Billy De Wolfe (1907–1974)

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Most certainly egged on by the dandified antics of an Edward Everett Horton, Eric Blore and/or Franklin Pangborn, burlesque clown Billy DeWolfe in turn gave obvious inspiration to such effete cutups as Paul Lynde and Charles Nelson Reilly. Billy's life was one hundred percent show business from start to finish in a career that lasted five decades,... See full bio »

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Tea for Two Larry Blair
Dear Ruth Albert Kummer
Frosty the Snowman Professor Hinkle / The Magician
Call Me Madam Pemberton Maxwell


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 1974 Free to Be... You & Me (TV Movie)
The Principal (voice)
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Mr. Gratz (segment "Love and the Fractured Fibula")
- Love and the Bonded Separation/Love and the Fractured Fibula/Love and the Pretty Secretary (1973) ... Mr. Gratz (segment "Love and the Fractured Fibula")
 1973 The World's Greatest Athlete
Dean Maxwell
 1970-1973 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Willard Jarvis / Billy De Wolfe / Randolph Jarvis
- It's a Dog's Life (1973) ... Willard Jarvis
- The Co-Op (1972) ... Willard Jarvis
- The Great Talent Raid (1972) ... Billy De Wolfe
- Gowns by Louie (1972) ... Willard Jarvis (uncredited)
- Doris' House Guest (1972) ... Willard Jarvis
 1970 The Debbie Reynolds Show (TV Series)
Delbert Deloy
- Mission: Improbable (1970) ... Delbert Deloy
 1969 Frosty the Snowman (TV Short)
Professor Hinkle / The Magician (voice)
 1966-1969 That Girl (TV Series)
Jules Benedict
- Shake Hands and Come Out Acting (1969) ... Jules Benedict
- Beware of Actors Bearing Gifts (1966) ... Jules Benedict
- Never Change a Diaper on Opening Night (1966) ... Jules Benedict
 1969 The Queen and I (TV Series)
First Officer Oliver Nelson
- Kowalski of Harvard (1969) ... First Officer Oliver Nelson
- Don't Make Big Waves (1969) ... First Officer Oliver Nelson
- The Trousseau (1969) ... First Officer Oliver Nelson
- But to a Captain, Is He a Captain? (1969) ... First Officer Oliver Nelson
- My Karate Lies Over the Ocean (1969) ... First Officer Oliver Nelson
 1969 Arsenic and Old Lace (TV Movie)
Officer O'Hara
 1967-1968 Good Morning, World (TV Series)
Roland B. Hutton Jr.
- The Lady and the Pussycat (1968) ... Roland B. Hutton Jr.
- Hutton's Mutts (1968) ... Roland B. Hutton Jr.
- Here Comes the Bribe (1968) ... Roland B. Hutton Jr.
- For My Daughter's Hand, You'll Get My Foot (1968) ... Roland B. Hutton Jr.
- I Love a Charade (1968) ... Roland B. Hutton Jr.
 1967 The Phyllis Diller Show (TV Series)
Vernon Bradley
- Goddess of Love (1967) ... Vernon Bradley
- Marry a Million (1967) ... Vernon Bradley
- Nobody Here But Us Chickens (1967) ... Vernon Bradley
- Portrait of Krump (1967) ... Vernon Bradley
- The Ghost of Pruitt Mansion (1967) ... Vernon Bradley
 1967 Rango (TV Series)
 1965 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Rex Spaulding
- The Ugliest Dog in the World (1965) ... Rex Spaulding
 1965 Billie
Mayor Charlie Davis
 1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
- Cops and Robbers (1965) ... Inspector
 1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Artemis Newpenny
- Who Killed the Fat Cat? (1965) ... Artemis Newpenny
 1960 Johnny Midnight (TV Series)
- The Impresario (1960) ... Damon
 1954 The Imogene Coca Show (TV Series)
Regular (1954-55)
 1953 Call Me Madam
Pemberton Maxwell
 1951 Dear Brat
 1951 Lullaby of Broadway
Lefty Mack
 1950 Tea for Two
Larry Blair
 1949 Dear Wife
Albert Kummer
 1948 Isn't It Romantic
Horace Frazier
 1947 Variety Girl
Billy De Wolfe
 1947 The Perils of Pauline
Mr. Timmy Timmons
 1947 Dear Ruth
Albert Kummer (as Billy DeWolfe)
 1946 Blue Skies
 1946 Our Hearts Were Growing Up
Roland du Frere
 1946 Miss Susie Slagle's
Ben Mead
 1945 Duffy's Tavern
 1943 Dixie
Mr. Bones
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Other Works:

He acted in Frank Loesser's musical, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, England with Warren Berlinger in the cast. See more »

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Billy DeWolfe

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Personal Quote:

As long as it's show business, I'm happy. See more »


Was cast in the role of foppish dress designer Madame Lucy in the revival of the musical Irene, opposite Debbie Reynolds, but had to withdraw during pre-Broadway tryouts when his health took a turn for the worse. Veteran character actor George S. Irving replaced him and went on to win a Tony Award for best featured actor in a musical in 1974, the year of De Wolfe's death. See more »


High Pitched, nasal, prissy voice See more »

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