He’s playing a bit part here. He went on to play a character known to millions. Can you name him?
First prize: an all-expenses-paid round-trip ticket to 1947, the year this scene was filmed.
Take your best shot in the comments. I‘ll drop hints if needed.
11:46 a.m.: This post has had a fair number of visits but only one guess. Here’s a hint: notice that the character is working in a store.
1:12 p.m.: Another hint: he went on to play a character known to millions, both young and old, but especially young.
The Crow called it: it’s Will Lee (1908–1982), Sesame Street ’s Mr. Hooper. For comparison purposes:
The 1947 Lee is from They Live by Night (dir. Nicholas Ray, 1949). No date for the other photograph.
And for the record, I would never have figured it out without clues.
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