Lloyd Corrigan

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Lloyd Corrigan
Lloyd Corrigan in The Chase.jpg
Corrigan in The Chase (1946)
Born(1900-10-16)October 16, 1900
DiedNovember 5, 1969(1969-11-05) (aged 69)
  • Actor
  • producer
  • screenwriter
  • director
Years active1925–1967
Parent(s) James Corrigan
Lillian Elliott

Lloyd Corrigan (October 16, 1900 – November 5, 1969) was an American film and television actor, producer, screenwriter, and director who began working in films in the 1920s. The son of actress Lillian Elliott, Corrigan directed films, usually mysteries such as Daughter of the Dragon starring Anna May Wong (one of a trilogy of Fu Manchu movies for which he has writing credits), before dedicating himself more to acting in 1938. [1] His short La Cucaracha won an Academy Award in 1935. [2]


Early life

Corrigan was born in San Francisco, California, [3] to actress Lillian Hiby Corrigan (Lillian Elliott) [4] [5] [6] (April 24, 1874 January 15, 1959) and actor James Corrigan (October 17, 1867 February 28, 1929).[ citation needed ] [7]


Corrigan studied drama at the University of California, Berkeley, from which he graduated in 1922. [2] [8]

Directing (19301937)

Follow Thru (1930) to Lady Behave! (1937).

Writing (19261939)

Hands Up! (1926) to Night Work (1939)

Acting (19251927, 19391966)

Corrigan's early roles: The Splendid Crime (1925), It (1927). Corrigan played both romantic leads and villains throughout his career. He also appeared in a number of Boston Blackie films as millionaire Arthur Manleder. He starred with Roy Acuff and William Frawley in the 1949 film, My Home in San Antone. In the 1950 film, Cyrano de Bergerac , he played Ragueneau, the lovable pastry cook, though in this version the role is partially combined with that of Ligniere, the drunken poet, who is omitted from the film.[ citation needed ]

Corrigan continued acting in films until the middle 1960s. He appeared on dozens of television programs, such as the uncle of Corky played by Darlene Gillespie in the Mickey Mouse Club serial, "Corky and White Shadow." He also appeared in two episodes of the NBC western, The Restless Gun with John Payne.[ citation needed ]

He was cast on ABC's religion anthology series, Crossroads . He appeared in the role of Wally Dippel in ABC's The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet , in the syndicated crime drama, City Detective , with Rod Cameron, and on the television version of How to Marry a Millionaire , with Barbara Eden and Merry Anders. He appeared on NBC's Johnny Staccato with John Cassavetes, and the syndicated western, Man Without a Gun , starring Rex Reason and Mort Mills. Six times Corrigan portrayed the western author Ned Buntline in ABC's The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp . He also guest starred on the CBS sitcom, Dennis the Menace , with Jay North in the series lead.[ citation needed ]

In 1959, Corrigan was cast as John Jenkins, with Anne Baxter as Ellie Jenkins, in the episode "A Race to Cincinnati" of the NBC western series, Riverboat , starring Darren McGavin and Burt Reynolds. In the story line, three ruthless men try to prevent a peach farmer from getting his crop to market so that he cannot make the last payment on his valuable land, which he will otherwise forfeit.[ citation needed ]

Corrigan appeared twice on the syndicated western anthology series, Death Valley Days . He was cast as the lucky hobo Carl Herman in the 1960 episode, "Money to Burn". Helen Kleeb played a recipient of Herman's largess. Paul Sorensen and William Boyett played the thieves whose $50,000 Herman found and gave away.[ citation needed ] In 1962, Corrigan played Dorsey Bilger, the bearer of tall tales in Totem, Idaho, in the 1962 episode, "A Sponge Full of Vinegar". In the story line, the townspeople have begun to tire of Bilger's stories. The episode also featured Chris Alcaide as Charlie Winslow and Paul Birch as Sheriff Lick.[ citation needed ]

From 1960 to 1961, Corrigan appeared as a series regular, Uncle Charlie, in the NBC sitcom Happy. He made guest appearances on CBS's Perry Mason in 1962 as Rudy in "The Case of the Dodging Domino," in 1963 as land financier and murderer Harvey Forrest in "The Case of the Decadent Dean," and in 1965 as Attorney Gerald Shore in "The Case of the Careless Kitten". In 1963, Corrigan portrayed Captain Rembrandt Van Creel in "The Day of the Flying Dutchman" on ABC's western series, The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters , starring child actor Kurt Russell. Dehl Berti portrayed the Indian, Little Buffalo.[ citation needed ] From 1965 to 1966, Corrigan appeared in the NBC TV sitcom Hank as Professor McKillup.

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