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Edgar Kennedy

Actor | * 04/26/1890 († 58, 11/09/1948) | Monterey, California, USA
Edgar Livingston Kennedy (April 26, 1890 – November 9, 1948) was an American comedic film character actor, known as "Slow Burn". A slow burn is an exasperated facial expression, performed very deliberately; Kennedy embellished this by rubbing his hand over his bald head and across his face, in an attempt to hold his temper. Kennedy is best known for a small role as a lemonade vendor in the Marx Brothers film Duck Soup, as well as the many Hal Roach films he appeared in. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Romance / Love

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Movies with Edgar Kennedy as Actor(239)

as edited from 'A Pair of Tights' (archive footage)1960 When Comedy Was King
as Uncle Charlie1949 My Dream Is Yours
as Edgar Kennedy (footage from 'I'll Build It Myself') (archive footage)1948 Variety Time
as Sweeney1948 Unfaithfully Yours
as Judd1947 Heaven Only Knows
as Police Captain1945 Anchors Aweigh
as Edgar Kennedy1945 It's Your Move
as Edgar1944 Feather Your Nest
as Edgar1944 Radio Rampage
as Insp. Mulrooney1944 It Happened Tomorrow
as Edgar1944 Prunes and Politics
as Bosun Higgins1944 The Great Alaskan Mystery
as Edgar1943 Hold Your Temper
as Doc Hogan, Fight Promoter1943 The Girl from Monterrey
as Police Chief Murphy1943 Cosmo Jones, Crime Smasher
as Joe Bledsoe1943 Air Raid Wardens
as Nepomuk - the Hermit1943 Hitler's Madman
as Edgar1943 Hot Foot
as Smiley Dugan1943 The Falcon Strikes Back
as Judge1943 Crazy House
as Edgar, the Private Detective1942 Cooks and Crooks
as Mayor Moe Carson1942 There's One Born Every Minute
as Edgar1942 Duck Soup
as Kegs McKeever1942 In Old California
as Sgt. Ed Cooper1942 Private Snuffy Smith
as Edgar Kennedy1942 Rough on Rents
as Sgt. Homer Gatling1942 Hillbilly Blitzkrieg
as Edgar1941 A Quiet Fourth
as Edgar1941 Westward Ho-Hum
as Biff1941 Gangs Of The City
as Edgar Kennedy1941 An Apple in His Eye
as Edgar1941 I'll Fix It
as Dr. Glenn1941 Blondie in Society
as Edgar1940 Sunk by the Census
as George Browning1940 Remedy for Riches
as Edgar Kennedy1940 A Trailer Tragedy
as Edgar Kennedy1940 Drafted in the Depot
as Officer Rafferty1940 Sandy Is a Lady
as George Browning1940 Dr. Christian Meets the Women
as Pops1940 The Quarterback
as Cornelius Cornpone1940 Li'l Abner
as Sheriff Gregory1940 Who Killed Aunt Maggie?
as Edgar Kennedy1940 Mutiny in the County
as Chauncey1940 Margie
as Lieutenant Miller1939 It's a Wonderful World
as Edgar1939 Clock Wise
as Judge John J. McGuinnis1939 Laugh It Off
as Edgar Kennedy1939 Baby Daze
as Joe Barton1939 Everything's on Ice
as Inspector Dailey1939 Charlie McCarthy, Detective
as Edgar1938 Ears of Experience
as Arthur Bailey1938 Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus
as Edgar1938 A Clean Sweep
as Sheriff Renick1938 The Black Doll
as Daniel Webster Smith1938 Scandal Street
as Bugs Leary1938 Hey! Hey! USA
as Edgar Kennedy1938 Beaux and Errors
as Police Lt. Garrison1937 Super-Sleuth
as Mr. Basscombe1937 When's Your Birthday?
as Edgar Kennedy1937 Dumb's the Word
as Darsey1937 True Confession
as Edgar1937 Tramp Trouble
as Edgar1937 Bad Housekeeping
as Callaghan1937 Hollywood Hotel
as Spike1937 Double Wedding
as Pop Randall the Landlord1937 A Star Is Born
as Bicarbonate1936 Yours for the Asking
as Sheriff Judd1936 Robin Hood of El Dorado
