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Ben Welden
Ben Welden.jpg
Born
Benjamin Weinblatt

(1901-06-12)June 12, 1901
DiedOctober 17, 1997(1997-10-17) (aged 96)
OccupationActor
Years active1930–1966

Ben Welden (born Benjamin Weinblatt;[1] June 12, 1901 – October 17, 1997) was an American character actor who played a wide variety of Damon Runyon-type gangsters in various movies and television shows.

Early years

Welden was born in Toledo, Ohio. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Career

Welden's film debut occurred in the British production The Man from Chicago (1930).[2] After freelancing for several years, he signed with Warner Bros. in 1937.[3]

Short, balding and somewhat rotund, Welden often literally played a "heavy", frequently in a somewhat comical or slightly dim-witted way, offsetting the sinister nature of his character's actions. Among his roles in this vein was The Big Sleep (1946).

Fans of Adventures of Superman remember him well, as he appeared in eight episodes, always as a different character and yet really the same character, in a way. His best-known Superman episode might be "Flight to the North", in which he tries (and fails) to outwit a country-bumpkin type (played by Chuck Connors). In 1966, he acted in episodes 47 and 48 of Batman featuring Vincent Price as Special Guest Villain "Egghead". He also played a supporting role in the Three Stooges short, "Three Dark Horses." (1952)

He appeared in six episodes of The Lone Ranger ("Two Gold Lockets", 1951, "Delayed Action", 1952, "Right to Vote", 1953, "Stage to Tishomingo", 1954, "Trouble at Tylerville", 1956, & "Outlaws in Greasepaint", 1957). He continued to work on televsion until 1966.

Personal life

After retiring from the screen, Welden owned a confection company called Nutcorn, located in Beverly Hills.

Death

Welden died at age 96 on October 17, 1997, at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California.[4]

Filmography


References

  1. ^ Room, Adrian (2012). Dictionary of Pseudonyms: 13,000 Assumed Names and Their Origins, 5th ed. McFarland. p. 505. ISBN 9780786457632. Retrieved August 27, 2017.
  2. ^ Maxford, Howard (2019). Hammer Complete: The Films, the Personnel, the Company. McFarland. p. 851. ISBN 978-1-4766-2914-8. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  3. ^ "Ben Welden, 96". The Palm Beach Post. Florida, West Palm Beach. October 23, 1997. p. 26. Retrieved January 12, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Ben Welden; Character Actor Appeared in 50 Films". Los Angeles Times. October 22, 1997. Archived from the original on August 27, 2017. Retrieved August 27, 2017.
  5. ^ Great Movie Musicals on DVD - A Classic Movie Fan's Guide by John Howard Reid - Google search with book preview

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