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Guy Kibbee

Guy Kibbee

Show Count: 3
Series Count: 0
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: 6 March 1882
Old Time Radio, El Paso, Texas, USA
Died: 24 May 1956, East Islip, Long Island, New York, USA

Guy Bridges Kibbee (March 6, 1882 – May 24, 1956) was an American stage and film actor.

History

Kibbee was born in El Paso, Texas and began his entertainment career on Mississippi riverboats. He eventually became a successfulBroadway actor. In the 1930s, Kibbee moved to California and became part of what became known as "Warner Bros.' stock company", contracted actors who cycled through different productions in supporting roles. Kibbee's specialty was daft and jovial characters and he is best remembered for the films 42nd Street (1933), The Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933), Captain Blood (1935), and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), though he gives a deftly subtle performance as the expat inn owner in Joan Crawford's Rain (1932).

He is also remembered for his performance as Mr. Webb, editor of the Grover's Corners, New Hampshire newspaper, and father of Emily Webb played by Martha Scott in the film version of the classic Thornton Wilder play Our Town.

Kibbee died from complications arising from Parkinson's disease in Long Island, New York in 1956. His younger brother was actorMilton Kibbee.

In popular culture

Guy Kibbee eggs is the name for a breakfast dish which consists of a hole cut out of the center of a slice of bread, and an egg cracked into it, all of which is fried in a skillet. The actor prepared this dish in the 1935 Warner Bros. film Mary Jane's Pa, hence the eponym. This dish is also known by other names, such as "egg in a basket."





 

Source: Wikipedia

Broadcast: 22nd May 1947
Starring: Guy Kibbee
Added: May 22 2004