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Clinton Sundberg

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Clinton Charles Sundberg (December 7, 1903 – December 14, 1987) was an American character actor in film and stage. Sundberg left teaching English literature for acting, appearing in plays in stock theater in New England. He appeared in a number of Broadway plays, debuting in Nine Pine Street (1933). His most notable roles were Mr. Kraler in the original 1957 production of The Diary of Anne Frank and Mortimer Brewster (as a replacement) in the 1944 Arsenic and Old Lace. He became a contract player at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer where he appeared in numerous supporting roles in films of the late 1940s and early 1950s. He played Mike, the bartender who listens to Judy Garland's character's troubles in Easter Parade. One of Sundberg's most memorable roles was in the 1949 film In the Good Old Summertime (which also starred Garland and Van Johnson) as Rudy Hansen, a friendly co-worker and confidante of Johnson's character. He also played the hotel owner who hired Annie Oakley to enter the shooting contest against Frank Butler in Annie Get Your Gun. He later made several television appearances, including two episodes of Perry Mason: "The Case of the Drowsy Mosquito" in 1963 and "The Case of the Scarlet Scandal" in 1966. He also appeared in several television commercials. In 1962, Sundberg was cast in the lead guest-starring role of Luther Boardman, a naive but troublesome newspaper publisher who comes to Laramie, Wyoming, to capture the story of "real West" gunfighters in "The Man Behind the News", one of the last episodes of the ABC/Warner Brothers western series, Lawman, which starred John Russell as Marshal Dan Troop. Hal Baylor appears in the episode as gunfighter Mort Peters, whom Boardman (Sundberg) goads into a shootout with Troop. Sundberg died of heart failure in Santa Monica, California, aged 84.


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Born:
Dec 7, 1903 In Appleton, Minnesota, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
35
First Appeared:
In the movie Undercurrent 1946-11-11
Latest Project:
Movie That's Entertainment! III 1994-07-01
Known For
Poster of Shadow Over Elveron
Poster of Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone
Poster of In the Good Old Summertime
Poster of Living in a Big Way
Filmography
Movie That's Entertainment! III (archive footage) 1994-07-01
Movie Shadow Over Elveron Gordon Yeager 1968-03-05
Movie How the West Was Won Hylan Seabury (uncredited) 1962-11-01
Movie Bachelor in Paradise Rodney Jones 1961-11-01
Movie The Girl Next Door Samuels the butler 1953-05-13
Movie Sweethearts on Parade Dr. Harold Wayne 1953-07-15
Movie Main Street to Broadway Mr. Harry Craig 1953-10-12
Movie The Caddy Charles the Butler 1953-08-10
Movie The Belle of New York Gilford Spivak 1952-02-22
Movie On the Riviera Antoine 1951-04-20
Movie As Young as You Feel Frank Erickson 1951-06-15
Movie The Fat Man Bill Norton 1951-05-19
Movie Key to the City Mark Mont Desk Clerk 1950-02-02
Movie Father Is a Bachelor Plato Cassin 1950-02-22
Movie Two Weeks with Love Mr. Finlay 1950-01-01
Movie Duchess of Idaho Matson 1950-07-14
Movie Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone Donald 1950-12-08
Movie The Toast of New Orleans Oscar 1950-08-24
Movie The Barkleys of Broadway Bert Felsher 1949-01-01
Movie In the Good Old Summertime Rudy Hansen 1949-07-29
Movie Big Jack C. Petronius Smith 1949-04-12
Movie A Date with Judy Jameson 1948-07-29
Movie Easter Parade Mike 1948-07-08
Movie Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid Mike Fitzgerald 1948-08-11
Movie Good Sam Mr. Nelson 1948-09-01
Movie Words and Music Shoe Clerk 1948-12-31
Movie The Kissing Bandit Colonel Gomez 1948-11-14
Movie Undercover Maisie Guy Canford 1947-03-01
Movie The Mighty McGurk Flexter 1947-01-02
Movie Living in a Big Way Everett Hanover Smythe 1947-06-10
Movie Song of the Thin Man Mr. Purdy (uncredited) 1947-08-28
Movie Good News Professor Burton Kennyon 1947-12-26
Movie The Amazing Mr. Nordill Operative 10 1947-08-30
Movie The Hucksters Michael Michaelson 1947-07-17
Movie Undercurrent Mr. Warmsley 1946-11-11
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