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'Snub' Pollard

The slight frame (5' 6"), pale, serious countenance, and dark, droopy mustache are unmistakeable, definitive identification badges in recalling silent comedian Harry "Snub" Pollard. Born in Australia as Harry Fraser, he joined a vaudeville troupe, which toured the United States around 1910. The troupe broke up there and Harry decided to stay, dubbing himself with "Pollard" as a last name moniker. He started off at the Essenay Film Studios in 1911 and briefly worked with the Keystone Kops. Hal Roach took an avid interest and, in 1915, had Snub co-starring with Harold Lloyd and Bebe Daniels in the highly successful Lonesome Luke series, which ran for years (86 films in all). In 1919, Snub took a chance and ventured on with his own solo one- and two-reelers with sights gags and gimmicks-a-plenty. Many of them were ably directed by Charley Chase and co-starred Marie Mosquini as his frequent leading lady. His "second banana" status, however, was firmly entrenched, and his vehicles were met with only a modicum of interest. He also made personal appearances on the farcical stage. His production company, created in 1926, eventually folded and he was relegated to supporting other top comedians again, notably Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy and Andy Clyde, or appearing in poverty-row programmers. By the late 1930s, he was (ironically) reduced to silent, atmospheric bits in talking pictures. One last hurrah would be his playing of Pee Wee, sidekick to cowboy Tex Ritter, in a series of minor westerns. Thereafter, Snub continued obscurely in films until his death in 1962 of cancer. His sister was comedy actress Daphne Pollard who also entertained audiences with her own short films. Date of Death 19 January 1962, Burbank, California  (cancer)

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Nov 9, 1889 In Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Sally Scrags, Housemaid 1913-08-13
Latest Project:
Movie The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962-04-22
Known For
Movie The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Statehood Audience Member (uncredited) 1962-04-22
Movie Days of Thrills and Laughter 1961-03-21
Movie One-Eyed Jacks Townsman (uncredited) 1961-03-30
Movie Pocketful of Miracles Knuckles (uncredited) 1961-12-18
Movie Master of the World Man at Balloon Society Meeting (uncredited) 1961-05-01
Movie Inherit the Wind Townsman (uncredited) 1960-06-24
Movie Jeanne Eagels Quartermaster Bates in 'Rain' (uncredited) 1957-08-02
Movie Man of a Thousand Faces Comedy Waiter #2 1957-08-15
Movie Runaway Daughters Mr. Fields, Little Drunk at Dance Club 1956-01-20
Movie Friendly Persuasion Carnival Patron (uncredited) 1956-11-25
Movie The Fast and the Furious Park Caretaker 1955-02-15
Movie Hannah Lee: An American Primitive Man Pacing in Jail Cell 1953-07-13
Movie Julius Caesar Citizen of Rome 1953-06-04
Movie Singin' in the Rain Old Man Getting Umbrella in "Singin' in the Rain" Number (uncredited) 1952-04-09
Movie Limelight Street Musician 1952-10-23
Movie The Barefoot Mailman Townsman at Dance (uncredited) 1951-12-03
