Joe Downing

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Joe Downing (June 26, 1903 in New York City, New York – October 16, 1975 in Canoga Park, California) was an American stage, TV and B-movie actor who made more than 70 appearances.

Downing's early acting experience included work with the Theatre Guild, particularly dancing in The Garrick Gaieties.[1] His Broadway credits include Ramshackle Inn (1944), Cross-town (1937), Dead End (1935), Ceiling Zero (1935), Page Miss Glory (1934), The Drums Begin (1933), Heat Lightning (1933), Shooting Star (1933), and A Farewell to Arms (1930).[2]

Downing's film debut came in Doctor Socrates.[3] His film credits include A Slight Case of Murder, Danger on the Air and Racket Busters (all released in 1938). His television credits include three appearances on Alfred Hitchcock Presents from 1956-58, as well as other anthology series popular during the era.

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  1. ^ "Meet Joe Downing, On Stage Gunman, Off Stage Papa". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. New York, Brooklyn. January 23, 1944. p. 29. Retrieved September 18, 2018 – via open access
  2. ^ "Joseph Downing". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 18 September 2018. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Earns Living Getting Killed". Lansing State Journal. Michigan, Lansing. August 18, 1938. p. 19. Retrieved September 18, 2018 – via open access

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