Olin Howland

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Olin Howland
Olin Howland in Angel and the Badman.jpg
Olin Howard in Angel and the Badman (1947)
Born (1886-02-10)February 10, 1886
Denver, Colorado, USA
Died September 20, 1959(1959-09-20) (aged 73)
Hollywood, California, USA
Occupation Actor
Years active 1918-1958
Relatives Jobyna Howland (sister)

Olin Ross Howland (February 10, 1886 – September 20, 1959) was an American film and theatre actor.

Life and career[edit]

Howland was born in Denver, Colorado, and died in Hollywood, California. His parents were Joby A. Howland, one of the youngest enlisted participants in the Civil War and Mary C. Bunting. His older sister was the famous stage actress Jobyna Howland.[1]

From 1909 to 1927 Olin Howland appeared on the Broadway stage while balancing a career in silent films. In 1921, he appeared in the play Two Little Girls in Blue with Oscar Shaw and the Fairbanks Twins. He was in Janice Meredith (1924) with Marion Davies. He appeared in some two hundred films between 1918 and 1958.

As a young man he had been taught to fly at the Wright Flying School and soloed on a Wright Model B. This lent special sentiment in his scenes with James Stewart in the film The Spirit of St. Louis (1957). Both Howland and Stewart were pilots in real life. The Spirit of St. Louis and The Blob (1958) were Howland's last films.

In 1958 and 1959, he was cast as Charley Perkins in five episodes of ABC's sitcom, The Real McCoys, starring Walter Brennan.

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