Larry J. Blake
Birthday: 24 April 1914, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Larry Blake was born in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, New York on April 24, 1914. At the age of 18, his talent at impersonations and dialects grew into an vaudeville act. Blake eventually became a headliner, playing the Orpheum circuit, as well as the Roxy Theatre and the Rainbow Room in Rockerfeller Center.In 1936 he was signed a contract wit... Show more »
Larry Blake was born in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, New York on April 24, 1914. At the age of 18, his talent at impersonations and dialects grew into an vaudeville act. Blake eventually became a headliner, playing the Orpheum circuit, as well as the Roxy Theatre and the Rainbow Room in Rockerfeller Center.In 1936 he was signed a contract with Universal studios, and his first job was in the serial Secret Agent X-9 (1937). Right after that he was chosen for a featured role in James Whale's The Road Back (1937), a sequel to All Quiet On the Western Front. He appeared in other films for Universal, including Trouble at Midnight, Air Devils, The Nurse From Brooklyn and The Jury's Secret (all 1938).With the outbreak of WWII, Blake joined the U.S. Navy serving in the Atlantic and Pacific. He was mustered out and treated at a Naval hospital for his alcoholism. A Catholic priest helped Blake join Alcoholics Anonymous, and in 1946 he help start the first A.A. group for members of the motion picture industry.Blake returned to acting in 1946, working steadily in supporting and bit parts throughout the 1950s. He is best known for his roles in Sunset Boulevard (1950) and High Noon (1952). In Sunset Boulevard he plays the first finance man who comes to repossess William Holden's car. In High Noon, Blake played Gillis, the owner of the saloon who is punched by Gary Cooper.As television's popularity began, Blake found plenty of work from westerns, crime dramas to comedies. He was a regular in Pride of the Family (1953-54) television series, as well as the recurring part of the friendly jailer in Yancy Derringer (1958-59).His last role was as the museum security guard in Time After Time (1979), when he was forced to retire due to emphysema. Until his death in 1982, Blake continued helping others in the A.A. program. Show less «
Larry J. Blake's FILMOGRAPHY
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Twelve years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into ...