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Cliff Edwards is a Actor American born on 14 june 1895 at Hannibal (USA)

Cliff Edwards

Cliff Edwards
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Birth name Clifton Avon Edwards
Nationality USA
Birth 14 june 1895 at Hannibal (USA)
Death 17 july 1971 (at 76 years) at Hollywood (USA)

Clifton Avon Edwards (June 14, 1895 – July 17, 1971) — known as "Ukulele Ike" — was an American singer and voice actor who enjoyed considerable popularity in the 1920s and early '30s, specializing in jazzy renditions of pop standards and novelty tunes. He had a number-one hit with "Singin' In The Rain" in 1929. He also did voices for animated cartoons later in his career, and is best known as the voice of Jiminy Cricket in Walt Disney's Pinocchio (1940).

Biography

Edwards was careless with the money he made in the 1920s, always trying to sustain his expensive habits and lifestyle. He continued working during the Great Depression, but he would never again enjoy his former prosperity. Most of his income went to alimony for his three former wives and paying debts. He declared bankruptcy four times during the 1930s and early 1940s. Edwards married his first wife Gertrude Ryrholm in 1919, but they divorced four years later. He married Irene Wylie in 1923; they divorced in 1931. In 1932, he married his third and final wife, actress Judith Barrett. They divorced in 1936.



Edwards suffered from alcoholism and drug addiction in his later years, and was also a heavy smoker for most of his life. Living in a home for indigent actors, Edwards often spent his time at the Walt Disney Studios to be available any time he could get voice work. He was sometimes taken to lunch by animators whom he told stories of his days in vaudeville. He had nearly disappeared from the public eye at the time of his death in 1971 from a cardiac arrest brought on by arteriosclerosis. Now penniless, Edwards was a charity patient at the Virgil Convalescent Hospital in Hollywood, California. His body was unclaimed and was donated to the University of California, Los Angeles medical school. When Walt Disney Productions, who had been quietly paying many of his medical expenses, discovered this, they offered to purchase his remains and pay for the burial. Instead, it was done by the Actors' Fund of America (which had also aided Edwards) and the Motion Picture and Television Relief Fund. Disney paid for his grave marker.

Best films

Pinocchio (1940)
(Actor)
Dumbo (1941)
(Actor)
The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931)
(Actor)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Cliff Edwards (70 films)

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Actor

Fun and Fancy Free, 29minutes
Directed by Hamilton Luske, William Morgan, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts
Origin USA
Genres Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Films about birds, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Musical films, Mise en scène d'une souris, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Mise en scène d'une plante
Actors Cliff Edwards, Edgar Bergen, Luana Patten, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash, Jimmy MacDonald
Roles Willie the Giant
Rating76% 3.8148653.8148653.8148653.8148653.814865
La harpe chantante possède le don d'offrir la joie, la beauté et le bonheur autour d'elle, protégeant la Vallée enchantée. Par un beau matin de printemps, d'une fenêtre du château, la harpe entame une chanson et entraîne les moutons, une vache et un taureau, des corbeaux dans une farandole de joie. Mais une sombre nuit, elle est enlevée par un inconnu. La vallée n'étant plus protégée par un charme, elle périclite. Trois fermiers de la vallée, Mickey, Donald et Dingo, tentent de survivre en se partageant des tranches de pain transparentes et un unique haricot. Mais Donald n'en peut plus : il envisage de tuer la vache à coup de hache tellement la faim le rend fou.
The Falcon Strikes Back, 1h6
Directed by Edward Dmytryk
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Tom Conway, Harriet Nelson, Jane Randolph, Edgar Kennedy, Cliff Edwards, Rita Corday
Roles Goldie Locke
Rating65% 3.2921753.2921753.2921753.2921753.292175
Framed for the theft of valuable war bonds, Tom Lawrence (Tom Conway) hides out at a country resort. Here he discovers that Mia Bruger (Rita Corday), who engineered the frame, has been murdered by persons unknown. Snooping around a bit, Lawrence uncovers an insidious and widespread war-bond racket.
Fighting Frontier
Directed by Lambert Hillyer
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Tim Holt, Cliff Edwards, William Gould, Slim Whitaker, Tom London, Monte Montague
Roles Ike (as Cliff 'Ukelele Ike' Edwards)
Rating63% 3.185053.185053.185053.185053.18505
A detective goes undercover as a bandit.
The Avenging Rider
Directed by Sam Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Tim Holt, Cliff Edwards, Karl Hackett, Earle Hodgins, Kenne Duncan, Bud Osborne
Roles Ike (as Cliff 'Ukelele Ike' Edwards)
Rating62% 3.1463753.1463753.1463753.1463753.146375
A cowboy tries to clear himself of murder.
Sagebrush Law
Directed by Sam Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Musical, Western
Actors Tim Holt, Cliff Edwards, Joan Barclay, John Elliott, Roy Barcroft, Ernie Adams
Roles Ike (as Cliff 'Ukulele Ike' Edwards)
Rating61% 3.070063.070063.070063.070063.07006
American Empire, 1h22
Directed by William C. McGann
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Western
Actors Richard Dix, Leo Carrillo, Preston Foster, Frances Gifford, Richard Webb, Robert Barrat
Roles Runty
Rating56% 2.8175952.8175952.8175952.8175952.817595
Two men join forces to build a cattle empire, and battle rustlers, bad weather and each other.
The New Spirit, 7minutes
Directed by Wilfred Jackson, Ben Sharpsteen
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Politique, Documentary films about war, Documentary films about historical events, Films about birds, Political films, Documentary films about World War II, Mise en scène d'un canard, Children's films
Actors Cliff Edwards, Clarence Nash
Roles Singing Voice
Rating60% 3.006613.006613.006613.006613.00661
The film begins with Donald Duck, flush with the contemporary patriotic spirit present with the United States' full entry into World War II, dancing to a patriotic song. A radio announcer tells about the new patriotic spirit and asks Donald if he is willing to do his part. Donald fervently asserts his loyalty and begs to know how best to show it. His enthusiasm fades when the radio announcer advises he pay his income tax promptly. However, the announcer changes Donald's mind by stressing the country's need for resources to aid the war effort.
Bandit Ranger, 1h5
Directed by Lesley Selander
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Tim Holt, Cliff Edwards, Joan Barclay, Kenneth Harlan, LeRoy Mason, Glenn Strange
Roles Ike (as Cliff 'Ukulele Ike' Edwards)
Rating64% 3.2206753.2206753.2206753.2206753.220675