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Orville Robert Caldwell
February 8, 1896
Oakland, California, U.S.
|Died||September 24, 1967 (aged 71)|
Santa Rosa, California, U.S.
|Years active||1923–1938, 1942-1951|
|Spouse(s)||Audrey Anderson (m. 1917-1967)|
Orville Caldwell (February 8, 1896–September 24, 1967) was an American actor of the stage and screen and then a politician later in life. He appeared in 21 films between 1923 and 1938, but was inactive for 7 years starting in 1928 during the transition from silent film to sound film. He is best known for his role as Tony in The Patsy (1928) costarring with Marion Davies. Unfortunately, most of his starring roles are lost today, and most of his talking roles were uncredited.
|1923||The Lonely Road||Warren Wade|
|1923||The Scarlet Lily||Lawson Dean|
|1923||The French Doll||Wellington Wick|
|1923||The Six-Fifty||Dan Taylor|
|1924||Daughters of the Night||Billy Roberts|
|1925||Sackcloth and Scarlet||Stephen Edwards|
|1926||The Wives of the Prophet||Howard Brice|
|1926||Flame of the Argentine||Dan Prescott|
|1927||Judgment of the Hills||Brant Dennison|
|1927||The Harvester||David Langston|
|1928||The Little Yellow House||Rob Hollis|
|1928||The Patsy||Tony Anderson|
|1935||His Family Tree||Julius - Mayor's Henchman|
|1935||Three Kids and a Queen||Detective||uncredited|
|1937||She's No Lady||Inspector||uncredited|
|1937||Big City||Comet Cab Driver||uncredited|
|1937||The Last Gangster||Guard||uncredited|
|1938||Just Around the Corner||Henshaw Assistant||uncredited|
|1938||The Last Warning||Inspector Wilson|
Caldwell served as Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles from 1942 to 1951.
In response to an influx of migration of African Americans to Los Angeles during the Second World War, Caldwell proposed a ban on African American immigration into California.
- "Orville Caldwell". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-01-07.
- "Orville Caldwell". Obscure Hollywood. Retrieved 2016-01-07.
- "City of Los Angeles Elected Officials". Retrieved 2016-01-07.
- Josh Sides (12 June 2006). L.A. City Limits: African American Los Angeles from the Great Depression to the Present. University of California Press. pp. 52–. ISBN 978-0-520-24830-4.
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