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Frederick Alvin "Fred" Kelsey (August 20, 1884 – September 2, 1961) was an American actor, film director, and screenwriter.[1] Kelsey directed one- and two-reel films for Universal Film Manufacturing Company.[2] He appeared in 404 films between 1911 and 1958, often playing policemen or detectives. He also directed 37 films between 1914 and 1920. Kelsey was caricatured as the detective in the 1943 MGM cartoon Who Killed Who?
Who Killed Who?
directed by Tex Avery. He was born in Sandusky, Ohio and died at the Motion Picture Country Home in Hollywood, California, aged 77.[3] Selected filmography[edit]

Film

Year Film Role Notes

1917 Blood Money

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Director Credited as Fred A. Kelsey

The Bad Man of Cheyenne

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Director Credited as Fred A. Kelsey

The Outlaw and the Lady

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Director Credited as Fred A. Kelsey

The Drifter

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Director Credited as Fred A. Kelsey

Goin' Straight

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Director Credited as Fred A. Kelsey

The Fighting Gringo

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Director Credited as Fred A. Kelsey

Hair-Trigger Burke

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Scenario Credited as Fred A. Kelsey

The Honor of an Outlaw

Director, scenario Credited as Fred A. Kelsey

A 44-Calibre Mystery

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Director Credited as Fred A. Kelsey

The Almost Good Man

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Director Credited as Fred A. Kelsey

The Mysterious Outlaw

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Director Credited as Fred A. Kelsey

The Golden Bullet

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Director

The Wrong Man

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Director

Six-Shooter Justice

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Director Credited as Fred A. Kelsey

The Texas Sphinx

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Director

1924 The Night Hawk

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Director Credited as Fred A. Kelsey

The Yankee Consul as Agent John J. Doyle

1925 Smooth as Satin

1926 Cruise of the Jasper B Bailiff Uncredited

1927 Soft Cushions The Police

The Gorilla

1928 Ladies' Night in a Turkish Bath Detective

1929 Wrong Again

The Fall of Eve

1930 The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case Chief of Detectives

Murder on the Roof

1931 Young Donovan's Kid Collins Alternative title: Donovan's Kid

1932 The Loud Mouth Max, Manager of Blue Sox

1934 The Moth Detective Blake

1935 One Frightened Night Sheriff Jenks

Horses' Collars Detective Hyden Zeke Uncredited

1937 The Jones Family in Big Business Oil man at well

1939 Tiny Troubles The Judge

1940 The Lone Wolf Strikes

The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady

1941 Dutiful But Dumb Vulgarian Colonel

The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance Dickens

1942 My Favorite Blonde Sam - Policeman

Yankee Doodle Dandy Irish Cop in "Peck's Bad Boy" Uncredited

1943 A Gem Of A Jam Policeman

1945 Micro-Phonies Boss Uncredited

If a Body Meets a Body Detective

1946 Monkey Businessmen Smiling Sam McGann Uncredited

1951 Havana Rose Policeman

1952 Hans Christian Andersen First Gendarme

O. Henry's Full House Mr. Schultz/Santa Claus

1953 Pardon My Backfire Father Uncredited

1955 The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell Courtroom Extra Uncredited

1958 Auntie Mame Front Row Audience at Play Uncredited

Television

Year Title Role Notes

1952–1955 The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok Various roles 4 episodes

1958 Perry Mason Courtroom Spectator 1 episode, uncredited

References[edit]

^ "Fred Kelsey". The New York Times.  ^ "At ... the Star". The Daily Chronicle. Illinois, De Kalb. December 3, 1918. p. 5. Retrieved May 29, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  ^ "Character Actor Fred Kelsey
Fred Kelsey
Dies". The Evening Independent. Associated Press. September 5, 1961. p. 10-A. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 

External links[edit]

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