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Actor Rags Ragland

Rags Ragland

  • Birth name:

    John Lee Morgan Beauregard Ragland

  • Date of Birth:

    Louisville, Kentucky, USA


Rags Ragland was a boxer, then a burlesque comedian and then a Broadway performer before ending up in Hollywood to repeat his stage role as the boisterous sailor in Panama Hattie (1942), in which Ann Sothern played on film the part that had been played on Broadway by Ethel Merman. Ragland, typecast as a good-natured oaf with a knack for fracturing the English language, had as his sole movie employer Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, in some two dozen of whose lighter vehicles he appeared, in the company of such MGM luminaries as Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Judy Garland and Gene Kelly.

Rags Ragland Filmography

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Movie Anchors Aweigh Anchors Aweigh

as Cop in charge of runaway Donald (as 'Rags' Ragland)

Movie The Canterville Ghost The Canterville Ghost

as Big Harry (as 'Rags' Ragland)

Movie Girl Crazy Girl Crazy

as 'Rags'

Movie Maisie Gets Her Man Maisie Gets Her Man

as Ears Cofflin (as 'Rags' Ragland)

Movie A Midsummer Night's Dream A Midsummer Night's Dream

as Acting Troupe Member