21 Most Delightful Character Actors of the Golden Age of Hollywood

Hi everyone, I would like to introduce you to this ragtag hodgepodge of favorite characters from classic films.  These aren’t so much old actors from decades ago as they are adopted family.  What a great collection of crazy aunts, tough big sisters, wise fathers, sweet mothers, fun-loving uncles, cranky grandfathers, and hilarious big brothers this would be.  I would love to hear about your absolute favorites.  Enjoy!

  1. Tony Randallampampampampaaaaaaaaaaaaaa_zps141c14a4
  2. Jane Darwell10529930_ori
  3. Charles Coburrn96952_original
  4. S. Z. Sakall2198502,VwhFldAt9VSesTlQO1wAKSzAvqPs01Lbqbf5kCRIWjxM1xxB7m5A6C93P67YzOOjlZaKygcQDjJaG9r5Npl0GQ==
  5. Jack Carsoncarson-day-romance
  6. Edward Everett Horton220px-Edward_Everett_Horton
  7. Donald Meekoptimized-donald-meek-stagecoach-portrait
  8. Lewis Stonemickey-rooney-6-400
  9. Alan Hale4e97106875dba96d6ff7da18fc7d66f4
  10. Eve Ardenourmissbrooks
  11. Elsa LanchesterElsa_Lanchester_01
  12. Angela LansburyAngela-Lansbury-angela-lansbury-25418735-1178-1500
  13. Eric Blore

    1935:  Eric Blore (1887-1959) as Benson the butler in the film 'Behold My Wife'.  Title: Behold My Wife Studio: Paramount Director: Mitchell Leisen  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
    1935: Eric Blore (1887-1959) as Benson the butler in the film ‘Behold My Wife’. Title: Behold My Wife Studio: Paramount Director: Mitchell Leisen (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
  14. Roddy McDowall109253009
  15. William Demarestdemarest
  16. Spring ByingtonMV5BMTcyOTk4OTg4M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzk1MjYwOA@@._V1_SY317_CR13,0,214,317_AL_
  17. Walter Brennanwalter-brennan-supportyourlocalsheriff-8
  18. Thomas Mitchell250full-feed
  19. Gloria Grahamggafter
  20. Sig RumanSig Ruman 2
  21. Ward Bond

NEBRASKANS+BOND+movieactors.comClick here to read a good post on the wonderful Edward Everett Horton.

Click here to read about the fabulous Thomas Mitchell.

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2 thoughts on “21 Most Delightful Character Actors of the Golden Age of Hollywood

  1. Thanks SO MUCH Mary for including/linking to my post on EE Horton! We always enjoy hosting the #WhatACharacter blogathon each year and I’m sure this Fall will prove to be another banner event!

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    • You’re so welcome Kellee! I really like your blog and and am so excited to get to start blogging myself. Dreaming about the TCM Classic Film Festival,
      Mary : )

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