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Date Of BirthMarch 6, 1882
DiedMay 24, 1956, East Islip, New York, United States
SpouseEsther Reed, Helen Shea
FactGreat Uncle of actor Alex Zonn.

Guy Kibbee was born in El Paso, Texas, on February 20, 1882, the son of a successful businessman. He was educated at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a member of the football team. After graduation, he worked for his father’s company for a time before moving to New York City to pursue a career in acting.

Kibbee made his Broadway debut in 1903 in The Great Divide, and went on to appear in a number of successful plays over the next decade. In 1913, he made his film debut in The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte. He continued to appear in both films and Broadway productions throughout the 1920s and 1930s.

Among Kibbee’s most notable film roles are those in It Happened One Night (1934), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), and You Can’t Take It With You (1938). He also appeared in a number of successful stage productions, including The Front Page (1928) and Arsenic and Old Lace (1941).

Kibbee retired from acting in the early 1940s, but made a brief comeback in the 1950s with appearances on television. He died in New York City on March 23, 1956.

Guy Kibbee was a successful actor of stage and screen who appeared in a number of notable productions during his career. He was born in El Paso, Texas, on February 20, 1882, and died in New York City on March 23, 1956.

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Full NameGuy Kibbee
Date Of BirthMarch 6, 1882
DiedMay 24, 1956, East Islip, New York, United States
Place Of BirthEl Paso, Texas, United States


SpouseEsther Reed, Helen Shea
SiblingsMilton Kibbee


MoviesMr. Smith Goes to Washington, Gold Diggers of 1933, 42nd Street, Captain Blood, Footlight Parade, Lady for a Day, Captain January, 3 Godfathers, Dames, Fort Apache, Babes in Arms, The Dark Horse, Babbitt, City Streets, Little Lord Fauntleroy, Girl Crazy, Of Human Hearts, Earthworm Tractors, It's a W...
TV ShowsThe Chevrolet Tele-Theatre

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1He was originally listed for the part of Friar Tuck in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) but the part went to Eugene Pallette.
2Great Uncle of actor Alex Zonn.
3Uncle of actress Lois Kibbee.
4Brother of actor Milton Kibbee.




