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Edward Gargan

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Edward Gargan
Born(1902-07-17)July 17, 1902
Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
DiedFebruary 19, 1964(1964-02-19) (aged 61)
New York City, U.S.
Years active1931–1953
Catherine Conlan
(m. 1938)

Edward Gargan (July 17, 1902[citation needed] – February 19, 1964) was an American film and television actor, one of the most prolific bit players in the history of film.


He was born of Irish parents in Brooklyn, New York. He was the elder brother of actor William Gargan,[1] whose birthday July 17 he shared.

As soon as he had left college, he went onto the stage and had extensive acting experience gained in plays like My Maryland, Rose Marie, and Good News before going into films. His Broadway credits include Face the Music (1931), Polly of Hollywood (1926) and Black Boy (1926).[2]

In 1930, Gargan played Patrolman Mulligan in a production of Strictly Dishonorable.[3]

Many of his appearances were uncredited.


Gargan died February 19, 1964, at Columbus Hospital in New York City. He was 62. He was survived by his wife, Catherine Conlan Gargan, and his brother.[1]

Selected filmography


  1. ^ a b "Edward Gargan, 62, Actor In Stage Musicals and Films". The New York Times. February 22, 1964. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  2. ^ "("Edward Gargan" search results)". Playbill Vault. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  3. ^ "In 'Strictly Dishonorable". The New York Times. January 30, 1930. p. 23. Retrieved August 13, 2020.
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