Stanley Smith1903 — 1974 Age: 71 years old
Stanley Smith was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on January 6 1903. Smith had to overcome family objections before making his career on the stage -- his father's family were bankers and his mother's dealt in lumber. He attended Hollywood High School and in his teens appeared at the Hollywood Bowl as Robin Hood. He was discovered by Lenore Ulric and given his first chance in 'Kiki' then played in stock for six years. Smith returned to the West Coast to perform in "The Royal Family." The handsome actor -- 5 feet 11 inches, 160 pounds, blonde hair, blue eyes -- attracted the attention of Pathe studios which signed the local boy. He played leading man to Nancy Carroll, Clara Bow, and Ginger Rogers in the days of the early talkies.
January 6, 1903, Kansas City, Missouri
April 13, 1974
1929 The SophomoreTom Weck 1929 SweetieBiff Bentley 1930 King of JazzBridegroom ('Bridal Veil' / 'A Bench in the Park') 1930 Soup to NutsRichard Carlson 1930 Follow the LeaderJimmie Moore 1930 Love Among the MillionairesJerry Hamilton 1930 HoneyBurton Crane 1930 Queen HighDick Johns 1930 Good NewsTom 1933 Hard to HandleVocalist with Ralph Blackman's Band 1940 Flight CommandLieut. Frost 1941 Keep 'Em FlyingCadet (uncredited) 1941 Buck PrivatesCorporal (uncredited) 1942 Eagle SquadronBell, RAF pilot