Movie Meet Me After the Show Stage Door Johnnie in Opening Number (uncredited) 1951-08-15
Movie The Gunfighter Townsman at Funeral (uncredited) 1950-06-23
Movie Walk Softly, Stranger Custodian on Stairway (uncredited) 1950-10-14
Movie Where the Sidewalk Ends Pool Hall Patron (uncredited) 1950-07-07
Movie A Woman's Secret Stagehand (Uncredited) 1949-01-13
Movie Adam's Rib Man in Courtroom (uncredited) 1949-11-18
Movie Square Dance Jubilee Show Spectator 1949-11-11
Movie Back Trail Goofy (as Snub Pollard) 1948-07-18
Movie Johnny Belinda Man on Jury (uncredited) 1948-09-14
Movie Loaded Pistols Second Small Man at Dance (uncredited) 1948-12-15
Movie Miracle on 34th Street Final Mail-Bearing Court Officer (uncredited) 1947-06-11
Movie The Paradine Case Cabby (uncredited) 1947-12-31
Movie The Perils of Pauline Western Saloon Set Propman (as Snub Pollard) 1947-07-04
Movie The Hoodlum Saint Parade Spectator (uncredited) 1946-04-04
Movie Road to Utopia Amateur Contest Violinist (uncredited) 1946-02-27
Movie Strange Impersonation Taxi driver (uncredited) 1946-03-16
Movie Badman's Territory Town Barber (uncredited) 1946-05-04
Movie Monkey Businessmen Mr. Grimble 1946-06-20
Movie Till the Clouds Roll By Show Boat Orchestra Drummer (uncredited) 1946-12-05
Movie Andy Plays Hookey Ticket Seller 1946-12-19
Movie Society Mugs Party Guest (uncredited) 1946-09-19
Movie Rockin' in the Rockies Drunk (uncredited) 1945-04-17
Movie Booby Dupes Ice Cream Vendor 1945-10-18
Movie Kitty Hugh's Rental Coachman (Uncredited) 1945-10-16
Movie Casanova Brown Father at Baby Window (uncredited) 1944-08-23
Movie The Kid Rides Again Saloon Swamper 1943-01-27
Movie Ghosts on the Loose Flower Delivery Man 1943-07-30
Movie Kid Dynamite Dance Official 1943-02-05
Movie Edge of Darkness Townsman in Church 1943-04-09
Movie It Happened in Flatbush Baseball Game Spectator (uncredited) 1942-05-28
Movie Boot Hill Bandits 2nd Bartender 1942-04-24
Movie Foreign Agent Supper Club Patron 1942-10-09
Movie Bowery at Midnight Motorist 1942-10-30
Movie 'Neath Brooklyn Bridge Soup Customer (uncredited) 1942-11-20
Movie Ridin' the Cherokee Trail Saloon Drunk 1941-02-25
Movie Confirm or Deny Air Raid Refugee in Basement Crowd 1941-12-12
Movie A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob Wedding Chapel Attendant (uncredited) 1941-03-14
Movie The Earl of Chicago Townsman (uncredited) 1940-01-05
Movie Sky Bandits Pa, Man in Nightshirt 1940-07-06
Movie Murder on the Yukon Archie 1940-02-25
Movie Rollin' Westward Poker Player 1939-03-01
Movie Lure of the Wasteland Cookie 1939-03-18
Movie Hollywood Cavalcade Keystone Cop 1939-10-13
Movie Mesquite Buckaroo Janitor Suds 1939-04-30
Movie Frontier Town Peewee 1938-03-04
Movie Rollin' Plains Pee Wee 1938-07-08
Movie Starlight Over Texas Pee Wee 1938-09-06
Movie The Utah Trail Pee Wee 1938-08-12
Movie Where the Buffalo Roam Pee Wee 1938-10-12
Movie Hittin' the Trail Bartender 1937-04-03
Movie Arizona Days Cookie 1937-01-30
Movie Sing Cowboy Sing Prisoner 1937-05-22
Movie Riders of the Rockies Pee Wee McDougal 1937-07-02
Movie Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts Pee Wee 1937-11-26
