Do you know Ned Sparks?
If you’re an old movie buff, you do—even if you don’t know him by name. His stern countenance, sardonic tone and nasal, sharp-edged voice render him unforgettable if you’ve seen him in even a handful of motion pictures.
Today marks the Canadian-born-and-raised character actor’s 130th birthday, so we thought we’d share with you this collection of Sparks’ quips and comebacks, compiled by (rumor has it) pianist extraordinaire (and occasional Cladrite Radio commenter) Peter Mintun. The collection comes in two parts, and we’re sharing both with you.
Happy birthday, Ned, wherever you may be—you old gloomy Gus, you.