Eric Blore

Actor, Insurance agent
Precise in speech and manner in every way, but possessed of a smarmy nature that lent a tone of acidic irony to every line he uttered, Eric Blore was a character actor well-loved by movie fans for his comic turns in ... Read more »
Born: 12/22/1887 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (52)

Fancy Pants 1950 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad 1949 (Movie)

Mr. Toad (voice) (Voice)

Forever and a Day 1943 (Movie)

Charles (Sir Anthony's Butler) (Actor)

Sullivan's Travels 1941 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Lady Eve 1941 (Movie)

Sir Alfred McGlennan Keith (Actor)

Road to Zanzibar 1940 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Boys From Syracuse 1939 (Movie)

(Actor)

Island of Lost Men 1938 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hitting a New High 1936 (Movie)

(Actor)

Quality Street 1936 (Movie)

(Actor)

Shall We Dance 1936 (Movie)

Cecil Flintridge (Actor)

Swing Time 1936 (Movie)

(Actor)

Folies Bergere 1934 (Movie)

(Actor)

I Dream Too Much 1934 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Gay Divorcee 1934 (Movie)

Waiter (Actor)

The Good Fairy 1934 (Movie)

(Actor)

Top Hat 1934 (Movie)

Bates (Actor)

'Til We Meet Again (Movie)

Sir Harold Landamuir (Actor)

Abie's Irish Rose (Movie)

Hotel Manager (Actor)

Breakfast for Two (Movie)

Butch (Actor)

Confirm or Deny (Movie)

Mr. Hobbs (Actor)

Counter-Espionage (Movie)

Jamison (Actor)

Diamond Jim (Movie)

Sampson Fox (Actor)

Flying Down to Rio (Movie)

Assistant Manager (Actor)

Happy Go Lucky (Movie)

Mr. Vespers (Actor)

I Live My Life (Movie)

Grove (Actor)

Joy of Living (Movie)

Potter (Actor)

Kitty (Movie)

Dobson (Actor)

Lady Scarface (Movie)

Mr. Hartford (Actor)

Limehouse Blues (Movie)

Slummer (Actor)

Music in My Heart (Movie)

Griggs, Butler (Actor)

Old Man Rhythm (Movie)

Phillips (Actor)

One Dangerous Night (Movie)

Jamison (Actor)

Passport to Suez (Movie)

Jameson (Actor)

Romance on the High Seas (Movie)

Ship's Doctor (Actor)

Secrets of the Lone Wolf (Movie)

Jamison, the Butler (Actor)

Seven Keys to Baldpate (Movie)

Bolton (Actor)

Smartest Girl in Town (Movie)

Philbean (Actor)

Sons O' Guns (Movie)

Hobson (Actor)

Submarine Base (Movie)

Spike (Actor)

Swiss Miss (Movie)

Edward Morton (Actor)

The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (Movie)

Stokes (Actor)

The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date (Movie)

Jamison (Actor)

The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady (Movie)

Jamison (Actor)

The Lone Wolf Strikes (Movie)

Jamison (Actor)

The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance (Movie)

Jamison (Actor)

The Lone Wolf in London (Movie)

Jamison (Actor)

The Lone Wolf in Mexico (Movie)

Jamison (Actor)

The Moon and Sixpence (Movie)

Capt. Nichols (Actor)

The Notorious Lone Wolf (Movie)

Jamison (Actor)

The Sky's the Limit (Movie)

Jackson (Actor)

Two Sisters from Boston (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Precise in speech and manner in every way, but possessed of a smarmy nature that lent a tone of acidic irony to every line he uttered, Eric Blore was a character actor well-loved by movie fans for his comic turns in such popular features as "The Gay Divorcée" (1934), "The Lady Eve" (1941) and "The Road to Zanzibar" (1941), among numerous other films. Blore was best used as a valet or managerial type whose professionalism and poise masked a genuine contempt for those around him, borne out by an extraordinarily inflated ego; in this capacity, he lent memorable support to stars like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in five films, beginning in 1933 with "Flying Down to Rio" (1933), as well as Laurel and Hardy in "Swiss Miss" (1938) and the Marx Brothers in "Love Happy" (1950). After voicing Mr. Toad in the Disney feature "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad" (1948), Blore's career was reduced to roles in B-pictures before his death in 1959, but his flawless comic timing made him an instantly recognizable favorite for generations of classic movie fans.

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