Arthur Housman Movies and Career Information
Oct 10, 1889
New York City
Arthur Housman (October 10, 1889–April 8, 1942) was an American actor in films during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Initially as a leading man, Housman later became known as Hollywood's most familiar comic drunkard in films of the 1930s, usually playing cameo parts in features but with better opportunities in short films. His best remembered roles were in several Laurel and Hardy films, notably Scram and Our Relations. He also played a frustrated timekeeper in the Three Stooges' film Punch Drunks. Housman's "drunk" act was continued off-screen as well as he had a drinking problem apparently in real life, and died of pneumonia aged 52.