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      Cecil Kellaway

      Cecil Kellaway

      Highest Rated: 100% Intermezzo (1939)

      Lowest Rated: 33% Spinout (1966)

      Birthday: Aug 22, 1890

      Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa

      The former character actor Cecil Kellaway began acting in Australia, then came over to the United States for more film work in the late 1930s. His early turning point was playing Earnshaw in the 1939 screen adaptation of Emily Brontë's "Wuthering Heights," which starred Laurence Oliver and David Niven. Kellaway followed a decade later as a leprechaun--Horace--in the 1948 romantic comedy "The Luck of the Irish," as Tyrone Power's conscience/guardian angel. The role earned Kellaway a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination and led to numerous television theater appearances, along with his continuing film roles, which were primarily in comedy. Whether or not he was the perfect leprechaun, despite not being Irish, Kellaway had a certain quintessential je-ne-sais-quoi character-actor quality that kept him consistently active, and he worked with all the big names. From Olivier in the '30s, he also worked with Lana Turner in "The Postman Always Rings Twice" in 1946, James Stewart in "Harvey" in 1950, and Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland and Joseph Cotton in "Hush Hush, Sweet Charlotte" in 1964 (the same year he played Santa on an episode of "Bewitched"). Despite his relative anonymity, Kellaway landed an especially significant role--and another Oscar nomination--toward the end of his career, as Monsignor Ryan in the Oscar-winning, landmark race relations film "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner," with Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn, who won the Best Actress Oscar. Kellaway died at age 73.

      Highest rated movies

      The Letter
      Intermezzo
      Wuthering Heights
      I Married a Witch
      The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms
      Joan of Arc
      Mexican Spitfire
      The Postman Always Rings Twice

      Photos

      Cecil Kellaway GETTING STRAIGHT, Cecil Kellaway, 1970 THE PRIVATE LIVES OF ADAM AND EVE, Cecil Kellaway, 1960 KITTY, Paulette Goddard, Cecil Kellaway, 1945 JUST ACROSS THE STREET, Cecil Kellaway, 1952 DOWN TO THE SEA IN SHIPS, Cecil Kellaway, 1949, TM and copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, Cecil Kellaway, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, 1967 JOAN OF ARC, Cecil Kellaway, 1948 MY WIFE'S BEST FRIEND, Anne Baxter, Cecil Kellaway, 1952, (c) 20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE, Cecil Kellaway, John Garfield, 1946 PRACTICALLY YOURS, Cecil Kellaway, Claudette Colbert, Isabel Withers, 1944 PRACTICALLY YOURS, Cecil Kellaway, Tom Powers, Claudette Colbert, 1944 HARVEY, Cecil Kellaway, Josephine Hull, 1950 EASY TO WED, Lucille Ball, Cecil Kellaway, 1946 HUSH... HUSH, SWEET CHARLOTTE, from left, Mary Astor, Cecil Kellaway, 1964, TM and Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. HARVEY, Cecil Kellaway, James Stewart, 1950 JOAN OF ARC, Francis L. Sullivan (facing front second from Left), Cecil Kellaway (facing front third from left), Ingrid Bergman as Joan of Arc (seated center), 1948 UNCONQUERED, Cecil Kellaway, Paulette Goddard, 1947 THE HOUSE OF SEVEN GABLES, George Sanders, Cecil Kellaway, Margaret Lindsay, 1940 FRANCIS OF ASSISI, Finlay Currie, Bradford Dillman, Cecil Kellaway, 1961, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      33% 41% Getting Straight Dr. Kasper (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 66% Fitzwilly Buckmaster (Character) - 1967
      71% 85% Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Monsignor Mike Ryan (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kismet Omar (Character) - 1967
      33% 49% Spinout Bernard Ranley (Character) - 1966
      82% 85% Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte Harry (Character) - 1965
      47% 67% The Cardinal Monsignor Monaghan (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 21% Zotz! Dean Joshua Updike (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet 57% Francis of Assisi Cardinal Hugolino (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Destination Space Dr. A.A. Andrews (Character) - 1959
      70% 48% The Shaggy Dog Professor Plumcutt (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 65% The Proud Rebel Dr. Enos Davis (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Trouble Tom McKay (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Toy Tiger James Fusenot (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 45% Female on the Beach Osbert Sorenson (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 70% Interrupted Melody Bill Lawrence (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 36% The Prodigal Governor (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 52% Young Bess Mr. Parry (Character) - 1953
      91% 68% The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms Prof. Thurgood Elson (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Thunder in the East Dr. Willoughby (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Paris Model Patrick J. 'P.J.' Sullivan (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Wife's Best Friend Rev. Thomas Chamberlain (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 17% Half Angel Harry Gilpin (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 78% Francis Goes to the Races Colonel Travers (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Did It Nathaniel B. Wakeley VI (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 30% The Reformer and the Redhead Dr. Kevin G. Maguire (Character) - 1950
      78% 57% Kim Hurree Chunder (Character) - 1950
      87% 93% Harvey Dr. Chumley (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 50% The Luck of the Irish Horace (Character) - 1948
      90% 54% Joan of Arc Jean le Maistre (Character) - 1948
      88% 85% Portrait of Jennie Matthews (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Decision of Christopher Blake Judge Alexander Adamson (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hurricane at Pilgrim Hill Jonathan Huntoon Smith (Character) - 1947
      86% 67% Unconquered Jeremy Love (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Always Together Jonathan Turner (Character) - 1947
      89% 79% The Postman Always Rings Twice Nick Smith (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 54% Easy to Wed J.B. Allenbury (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cockeyed Miracle Tom Carter (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kitty Thomas Gainsborough (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet 60% Love Letters Mac (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet 25% Frenchman's Creek William (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet And Now Tomorrow Doctor Weeks (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 45% The Crystal Ball Pop Tibbets (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 40% It Ain't Hay King O'Hara (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Fellows Jim Hilton (Character) - 1943
      95% 70% I Married a Witch Daniel (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Heart Belongs to Daddy Alfred Fortescue (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 14% Take a Letter, Darling Uncle George (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Burma Convoy Angus McBragel (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Very Young Lady Professor Starkweather (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Appointment for Love O'Leary (Character) - 1941
      100% 82% The Letter Prescott (Character) - 1940
      80% 77% The House of the Seven Gables Philip Barton (Character) - 1940
      87% 60% The Invisible Man Returns Inspector Sampson of Scotland Yard (Character) - 1940
      60% 47% The Mummy's Hand The Great Solvani (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 66% Brother Orchid Brother Goodwin (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire Out West Mr. Chumley (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet South of Suez Henry Putnam (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Phantom Raiders Franklin Morris (Character) - 1940
      96% 85% Wuthering Heights Earnshaw (Character) $593.9K 1939
      90% 50% Mexican Spitfire Mr. Chumley (Character) - 1939
      100% 67% Intermezzo Charles (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Chedworth Steps Out George Chedworth (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sun Never Sets Colonial Official (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Everybody's Doing It Mr. Beyers (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 36% Maid's Night Out Geoffrey (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Danger Fentriss aka Gilhooley (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Blond Cheat Rufus Trent (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Spot Willard Lorryweather (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarnished Angels Reginald 'Reggie' Roland (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet This Marriage Business Police Chief Hardy (Character) - 1938

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Walt Disney's Disneyland Old Al Casey (Character) 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
      No Score Yet 41% Bewitched Santa Claus (Guest Star) 1964-1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Favorite Martian Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Grandpa Murdock (Guest Star) 1962-1963
      92% 96% The Twilight Zone Jermy Wickwire (Character) 1960 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Ringo Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Darrell Metcalf (Guest Star) 1959