Character Actress

Esther Howard

  • Apr 04, 1892 - Mar 08, 1965 (age 72)
  • 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Search the latest about Esther Howard on Bing
1965
Esther Howard
PersonalMarch 1965

Esther Howard

Esther Howard passed away.
1952
Caught on the Bounce
www.imdb.com
MovieOct 9, 1952

Caught on the Bounce

Joe Besser needs money to pay back a loan of $2500 and …
Joe Besser needs money to pay back a loan of $2500 and travels to ask his aunt for the money. She boards the train, along with a man who looks like a wanted bank-robber, and tells Joe she needs $2500 herself and can not help him. Between them they capture the bank robber and split the $5,000 reward.
  • IMDb
A Blissful Blunder
MovieMay 8, 1952

A Blissful Blunder

Some unknown parents leave a baby on Andy's doorstep and …
Some unknown parents leave a baby on Andy's doorstep and this gets him in several kinds of trouble with the police. But, before it is over, Andy is cleared, when the mother is found, and the police are trying to convince him he needs to adopt a second foundling.
  • IMDb
1951
All That I Have
www.imdb.com
MovieOct 1, 1951

All That I Have

Dr. Charles Greyson is a famous and wealthy former surgeon. …
Dr. Charles Greyson is a famous and wealthy former surgeon. His nephews have taken him to court to challenge his competency, due to his recent inexplicable gifts of large amounts of cash to the church, and, apparently, to some nefarious scam artists. The film is portrayed as a courtroom drama first painting "Dr. Charlie" as incompetent and easily swindled, then telling his side of events and putting them into context. In the courtroom, and by use of flashback, we hear of Dr. Charlies' move away from impersonal contribution on an institutional level, and preferring to express Christian stewardship directly to people who need it, and by helping spread the word of God by donating to Mission fronts who fight fear, anxiety and destitution around the world. We even find the scam artists having turned a new leaf, and creating new lives for themselves. Message being that all that we are we owe to God, and the profits gained from our God-given abilities require care and thought before sharing.
  • IMDb
1949
Hellfire
MovieMay 29, 1949

Hellfire

Zeb Smith is a gambler with a larcenous streak, but when …
Zeb Smith is a gambler with a larcenous streak, but when an itinerant preacher takes a bullet meant for him, Zeb vows to fulfill the preacher's mission of building a church. Frustrated in his attempts to get donations, Zeb attempts to capture fugitive Doll Brown in order to obtain the reward. But he finds that there's more to Doll than meets the eye. When his old friend Bucky McLean shows up gunning for Doll, Zeb sees a chance to redeem them all... one way or another.
  • IMDb
The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend
MovieMay 27, 1949

The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend

Temperamental saloon …
Temperamental saloon singer Freddie Jones, jealously shoots at her cheating boyfriend Blackie but mistakenly hits Judge Alfalfa J. O'Toole's honorable behind, forcing her to skip town under the guise of a schoolteacher.
  • IMDb
The Lady Gambles
en.wikipedia.org
MovieMay 20, 1949

The Lady Gambles

When Joan Boothe accompanies husband-reporter David to …
When Joan Boothe accompanies husband-reporter David to Las Vegas, she begins gambling to pass the time while he is doing a story. Encouraged by the casino manager, she gets hooked on gambling, to the point where she "borrows" David's expense money to pursue her addiction. This finally breaks up their marriage, but David continues trying to help her.
  • IMDb
Champion
MovieApr 9, 1949

Champion

Boxer Midge Kelly rises to fame...mainly by stepping on …
Boxer Midge Kelly rises to fame...mainly by stepping on other people.
  • IMDb
Homicide
www.imdb.com
MovieApr 2, 1949

Homicide

Detective Landers (Robert Douglas), of the Los Angeles …
Detective Landers (Robert Douglas), of the Los Angeles Homicide Bureau, suspects murder when the body of a transient ranch hand is found in a sleazy Los Angeles hotel. Unable to be assigned officially to the case , Landers takes off on "vacation", and goes to the swanky Glorietta Springs Hotel, a book of matches with that logo having been found at the scene of the murder, but ruled by the coroner as suicide. Other clues he has is a bad hangman's knot and a saccharin pill. There, he meets the bartender, Andy (Robert Alda), and the cigarette girl, Jo Ann Marlowe (Helen Westcott.) Following a tip from Jo Ann, he goes to a nearby ranch where the "accidental" death of the owner had recently occurred. He finds a piece of telephone wire, tracks it back and finds it leads to Andy's room at the Gloriette Springs hotel. He also learns that Andy had a medical discharge from the Navy as a diabetes sufferer. Troubles and complications and an ambush follow.
  • IMDb
1948
The Velvet Touch
MovieJul 13, 1948

