Harvey B. Dunn

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This article is about the actor. For the artist, see Harvey Dunn.
Harvey B. Dunn
Born (1894-08-19)August 19, 1894
Yankton, South Dakota, U.S.[1]
Died February 21, 1968(1968-02-21) (aged 73)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other names Harvey Dunn
Occupation Actor

Harvey B. Dunn (August 19, 1894 – February 21, 1968) was an American television and film actor. Dunn was best known for his appearances in several 1950s B movies including three Ed Wood films, Bride of the Monster (1955), Night of the Ghouls (1959), and The Sinister Urge (1961). He also appeared in Wood's television pilot, Crossroad Avenger: The Adventures of the Tucson Kid. Dunn additionally performed in a USO show Three Men or a Horse, singing as part of a male quartet.[2]

Trademark[edit]

Dunn is often identified by his missing index finger on his left hand. Called "the man with the missing finger" by such periodicals as The Times Record, Dunn lost his finger at the age of 13. Dunn became so tired of explaining how he lost his finger, initially he would lie and say it was run over by a steamer or it had been nipped off by a woodpecker. Finally, he had a printed card that explained its loss:[3]

The story of my finger cut off July 18, 1908: "Caught in a cogwheel of a printing press at the Press and Dakotan office, Yankton, S. D., while working around the press. Attending physician Dr. Moorehouse. I did not sue for damages. I can write just as well now, if not better, than before the accident. The stub of the finger has the tendency to melt in summer and freeze in winter. I swear this is a true statement to the best of my knowledge." Sincerely yours, Harvey B. Dunn.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1948 Superman Serial Railroad Track Worker Uncredited (chapters 1 & 2)
1951 Vengeance Valley Poker Dealer Uncredited
Racket Squad 1st Man - Ed Episode: "The Case of the Miracle Mud"
Bannerline Grand Jury Clerk Uncredited
Reunion in Reno Court Clerk
1952 Fireside Theater Episode: "Another Harvest"
1953 Crossroad Avenger: The Adventures of the Tucson Kid Zeke Television movie
1953 The Cisco Kid Cookie Episode: "Smuggled Silver"
1954 I Led Three Lives Photography clerk Episode: "Asylum"
Dragon's Gold Board Member Uncredited
Sabrina Party Guest with Tray
1955 The Whistler Episode: "The First Year"
Bride of the Monster Captain Tom Robbins Alternative title: Bride of the Atom
One Desire Lamplighter Uncredited
Tales of the Texas Rangers Bert Haskins Episode: "Carnival Criss-Cross"
Producers' Showcase Episode: "Out Town"
It's a Dog's Life Pawnbroker Uncredited
1956 Giant After dinner speaker
Medic Harvy Episode: "Just Like Your Father"
Ransom! Elderly Man Uncredited
I Killed Wild Bill Hickok Dr. Reed
Highway Patrol Charlie Webster Episode: "Prospector"
The Fastest Gun Alive Teller Uncredited
1956 to
1958
Sky King Appleby
Bailey
2 episodes
1957 Last of the Badmen Gallatin telegraph operator Uncredited
The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm Judge
1958 Desire Under the Elms Farmer Uncredited
Bat Masterson Mayor Episode: "General Sherman's March Through Dodge City"
1959 Night of the Ghouls Henry Alternative title: Revenge of the Dead
The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker The Verger Uncredited
Teenagers from Outer Space Gramps Morgan Alternative title: The Gargon Terror
1960 The Deputy Sleepy Man Episode: "Passage to New Orleans"
The Untouchables Apartment Superintendent Episode: "The Purple Gang"
1961 The Sinister Urge Mr. Romaine
Ada Politician Uncredited
1964 My Fair Lady Ascot extra Uncredited
1965 The Long, Hot Summer Barlett Episode: "Home Is a Nameless Place"
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Episode: "The Admiral"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harvey B. Dunn (1894–1968)". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2011-03-28.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "Story of Lost Finger Bores Actor - So He Prints It". The Portsmouth Herald. 1946-01-04. 
  3. ^ "USO PERFORMER IN PHILIPPINE SHOW DRAWS COMMENT" (PDF). The Record (Troy). 1946-01-07. 

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