Allyn Joslyn




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Allyn Joslyn was an American actor who performed in movies, television shows, and stage plays. The son of a mining engineer, he was born on July 21, 1901 in Milford, Pennsylvania. Allyn had started acting on stage when he was 17 years old. He bagged lead roles in "Boy Meets Girl"and "Arsenic and Old Lace," both Broadway productions in 1936 and 1941, respectively. He was first seen on the big screen via the 1936 movie "They Won't Forget." Despite his acting prowess, Hollywood movie moguls did not consider Allyn as a leading man material. Thus, he played mostly supporting roles in movies. He portrayed men who are weaklings and losers as well as pompous and wealthy snobs. However, no role is too small for the talented Allyn so his long career was peppered with relevant films like "Only Angels Have Wings," "The Great McGinty," "No Time for Comedy," "My Sister Eileen," "Heaven Can Wait," "The Shocking Miss Pilgrim," and "Titanic." Allyn also appeared in many TV shows including "Where's Raymond," "The Eve Arden Show," "Harrigan and Son," "Target: The Corruptors!," and "McKeever and the Colonel" he played one of the two leads. He was also a familiar voice on radio having been heard on around 3,000 shows. Allyn had a daughter with wife Dorothy Yockel Joslyn. He died of heart disease in 1981 at age 79 in Los Angeles, California.