Harry Semels

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Harry Semels
Born (1887-11-20)November 20, 1887
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died March 2, 1946(1946-03-02) (aged 58)
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Cause of death Heart attack
Resting place Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Years active 1917–1946
Spouse(s) Jean Semels

Harry Semels (November 20, 1887 – March 2, 1946) was an American film actor. He appeared in over 315 film between 1917 and 1946.


Semels appeared in his first film in 1917. He began to achieve fame after arriving at Columbia Pictures, appearing several Three Stooges shorts including Disorder in the Court, Wee Wee Monsieur and Three Little Sew and Sews. He also appeared in features films like Road to Morocco, The Princess and the Pirate and The Kid from Brooklyn. A versatile character actor, Semels often appeared as serial villains, waiters, soldiers, lawyers, et al.

Personal life[edit]

Semels had two children, Ruth and David. David was killed in action during World War II.[1]


Semels died of a heart attack in 1946.

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