The Billy Rose Show1950TV Series
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre1949-1950TV SeriesEd
Kraft Theatre1948TV Series
3 Godfathers1948Judge
Fort Apache1948Capt. Dr. Wilkens
The Romance of Rosy Ridge1947Cal Baggett
The Red Stallion1947Ed Thompson
Over the Santa Fe Trail1947Biscuits
Lone Star Moonlight1946Amos Norton
Gentleman Joe Palooka1946Uncle Charlie
Singing on the Trail1946Dusty Wyatt
Cowboy Blues1946Dusty Nelson
The Horn Blows at Midnight1945Radio Director / The Chief
Dixie Jamboree1944Capt. Jackson of the 'Ellabella'
Learn and Live1943Saint Peter
Girl Crazy1943Dean Phineas Armour
Power of the Press1943Ulysses Bradford
Cinderella Swings It1943Scattergood Baines
Whistling in Dixie1942Judge George Lee
Scattergood Survives a Murder1942Scattergood Baines
Tish1942Judge Horace Bowser
There's One Born Every Minute1942Lester Cadwalader, Sr.
Miss Annie Rooney1942Grandpop
Scattergood Rides High1942Scattergood Baines
Sunday Punch1942'Pops' Muller
This Time for Keeps1942Harry Bryant
Design for Scandal1941Judge Graham
It Started with Eve1941Bishop Maxwell
Scattergood Meets Broadway1941Scattergood Baines
Scattergood Pulls the Strings1941Scattergood Baines
Scattergood Baines1941Scattergood Baines
Chad Hanna1940Huguenine
Street of Memories1940Harry Brent
Our Town1940Mr. Webb
Henry Goes Arizona1939Judge Van Treece
Bad Little Angel1939Luther Marvin
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington1939Governor Hopper
Babes in Arms1939Judge Black
It's a Wonderful World1939'Cap' Streeter
Let Freedom Ring1939David Bronson
Three Loves Has Nancy1938Pa Briggs
Rich Man, Poor Girl1938Pa
Three Comrades1938Alfons
Joy of Living1938Dennis Garret
Of Human Hearts1938George Ames
The Bad Man of Brimstone1937Eight Ball Harrison
The Big Shot1937Dr. Bertram 'Doc' / 'Simmzy' Simms
Riding on Air1937J. Rutherford 'Doc' Waddington
Mountain Justice1937Doctor John Aloysius Barnard
Jim Hanvey, Detective1937James Woolford 'Jim' Hanvey
Don't Tell the Wife1937Malcom J. 'Dinky' Winthrop
Mama Steps Out1937Leonard 'Len' Cuppy
Three Men on a Horse1936Carver
The Captain's Kid1936Asa Plunkett
M'Liss1936Washoe Smith
Earthworm Tractors1936Sam Johnson
The Big Noise1936/IJulius Trent
I Married a Doctor1936Samuel Clark
Captain January1936Captain January
Little Lord Fauntleroy1936Mr. Hobbs
Captain Blood1935Hagthorpe
I Live for Love1935Henderson
Don't Bet on Blondes1935Col. Jefferson Davis Youngblood
Going Highbrow1935Matt Upshaw
Mary Jane's Pa1935Sam Preston
While the Patient Slept1935Lance O'Leary
Babbitt1934George F. Babbitt
Big Hearted Herbert1934Herbert
The Merry Frinks1934Uncle Newt Frink
Merry Wives of Reno1934Tom
Harold Teen1934Joe 'Pa' Lovewell
Wonder Bar1934Simpson
Easy to Love1934Justice of Peace
Convention City1933George Ellerbe
The World Changes1933James Clafflin
Havana Widows1933Deacon R. Jones
Footlight Parade1933Gould
Lady for a Day1933Judge Blake
How to Break 90 #2: Position and Back Swing1933ShortThe Golfer (uncredited)
The Silk Express1933Railway Detective McDuff
The Life of Jimmy Dolan1933Phlaxer
Gold Diggers of 19331933Faneul H. Peabody
Lilly Turner1933Doc Peter McGill
Girl Missing1933Kenneth Van Dusen
42nd Street1933Abner Dillon
Central Park1932Policeman Charlie Cabot
The Conquerors1932Dr. Daniel Blake
Scarlet Dawn1932Murphy
Rain1932Joe Horn
Big City Blues1932Hummell, the House Detective
Crooner1932Mike the Drunk with Megaphone
Winner Take All1932Pop Slavin
The Dark Horse1932Zachary Hicks
The Strange Love of Molly Louvain1932Pop - a Policeman
Two Seconds1932Bookie
The Mouthpiece1932Bartender
So Big!1932August Hemple (scenes deleted)
The Crowd Roars1932Pop Greer
Play-Girl1932'Finky' Finkelwald
Fireman, Save My Child1932Pop Devlin
High Pressure1932Clifford Gray
Taxi!1932Pop Riley
Union Depot1932Scrap Iron Scratch
Blonde Crazy1931A. Rupert Johnson, Jr.
Flying High1931Mr. Smith
New Adventures of Get Rich Quick Wallingford1931McGonigal
Side Show1931Colonel Gowdy
How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 6: 'The Big Irons'1931ShortMr. Kibbee (uncredited)
Laughing Sinners1931Cass Wheeler
City Streets1931Pop Cooley
Man of the World1931Harry Taylor
Stolen Heaven1931Police Commissioner
For Sale1929ShortMr. Hart (uncredited)


Going Highbrow1935performer: "Oh! Susanna" 1848 - uncredited
The Conquerors1932performer: "Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground" 1864 - uncredited
This Time for Keeps1942performer: "We're Off to See the Wizard" 1939 - uncredited
The Bad Man of Brimstone1937performer: "Oh, Dem Golden Slippers!" 1879 - uncredited
The Captain's Kid1936performer: "Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum" - uncredited
Captain January1936lyrics: "Chi mi freno in tal momento?" 1835 - uncredited / performer: "At the Codfish Ball" 1936, "Asleep in the Deep" 1897 uncredited, "Chi mi freno in tal momento?" 1835 uncredited


Inside U.S.A. with Chevrolet1950TV SeriesHimself
Texaco Star Theatre1949TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Week End in Hollywood1947Documentary shortHimself
Picture People No. 2: Hollywood Sports1941ShortHimself
Behind the Movie Lens1938Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Hollywood Hobbies1935Documentary shortHimself
And She Learned About Dames1934ShortHimself (uncredited)
Hollywood Newsreel1934ShortHimself (uncredited)

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The First Motion Picture Unit: When Hollywood Went to War2014Documentary
The First Motion Picture Unit1943Documentary shortSaint Peter - from Learn and Live (uncredited)

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