Allyn JOSLYN

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AmericanBorn Allyn JOSLYN

American stage, film and television actor

Born on July 21, 1901 in Milford, Pennsylvania, USA , United States

Died on January 21, 1981 in Woodland Hills, California, USA

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Allyn Joslyn was born in Milford, Pennsylvania, the son of a mining engineer. On stage from age 17, Joslyn scored as a leading man in such Broadway productions as Boy Meets Girl (1936) and Arsenic and Old Lace (1941), appearing in the latter as beleaguered theatrical critic Mortimer Brewster. However, Hollywood didn't see Joslyn as a leading type. Thus he spent most of his film career playing obnoxious reporters, weaklings, and formless "other men" who never got the girl, while stars such as James Cagney and Cary Grant took the roles he originated on Broadway.



Among his more notable film appearances were tough flier Les Peters in Only Angels Have Wings (1939); George in The Great McGinty (1940); the caustic director in No Time for Comedy (1940); reporter Chic Clark in My Sister Eileen (1942); Albert Van Cleve, Don Ameche's snobbish rival for the attentions of Gene Tierney in Heaven Can Wait (1943); an eccentric poet in The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947); and the cardshark disguised as a woman in Titanic (1953). He was also in "Broken Sabre" (1965), appearing in new footage that was incorporated into 3 episodes of Branded.

...   Allyn Joslyn was born in Milford, Pennsylvania, the son of a mining engineer. On stage from age 17, Joslyn scored as a leading man in such Broadway productions as Boy Meets Girl (1936) and Arsenic and Old Lace (1941), appearing in the latter as beleaguered theatrical critic Mortimer Brewster. However, Hollywood didn't see Joslyn as a leading type. Thus he spent most of his film career playing obnoxious reporters, weaklings, and formless "other men" who never got the girl, while stars such as James Cagney and Cary Grant took the roles he originated on Broadway.



Among his more notable film appearances were tough flier Les Peters in Only Angels Have Wings (1939); George in The Great McGinty (1940); the caustic director in No Time for Comedy (1940); reporter Chic Clark in My Sister Eileen (1942); Albert Van Cleve, Don Ameche's snobbish rival for the attentions of Gene Tierney in Heaven Can Wait (1943); an eccentric poet in The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947); and the cardshark disguised as a woman in Titanic (1953). He was also in "Broken Sabre" (1965), appearing in new footage that was incorporated into 3 episodes of Branded.



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