollard claimed Hal Roach had discovered him while he was performing on stage in Los Angeles. Pollard played supporting roles in the early films of Harold Lloyd and Bebe Daniels. The long-faced Pollard sported a Kaiser Wilhelm mustache turned upside-down; this became his trademark. Lloyd's producer, Hal Roach, gave Pollard his own starring series of one- and two-reel shorts. The most famous is 1923's It's a Gift, in which he plays an inventor of many Rube Goldberg-like contraptions, including a car that runs by magnet power. In early 1923, shortly after his second marriage, Pollard returned with his wife Elizabeth to see his relations in Australia. His visit attracted considerable attention, and he appeared again in several theatres to speak about the motion picture business. On his return to the US, he left Roach and joined the low-budget Weiss Brothers studio in 1926. There he co-starred with Marvin Loback as a poor man's version of Laurel and Hardy, copying that team's plots and gags. In later years, Pollard claimed the Great Depression wiped out his investments, and he had been unable to "adjust to the talkies." However, in the 1930s, he played small parts in talking comedies, and was featured as comic relief in "B" westerns. Pollard's silent-comedy credentials guaranteed him work in slapstick revivals. He appeared with other film veterans in Hollywood Cavalcade (1939), The Perils of Pauline (1947), and Man of a Thousand Faces (1957). He also appeared regularly as a supporting player in Columbia Pictures' two-reel comedies of the mid-1940s. Forsaking his familiar mustache in his later years, he landed much steadier work in films as a mostly uncredited bit player. He played incidental roles in scores of Hollywood features and shorts, almost always as a mousy, nondescript fellow, usually with no dialogue. Snub Pollard died of cancer on 19 January 1962, aged 72, after nearly 50 years in the movie business. His interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills). For his contributions to motion pictures, Pollard has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6415½ Hollywood Boulevard.

Credits

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
as Statehood Audience Member (uncredited)
Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
as Knuckles (uncredited)
Master of the World (1961)
as Man at Balloon Society Meeting (uncredited)
One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
as Townsman (uncredited)
Days of Thrills and Laughter (1961)
Inherit the Wind (1960)
as Townsman (uncredited)
Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)
as Comedy Waiter #2
Jeanne Eagels (1957)
as Quartermaster Bates in 'Rain' (uncredited)
Friendly Persuasion (1956)
as Carnival Patron (uncredited)
Runaway Daughters (1956)
as Mr. Fields, Little Drunk at Dance Club
The Fast and the Furious (1955)
as Park Caretaker
Hannah Lee: An American Primitive (1953)
as Man Pacing in Jail Cell
Julius Caesar (1953)
as Citizen of Rome
Limelight (1952)
as Street Musician
Park Row (1952)
as Barfly
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
as Old Man Getting Umbrella in "Singin' in the Rain" Number (uncredited)
The Barefoot Mailman (1951)
as Townsman at Dance (uncredited)
Meet Me After the Show (1951)
as Stage Door Johnnie in Opening Number (uncredited)
Walk Softly, Stranger (1950)
as Custodian on Stairway (uncredited)
Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
as Pool Hall Patron (uncredited)
The Gunfighter (1950)
as Townsman at Funeral (uncredited)
Adam's Rib (1949)
as Man in Courtroom (uncredited)
Square Dance Jubilee (1949)
as Show Spectator
A Woman's Secret (1949)
as Stagehand (Uncredited)
Loaded Pistols (1948)
as Second Small Man at Dance (uncredited)
Unknown Island (1948)
as Extra in Dive, Pointing Out Tarnowski
Johnny Belinda (1948)
as Man on Jury (uncredited)
Back Trail (1948)
as Goofy (as Snub Pollard)
The Paradine Case (1947)
as Cabby (uncredited)
The Perils of Pauline (1947)
as Western Saloon Set Propman (as Snub Pollard)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
as Final Mail-Bearing Court Officer (uncredited)
Andy Plays Hookey (1946)
as Ticket Seller
Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)
as Show Boat Orchestra Drummer (uncredited)
Society Mugs (1946)
as Party Guest (uncredited)
Monkey Businessmen (1946)
as Mr. Grimble
Badman's Territory (1946)
as Town Barber (uncredited)
The Hoodlum Saint (1946)
as Parade Spectator (uncredited)
Strange Impersonation (1946)
as Taxi driver (uncredited)
Road to Utopia (1945)
as Amateur Contest Violinist (uncredited)
Booby Dupes (1945)
as Ice Cream Vendor
Kitty (1945)
as Hugh's Rental Coachman (uncredited)
Rockin' in the Rockies (1945)
as Drunk (uncredited)
Casanova Brown (1944)
as Father at Baby Window (uncredited)
Main Street Today (1944)
as Pop Denton (uncredited)
Ghosts on the Loose (1943)
as Flower Delivery Man
Edge of Darkness (1943)
as Townsman in Church
Kid Dynamite (1943)
as Dance Official
The Kid Rides Again (1943)
as Saloon Swamper
'Neath Brooklyn Bridge (1942)
as Soup Customer (uncredited)
Bowery at Midnight (1942)
as Motorist
Foreign Agent (1942)
as Supper Club Patron
It Happened in Flatbush (1942)
as Baseball Game Spectator (uncredited)
Boot Hill Bandits (1942)
as 2nd Bartender
Confirm or Deny (1941)
as Air Raid Refugee in Basement Crowd
A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob (1941)
as Wedding Chapel Attendant (uncredited)
Ridin' the Cherokee Trail (1941)
as Saloon Drunk
Sky Bandits (1940)
as Pa, Man in Nightshirt
Murder on the Yukon (1940)
as Archie
The Earl of Chicago (1940)
as Townsman (uncredited)
Hollywood Cavalcade (1939)
as Keystone Cop
Mesquite Buckaroo (1939)
as Janitor Suds
Lure of the Wasteland (1939)
as Cookie
Rollin' Westward (1939)
as Poker Player
Where the Buffalo Roam (1938)
as Pee Wee
Starlight Over Texas (1938)
as Pee Wee
The Utah Trail (1938)
as Pee Wee
Rollin' Plains (1938)
as Pee Wee
Frontier Town (1938)
as Peewee
Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts (1937)
as Pee Wee
Nation Aflame (1937)
as Edgar Wolfe (as Snub Pollard)
Jungle Menace (1937)
as Campbell
Riders of the Rockies (1937)
as Pee Wee McDougal
Sing Cowboy Sing (1937)
as Prisoner
Hittin' the Trail (1937)
as Bartender
Arizona Days (1937)
as Cookie
White Legion (1936)
as Baker
The Black Coin (1936)
as Vic Moran
The Gentleman from Louisiana (1936)
as Hadley
The Crime Patrol (1936)
as Gyp
Headin' for the Rio Grande (1936)
as Cookie (Hart hand)
Just My Luck (1935)
as Frank Smith
Bars of Hate (1935)
as Danny, the Pickpocket
The Laramie Kid (1935)
as Cinvvict Shorty
The Night Is Young (1935)
as Drummer (uncredited)
One More River (1934)
as George
Cockeyed Cavaliers (1934)
as King's Physician's Aide
Stingaree (1934)
as Victor
The Rawhide Terror (1934)
as Renegade
The Purchase Price (1932)
