Harry Shannon (actor)

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Harry Shannon
Harry Shannon in The Jackie Robinson Story.jpg
Harry Shannon in 1950
Born (1890-06-13)June 13, 1890
Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.
Died July 27, 1964(1964-07-27) (aged 74)
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1929–1963

Harry Shannon (June 13, 1890 – July 27, 1964) was an American character actor. He often appeared in Western films.


Shannon was born on a farm in Saginaw, Michigan. He began his career in live theatre and vaudeville, and switched to the film industry in the 1930s. Film credits include Citizen Kane (1941), Someone to Remember (1943), Alaska Highway (1943), San Quentin (1946), and Witness to Murder (1954).[1]

In 1960, he was cast as the outlaw Clay Hooper in the episode "Showdown at Goldtown" of the ABC/Warner Brothers western television series, Colt .45. The guest cast included Robert Colbert, Ruta Lee, and Dan Sheridan.[2]

Shannon died at the age of seventy-four in Hollywood, California.

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ "Harry Shannon biography". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Colt .45". ctva.biz. Retrieved December 22, 2012. 

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