Harry Wilson (actor)

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Harry Wilson
Born (1897-11-22)22 November 1897
London, England, UK
Died 6 September 1978(1978-09-06) (aged 80)
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
Resting place
Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery
Years active 1928-65

Harry Wilson (22 November 1897 – 6 September 1978) was an English-born American character actor who appeared in over 200 films from 1928 to 1965.

His distinctive facial features (which were probably the result of acromegaly, a disorder of the pituitary gland) often led to him being cast as various henchmen, thugs, convicts and brawlers. His best-known roles include a Winkie Guard in The Wizard of Oz (1939); the (female!) monster in Frankenstein's Daughter (1958); and together with Mike Mazurki the henchman of George Raft's "Spats Colombo" in Some Like It Hot (1959).

Wilson was also for over fifteen years a stand-in for Wallace Beery. He also had a family and died in 1978, aged 80.

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