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Overview (5)

Born in Denver, Colorado, USA
Died in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameOlin Ross Howland
Nickname Ole
Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Olin Howland had a career in movies that stretched from the 20s through the 50s. After a few attempts at films in the silent era, Olin began appearing regularly in the sound pictures of the 30s. His roles were usually in mysteries and dramas, and he became a Western character actor in the 40s with Republic. He also worked in television from 1956-58 in the adventure Circus Boy (1956).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

Trivia (4)

Brother of Jobyna Howland.
Appears as surplus Jenny airplane dealer in The Spirit of St. Louis (1957). In real life, as a young man, he learned to fly airplanes from the Wright Brothers.
He and Irving Bacon are the only actors to appear in both the 1937 and 1954 versions of A Star Is Born.
Two of his very last roles were in classic 1950s science fiction films: first as the alcoholic in Them; then as the rancher who is the first victim of The Blob.

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