as Harmonica Player Joe Atterbury (uncredited)
One Good Turn (1931)
as A Community Player (uncredited)
The Road to Singapore (1931)
as Photographer at Birthday Party
Girls Will Be Boys (1931)
as Plumber's assistant
Sock and Run (1929)
as Alphonse
The Big Shot (1929)
Springtime Saps (1929)
Here Comes a Sailor (1928)
Once Over (1928)
as Snub Pollard
Thick and Thin (1928)
Mitt The Prince (1927)
Double Trouble (1927)
All Wet (1926)
Fire!! (1926)
as The Boy
The Yokel (1926)
The Doughboy (1926)
Get Busy (1924)
as Shorter pal
The Big Idea (1924)
as Inventor Ignatius Pollard
It's a Joy! (1923)
as The Papa
Fully Insured (1923)
as Our Hero
Join the Circus (1923)
Dear Ol' Pal (1923)
as Abner Maize
It's a Gift (1923)
as Inventor
Courtship of Miles Sandwich (1923)
as Papa
Sold at Auction (1923)
as The Auctioneer's Helper
California or Bust (1923)
as The Old Settler
Before the Public (1923)
The Old Sea Dog (1922)
as Snub the Ferryboat Pilot
365 Days (1922)
as The Good Grandson
The Dumb-Bell (1922)
as The New Director
Hale and Hearty (1922)
Punch the Clock (1922)
as Snub
Do Me a Favor (1922)
as A Hobo
Hot Off the Press (1922)
as Snub - the Newspaper Plant Janitor
Years to Come (1922)
as The Bridegroom
On Location (1921)
as The Caretaker of the Estate
Fifteen Minutes (1921)
as The Husband
Name the Day (1921)
What a Whopper! (1921)
At the Ringside (1921)
High Rollers (1921)
Big Game (1921)
as Hunter
Rush Orders (1921)
as Marquis de Marmalade
Whirl o' the West (1921)
as The Tenderfoot
Park Your Car (1920)
Cash Customers (1920)
as The Chap
Money to Burn (1920)
Run 'Em Ragged (1920)
Live and Learn (1920)
Call a Taxi (1920)
Any Old Port (1920)
Grab the Ghost (1920)
as Husband
All Dressed Up (1920)
Cracked Wedding Bells (1920)
Fresh Paint (1920)
as Bicycle Messenger
Waltz Me Around (1920)
Getting His Goat (1920)
His Royal Slyness (1920)
as Prince of Rochquefort
All Lit Up (1920)
as The Dandy
The Dippy Dentist (1920)
as The Dandy
Why Go Home? (1920)
Red Hot Hottentotts (1920)
From Hand to Mouth (1919)
as The Kidnapper
The Floor Below (1919)
Tough Luck (1919)
Looking for Trouble (1919)
as The Dandy
How Dry I Am (1919)
It's a Hard Life (1919)
Captain Kidd's Kids (1919)
as The Valet
Order in the Court (1919)
Call for Mr. Caveman (1919)
as Hatchet Face
Giving the Bride Away (1919)
All at Sea (1919)
Bumping Into Broadway (1919)
as The Musical Comedy's Director
His Only Father (1919)
Pay Your Dues (1919)
Start Something (1919)
Count the Votes (1919)
Soft Money (1919)
He Leads, Others Follow (1919)
The Rajah (1919)
Be My Wife (1919)
Heap Big Chief (1919)
Chop Suey & Co. (1919)
Count Your Change (1919)
as Billy Bullion
A Jazzed Honeymoon (1919)
Never Touched Me (1919)
At the Old Stage Door (1919)
Just Neighbors (1919)
as The Neighbor
Billy Blazes, Esq. (1919)
as Sheriff 'Gun Shy' Gallagher
Spring Fever (1919)
Off the Trolley (1919)
Swat the Crook (1919)
Pistols for Breakfast (1919)
Back to the Woods (1919)
as His Valet
The Marathon (1919)
as Snub
Before Breakfast (1919)
Si, Senor (1919)
Ring Up the Curtain (1919)
as The Leading Man
Young Mr. Jazz (1919)
as Snub
Crack Your Heels (1919)
Just Dropped In (1919)
A Sammy in Siberia (1919)
as Count Pop-up-skyvitch
Next Aisle Over (1919)
as The Henpecked Husband
The Dutiful Dub (1919)
Look Out Below (1919)
as Snub
I'm on My Way (1919)
On the Fire (1919)
Ask Father (1919)
as The Corn-Fed Secretary
Going! Going! Gone! (1919)
