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Wallis Clark
British actor

Wallis Clark

Wallis Clark
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Intro British actor
Was Actor
From United Kingdom
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 2 March 1882, Essex, East of England, England, United Kingdom
Death 14 February 1961, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California (aged 79 years)
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Wallis Hensman Clark (2 March 1882 – 14 February 1961) was a stage and film actor.


Clark was born in Bolton, Lancashire, England, the son of William Wallis Clark (1854 - 1930), an engineer. Prior to acting, Clark was an engineer. He began his stage career in Margate, Kent, in 1908. He moved to America two years later and acted in many plays before transitioning to the screen in 1932.

Along with actors Franklyn Farnum and Bess Flowers, Clark holds the record for the second most appearances in films that have won the Academy Award for Best Picture. He appeared in supporting roles in 136 films between 1931 and 1954. Five of these films won Best Picture: It Happened One Night (1934), Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), The Great Ziegfeld (1936), You Can't Take It with You (1938), and Gone with the Wind (1939). In four of these five films, Clark was uncredited. In Mutiny on the Bounty, he is credited in the role of Morrison.

Clark had one son, Wallis H. Clark, Jr. He died in North Hollywood, California, USA.

Partial filmography

  • Luxury Liner (1933)
  • Double Harness (1933) credited as Postmaster General
  • The Meanest Gal in Town (1934) (uncredited)
  • It Happened One Night (1934) (uncredited)
  • Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
  • The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
  • Come Closer, Folks (1936)
  • I Promise to Pay (1937)
  • You Can't Take It with You (1938)
  • Gone with the Wind (1939) (uncredited)
  • The Big Guy (1939)
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) as President Theodore Roosevelt (uncredited)
  • The Captain from Köpenick (completed in 1941, released in 1945)
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