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Jed Prouty

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Jed Prouty
Prouty in 1923
Clarence Gordon Prouty

(1879-04-06)April 6, 1879
DiedMay 10, 1956(1956-05-10) (aged 77)
Resting placeKensico Cemetery Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, U.S.
Years active1910–1952 (including stage years before movies)
Spouse(s)Marion Murray (?-1951; her death)

Jed Prouty (born Clarence Gordon Prouty; April 6, 1879 – May 10, 1956) was an American film actor.


Prouty (third, right) with other cast of Kick In (1922)
Prouty (third, right) with other cast of Kick In (1922)

Born as Clarence Gordon Prouty in Boston, Massachusetts, Prouty was a vaudeville performer before becoming a film actor. Mostly appearing in comedies, he occasionally performed a serious character role, for instance a small part as an oily publicist in A Star is Born (1937). After a significant career in silent films, a large part of Prouty's later career was the Jones Family film series.[1] They were 17 low-budget 20th Century Fox family comedies between 1936 and 1940, along with Spring Byington as Mrs. Jones, for such directors as Malcolm St. Clair and Frank R. Strayer. Prouty appeared in all but the final entry.

Partial filmography

(Films marked with a caret are Jones Family films)

Prouty in Danger on the Air (1938)
Prouty in Danger on the Air (1938)


  1. ^ Goldrup, Tom (May 1, 2002). Growing Up on the Set: Interviews with 39 Former Child Actors of Classic Film and Television. 69: Mcfarland & Co Inc. ISBN 978-0786412549. Retrieved January 14, 2017.CS1 maint: location (link)

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