Clem Bevans - biography

Actor from United States of America

Clem Bevans (October 16, 1879 – August 11, 1963) was a character actor best remembered for playing eccentric, grumpy old men. Bevans had a very long career, starting in vaudeville in 1900 in an act with Grace Emmett. He progressed to burlesque, Broadway, and even light opera, before making his film debut at the age of 55 in Way Down East (1935). His portrayal was so good, he became stereotyped and played mostly likable old codgers for the rest of his life. However, he did occasionally play against type, for example as a Nazi spy in Alfred Hitchcock's Saboteur (1942). He also made some television appearances, including The Twilight Zone episode "Hocus-Pocus and Frisby" (1962) as Pete (Season 3 - Episode 30). His role in Disneyland's TV miniseries Davy Crockett was Captain Cobb. Clem's younger sister was actress Merie Earle, best known as Maude Gormley on The Waltons.  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Clem Bevins,Clement Guy Blevins
Date of birth
Place of birth
United States of America
Lillian Luppee Edith May Sketchley
Clemene Luppee Edith Clark


Year Performance Character
1955 Ten Wanted Men
1951 Silver City Bonanza
1950 Hurricane at Pilgrim Hill
1949 The Gal Who Took the West
1948 Loaded Pistols
1948 Relentless Dad
1948 Portrait of Jennie Capt. Cobb
1947 Mourning Becomes Electra Ira Mackel
1947 Yankee Fakir
1946 The Yearling
1943 The Kansan
1942 Captains of the Clouds
1940 The Captain Is a Lady Samuel Darby
1940 Half a Sinner
1936 Two in Revolt Mr. Woods


Date of death
Cause of death
Natural causes
Place of death
Woodland Hills
Place of burial
Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery

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