|Born||Irving Von Peters
September 6, 1893
Saint Joseph, Missouri, U.S.
|Died||February 5, 1965
Hollywood, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Freda Lee Scofield (1921-1928) (her death) 2 children (Robert and Barbara), Margaret (Peggy) Beaver (1930-1934) (divorce) 1 child (Frank), Bernice (?)|
Life and Career
He played on the stage for a number of years before getting into films in 1920. Bacon was sometimes cast in films directed by his namesake Lloyd Bacon (incorrectly named as his brother in several sources) such as The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938). He often played comical "Average Guys". In the late 1930s and early 1940s, he played the weary postman Mr. Crumb in Columbia Pictures' Blondie film series. One of his bigger roles was as a similarly flustered postman in the thriller Cause for Alarm! in 1952. During the 1950s, Bacon worked steadily in a number of television sitcoms, most notably I Love Lucy, where he appeared in two episodes, one of which cast him as Ethel Mertz's father.
|1932||This Is the Night||Jacques|
|It Happened One Night||Gas Station Attendant|
|1939||The Oklahoma Kid||Hotel Clerk|
|Second Fiddle||Harvey Vaughan|
|Gone With the Wind||Corporal|
|1940||The Grapes of Wrath||Driver|
|Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet||Becker|
|Blondie on a Budget||Mailman|
|1941||Meet John Doe||Beany|
|Caught in the Draft||Cogswell|
|A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob||Mr. Albert Merney|
|Never Give a Sucker an Even Break||The Soda Jerk|
|1943||Shadow of a Doubt||Station Master|
|In Old Oklahoma||Ben||Alternative title: War of the Wildcats|
|What a Woman!||Newsman||Alternative title: The Beautiful Cheat|
|1945||Week-End at the Waldorf||Sam Skelly|
|Hitchhike to Happiness||Dennis Colby|
|1947||Monsieur Verdoux||Pierre Couvais|
|The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer||Melvin||Alternative title: Bachelor Knight|
|California's Golden Beginning||short|
|State of the Union||Buck Swanson|
|1950||Woman in Hiding||"Pops" Link|
|1951||Cause for Alarm!'||Joe Carston|
|1952||Room for One More||The Mayor|
|1953||Fort Ti||Sgt. Monday Wash|
|1954||The Glenn Miller Story||Mr. Miller|
|A Star Is Born||Graves|
|1955||Run for Cover||Scotty|
|1958||Ambush at Cimarron Pass||Judge Stanfield|
|1951||The Bigelow Theatre||1 episode|
|1953||The Ford Television Theatre||1 episode|
|1954||Four Star Playhouse||Hamilton Carter||1 episode|
|1954–1955||My Little Margie||Mr. Townsend - Roberta's father||2 episodes|
|1955||The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show||Charlie Irwin, Sr.||1 episode|
|Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre||Dad||1 episode|
|1956||Cavalcade of America||Patton||1 episode|
|1956–1957||December Bride||Andy||2 episodes|
|1957||The Gale Storm Show||Crackers||1 episode|
|1958||The Real McCoys||Howard Anderson||1 episode|
|The Donna Reed Show||Mayor Webster||1 episode|
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- "Irving Bacon Biography & Filmography". Matinee Classics. 1965-02-05. Retrieved 2014-04-13.
- "I Love Lucy: The Marriage License". Lucyfan.com. Retrieved 2014-04-13.
- Irving Bacon 0 comments. "Irving Bacon - Classic Images: People". Classic Images. Retrieved 2014-04-13.
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