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Arthur Rankin (actor)

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Arthur Rankin
Born(1895-08-30)August 30, 1895
DiedMarch 23, 1947(1947-03-23) (aged 51)
Years active1914–1941 (film)
ChildrenArthur Rankin Jr.
Parent(s)Phyllis Rankin
Harry Davenport (step-father)

Arthur Gardner Rankin Sr.[1] (August 30, 1895 – March 23, 1947) was an American film actor.[2]

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Personal life

Arthur Rankin was born in New York, the son of actress Phyllis Rankin. She later married actor Harry Davenport, who adopted Arthur.[3] He was the nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Drew. Rankin served in the United States Marine Corps during World War I, and received a medical discharge in 1918. He then joined the British Army. During World War II, Rankin rejoined the Marine Corps.[4] Rankin married Marian Mansfield,[5] and they had two sons, one of them being animator Arthur Rankin Jr. He died on March 22, 1947, of a cerebral hemorrhage.[4]

Selected filmography

See also


  1. ^ "Arthur Rankin, 89, Dies; His Puppet Animation Was a Holiday Hallmark". The New York Times. February 5, 2014. Retrieved November 20, 2021.
  2. ^ Munden p.476
  3. ^ Staff (1924). Photoplay: The Aristocrat of Motion Picture Magazines. Vol. 26. p. 130. Retrieved August 12, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Arthur Rankin, 50, Actor and Writer". The New York Times. March 24, 1947. p. 25. ProQuest 107989579.
  5. ^ "Remembered: Arthur Rankin Jr". Variety. February 11, 2014. p. 71. ProQuest 1502957246.


  • Munden, Kenneth White. The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States, Part 1. University of California Press, 1997.

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