as Edgar Kennedy1936 Vocalizing
as Edgar Kennedy1936 Gasoloons
as Captain Mack1936 Small Town Girl
as Rudolf Hochstetter1936 Fatal Lady
as Donovan1936 Mad Holiday
as Edgar Kennedy1936 Will Power
as Sheriff1936 San Francisco
as Edgar1936 Dummy Ache
as Harry, the Bartender1936 Three Men on a Horse
as Sweeney1935 Woman Wanted
as Edgar1935 Brick-a-Brac
as Onderdonk1935 Little Big Shot
as Willy 'Persimmon' Bates1935 The Cowboy Millionaire
as Edgar Kennedy1935 A Night at the Biltmore Bowl
as Edgar1935 Edgar Hamlet
as Counterman1935 Living on Velvet
as Police Officer McCarthy1935 1,000 Dollars a Minute
as Mahoney1935 Rendezvous at Midnight
as Edgar Kennedy1935 In Love at 40
as Happy Moran1934 King Kelly of the USA
as Guard1934 All of Me
as Oscar McGonigle1934 Twentieth Century
as Edgar1934 Love on a Ladder
as Jimmie Pierson1934 Flirting with Danger
as O'Brien1934 The Silver Streak
as Herbert - the Husband1934 Heat Lightning
as Edgar Kennedy1934 Poisoned Ivory
as Confederate Officer Jealous of Artilleryman (uncredited)1934 Operator 13
as Sgt. Buck Martin1934 The Marines Are Coming
as Herbert Green1934 Money Means Nothing
as (scenes deleted)1934 Bachelor Bait
as Herman Wilson1934 Kid Millions
as Detective Donahue1934 Murder on the Blackboard
as Healy, Process Server1934 We're Rich Again
as Edgar, Movie Director1934 Wrong Direction
as Officer Thurston1934 Gridiron Flash
as Windy1933 Son of the Border
as Tim Kelsey1933 Professional Sweetheart
as Lemonade Vendor1933 Duck Soup
as Judge1933 Tillie and Gus
as Chairman - Peace Conference1933 Diplomaniacs
as Edgar Kennedy1933 Quiet Please!
as Ed Wimpy1933 Cross Fire
as Cop1933 King for a Night
as Sam Gilroy1933 Scarlet River
as Daddy Warbucks1932 Little Orphan Annie
as Elmer1932 Westward Passage
as Warden Elmer Jones1932 Hold 'Em Jail
as Edgar Kennedy1932 Fish Feathers
as Water Wagon Driver (uncredited)1932 Rockabye
as Baldy1932 Carnival Boat
as Officer Donovan1932 The Penguin Pool Murder
as Cop1931 High Gear
as Buffington-Doorman1931 Bad Company
as Cop (uncredited)1931 Quick Millions
as Mr. Howard J. Green, Composer1931 Next Door Neighbors
as Thelma's Last Rescuer1931 Love Fever
as Officer Kennedy1930 Fifty Million Husbands
as Uncle Ed Sutton1930 Bigger and Better
as Man in Phone Booth1930 Ladies Last
as Kennedy the Cop1930 The First Seven Years
as Fiancee's Father1930 Girl Shock
as The Policeman1930 When The Wind Blows
as Station Master Kennedy (uncredited)1930 The Head Guy
as Kennedy the Cop1930 Shivering Shakespeare
as Mary's Father / Gertie's Uncle1930 Doctor's Orders
as Night Club Patron1930 Looser Than Loose
as Cicero the Cop1930 The Real McCoy
as Officer Kennedy1930 Night Owls
as Detective1930 The Big Kick
as Thelma's Father1930 All Teed Up
as Quimby the Lawyer (uncredited)1930 Dollar Dizzy
as SFPD Desk Sergeant (uncredited)1929 Welcome Danger
as Landlord1929 Angora Love
as Michael Kennedy1929 Dad's Day
as Cop1929 Going Ga-Ga
as Ed Eggers1929 They Had to See Paris
as Policeman1929 Crazy Feet
as Officer Kennedy1929 Unaccustomed As We Are
as Uncle Edgar1929 Perfect Day
as Collis P. Kennedy1929 Bacon Grabbers
as Officer Ed Kennedy1929 Hurdy Gurdy
as Marion's Boyfriend's Boss1929 A Pair of Tights
as Kennedy the Cop1929 Moan & Groan, Inc.
as The Cop1928 The Boy Friend
as Golfer (uncredited)1928 Should Married Men Go Home?
as The Husband, Mr Glenders1928 Limousine Love
as Motorist1928 Two Tars
as The Cop1928 Dumb Daddies
