|Birth: ||Feb. 18, 1902|
|Death: ||Jun. 1, 1951, USA|
One of Hollywood's most prolific character actors, the Brookhaven, Mississippi-born Owen began his acting career on stage, including vaudeville with his actress-mother and on Broadway. He appeared in more than 186 films, many of which were uncredited, between 1933 to the early 1950s. Owens' first film was Knee Deep in Music (1933). Among his notable roles were The File on Thelma Jordan (1949), Meet John Doe (1941) as the sign painter, Mildred Pierce (1945) as the police officer on the pier, Bullets or Ballots ,(1936) as the mobster Spotter, the inmate Dopey in San Quentin (1937), The Wagons Roll at Night (1941) as local yokel Gus, Mighty Joe Young (1949), A Swell Guy, Arsenic and Old Lace (1945) as the comical taxi cab driver, Little Miss Marker (1934) as Grinder, The Fuller Brushman(1948) as the milkman; The Dark Mirror, the Christmas classic, "It's A Wonderful Life", "The Killers" and "Notorious", (all three films in 1946). He portrayed a policeman in the 1947 Shirley Temple and Cary Grant film The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer. Owen appeared in a leading role in the Perry Mason film (as private detective Paul Drake), The Case of the Black Cat (1936). In the 1941 Humphrey Bogart thriller, High Sierra, Owen displayed his abilities as a dancer with an actress in one scene. He appeared as a Confederate soldier in the 1948 motion picture A Southern Yankee, which starred Red Skelton. His last film, Scandal Sheet, was postumously released in 1952. Owen died June 1,1951 of a heart attack in Hollywood, California at the age of 49. His remains were cremated and his ashes placed in vaultage at Chapel of the Pines Crematory and columbarium.
Chapel Of The Pines Crematory
Los Angeles County
Created by: Sheldon McCormick
Record added: Sep 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77125453
Added: Jun. 1, 2015
Happy birthday in Heaven, Garry. You were a great actor.|
Larry Van Nuys
Added: Feb. 18, 2015
Bless you, Mister Owen, for all your wonderful films. God bless and rest in peace.|
Added: Feb. 18, 2015
|There are 36 more notes not showing...|
Click here to view all notes...