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Ben Welden

Actor, Soundtrack
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Net worth 2018: Under Review
Industry: Actor
Residence:  Toledo, Ohio, USA
BirthDay: 12 June 1901
Sigh: Cancer
Died On: October 17, 1997(1997-10-17) (aged 96) Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, U.S.
Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m)
BIOGRAPHY

Character actor of distinctly American persona who nevertheless made several films in Britain before returning to the U.S. to carve out a career as a familiar face in American movies. Short, bald and built like a tank with a streetwise character and a Damon Runyan accent, Welden played countless gangsters and smalltime hoods, often with a comic aspect. He was the henchman who beat the snot out of Bette Davis in Marked Woman (1937) and gunned down Elia Kazan in City for Conquest (1940), and made numerous appearances as crooks on Adventures of Superman (1952). As a sideline, he owned Nutcorn, a popular Beverly Hills confectionery. He retired from acting in his sixties.

TIMELINE
1937

He was the henchman who beat the snot out of Bette Davis in Marked Woman (1937) and gunned down Elia Kazan in City for Conquest (1940), and made numerous appearances as crooks on Adventures of Superman (1952)

1936

True he did not appear in 'The Phantom Ship' (1936) starring Tommy Bond but he did appear in the similarly titled 'Phantom Ship' (1935) released the year before starring Bela Lugosi

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