Movie Nation Aflame Edgar Wolfe (as Snub Pollard) 1937-10-15
Movie Jungle Menace Campbell 1937-09-01
Movie Headin' for the Rio Grande Cookie (Hart hand) 1936-01-01
Movie The Gentleman from Louisiana Hadley 1936-08-14
Movie The Crime Patrol Gyp 1936-05-12
Movie White Legion Baker 1936-10-24
Movie The Black Coin Vic Moran 1936-09-01
Movie The Night Is Young Drummer (uncredited) 1935-01-11
Movie The Laramie Kid Cinvvict Shorty 1935-06-01
Movie Bars of Hate Danny, the Pickpocket 1935-11-01
Movie Just My Luck Frank Smith 1935-12-30
Movie The Rawhide Terror Renegade 1934-03-19
Movie Stingaree Victor 1934-05-24
Movie One More River George 1934-08-06
Movie Cockeyed Cavaliers King's Physician's Aide 1934-06-29
Movie The Purchase Price Harmonica Player Joe Atterbury (uncredited) 1932-07-23
Movie The Road to Singapore Photographer at Birthday Party 1931-10-10
Movie One Good Turn A Community Player (uncredited) 1931-10-31
Movie Sold at Auction The Auctioneer's Helper 1923-05-26
Movie California or Bust The Old Settler 1923-04-28
Movie Courtship of Miles Sandwich Papa 1923-06-24
Movie Dear Ol' Pal Abner Maize 1923-11-11
Movie It's a Gift Inventor 1923-10-13
Movie Fully Insured Our Hero 1923-12-16
Movie The Dumb-Bell The New Director 1922-07-16
Movie Years to Come The Bridegroom 1922-01-28
Movie 365 Days The Good Grandson 1922-09-16
Movie The Old Sea Dog Snub the Ferryboat Pilot 1922-10-14
Movie Rush Orders Marquis de Marmalade 1921-04-07
Movie Whirl o' the West The Tenderfoot 1921-01-23
Movie At the Ringside 1921-07-16
Movie Big Game Hunter 1921-05-22
Movie What a Whopper! 1921-07-30
Movie Fifteen Minutes The Husband 1921-10-29
Movie Name the Day 1921-08-20
Movie Waltz Me Around 1920-02-22
Movie The Dippy Dentist The Dandy 1920-01-25
Movie Fresh Paint Bicycle Messenger 1920-03-07
Movie His Royal Slyness Prince of Rochquefort 1920-02-08
Movie Park Your Car 1920-12-19
Movie Run 'Em Ragged 1920-08-01
Movie Money to Burn 1920-08-28
Movie Ring Up the Curtain The Leading Man 1919-04-27
Movie Young Mr. Jazz Snub 1919-04-20
Movie Crack Your Heels 1919-04-20
Movie The Marathon Snub 1919-05-25
Movie Pistols for Breakfast 1919-06-08
Movie Swat the Crook 1919-06-15
Movie Just Dropped In 1919-04-13
Movie Back to the Woods His Valet 1919-05-31
Movie The Dutiful Dub 1919-03-23
Movie On the Fire 1919-02-22
Movie Ask Father The Corn-Fed Secretary 1919-02-09
Movie Going! Going! Gone! 1919-01-25
Movie I'm on My Way 1919-03-08
Movie Look Out Below Snub 1919-03-16
Movie Next Aisle Over The Henpecked Husband 1919-03-30
Movie Off the Trolley 1919-06-22
Movie A Sammy in Siberia Count Pop-up-skyvitch 1919-04-06
Movie Si, Senor 1919-05-11
Movie Call for Mr. Caveman Hatchet Face 1919-11-19
Movie Bumping Into Broadway The Musical Comedy's Director 1919-11-02
Movie Pay Your Dues 1919-10-12
Movie Captain Kidd's Kids The Valet 1919-11-30
Movie Spring Fever 1919-06-29
Movie From Hand to Mouth The Kidnapper 1919-12-28
Movie The Floor Below 1919-12-27
Movie Looking for Trouble The Dandy 1919-12-14
Movie The Rajah 1919-09-14
Movie How Dry I Am 1919-12-07
Movie A Jazzed Honeymoon 1919-08-02
Movie At the Old Stage Door 1919-07-20
