Eddie Quillan

Eddie Quillan

Born Mar 31, 1907

Edward "Eddie" Quillan was an American film actor whose career began as a child on the vaudeville stages and silent film and continued through the age of television in the 1980s.

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1907 Birth Born on March 31, 1907.


1922 15 Years Old 1 More Event
Sennett signed Quillan to a contract in 1922.
1926 19 Years Old His next performance was in the 1926 comedy short The Love Sundae opposite actress Alice Day. … Read More


1928 21 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1928, Quillan starred in the comedy A Little Bit of Everything, notable because it featured his siblings Marie, Joseph and John in starring roles. … Read More
1929 22 Years Old Quillan's breakout role (and first dramatic film role) was in the 1929 Cecil B. DeMille directed The Godless Girl. … Read More
1935 28 Years Old Eddie Quillan would remain a popular leading and secondary actor throughout the sound film era and would appear in such notable fims as 1935's Mutiny on the Bounty with Clark Gable, Charles Laughton, and Franchot Tone, 1939's Young Mr. Lincoln opposite Henry Fonda and Alice Brady, and as 'Connie Rivers' in John Ford's 1940 film adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel The Grapes of Wrath opposite Henry Fonda and 1943's Alaska Highway and It Ain't Hay opposite the comedic duo Abbott and Costello. … Read More


1948 41 Years Old In 1948 Columbia Pictures producer Jules White teamed Eddie Quillan with veteran movie comic Wally Vernon for a series of comedy short subjects. … Read More
1954 47 Years Old One notable appearance of the era was his role of 'Sandy' in the 1954 Vincente Minnelli directed musical Brigadoon, starring Gene Kelly, Van Johnson and Cyd Charisse.


1969 62 Years Old Quillan also appeared in the uncredited role of 'Mr.Cassidy' in the 1969 Gene Kelly film adaptation of Hello, Dolly!, starring Barbra Streisand and Walter Matthau and featuring Louis Armstrong. … Read More
1987 80 Years Old Eddie Quillan made his last television appearance in a 1987 episode of the television crime-mystery series Matlock.
1990 83 Years Old Eddie Quillan died of cancer in Burbank, California, in 1990 and was interred at the San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, California.
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