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Ken Harlan


1895 - 1967

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Der Schauspieler Ken Harlan begann seine schauspielerische Laufbahn beim Theater, wo er bereits um 1899 im Stück "More Than a Queen" als Kind* erstmals auftrat, ehe er 1916 nach Hollywood ging, um beim boomenden Filmgeschäft Fuss zu fassen.

Dort konnte er sich schon bald durchsetzen und er verkörperte in den kommenden Jahren Rollen in verschiedenen Genres wie Komödien, Dramen und Western.

Sein Filmdebüt feierte er mit "Betsy's Burglar" (17) und "The Flame of the Yukon" (17).

Bis 1920 folgte Auftritte in "The Lash of Power" (17), "The Wife He Bought" (18), "The Microbe" (19) und "The Hoodlum" (19).

Den Höhepunkt seiner Popularität erreichte er in den 20er Jahren an der Seite von zahlreichen weiteren Stars seiner Zeit.
Zu seinen bekanntesten Filmen dieser Jahre gehören "The Turning Point" (20), "Dawn of the East" (21), "Polly of the Follies" (22), "The Toll of the Sea" (22), "The Beautiful and Damned" (22), "Temporary Marriage" (23), "The Virginian" (23), "The Broken Wing" (23), "For Another Woman" (24), "The Crowded Hour" (25), "Soiled" (25), "The Virgin Wife" (26), "Cheating Cheaters" (27) und "Man, Woman and Wife" (29).

Der Übergang zum Tonfilm bereitete Ken Harlan keinerlei Probleme, auch wenn seine Rollen aufgrund seines fortschreitenden Alters kleiner wurden.
Dennoch agierte er in den nächsten Jahren in unzähligen Produktionen, darunter "Finger Prints" (31), "The Shadow of the Eagle" (32), "Man Hunt" (36), "The Walking Dead" (36), "San Francisco" (36), "Public Enemy's Wife" (36), "Penrod and Sam" (37), "Kid Galahad" (37), "The Mysterious Pilot" (37), "Held for Ransom" (38), "Sunset Trail" (39), "Buck Rogers" (39) und "The Night of Nights" (39).

In den 40er Jahren entstanden seine letzten Filme mit "The Green Hornet" (40), "Murder in the Air" (40), "The Case of the Black Parrot" (41), "Meet John Doe" (41), "Million Dollar Baby" (41), "Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc." (41), "Wings for the Eagle" (42), "Phantom Killer" (42), "Silent Witness" (43), "A Stranger in Town" (43) und "The Underdog" (43).

Ken Harlan war insgesamt neun Mal verheiratet (wovon eine Ehe annuliert wurde), unter anderem auch mit der Schauspielerin Marie Prevost.
Sein Onkel Otis Harlan war ebenfalls als Schauspieler beim Film aktiv.

*Zum Geburtsjahr gibt es verschiedene Quellen, es wird vermutet, dass er deutlich früher als 1895 geboren wurde.
 

Weitere Filme mit Ken Harlan:
Cheerful Givers (17) The Price of a Good Time (17) A Man's Man (18) My Unmarried Wife (18) The Wine Girl (18) The Marriage Lie (18) A Model's Confession (18) Midnight Madness (18) Her Body in Bond (18) Bread (18) The Law That Divides (18) The Trembling Hour (19) Dollars and Sense (20) Going Some (20) The Penalty (20) Love, Honor and Obey (20) Dangerous Business (20) Mama's Affair (21) Lessons in Love (21) Nobody (21) The Barricade (21) Woman's Place (21) Received Payment (22) The Primitive Lover (22) I Am the Law (22) The Married Flapper (22) The World's a Stage (22) Thorns and Orange Blossoms (22) Little Church Around the Corner (23) The Girl Who Came Back (23) East Side – West Side (23) A Man's Man (23) April Showers (23) Poisoned Paradise (24) The Virgin (24) The Man Without a Heart (24) Butterfly (24) White Man (24) On the Stroke of Three (24) Two Shall Be Born (24) Learning to Love (25) The Re-Creation of Brian Kent (25) Drusilla with a Million (25) The Marriage Whirl (25) Ranger of the Big Pines (25) Sobbed Hair (25) The Golden Strain (25) The Fighting Edge (26) The King of the Turf (26) The Sap (26) The Ice Flood (26) Twinkletoes (26) Easy Pickings (27) Stage Kisses (27) Streets of Shanghai (27) Wilful Youth (27) Midnight Rose (28) United States Smith (28) Code of the Air (28) Paradise Island (30) Under Montana Skies (30) Women Men Marry (31) Air Police (31) Danger Island (31) The Widow in Scarlet (32) Wanderer of the Wasteland (35) Cappy Ricks Returns (35) Movie Maniacs (36) Song of the Saddle (36) China Clipper (36) The Case of the Velvet Claws (36) They Met in a Taxi (36) Easy to Take (36) The Accusing Finger (36) Hideaway Girl (36) Flying Hostess (36) Trail Dust (36) A Million to One (37) Marked Woman (37) Gunsmoke Ranch (37) Blazing Sixes (37) Topper (37) Paradise Isle (37) Wine, Women and Horses (37) Renfrew of the Royal Mounted (37) Something to Sing About (37) The Shadow Strikes (37) Submarine D-1 (37) Wallaby Jim of the Islands (37) Tim Tyler's Luck (37) Saleslady (38) Swing It, Sailor! (38) Blondes at Work (38) Merrily We Live (38) Acidents Will Happen (38) Under Western Stars (38) Whirlwind Horseman (38) Pride of the West (38) The Wages of Sin (38) Law of the Texan (38) The Headleys at Home (38) The Little Adventuress (38) The Duke of West Point (38) On Trial (39) The Man Who Dared (39) The Flying Irishman (39) Torchy Runs for Mayor (39) The Oregon Trail (39) Port of Hate (39) Range War (39) Heores in Blue (39) Santa Fe Marshal (40) Millionaires in Prison (40) Doomed to Die (40) Prairie Schooners (40) A Little Bit of Heaven (40) Junior G-Men (40) Mysterious Doctor Satan (40) Pride of the Bowery (40) Secret Evidence (41) Sky Raiders (41) Paper Bullets (41) Desperate Cargo (41) Bullets for O'Hara (41) Wide Open Town (41) King of Dodge City (41) Dangerous Lady (41) Fighting Bill Fargo (41) Don Winslow of the Navy (42) Sleepytime Gal (42) Black Dragons (42) Klondike Fury (42) The Dawn Express (42) The Corpse Vanishes (42) Perils of the Royal Mounted (42) Juke Girl (42) Deep in the Heart of Texas (42) Bandit Ranger (42) Foreign Agent (42) You Can't Escape Forever (42) Hitler-Dead or Alive (42) The Sundown Kid (42) G-men vs. the Black Dragon (43) You Can't Beat the Law (43) Wild Horse Stampede (43) Daredevils of the West (43) Girls in Chains (43) The Law Rides Again (43) Melody Parade (43) Adventures of the Flying Cadets (43) The Masked Marvel (43) Nearly Eighteen (43) 


 
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