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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Irving Bacon (September 6, 1893 – February 5, 1965) was an American character actor who appeared in almost 500 films. Bacon played on the stage for a number of years before getting into films in 1920. He was sometimes cast in films directed by Lloyd Bacon (incorrectly named as his brother in some sources) such as The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938). He often played comical "average guys". In the late 1930s and early 1940s, he played the weary postman Mr. Crumb in Columbia Pictures' Blondie film series. One of his bigger roles was as a similarly flustered postman in the thriller Cause for Alarm! in 1952. During the 1950s, Bacon worked steadily in a number of television sitcoms, most notably I Love Lucy, where he appeared in two episodes, one which cast him as Ethel Mertz's father.
September 6, 1893, St. Joseph, Missouri, USA
February 5, 1965
1932 I Am a Fugitive from a Chain GangBill - Barber (uncredited) 1934 It Happened One NightGas Station Attendant (uncredited) 1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to TownFrank (uncredited) 1937 TopperHotel Clerk (uncredited) 1938 You Can't Take It With YouHenry - the Head Waiter (uncredited) 1939 Gone with the WindCorporal 1940 The Grapes of WrathDriver 1940 His Girl FridayGus (uncredited) 1941 Meet John DoeBeany 1942 Holiday InnGus 1943 Shadow of a DoubtStation Master 1945 SpellboundRailway Gateman (uncredited) 1947 Monsieur VerdouxPierre Couvais 1954 A Star Is BornGraves 1954 The Glenn Miller StoryMr. MillerLimited to the 15 most popular items