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|Born||22 November 1897|
London, England, U.K.
|Died||6 September 1978 80) (aged|
|Resting place||Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery|
|Relatives||Shauna Bloom (granddaughter)|
Harry Wilson (22 November 1897 – 6 September 1978) was a British character actor who appeared in over 300 films[ citation needed ] from 1928 to 1965 and proudly proclaimed himself "Hollywood's ugliest man".
His distinctive facial features and voice (often said to be the result of acromegaly, a disorder of the pituitary gland, although they do not fully meet the criteria) often led to him being cast as various henchmen, thugs, convicts and brawlers. His best-known roles include a Winkie Guard in The Wizard of Oz (1939); the female monster in Frankenstein's Daughter (1958); and together with Mike Mazurki the henchman of George Raft's "Spats Colombo" in Some Like It Hot (1959).
For over fifteen years Wilson was a stand-in for Wallace Beery, and he is the grandfather of actress Shauna Bloom. Wilson died in 1978, aged 80.
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