Allen Jenkins

Allen Jenkins
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Allen Jenkins (April 9, 1900 – July 20, 1974) was an American character actor on stage, screen and television. He was born David Allen Curtis Jenkins in Staten Island, New York. He studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. In his first stage appearance, he danced next to James Cagney in a chorus line for an off-Broadway musical called Pitter-Patter. He made five dollars a week. He also appeared one thousand times in Broadway plays between 1924 and 1962, including The Front Page with Lee Tracy (1928). His big break came when he replaced Spencer Tracy for three weeks in the Broadway play The Last Mile. He was called to Hollywood by Darryl F. Zanuck and signed first to Paramount Pictures and shortly afterwards to Warner Bros. He originated the character of Frankie Wells in the Broadway production of Blessed Event and reprised the role in the film adaptation, both in 1932. With the advent of talking pictures, he made a career out of playing comic henchmen, stooges, policemen and other "tough guys" in numerous films of the 1930s and 1940s, especially for WB. He was labeled the "greatest scene-stealer of the 1930s" by the New York Times.He voiced the character of "Officer Dibble" on the Hanna-Barbera TV cartoon, Top Cat and was a regular on the 1956-1957 television situation comedy Hey, Jeannie! (1956), starring Jeannie Carson. He was also a guest star on The Red Skelton Show, I Love Lucy, Playhouse 90, The Ernie Kovacs Show, Zane Grey Theater, and The Sid Caesar Show. Eleven days before his death, he made his final appearance, at the end of Billy Wilder's 1974 film adaptation of The Front Page. He went public with his alcoholism and was the first actor to speak in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate about it. He helped start the first Alcoholics Anonymous programs in California prisons for women. Jenkins, James Cagney, Pat O'Brien and Frank McHugh were the original members of the so-called "Irish Mafia". He was the seventh member of the Screen Actors Guild. Description above from the Wikipedia article Allen Jenkins, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
Name Allen Jenkins
Also Known As
Birthday 1900-04-09
Deathday 1974-07-20
Gender Male
IMDB Allen Jenkins profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Staten Island, New York, U.S.
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Brother Orchid...
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A Slight Case of Mur...
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Dead End...
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Chained for Life...
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Five Came Back...
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1964-06-24
Robin and the 7 Hood...
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1938-07-30
The Amazing Dr. Clit...
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Jimmy the Gent...
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Swing Your Lady...
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The Case Of The Baby...
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Eyes in the Night...
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Time Out for Rhythm...
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Racket Busters...
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1949-11-04
The Big Wheel...
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1934-01-06
The Big Shakedown...
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Tortilla Flat...
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1933-06-24
The Mayor of Hell...
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1942-06-01
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1964-06-01
For Those Who Think ...
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1947-06-12
The Hat Box Mystery...
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1933-04-01
The Mind Reader...
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1933-01-07
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1949-01-04
Bodyhold...
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Bedside...
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The Case of the Howl...
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Gold Diggers in Pari...
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Three Men on a Horse...
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1934-10-27
Happiness Ahead...
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1951-07-29
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1933-01-28
Hard to Handle...
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The Case of the Luck...
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1934-05-26
The Merry Frinks...
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1936-04-10
The Singing Kid...
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1935-12-14
Miss Pacific Fleet...
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1933-06-01
Tomorrow at Seven...
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1948-03-14
The Inside Story...
As: Alf Morgan
1937-08-14
Dance Charlie Dance...
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1938-04-16
Fools for Scandal...
As: Barney Cowan
1935-02-23
Sweet Music...
As: Fred
1964-08-25
I'd Rather Be Rich...
As: Dodo
1936-09-26
Cain and Mabel...
As: Lt. Steve McBride
1939-08-12
Torchy Blane.. Playi...
As: Petey
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Page Miss Glory...
As: Fishcake Carter
1935-12-07
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1983-02-25
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1947-05-15
Fun on a Weekend...
As: Corporal Bill Hardso
1938-12-10
Heart of the North...
As: Carbarn Hammerschlog
1935-08-03
The Irish in Us...
As: Specs
1937-07-13
Marry the Girl...
As: Mac
1935-09-28
I Live For Love...
As: Hank
1933-03-25
The Keyhole...
As: Gyp Beagle
1935-03-23
A Night at the Ritz...
As: O'Connor
1933-06-09
Professional Sweethe...
As: Hank
1941-11-27
Go West, Young Lady...
As: Lou
1952-03-24
Oklahoma Annie...
As: Herman Brody
1933-11-18
Havana Widows...
As: Nick
1947-03-07
Easy Come, Easy Go...
As: Roscoe
1938-11-05
Hard to Get...
As: John 'Johnny'
1934-02-24
I've Got Your Number...
As: Pinky
1937-10-23
The Perfect Specimen...
As: Mac
1934-04-09
Whirlpool...
As: Robert 'Rusty' Griff
1933-06-01
The Silk Express...
As: Enzo 'Pretty' Stille
1967-02-03
The Spy in the Green...
As: Buck Willetts
1934-11-10
The St. Louis Kid...
As: Sergeant Mike
1937-07-03
The Singing Marine...
As: Jake Edgall
1937-07-15
Ever Since Eve...
As: Chris Cross
1936-12-25
Sing Me a Love Song...
As: Garbage Man
1941-12-02
Ball of Fire...
As: Chimp
1945-06-08
Wonder Man...
As: Max Schwydel
1940-11-22
Meet the Wildcat...
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1934-05-26
Twenty Million Sweet...
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1935-04-13
The Case of the Curi...
As: J. Van Courtland
1937-03-06
Ready, Willing and A...
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1951-09-09
Crazy Over Horses...
As: Joe Dirk
1939-06-23
Naughty But Nice...
As: Xerxes 'Tip' Bailey
1939-05-20
Sweepstakes Winner...
As: Police Sgt. Jim Jack
1935-03-09
While the Patient Sl...
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1936-06-18
Sins of Man...
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1933-09-08
Bureau of Missing Pe...
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1943-06-24
Stage Door Canteen...
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1940-11-29
Tin Pan Alley...
As: Ed aka The Weasel
1940-01-01
Oh, Johnny, How You ...
As: Kenneth
1940-09-01
Margie...
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1936-12-30
Breakdowns of 1936...
As: Willis Trimble
1946-07-19
The Dark Horse...
As: Benefit Show Guest (
1937-07-24
Talent Scout...
As: Deacon McGill
1946-01-26
Meet Me on Broadway...
As: Himself
1947-01-01
Blow-Ups of 1947...
As: Telegrapher
1974-12-01
The Front Page...
As: Police Office (uncre
1960-08-10
Ocean's Eleven...
As: Higgins
1947-09-26
Wild Harvest...
As: Hotel Meat Packer (u
1932-09-11
Grand Hotel...
As: Marine Sergeant in C
1943-05-08
Three Cheers for the...
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1938-02-07
Breakdowns of 1938...
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1937-01-23
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1935-12-01
Things You Never See...
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1940-01-01
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1932-10-23
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2003-05-06
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1966-01-12
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1951-06-15
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1961-10-02
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1952-10-03
Mr. & Mrs. North...
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1956-09-08
Hey, Jeannie!...
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1954-10-04
December Bride...
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1964-09-17
Bewitched...
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1953-02-01
General Electric The...
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1965-09-17
Honey West...
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1951-06-07
Racket Squad...
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1951-09-08
The Adventures of Bo...
As: Johnny
1954-07-02
The Duke...
As: Officer Charlie Dibb
1961-09-27
Top Cat...