Great Character Actors: Andrew Allan “Andy” Clyde 1892 – 1967

I have always revered character actors, bit players, and familiar faces that were — at one time or another — ubiquitous on the screen but rarely known by name. I collect them like mental baseball cards, and my “cast” has always been packed with scores of skilled and memorable performers.

I never know why one in particular pops in at any moment, but I just remembered the great Andy Clyde, whose career began in the era of silent film and ended in network television.

A great comic actor, with exquisite timing and more charm than any one human being deserved.

I’ll be posting the names of others as they come to mind, but Andy is who popped in first.

Married for over 30 years to one of Mack Sennet’s show girls.


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