Arthur Housman (October 10, 1889 – April 8, 1942) was an
American actor in films during both the silent film era and the Golden Age of
Initially as a leading man, Housman later became known as
Hollywood's most familiar comic drunkard in films of the 1930s, usually playing
cameo parts in features but with better opportunities in short films. His best
remembered roles were in several Laurel and Hardy films, notably Scram!, Our
Relations and (in the title role) The Live Ghost. He also played a frustrated
timekeeper in the Three Stooges' film Punch Drunks.
Housman's died of pneumonia at age 52. He was married to
Ellen Grubley (31 July 1893 - 21 May 1960) from 1919 until his death in 1942.
|1||Go West (1940)||Drunk in Saloon||7|
|2||The Flying Deuces (1939)||Drunk Legionnaire||7|
|3||Our Relations (1936)||Drunk||-|
|4||Men Must Fight (1933)||Drunk on Ship||5|
|5||Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)||The Obtrusive Gentleman||8.7|
|6||Manhandled (1924)||Chip Thorndyke||-|