Movie Be My Wife 1919-09-07
Movie Billy Blazes, Esq. Sheriff 'Gun Shy' Gallagher 1919-07-06
Movie Never Touched Me 1919-07-26
Movie Heap Big Chief 1919-08-24
Movie Count Your Change Billy Bullion 1919-08-10
Movie Chop Suey & Co. 1919-08-17
Movie Follow the Crowd 1918-04-07
Movie It's a Wild Life 1918-04-21
Movie Pipe the Whiskers 1918-04-14
Movie Hey There The New Director 1918-04-28
Movie On the Jump Snoopy Sam - The House Detective 1918-03-31
Movie Kicked Out 1918-05-05
Movie Beat It 1918-02-24
Movie The Tip 1918-01-06
Movie Two-Gun Gussie Snub 1918-05-19
Movie Hit Him Again 1918-02-17
Movie A Gasoline Wedding Snub 1918-03-03
Movie Here Come the Girls 1918-03-17
Movie Look Pleasant, Please Snub - the Janitor (as Harry Pollard) 1918-03-10
Movie Let's Go 1918-03-24
Movie The Non-Stop Kid Snub, the Butler 1918-05-12
Movie Why Pick on Me? 1918-10-12
Movie Swing Your Partners 1918-09-29
Movie Nothing But Trouble 1918-10-26
Movie Take a Chance Simplex Joe 1918-12-15
Movie Fireman Save My Child 1918-05-25
Movie She Loves Me Not 1918-12-29
Movie Two Scrambled 1918-09-01
Movie Hear 'Em Rave 1918-12-01
Movie The City Slicker Snub 1918-06-02
Movie That's Him 1918-08-04
Movie Sic 'Em, Towser 1918-06-09
Movie Somewhere in Turkey His Assistant 1918-06-16
Movie Kicking the Germ Out of Germany 1918-07-21
Movie Are Crooks Dishonest? Snub 1918-06-23
Movie An Ozark Romance 1918-07-06
Movie Lonesome Luke Loses Patients 1917-09-16
Movie Pinched 1917-09-22
Movie Over the Fence Snitch, another 1917-09-09
Movie Birds of a Feather 1917-10-07
Movie Lonesome Luke's Lively Life 1917-03-18
Movie From Laramie to London 1917-10-21
Movie Luke's Trolley Troubles 1917-02-04
Movie Lonesome Luke on Tin Can Alley Cafe Waiter 1917-04-15
Movie Lonesome Luke, Messenger 1917-08-05
Movie Lonesome Luke's Wild Women 1917-09-02
Movie By the Sad Sea Waves Spectator at Beach 1917-09-30
Movie Move On 1917-12-09
Movie Bashful 1917-12-23
Movie Step Lively 1917-12-30
Movie Rainbow Island 1917-10-28
Movie We Never Sleep 1917-12-02
Movie The Big Idea Snub 1917-12-30
Movie The Flirt 1917-11-11
Movie Love, Laughs and Lather 1917-11-04
Movie Bliss Snub 1917-11-14
Movie All Aboard Passenger with trunk 1917-11-25
Movie Clubs Are Trump 1917-11-18
Movie Luke, Crystal Gazer 1916-07-24
Movie Luke Does the Midway 1916-08-21
Movie Luke's Lost Lamb 1916-08-07
Movie Luke and the Rural Roughnecks 1916-03-01
Movie Luke Joins the Navy 1916-09-04
Movie Luke, the Candy Cut-Up 1916-01-31
Movie Police First Flophouse Customer 1916-05-27
Movie Luke Rides Roughshod 1916-07-10
Movie Luke's Movie Muddle Projectionist 1916-12-03
Movie Luke and the Mermaids 1916-09-18
Movie Luke Locates the Loot 1916-12-24
Movie Luke's Shattered Sleep 1916-12-31
Movie Luke, Rank Impersonator 1916-12-10
Movie Luke's Fireworks Fizzle 1916-12-17
Movie Luke, Patient Provider 1916-11-19
Movie Luke's Speedy Club Life Bellhop 1916-10-01
Movie Luke and the Bang-Tails 1916-10-15
Movie His Regeneration Extra 1915-05-07
Movie Peculiar Patients' Pranks 1915-12-22
Movie Giving Them Fits Luke's Co-Worker 1915-11-01
Movie Sally Scrags, Housemaid Butler 1913-08-13
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