Henry Travers

Actor
A veteran of the English stage, actor Henry Travers came to Hollywood in the early 1930s and is best known as Clarence the guardian angel from Frank Capra's classic film "It's a Wonderful Life". The relaxed demeanor and ... Read more »
Born: 03/05/1874 in Berwick-on-Tweed, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (37)

The Girl From Jones Beach 1949 (Movie)

(Actor)

It's a Wonderful Life 1946 (Movie)

Clarence (Actor)

The Bells of St. Mary's 1945 (Movie)

Mr. Bogardus (Actor)

Dragon Seed 1944 (Movie)

(Actor)

None Shall Escape 1943 (Movie)

(Actor)

Shadow of a Doubt 1943 (Movie)

Joseph Newton (Actor)

Ball of Fire 1942 (Movie)

Professor Jerome (Actor)

Mrs. Miniver 1942 (Movie)

Mr. Ballard (Actor)

High Sierra 1940 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Bad Man 1940 (Movie)

Mr Hardy (Actor)

Dark Victory 1938 (Movie)

Dr. Parsons (Actor)

Dodge City 1938 (Movie)

Dr. Irving (Actor)

The Rains Came 1938 (Movie)

(Actor)

You Can't Get Away With Murder 1938 (Movie)

Pop (Actor)

After Office Hours 1934 (Movie)

(Actor)

Death Takes a Holiday 1933 (Movie)

Baron Cesarea (Actor)

Reunion in Vienna 1932 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Invisible Man 1932 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Girl, a Guy and A Gob (Movie)

Abel Martin (Actor)

Another Language (Movie)

Pop Hallam (Actor)

Beyond Glory (Movie)

Pop Dewing (Actor)

Edison, the Man (Movie)

Ben Els (Actor)

Escapade (Movie)

Concierge (Actor)

Gallant Journey (Movie)

Thomas Logan (Actor)

Madame Curie (Movie)

Eugene Curie (Actor)

Maybe It's Love (Movie)

Mr. Halevy (Actor)

On Borrowed Time (Movie)

Dr. Evans (Actor)

Pursuit (Movie)

Reynolds (Actor)

Random Harvest (Movie)

Dr. Sims (Actor)

Remember (Movie)

Judge Milliken (Actor)

Seven Keys to Baldpate (Movie)

Lem Peters the Hermit (Actor)

Stanley and Livingstone (Movie)

John Kingsley (Actor)

The Moon Is Down (Movie)

Mayor Orden (Actor)

The Naughty Nineties (Movie)

Capt. Sam Jackson (Actor)

The Party's Over (Movie)

Theodore (Actor)

Thrill of a Romance (Movie)

Hobart Glenn (Actor)

Wyoming (Movie)

Sheriff (Actor)
Other (5)

Out of Sight 1998 (Movie)

driver/generator operator (Driver)

Jack 1996 (Movie)

(Transportation Coordinator)

Forever 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Transportation Captain

American Graffiti 1973 (Movie)

(Transportation Supervisor)

The Quick and the Dead (TV Show)

Driver

Biography

A veteran of the English stage, actor Henry Travers came to Hollywood in the early 1930s and is best known as Clarence the guardian angel from Frank Capra's classic film "It's a Wonderful Life". The relaxed demeanor and bemused whimsy of Travers's angel, who hopes to earn his wings by helping a depressed and suicidal James Stewart to find the true worth of being alive, helped make the film a beloved holiday favorite. That approach to the role was not relegated only to Capra's film; many of Travers's performances are similar in tone, though serious drama was not outside of his reach. Some of his finest acting can be seen in the William Wyler drama "Mrs. Miniver", playing the postman Mr. Ballard, for which he received his only Oscar nomination. Travers also starred in the Errol Flynn Western "Dodge City", as Doc Irving; Alfred Hitchcock's thriller "Shadow of a Doubt", playing Teresa Wright's mystery story-obsessed father; and the drama "The Bells of St. Mary's", as businessman Horace P. Bogardus. Travers died from artery disease at age 91.

Relationships

Ann Forrest

Wife
Married until her death 1954

Ann Murphy

Wife

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