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James Bush
American actor

James Bush

James Bush
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Intro American actor
Was Actor
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 4 October 1907, Greenfield, Ohio, U.S.A.
Death 9 April 1987 (aged 79 years)
Star sign Libra
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James Bush (1907–1987) was an American actor from the 1930s until the early 1950s. He appeared in over 100 television shows and films, over 80 of them being feature films.

Life and career

Bush was born on October 4, 1907 in Greenfield, Ohio. While the Internet Movie Database has him appearing as a child actor in 1917's Jack and the Beanstalk, the American Film Institute has his first film role as Bent Weymer in 1932's Wild Horse Mesa , directed by Henry Hathaway, which was a featured part. During his career, Bush appeared in over 80 feature films.

Although he appeared in many films in small, un-credited roles, he also appeared in featured roles in many notable films, including: as the adult Andrew Horn in The Great Jasper (1933); as Bill Radford in the 1933 drama, One Man's Journey; as Dick in the romantic comedy Young and Beautiful (1934); as Byron Coates/John Meseraux in the 1935 mystery, A Shot in the Dark; as Orin Tallant in the 1935 western, The Arizonian; as Arthur Pennyward in The Lady in Scarlet (1935); as Don Adams in the 1937 war film, I Cover the War; as Johnny Eaton in the adventure film, Outlaws of the Orient (1937); as Henry Crusper in the 1939 comedy Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President; as Ken Morgan in the The Three Mesquiteers western, West of Cimarron (1940); as Joe Morgan in the Laurel and Hardy comedy, A-Haunting We Will Go; and as Hartman in another Laurel and Hardy film, The Big Noise (1944).

Occasionally, Bush would appear in a starring role: as Ralph Nelson in House of Danger (1934); and as Mark Twain in the 1937 western, Battle of Greed. Other notable films in which he appeared include: Ceiling Zero, a 1935 drama starring James Cagney and Pat O'Brien; M'liss (1936), starring Anne Shirley and John Beal; the 1937 drama, Internes Can't Take Money, starring Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea; The Good Old Soak (1937), starring Wallace Beery; the 1937 mystery Night of Mystery; Sky Giant (1938), a drama starring Richard Dix, Chester Morris and Joan Fontaine; the W.C. Fields' comedy, You Can't Cheat an Honest Man; as one of the party guests at Twelve Oaks in the 1939 classic, Gone with the Wind; the 1940 fantasy Beyond Tomorrow; the Academy Award-winning war drama, Sergeant York, starring Gary Cooper; the 1943 Fritz Lang war drama, Hangmen Also Die!; the 1944 biopic about Woodrow Wilson, Wilson, starring Charles Coburn, Alexander Knox, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Thomas Mitchell and Sir Cedric Hardwicke; the 1947 docu-drama about the creation of the atom bomb, The Beginning or the End, starring Brian Donlevy, Robert Walker and Hume Cronyn; and the 1950 film noir, The Lawless, starring MacDonald Carey. Bush's last appearance in a feature film was in a small role in 1951's The Barefoot Mailman.

Bush also made infrequent appearances in film serials, such as Burn 'Em Up Barnes in 1934, and 1940's Mysterious Doctor Satan. Towards the end of his career, he made several guest appearances on television programs, including the The Adventures of Kit Carson (1951), The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1952), and Dragnet in 1953, which was also his last acting performance.

Bush died on April 9, 1987 in Van Nuys, California.


(Per AFI database)

  • Wild Horse Mesa (1932)
  • Central Airport (1933)
  • The Great Jasper (1933)
  • One Man's Journey (1933)
  • Crimson Romance (1934)
  • Young and Beautiful (1934)
  • House of Danger (1934)
  • Beggars in Ermine (1934)
  • Eight Girls in a Boat (1934)
  • The Merry Frinks (1934)
  • Burn 'Em Up Barnes (1934)
  • Against the Law (1934)
  • Harmony Lane (1935)
  • A Shot in the Dark (1935)
  • The Return of Peter Grimm (1935)
  • The Arizonian (1935)
  • Freckles (1935)
  • Strangers All (1935)
  • The Lady in Scarlet (1935)
  • Confidential (1935)
  • The Glory Trail (1936)
  • O'Malley of the Mounted (1936)
  • M'Liss (1936)
  • Ceiling Zero (1936)
  • Absolute Quiet (1936)
  • Internes Can't Take Money (1937)
  • Battle of Greed (1937)
  • I Cover the War (1937)
  • Night of Mystery (1937)
  • The Good Old Soak (1937)
  • Outlaws of the Orient (1937)
  • Crashing Through Danger (1938)
  • Sky Giant (1938)
  • I Am the Law (1938)
  • Come On, Leathernecks! (1938)
  • Topa Topa (1938)
  • You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)
  • Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President (1939)
  • They Asked for It (1939)
  • The Family Next Door (1939)
  • Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever (1939)
  • Beyond Tomorrow (1940)
  • Appointment for Love (1941)
  • A Girl, a Guy and a Gob (1941)
  • West of Cimarron (1941)
  • You're in the Army Now (1941)
  • Sergeant York (1941)
  • So Ends Our Night (1941)
  • A-Haunting We Will Go (1942)
  • Captains of the Clouds (1942)
  • Iceland (1942)
  • Sundown Jim (1942)
  • Hangmen Also Die! (1943)
  • He Hired the Boss (1943)
  • Hers to Hold (1943)
  • Jitterbugs (1943)
  • King of the Cowboys (1943)
  • Spotlight Scandals (1943)
  • Bomber's Moon (1943)
  • Air Force (1943)
  • Can't Help Singing (1944)
  • Call of the Jungle (1944)
  • Shine on Harvest Moon (1944)
  • The Big Noise (1944)
  • Wilson (1945)
  • Because of Him (1946)
  • They Made Me a Killer (1946)
  • The Beginning or the End (1947)
  • Out of the Past (1947)
  • Homecoming (1948)
  • The Man from Colorado (1948)
  • Race Street (1948)
  • Massacre River (1949)
  • Armored Car Robbery (1950)
  • Convicted (1950)
  • The Killer That Stalked New York (1950)
  • The Lawless (1950)
  • The Barefoot Mailman (1951)
  • Chain of Circumstance (1951)
  • Never Trust a Gambler (1951)
  • Saddle Legion (1951)

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