They are Pate Lucid Russell Hayden who hailed from Chico, California and James Ellison Smith Jimmy Ellison from Guthrie Center, Iowa. Despite his rugged good looks and height of 6 feet 3 inches, Ellison's limited range and somewhat wooden screen presence kept him from the first or even second ranks of stardom. Ellison landed another romantic lead role as 'Jerry Gibson' in the musical film Lady, Let's Dance 1944 which starred ice skating sensation 'Belita'. Nanci Chambers also appeared in this movie as a doctor. De Mille reportedly hated Ellison's performance and wanted to ensure that Ellison never had as good a part in quite as good a film ever again.
In the late 1950s, Ellison retired from movies and became a successful real estate broker. In most cases, the winners were what you would expect - Autry, Rogers, Holt, Starrett, Hoppy, etc. I have the obituary from the Monterey Herald now called the Monterey County Herald. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems. Joining fellow veteran , Ellison returned to the screen only once to play Axel 'Longhorn' Gates in a picture called When the Girls Take Over 1962.
When the obit appeared a few weeks after his death, I realized he'd been one of my childhood idols. He also co-starred with Tom Conway and Frances Dee in Val Lewton's production of I Walked with a Zombie, directed by Jacques Tourneur. Biography Ellison worked for a time in a film laboratory and while there was offered a screen test. He developed it himself and when he saw it, decided it was not satisfactory so he would not show it to the director. Before that, in 1936, he played his highest-profile role, as in 's , which also starred and.
In late August, 2009, Jeff Whitmore e-mailed with an answer. Once shooting was completed, Tommy Carr and his crew edited the miles of film into six respectable B westerns. He also co-starred with and in 's production of , directed by. You may want to go to the In Search Of. Cadwallader Jones Movie Anne of Windy Poplars 1940 Tony Pringle Movie You Can't Fool Your Wife 1940 Andrew 'Hinkie' Hinklin Movie 5th Ave Girl 1939 Mike Movie Zenobia 1939 Jeff Carter Movie Hotel for Women 1939 Jeff Buchanan Movie Sorority House 1939 Bill Loomis Movie Next Time I Marry 1938 Anthony Joseph 'Tony' Anthony Movie Vivacious Lady 1938 Keith Movie Mother Carey's Chickens 1938 Ralph Thurston Movie Annapolis Salute 1937 W.
District Attorney in the Carter Case and The Undying Monster. American light leading man, primarily of Westerns, James Ellison was born James Ellison Smith in Guthrie Center, Iowa, in 1910. During 2008, he had a recurring role in the Canadian series. Despite his rugged good looks and height of 6 feet 3 inches, Ellison's limited range and somewhat wooden screen presence kept him from the first or even second ranks of stardom. With the help of library footage, all six films were completed in a single month.
By 1950, the enormous success of the old Cassidy films on television had made both actors familiar to a new generation, and they capitalised on it by producing and starring in a series of six westerns which, although pretty dire, established some sort of record; they were made simultaneously, using the same supporting actors and settings. Click and a separate window will open. In October 2006, Elliott joined the cast of legal drama 2005—2007 as Chief Deputy James Conlon. James Ellison Actor is a member of famous Actor. Body Measurements: James Ellison full body measurements Not Available Right Now. He spent much of his career in Westerns, including a stint in the mid-thirties as the sidekick of Hopalong Cassidy in Paramount's successful series.
He joined the in as a member of its Young Company. He developed the film footage himself, and after he saw it, decided it was not satisfactory so he would not show it to the director. School School Name will be update soon. Ellison appeared in nearly seventy films between 1932 and 1962. Relationships We have no records of past relationships for James Ellison. James 'Jimmy' 'Shamrock' Ellison Real name: James Ellison Smith 1910 - 1993 Two tall, good lookin' range riders became personal friends as well as memorable sidekicks to Hopalong Cassidy. The test led to a small role in the Warners tearjerker Play Girl 1932 , but no studio contract.
Even the New York Times obit says he died in Montecito, but that's incorrect. Courtesy of Bill Sasser Above - James Ellison, circa 1990. All six of the films were shot together over a one month period using the same cast - Raymond Hatton and Fuzzy Knight were there along with Dennis Moore, Tom Tyler, John Cason, I. In the early 1950s, Ellison moved from acting to real estate. He spent much of his career in , including a stint in the mid-thirties as the sidekick of in 's successful series. Before that, in 1936, he played his highest-profile role, as Buffalo Bill in Cecil B.