as Cop (as Ed Kennedy)1928 The Finishing Touch
as Corporal Austin1926 The Better 'Ole
as Bill Sproat1926 My Old Dutch
as Detective1926 Going Crooked
as Detective (uncredited)1925 Paths to Paradise
as The Crook1924 Wall Street Blues
as An American Tourist1921 The Guide
as German Prison Guard (uncredited)1919 Yankee Doodle in Berlin
as Pete - the Flower Girl's 1st Brother1919 Hearts and Flowers
as Peter X. Bush - Streetcar Superintendent1916 A Scoundrel's Toll
as Diamond Dan - Jim's Rival1916 His Bitter Pill
as A City Chap1916 Madcap Ambrose
as Cop1915 Wished on Mabel
as Diner / Man in Audience (uncredited)1915 That Little Band Of Gold
as Fatty's Pal1915 Mabel’s Wilful Way
as 1st Street Crowd Participant (uncredited)1915 Fatty and Mabel at the San Diego Exposition
as Handout-Giver (uncredited)1915 Fatty's New Role
as Neighbor1915 Fatty’s Reckless Fling
as Shell Game Operator1915 Fatty’s Plucky Pup
as The Maid's Boyfriend1915 His Luckless Love
as The Groom1914 Rebecca's Wedding Day
as Cafe Proprietor (uncredited)1914 Caught in a Cabaret
as Café Proprietor1914 Ambrose's First Falsehood
as Rajah1914 A Flirt's Mistake
as Tough Guy in Bar1914 His Favorite Pastime
as Ethel's Former Boyfriend1914 "Curses!" They Remarked
as Police Chief1914 The Noise of Bombs
as Dance Hall Manager (uncredited)1914 Tango Tangles
as Spectator in Grandstand (uncredited)1914 Mabel at the Wheel
as The Slicker's Chauffeur1914 Leading Lizzie Astray
as Director (uncredited)1914 A Film Johnnie
as Cyclone Flynn1914 The Knockout
as (uncredited)1914 The Rounders
as Crook (uncredited)1914 A Thief Catcher
as Jealous Boyfriend1914 A Bath House Beauty
as Butler1914 Cruel, Cruel Love
as Striking Baker1914 Dough and Dynamite
as Wreck Bystander (uncredited)1914 Making a Living
as Tough Hot Dog Customer (uncredited)1914 Mabel's Busy Day
as Landlady's Husband1914 The Star Boarder
as 2nd Restaurant Owner / Banks' Butler (uncredited)1914 Tillie's Punctured Romance
as Policeman1914 Gentlemen of Nerve
as Policeman1914 Getting Acquainted
as Cop1913 The Riot
as Wedding Guest1913 A Quiet Little Wedding
as Mug1913 Mother's Boy
as Mustached Man1913 A Ride for a Bride
as Water Policeman1913 A Muddy Romance
as Laughing Spectator1913 The Speed Kings
as Cop1913 Mabel's New Hero
as The Cop1913 Peeping Pete
as Cop (uncredited)1913 The Gusher
as Jealous cop1913 Fatty Joins the Force
as Jealous Cop in Park1913 Fatty Joins the Force
as 3rd Deputy1913 Bangville Police
as Audience Member / Cop in Movie1913 Mabel's Dramatic Career
as Henchman1913 The Gangsters
as 1st Crook1913 Safe in Jail
as 1st Cop1913 Love and Rubbish
as Spectator1913 Rastus and the Game Cock

Movies with Edgar Kennedy as Crew(7)

Directing/Director1930 Fifty Million Husbands
Directing/Director1930 Bigger and Better
Directing/Director1930 All Teed Up
Directing/Director1928 From Soup to Nuts
Directing/Director1928 You're Darn Tootin'
Directing/Director1924 Three Foolish Weeks
Directing/Director1922 Step Lively, Please

Additional Information

Full Name: Edgar Kennedy
Born: 04/26 1890 (April) in Monterey County
Died: Tuesday, 11/09 1948 (November) in Woodland Hills (aged: 58)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Other names for Edgar Kennedy (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"E. Livingston Kennedy"
"Ed. Kennedy"
"Edward Kennedy"
"Ed Kennedy"
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:195356, Added: 07/20/2018, Last updated: 05/15/2019