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Also Known As: Died: November 18, 1946
Born: July 14, 1878 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: United Kingdom Profession: actor

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Elizabeth Meehan wrote a variety of screenplays throughout the duration of her Hollywood career. Early in her screenwriting career, Meehan penned scripts for "Laugh, Clown, Laugh" (1928) with Lon Chaney and "The Rescue" (1929). She further advanced in the entertainment industry by knocking out silver-screen scripts for "The Case of Sergeant Grischa" (1930), "Girl of the Rio" (1932) and the drama "Oliver Twist" (1933) with Dickie Moore. She also appeared in "Harmony Lane" (1935) and "Parachute Nurse" (1942). Later in her career, Meehan wrote the Nelson Eddy adventure "Northwest Outpost" (1947). Meehan passed away in April 1967 at the age of 73.

Elizabeth Meehan wrote a variety of screenplays throughout the duration of her Hollywood career. Early in her screenwriting career, Meehan penned scripts for "Laugh, Clown, Laugh" (1928) with Lon Chaney and "The Rescue" (1929). She further advanced in the entertainment industry by knocking out silver-screen scripts for "The Case of Sergeant Grischa" (1930), "Girl of the Rio" (1932) and the drama "Oliver Twist" (1933) with Dickie Moore. She also appeared in "Harmony Lane" (1935) and "Parachute Nurse" (1942). Later in her career, Meehan wrote the Nelson Eddy adventure "Northwest Outpost" (1947). Meehan passed away in April 1967 at the age of 73.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 The Fabulous Joe (1947) Henry Cadwallader
2.
 Magic Town (1947) Mr. Twiddle
3.
 Janie Gets Married (1946) Mr. Stowers
4.
 Colonel Effingham's Raid (1946) Doc Buden
5.
 Affairs of Geraldine (1946) Casper Millhouse
6.
 Because of Him (1946) Martin
7.
 The Thin Man Goes Home (1945) Willie Crump
8.
 State Fair (1945) Hippenstahl
9.
 Two Girls and a Sailor (1944) Mr. Nizby
10.
 Barbary Coast Gent (1944) Bradford Bellamy I
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mojohono ( 2007-08-03 )

Source: http://www.dougmacaulay.com/kingspud/sel_by_actor_index_2.php?actor_first=Donald&actor_last=Meek

A very memorable character actor to those who have seen him, Donald Meek was adept at playing timid, worrisome, reticent, cowering characters so he was aptly named. His slight stature, expressive, wide-eyed face and quavering voice were definite assets in his acting career. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland on July 14, 1878 (some sources say 1880) and, like so many actors, began performing at a very early age..8 yrs old. He came to America at age 14 with an acrobatic troupe but an injury turned him towards acting. He contracted a tropical fever while serving in the Spanish American War and lost his hair at age 18 causing him to turn towards character roles. He died on November 18, 1946 in Los Angeles, California at age 68.

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