Thursday 15 August 2013

Edward Everett Horton, 1886–1970 (American character actor)

* Edward Everett Horton — best known to the Babyboomers and Gen-Xers as the venerable narrator of the "Fractured Fairy Tales" segment in the animated cartoon TV series, The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show (1959-1964) — had Mars and Mercury each devoid of Ptolemaic aspects while in mutual reception (yet separated by a wide-orbed and fracturing quincunx).

Jupiter (ruler of his Sagittarius Ascendant) was conjunct Uranus and the MC and opposite the Sun in Pisces — a great combination for a character actor.


Edward Everett Horton (March 18, 1886 – September 29, 1970) had a long career in film, theater, radio, television and voice work for animated cartoons. He is especially known for his work in the films of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

Horton starred in many comedy features in the 1930s, usually playing a mousy fellow who put up with domestic or professional problems to a certain point, and then finally asserted himself for a happy ending. He is best known, however, for his work as a character actor in supporting roles. Some of his noteworthy films include The Front Page (1931), Trouble in Paradise (1932), Alice in Wonderland (1933), The Gay Divorcee (1934), Top Hat (1935, one of several Astaire/Rogers films in which Horton appeared), Danger - Love at Work (1937), Lost Horizon (1937), Holiday (1938), Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), Pocketful of Miracles (1961), It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), and Sex and the Single Girl (1964).

In 1962, he portrayed the character 'Uncle Ned' in three episodes of the CBS television series Dennis the Menace. In 1965, he played the medicine man, Roaring Chicken, in the ABC sitcom F Troop. He parodied this role, portraying "Chief Screaming Chicken" on ABC's Batman as a pawn to Vincent Price's Egghead in the villain's attempt to take control of Gotham City.

Read more from his Wikipedia biography.


BIRTH DATA: Edward Everett Horton, 18 March 1886, 00:20 (12:20 a.m.) EST (+5), Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA (40n38, 073w56). ASC: 12 Sagittarius. RR: A/B (from him in a biography). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield (©) quotes Horton in Bernard Rosenberg and Harry Silverstein, The Real Tinsel (London: Collier-Macmillan, 1970), p. 219: "The fact is I was born in Brooklyn on the eighteenth day of March, twenty minutes after St. Patrick's Day in 1886."

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