The Velvet Touch

A Broadway star unintentionally kills her impresario but keeps …
A Broadway star unintentionally kills her impresario but keeps mum about it when the police investigator targets a rival actress.
  • IMDb
1947
Wedlock Deadlock
www.imdb.com
MovieDec 18, 1947

Wedlock Deadlock

The third of four Columbia shorts starring Joe DeRita, made …
The third of four Columbia shorts starring Joe DeRita, made across a period of 15 months from late 1946 to early-1948, has newlyweds Eddie (Joe DeRita) and Betty (Christine McIntyre) barely moved into their new house before Betty's mother (Esther Howard), aunt (Patsy Moran) and brother (Charles Williams) show up and give every indication of becoming permanent free-loading guests. Dick (William Newell) gives Eddie a plan that will cause his unwanted guests to vacate the premises, by having Dick and his wife, Ruby (Dorothy Granger), move in as Eddie's relatives, and even bigger pests, thereby causing Betty's relatives to move out. The plan works and Eddie and Betty are pleased until Dick announces that he and Ruby have intentions of staying on. A Spanish-language subtitled version was released as "La Suegra Intrusia."
  • IMDb
1946
Dick Tracy vs. Cueball
MovieNov 22, 1946

Dick Tracy vs. Cueball

Expensive diamonds are …
Expensive diamonds are stolen but before the thief can fence them he is strangled by ex-con Cueball, who then takes the gems and continues murdering people he believes are trying to swindle...
  • IMDb
You Can't Fool a Fool
MovieJul 11, 1946

You Can't Fool a Fool

Andy Clyde decides it is time …
Andy Clyde decides it is time for him to retire and do nothing but go fishing. But his wife (Esther Howard) reckons otherwise and thinks he needs to get into politics. Andy's thoughts on the subject go unasked.
  • IMDb
The Falcon's Alibi
MovieApr 12, 1946

The Falcon's Alibi

A wealthy woman's secretary, fearing that she will be …
A wealthy woman's secretary, fearing that she will be blamed if her employer's jewelry is stolen, hires the Falcon as guardian. The Falcon is blamed when the jewels are stolen and murders ensue.
  • IMDb
A Letter for Evie
MovieJan 28, 1946

A Letter for Evie

Evie's co-workers at the uniform shirt factory, and her almost …
Evie's co-workers at the uniform shirt factory, and her almost-fiancée's inability to kiss, inspire her to slip a letter into a size sixteen-and-a-half shirt for some anonymous soldier. It's received by "Wolf" Larson, who immediately throws it away, but his sensitive, dreaming--and short--buddy John McPherson snags it, and begins a correspondence with Evie, pretending to be Wolf. But things get complicated when Evie wants to meet her tall, handsome soldier. And even more complicated when Wolf sees Evie and likes what he sees.
  • IMDb
1945
Detour
MovieNov 15, 1945

Detour

After his girlfriend Sue leaves New York to advance her career …
After his girlfriend Sue leaves New York to advance her career in Hollywood, piano player Al Roberts decides to join her. Not having much money, he decides to hitchhike across the country. In Arizona, he gets a ride from a man named Charles Haskell, a gambler and a bookie who happens to been headed to L.A. himself. When Haskell dies of natural causes, Al decides to take his identity. His bigger mistake is giving a ride to another hitchhiker, Vera, a pretty tough cookie who had previously encountered the real Haskell when he gave her a ride. She draws him into a crazy scheme.
  • IMDb
The Great Flamarion
MovieJan 13, 1945

The Great Flamarion

Part of an entertainment act, a beautiful but unscrupulous …
Part of an entertainment act, a beautiful but unscrupulous female performer manipulates all the men in her life in order to achieve her aims.
  • IMDb
1944
Murder, My Sweet
MovieDec 9, 1944

