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Bill Erwin

Actor-cartoonist

Born - 2 December 1914, Honey Grove, Texas, USA
Died - 29 December 2010

Round-faced, bushy-haired, jolly, latterly moustachioed small-part actor who did Emmy-nominated work on the TV series Seinfeld. His best-known film role was probably as the hotel bellman in the 1980 fantasy romance Somewhere in Time. His many other movies, often in blink-and-you-miss-him roles, included You're in the Army Now (1941), The Velvet Touch (1948), Double Dynamite (1951), Man from Del Rio (1956), Cry Baby Killer (1958), Terror at Black Falls (1962), Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963), Counterpoint (1967), Candy Stripe Nurses (1974), Sixth and Main (1977), The Bear (1984), Trains, Planes & Automobiles (1987), Home Alone (1990), Dennis (1993), Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995) and Inferno (1999). He was also a published cartoonist, whose clients included The New Yorker. His last theatrical feature was Cahoots in 2001, although he continued to act in TV series until 2006. He died of old age. Said his son Mike: 'He just ran out of gas'.