Friday, August 21, 2009

Herbert Mundin, 1898-1939

Una O'Connor and Herbert Mundin in 'Cavalcade'

Character actor Herbert Mundin was born on this day in 1898. Unfortunately, he was killed in a car accident at the young age of 40. However, he appeared in some memorable movies in his career in Hollywood. In 1933, he played the husband of Una O'Connor (and servants to the main characters) in Cavalcade, which went on to win Oscar's Best Picture that year. However, this wasn't the only time Mundin was romantically linked with O'Connor. Five years later, in The Adventures of Robin Hood, Mundin played tavernkeeper Much, who was involved with O'Connor's character, the governess to Olivia de Havilland's Maid Marian.

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