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Mon Mar 18, 2024, 08:37 AM Mar 18

On this day, March 18, 1886, Edward Everett Horton was born. [View all]

Edward Everett Horton

Horton in 1941

Born: Edward Everett Horton Jr.; March 18, 1886; New York City, U.S.
Died: September 29, 1970 (aged 84); Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active: 1906–1970

Edward Everett Horton Jr. (March 18, 1886 – September 29, 1970) was an American character actor. He had a long career in film, theater, radio, television, and voice work for animated cartoons.


Radio and television

From 1945 to 1947, Horton hosted radio's Kraft Music Hall. An early television appearance came in the play Sham, shown on The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre on December 13, 1948. During the 1950s, Horton worked primarily in television. One of his best-remembered appearances is in an episode of I Love Lucy, broadcast in 1952, in which he is cast against type as a frisky, amorous suitor. In 1960, he guest-starred on The Real McCoys as J. Luther Medwick, grandfather of the boyfriend of series character Hassie McCoy (Lydia Reed). In the story, Medwick clashes with the equally outspoken Grandpa Amos McCoy (played by Walter Brennan).

He remains, however, best known to the Baby Boomer generation as the venerable narrator of Fractured Fairy Tales on The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show (1959–61), an American animated television series that originally aired from November 19, 1959, to June 27, 1964.

In 1962, he portrayed the character Uncle Ned in three episodes of Dennis the Menace. In 1965, he guest-starred in an episode of The Cara Williams Show and also played the medicine man, Roaring Chicken, in F Troop. He echoed this role, portraying Chief Screaming Chicken, on Batman as a pawn to Vincent Price's Egghead.


Fractured Fairy Tales - "The Little Tinker" - 1962


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A Jay Ward send-up of this classic tale, with a whole new twist on the story you expect.

This is a bit older.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Song by Helen Mack and Edward Everett Horton, from "Kiss and Makeup"

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Edward Everett Horton and Helen Mack singing the song Corned Beef and Cabbage from the movie Kiss and Make-up. The movie stars Cary Grant. Will Cary Grant and Helen Mack ever get back together again? Will Helen Mack settle on Edward Everett Horton? This is a fun and light hearted affair, worth a watch. I rate it 7.5 out of 10.

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