Eddie Quillan

Actor Eddie Quillan

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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19 July 1990

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  • 1990
    Age 82
    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.
  • 1987
    Age 79
    Eddie Quillan made his last television appearance in a 1987 episode of the television crime-mystery series Matlock.
  • 1969
    Age 61
    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.
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  • 1954
    Age 46
    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.
  • 1948
    Age 40
    In 1948 Columbia Pictures producer Jules White teamed Eddie Quillan with veteran movie comic Wally Vernon for a series of comedy short subjects.
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  • 1935
    Age 27
    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.
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  • 1929
    Age 21
    Quillan's breakout role (and first dramatic film role) was in the 1929 Cecil B. DeMille directed The Godless Girl.
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  • 1928
    Age 20
    Quillan's first feature-length film was the 1928 comedy-drama Show Folks opposite actress Lina Basquette, in which Quillan appropriately plays a vaudeville dancer.
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    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.
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  • 1926
    Age 18
    His next performance was in the 1926 comedy short The Love Sundae opposite actress Alice Day.
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  • 1922
    Age 14
    Quillan's very first film appearance was in the 1922 comedy short Up and at 'Em.
    Sennett signed Quillan to a contract in 1922.
  • 1907
    Born on March 31, 1907.
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