Edmund MacDonald

Active - 1933 - 1949  |   Born - May 7, 1908   |   Died - Jan 1, 1951   |   Genres - Comedy, Mystery, Drama, Crime, Western

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Biography by Hal Erickson

Muscular American general-purpose actor Edmund MacDonald entered films in 1933. MacDonald was briefly a 20th Century-Fox contractee in the early 1940s; his best role under the Fox banner was the antagonistic Sgt. Hippo in Laurel & Hardy's Great Guns (1941). At other studios, he was usually cast as plainclothes detectives or minor gangsters. Aficionados of "film noir" will remember Edmund MacDonald as Charles Haskell Jr., the foredoomed motorist who gives Tom Neal a lift in Edgar Ulmer's Detour (1945).

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