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Kenneth MacDonald

"Cadets on Parade" 1942
Born Kenneth Dollins
September 8, 1901(1901-09-08)
Portland, Indiana
USA
Died May 5, 1972 (aged 70)
Los Angeles, California
USA
Years active 1931-1970

Kenneth MacDonald (September 8, 1901–May 5, 1972) was an American film actor. Born in Portland, Indiana, MacDonald made over 220 film and television appearances between 1931 and 1970.

MacDonald began his career as a stage actor, and came to Hollywood in the early 1930. He found a few bit parts at first, finally finding steady work in a series of Durango Kid westerns at Columbia Pictures.

Modern viewers will remember as a perfect foil in several Three Stooges films. MacDonald perfected the cool, debonair demeanor, while maintaining an underlying evil side as a con man, outlaw, or thief. He possessed a rich voice somewhat reminiscent of Boris Karloff's. His extra flair for physical comedy certainly helped, as he made memorable appearances in such films as Monkey Businessmen, Hold That Lion!, Crime on Their Hands, and Loose Loot.

After leaving the Columbia shorts department, MacDonald had a recurring role as Judge Carter on Perry Mason between 1957 and 1966.

MacDonald died of a brain tumor in Woodland Hills, California on May 5, 1972. He was buried in Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery.

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