George Shelton (actor)

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George Shelton (actor)
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BornMarch 4, 1884
DiedApril 24, 1971
CitizenshipUnited States of America

George Shelton (March 4, 1884 - April 24, 1971) was an actor who did vaudeville shows, appeared in American comedy films, and was on the radio show It Pays to be Ignorant.[1] He appeard in about 40 films between 1933 and 1947.[2] He performed with Tom Howard. WNYC has a photo on its website of Shelton and fellow It Pays to Be Ignorant radio personalities Tom Howard, Harry McNaughton, and Lulu McConnell captioned as reading the newspaper comics by invitation of New York City Fiorello La Guardia during a 17-day newspaper strike, but the accompanying audio is a woman recounting her travels to the U.S.S.R. In 1961 he interviewed Maurice Barrett about Bobby Clark.[3] He was a hoofer.[4][5]


  • How am I Doing! (1935)[2]
  • Grooms in Gloom (1935)
  • Tranatlantic Love (1936), as Charlie Dalton
  • Meet the Bride (1937)[2]
  • '"That's the Spirit (1937)
  • House on 92nd Street (1945)
  • Kiss of Death (1947)[6]


  1. PH.D, Aubrey J. Sher (August 15, 2013). Those Great Old-Time Radio Years. Xlibris Corporation. ISBN 9781483679099 – via Google Books.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Fleming, E. J. (March 23, 2009). Paul Bern: The Life and Famous Death of the MGM Director and Husband of Harlow. McFarland. ISBN 9780786452743 – via Google Books.
  3. "Interview with George Shelton about Bobby Clark". NYPL Digital Collections.
  4. "The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York on May 16, 1948 · Page 24".
  5. Dunning, John (November 28, 1976). Tune in Yesterday: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Old-time Radio, 1925-1976. Prentice-Hall. ISBN 9780139326165 – via Google Books.
  6. "Radio Recall - MWOTRC".

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