Henry Travers

Henry Travers

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Henry Travers was born on Mar 05, 1874 in UK. Henry Travers's big-screen debut came with Reunion in Vienna directed by Sidney Franklin in 1933, strarring Father Krug. Henry Travers is known for It's a Wonderful Life directed by Frank Capra, James Stewart stars as George Bailey and Donna Reed as Mary Hatch. The upcoming new movie Henry Travers plays is The Girl from Jones Beach which will be released on Jul 16, 1949.

British-born Henry Travers was a veteran of the English stage before emigrating to the U.S. in 1917. He gained more stage experience there on Broadway working with the Theatre Guild, and began his long film career with Une soirée à Vienne (1933). Travers' kindly, grandfatherly demeanor became familiar to filmgoers over the next 25 years, especially in films like La Grande Évasion (1941), where he played Joan Leslie's kindly but slyly observant uncle, and the generous Mr. Bogardus in Les cloches de Sainte-Marie (1945), but it's as the somewhat befuddled angel Clarence Oddbody assigned to James Stewart in the classic La vie est belle (1946) that Travers will forever be known. After a long and successful career, he retired from the screen in 1949, and died in Hollywood in 1965.

  • Birthday

    Mar 05, 1874
  • Place of Birth

    Prudhoe, Northumberland, England, UK

Known For

Movies & TV Shows