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Rex Evans (I) (1903–1969)

Rex Evans was born on April 13, 1903 in Southport, Sefton, England. He was an actor, known for The Philadelphia Story (1940), Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) and The Birds and the Bees (1956). He died on April 3, 1969 in Glendale, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1961 On the Double
General Carleton Brown Wiffingham
 1961 All in a Night's Work
 1960 Midnight Lace
Basil Stafford
 1958 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
Mr. Muffins
- The Magic Fishbone (1958) ... Mr. Muffins
 1958 The Matchmaker
 1952-1958 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Geoffrey Blake / Dobson the Butler / Professor McCulloch / ...
- Locked Out (1958) ... Geoffrey Blake
- Gracie and George Have a Mystery Anniversary (1954) ... Dobson the Butler
- George Lectures at UCLA (1953) ... Professor McCulloch
- Gracie Having George's Portrait Painted (1952) ... William Gregory
 1958 Merry Andrew
Gregory Larabee
 1955-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
- Judge Not (1957)
- So Evil My Love (1955) ... Edgar
 1956 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
- Hold That Tiger (1956) ... Rajah
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- Mr. Cinderella (1956) ... John
 1956 Lust for Life
Durand-Ruel (uncredited)
 1956 The Birds and the Bees
Burrows - Butler
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
- Markheim (1956) ... (uncredited)
 1955 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
 1954-1955 Topper (TV Series)
Dillingham / Mr. Twigman
- Topper's Rejuvenation (1955) ... Dillingham
- The Seance (1954) ... Dillingham
- The Boat (1954) ... Mr. Twigman
 1955 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Cecil - Lasagna's Butler
- The Smog Czar (1955) ... Cecil - Lasagna's Butler
 1954 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
- A Christmas Carol (1954) ... Solicitor
 1954 A Star Is Born
Academy Awards Emcee (uncredited)
 1954 Knock on Wood
Car Customer (uncredited)
 1953-1954 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Geoffrey, the butler / Gordon the Butler
- Liberace Show (1954) ... Geoffrey, the butler
- Irene Dunne Show (1953) ... Gordon the Butler
 1954 It Should Happen to You
Con Cooley (uncredited)
 1953 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Sir Walpole
- Sam and the Whale (1953) ... Sir Walpole
 1953 Loose in London
 1953 Jamaica Run
Judge Henry
 1953 Private Secretary (TV Series)
- Femme Fatale (1953)
 1952 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Welsley Dean / Henry Latimer
- Surprise (1952) ... Welsley Dean
- A Good Buy (1952) ... Henry Latimer
 1952 Biff Baker, U.S.A. (TV Series)
Tom Davenport
- Grey Market (1952) ... Tom Davenport
 1952 Captain Pirate
Gov. Henry Carlyle
 1949 Adam's Rib
Fat Man in Elevator (uncredited)
 1949 Repertory Theatre (TV Series)
 1946 Till the Clouds Roll By
Cecil Keller (uncredited)
 1946 Dangerous Millions
Lance Warburton
 1946 Cluny Brown
Comic Pianist at Party (uncredited)
 1946 Night in Paradise
Chef (uncredited)
 1945 Confidential Agent
Hanley (uncredited)
 1945 Pursuit to Algiers
 1945 Week-End at the Waldorf
Pianist at Party (uncredited)
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies
Butler ('A Great Lady Has An Interview') (uncredited)
 1945 Swing Out, Sister
Butler (uncredited)
 1945 The Brighton Strangler
Leslie Shelton
 1945 Keep Your Powder Dry
Marco Cummings
 1945 The Picture of Dorian Gray
Lord Gerald Goodbody (uncredited)
 1944 The Thin Man Goes Home
Fat Man in Train Passageway (uncredited)
 1944 Mrs. Parkington
Fat Man at Ball (uncredited)
 1944 Summer Storm
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1944 Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
Arab Major Domo (uncredited)
 1943 Higher and Higher
Mr. Green (uncredited)
 1943 The Man from Down Under
Doyle - Makes 500-Pound Bet (uncredited)
 1943 Nazty Nuisance
Hermann Goering (uncredited)
 1942 Keeper of the Flame
John (uncredited)
 1942 The McGuerins from Brooklyn
Sterling - McGuerin's Butler
 1942 The Great Impersonation
Sir Tristram
 1942 Her Cardboard Lover
Dogar - Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1942 Brooklyn Orchid
Sterling, McGuerin's Butler
 1941 The Shanghai Gesture
The Counselor
 1941 Suspicion
Mr. Bailey (uncredited)
 1941 A Woman's Face
Court Notary (uncredited)
 1941 The Flame of New Orleans
Burly, Giraud's Butler (uncredited)
 1940 The Philadelphia Story
 1940 I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now
Parkins the Butler
 1940 Girl from Avenue A
Announcer (uncredited)
 1940 Out West with the Peppers
Martin - King's Butler (uncredited)
 1940 Girl in 313
Corday, Fashion Show MC
 1940 Adventure in Diamonds
 1940 The Invisible Man Returns
Constable Briggs (uncredited)
 1939 First Love
Gerald Bevins (uncredited)
 1939 It's a Wonderful World
Scout Master (uncredited)
 1938 Zaza
Michelin (uncredited)
 1938 Lord Jeff
Hotel Doorman (uncredited)
 1938 The First Hundred Years
Reggie (uncredited)
 1937 The Wrong Road
Victor J. Holbrook
 1937 Vogues of 1938
Londoner in Fall Show (uncredited)
 1937 The Prince and the Pauper
Rich Man
 1937 A Star Is Born (uncredited)
 1936 Camille
Charles (uncredited)
 1936 Rembrandt
Civil Guardsman (uncredited)
 1934 Along Came Sally
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He played the role of Sir Francis Beekman in the original 1949 stage production of the musical version of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes".

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Close friend of director George Cukor, who frequently cast Evans in his films, often uncredited. Greta Garbo asked Cukor, on the set of Camille (1936), "Who is that big man, and what part is he playing?" Cukor replied, "He's playing the part of a friend who needs a job." He appeared in ten of Cukor's films, counting Evans' appearance in Cukor's uncredited work on Lust for Life (1956). See more »

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