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Eric Blore

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ERIC BLORE was born December 23, 1887 in London, England and after working as an insurance agent, gained stage experience touring Australia before appearing in several shows and revues in England. In 1923 he came to the United States and played character roles in several Broadway plays and over eighty Hollywood films. Blore appeared more frequently than any other supporting player in the series of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musicals at RKO, five of nine, and some of his most memorable on-screen moments took place in TOP HAT (1935) and SHALL WE DANCE (1937). Other memorable roles included Sir Alfred McGlennan Keith in Preston Sturges' THE LADY EVE (1941) with Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda, and a small part as Charles Kimble in the second of the seven Bing Crosby-Bob Hope "Road" films, ROAD TO ZANZIBAR (1941).

After the death of Blore's first wife, Violet Winter, he remarried a woman named Clara Mackin in 1926. Blore himself died of a heart attack on March 2, 1959 in Hollywood, California.

Biographical information from Cinemania '95.

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