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Howard Irving Smith (August 12, 1893 in – January 10, 1968) was an American character actor with a 50-year career in vaudeville, theater, radio, films and television. In 1938 he performed in Orson Welles's short-lived stage production and once-lost film, Too Much Johnson, and in the celebrated radio production, "The War of the Worlds". He portrayed Charley in the original Broadway production of Death of a Salesman and recreated the role in the 1951 film version. On television Smith portrayed the gruff Harvey Griffin in the situation comedy, Hazel.
August 12, 1893, Attleboro, Massachusetts, U.S.
January 10, 1968
1938 Too Much JohnsonJoseph Johnson 1947 Kiss of DeathWarden 1948 Call Northside 777K.L. Palmer 1948 The Street with No NameRalph Demory 1948 State of the UnionSam I. Parrish 1951 Death of a SalesmanCharley 1953 The CaddyGolf Official 1957 A Face in the CrowdJ.B. Jeffries 1957 Don't Go Near the WaterAdmiral Junius Boatwright 1958 I Bury the LivingGeorge Kraft 1958 No Time for SergeantsMaj. Gen. Eugene Bush 1958 Wind Across the EvergladesGeorge Leggett 1960 Murder, Inc.Albert Anastasia 1962 Bon Voyage!Judge Henderson 1964 The Brass BottleSenator GrindleLimited to the 15 most popular items