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Joseph Downing was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Downing started his acting career landing roles in such films as the mystery "The Case of the Lucky Legs" (1935) with Warren William, "A Slight Case of Murder" (1938) and the drama "Angels With Dirty Faces" (1938) with James Cagney. He also appeared in "Danger on the Air" (1938), "Racket Busters" (1938) and "Wide Open Faces" (1938). He continued to act in productions like "Each Dawn I Die" (1939), "Smashing the Money Ring" (1939) with Ronald Reagan and "Torchy Runs For Mayor" (1939). He also appeared in "You Can't Get Away With Murder" (1939) with Humphrey Bogart, the crime picture "Invisible Stripes" (1940) with George Raft and "Belle Starr" (1941) with Randolph Scott. Toward the end of his career, he tackled roles in "Johnny Eager" (1941), "Unholy Partners" (1941) and the Edward G Robinson comedy adaptation "Larceny, Inc." (1942). He also appeared in "The Big Shot" (1942) and "You Can't Escape Forever" (1942). Downing last acted in "Las Vegas Shakedown" (1955). Downing passed away in October 1975 at the age of 72.

Joseph Downing was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Downing started his acting career landing roles in such films as the mystery "The Case of the Lucky Legs" (1935) with Warren William, "A Slight Case of Murder" (1938) and the drama "Angels With Dirty Faces" (1938) with James Cagney. He also appeared in "Danger on the Air" (1938), "Racket Busters" (1938) and "Wide Open Faces" (1938). He continued to act in productions like "Each Dawn I Die" (1939), "Smashing the Money Ring" (1939) with Ronald Reagan and "Torchy Runs For Mayor" (1939). He also appeared in "You Can't Get Away With Murder" (1939) with Humphrey Bogart, the crime picture "Invisible Stripes" (1940) with George Raft and "Belle Starr" (1941) with Randolph Scott. Toward the end of his career, he tackled roles in "Johnny Eager" (1941), "Unholy Partners" (1941) and the Edward G Robinson comedy adaptation "Larceny, Inc." (1942). He also appeared in "The Big Shot" (1942) and "You Can't Escape Forever" (1942). Downing last acted in "Las Vegas Shakedown" (1955). Downing passed away in October 1975 at the age of 72.

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 Two Fisted Sheriff (1937) Doc Pierce
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 White Bondage (1937) Sharecropper
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 One Man Justice (1937) Doc Willat
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 Life Begins with Love (1937) Radical
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 Love Begins at Twenty (1936) Lodge member
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 Devil's Squadron (1936) Watchman
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 Code of the Range (1936) Doctor
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 One More Spring (1935) Spectator
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Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever: 1901-2006

Born: October 28, 1874 Rochester, NY
Died: December 21, 1937 Hollywood, CA
Veteran western actor, Downing appeared in two Broadway productions: ‘Taboo’ in 1922 starring Paul Robeson and Ruth Taylor and ‘The 19th Hole’ starring Marion Abbott, Kitty Kelly and Howard Sidney.

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