Love's Young Scream (1919)
She Loves Me Not (1918)
Take a Chance (1918)
as Simplex Joe
Hear 'Em Rave (1918)
Nothing But Trouble (1918)
Why Pick on Me? (1918)
Swing Your Partners (1918)
Bees in His Bonnet (1918)
Two Scrambled (1918)
Bride and Gloom (1918)
That's Him (1918)
Kicking the Germ Out of Germany (1918)
An Ozark Romance (1918)
Are Crooks Dishonest? (1918)
as Snub
Somewhere in Turkey (1918)
as His Assistant
Sic 'Em, Towser (1918)
The City Slicker (1918)
as Snub
Fireman Save My Child (1918)
Two-Gun Gussie (1918)
as Snub
The Non-Stop Kid (1918)
as Snub, the Butler
Kicked Out (1918)
Hey There (1918)
as The New Director
It's a Wild Life (1918)
Pipe the Whiskers (1918)
Follow the Crowd (1918)
On the Jump (1918)
as Snoopy Sam - The House Detective
Let's Go (1918)
Here Come the Girls (1918)
Look Pleasant, Please (1918)
as Snub - the Janitor (as Harry Pollard)
A Gasoline Wedding (1918)
as Snub
Beat It (1918)
Hit Him Again (1918)
Hello Teacher (1918)
The Lamb (1918)
The Tip (1918)
Step Lively (1917)
The Big Idea (1917)
as Snub
Bashful (1917)
Move On (1917)
We Never Sleep (1917)
All Aboard (1917)
as Passenger with trunk
Clubs Are Trump (1917)
The Flirt (1917)
Love, Laughs and Lather (1917)
Rainbow Island (1917)
From Laramie to London (1917)
Bliss (1917)
as Snub
Birds of a Feather (1917)
By the Sad Sea Waves (1917)
as Spectator at Beach
Pinched (1917)
Lonesome Luke Loses Patients (1917)
Over the Fence (1917)
as Snitch, another
Lonesome Luke's Wild Women (1917)
Lonesome Luke, Mechanic (1917)
Lonesome Luke, Messenger (1917)
Stop! Luke! Listen! (1917)
Lonesome Luke, Plumber (1917)
Lonesome Luke's Honeymoon (1917)
Lonesome Luke on Tin Can Alley (1917)
as Cafe Waiter
Lonesome Luke's Lively Life (1917)
Luke Wins Ye Ladye Faire (1917)
Lonesome Luke, Lawyer (1917)
Luke's Trolley Troubles (1917)
Luke's Busy Day (1917)
Luke's Lost Liberty (1917)
Lonesome Luke's Lovely Rifle (1917)
Luke's Shattered Sleep (1916)
Luke Locates the Loot (1916)
Luke's Fireworks Fizzle (1916)
Luke, Rank Impersonator (1916)
Luke's Movie Muddle (1916)
as Projectionist
Luke's Newsie Knockout (1916)
Luke, Patient Provider (1916)
Luke, the Gladiator (1916)
Luke's Preparedness Preparations (1916)
Luke, the Chauffeur (1916)
Luke and the Bang-Tails (1916)
Luke's Speedy Club Life (1916)
as Bellhop
Luke and the Mermaids (1916)
Luke Joins the Navy (1916)
Luke Does the Midway (1916)
Luke's Lost Lamb (1916)
Luke, Crystal Gazer (1916)
Luke Rides Roughshod (1916)
Luke's Washful Waiting (1916)
Luke's Society Mixup (1916)
Luke's Fatal Flivver (1916)
Luke Laughs Last (1916)
Police (1916)
as First Flophouse Customer
Luke's Late Lunchers (1916)
Them Was the Happy Days! (1916)
Luke's Double (1916)
Lonesome Luke, Circus King (1916)
Luke Pipes the Pippins (1916)
Luke and the Rural Roughnecks (1916)
Luke, the Candy Cut-Up (1916)
Lonesome Luke Lolls in Luxury (1916)
Luke Lugs Luggage (1916)
Lonesome Luke Leans to the Literary (1916)
Lonesome Luke, Social Gangster (1915)
as Tin-Horn Tommy
Peculiar Patients' Pranks (1915)
Ruses, Rhymes and Roughnecks (1915)
A Foozle at the Tee Party (1915)
Ragtime Snap Shots (1915)
as Snub Larkin
Great While It Lasted (1915)
as Hugo Snubb
Tinkering with Trouble (1915)
as Sourball Joe
Bughouse Bellhops (1915)
as Moke Morpheus
Giving Them Fits (1915)
as Luke's Co-Worker
His Regeneration (1915)
as Extra
Sally Scrags, Housemaid (1913)
as Butler

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