Harry Holman

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Harry Holman
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Harry Holman in It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Born Harry James Holman
(1862-11-20)November 20, 1862
Conway, Missouri, U.S.
Died May 3, 1947(1947-05-03) (aged 85)
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Other names Harold Holman
Years active 1923-1947

Harry Holman (November 20, 1862 – May 3, 1947) was an American character actor. He appeared in approximately 130 films between 1923 and 1947.

Born in Conway, Missouri, Holman dropped out of school in the ninth grade and began seeking work as an actor. In films from at least 1930, he played countless hapless judges, politicians, and businessmen. He is best known to modern audiences as the desperate Professor Richmond who tries to transform the uncouth Three Stooges into gentlemen in the film Hoi Polloi (1935). He also played frequently in the films of director Frank Capra, for example as the mayor in Meet John Doe (1941) and as the befuddeled high school teacher Mr. Partridge in It's a Wonderful Life (1946).

Holman died of a heart attack in Hollywood, California in 1947. [1]

Partial filmography


  1. California Death Index. FamilySearch. Retrieved 13 October 2015.

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