Hal Osmond (1903-1959)

Hal Osmond

Many thanks to John, who has sent in this very early studio photograph of Hal Osmond. Regular readers of this blog will know that Hal appeared as Midge the Miller, in Walt Disney’s Story of Robin Hood and his Merrie Men, released in 1952.

Hal as Midge the Miller

Hal Osmond was born on May 27, 1903 in Southwark, London, England as Hal Lowther. 

He is described by IMDb as a ‘diminutive, lean-faced character actor. Who often appeared in small roles, often of ferrety, nervous types. During his 12-year long screen career, he portrayed a succession of small time crooks, informants or professional men.’ 

His films and TV performances include:

Once Upon a Dream (1949)
Vote for Huggett (1949)
A Boy, a Girl and a Bike (1949)
Diamond City (1949)
The Spider and the Fly (1949)
Your Witness (1950)
Double Confession (1950)
No Trace (1950)
Last Holiday (1950)
There Is Another Sun (1951)
The Happy Family (1952)
The Brave Don't Cry (1952)
Death of an Angel (1952)
The Story of Robin Hood and his Merrie Men (1952)
Love in Pawn (1953)
To Dorothy a Son (1954)
Tiger by the Tail (1955)
The Gilded Cage (1955)
Bond of Fear (1956)
Hell Drivers (1957) - Ticket Clerk
High Flight (1957)
The Vicious Circle (1957) - Joe - Golf Caddy
On the Run (1958)
Tread Softly Stranger (1958)
A Night to Remember (1958) - Steward (uncredited)
The 39 Steps (1959) - Stage Manager
Jack the Ripper (1959)

Hal in a scene from Robin Hood

Hal passed away in Taunton, Somerset England in December 1959.

To read a lot more about the lives of the stars that appeared in Disney’s live-action film Robin Hood (1952), please click on the labels in the task bar.

1 comment:

Clement Glen said...

Hal Osmond (1903-1959)