Murder, My Sweet

This adaptation of the Raymond Chandler novel 'Farewell, My …
This adaptation of the Raymond Chandler novel 'Farewell, My Lovely', renamed for the American market to prevent audiences mistaking it for a musical (for which Powell was already famous) has private eye Philip Marlowe hired by Moose Malloy, a petty crook just out of prison after a eight year stretch, to look for his former girlfriend, Velma, who has not been seen for the last six years. The case is tougher than Marlowe expected as his initially promising inquiries lead to a complex web of deceit involving bribery, perjury and theft, and where no one's motivation is obvious, least of all Marlowe's.
  • IMDb
Crazy Like a Fox
www.imdb.com
MovieMay 1, 1944

Crazy Like a Fox

Billy Gilbert, taxicab driver, wastes no time in getting himself into …
Billy Gilbert, taxicab driver, wastes no time in getting himself into another frustrating jam with no relief in sight. He picks up a fare who is a press agent, who, in no time at all and with not much of a story, has Billy posing as a visiting nabob East Indian potentate, who has many daughters.
  • IMDb
Oh, Baby!
MovieApr 17, 1944

Oh, Baby!

Hugh, who has always made no secret about his disdain for …
Hugh, who has always made no secret about his disdain for children, changes his mind when he believes that he is about to become a father.
  • IMDb
1942
The Palm Beach Story
MovieAug 28, 1942

The Palm Beach Story

Gerry and Tom Jeffers are finding married life hard. Tom is an …
Gerry and Tom Jeffers are finding married life hard. Tom is an inventor/ architect and there is little money for them to live on. They are about to be thrown out of their apartment when Gerry meets rich businessman being shown around as a prospective tenant. He gives Gerry $700 to start life afresh but Tom refuses to believe her story and they quarrel. Gerry decides the marriage is over and heads to Palm Beach for a quick divorce but Tom has plans to stop her.
  • IMDb
My Favorite Blonde
MovieApr 2, 1942

My Favorite Blonde

Karen Bentley, an English secret agent, links up with Larry …
Karen Bentley, an English secret agent, links up with Larry Haines and his star penguin Percy in an attempt to outwit German spies.
  • IMDb
1941
Sullivan's Travels
MovieDec 5, 1941

Sullivan's Travels

A Hollywood director, John L Sullivan, sets out to …
A Hollywood director, John L Sullivan, sets out to experience life as a poor, homeless person in order to gain relevant life experience for his next movie.
  • IMDb
Lovable Trouble
www.imdb.com
MovieOct 23, 1941

Lovable Trouble

Andy invests the money his wife gave him to pay the bills into …
Andy invests the money his wife gave him to pay the bills into a sure-fire money-making scheme, a girl's softball team made up of out-of-work chorus girls. Mrs. Clyde is, to say the least, not amused.
  • IMDb
1940
A Bundle of Bliss
www.imdb.com
MovieNov 1, 1940

A Bundle of Bliss

Andy has the mistaken impression that his wife is pregnant.
  • IMDb
The Great McGinty
MovieJul 24, 1940

The Great McGinty

Dan McGinty has great success in his chosen field of crooked …
Dan McGinty has great success in his chosen field of crooked politics, but he endangers it all in one crazy moment of honesty.
  • IMDb
Alex in Wonderland
MovieMar 9, 1940

Alex in Wonderland

In this Warner Bros. short film, Alex visits his sister Belinda and …
In this Warner Bros. short film, Alex visits his sister Belinda and her husband Fred. It looks like Alex is going to be around for a while, much to Fred's displeasure. Alex in is New York to look for a job and he sees an ad for a champagne salesman. He decides to crash a swank party given by railroad tycoon J.D. Swinnerton and his wife. Alex has his own zany way of getting an introduction to the man. Mayhem ensues when several of the guests come as Robin Hood and one of them is a jewel thief.
  • IMDb
1939
Broadway Serenade
MovieApr 7, 1939

Broadway Serenade

Mary Hale (a singer) and Jimmy Seymour (pianist/composer), …
Mary Hale (a singer) and Jimmy Seymour (pianist/composer), are a show biz couple working in The Big Apple in small night clubs hoping to hit it big. One night, Larry Bryant (a Broadway ...
  • IMDb
1938
Swing, Sister, Swing
en.wikipedia.org
MovieDec 16, 1938

Swing, Sister, Swing

Broadway press agent Nap Sisler sees a chance to make a …
Broadway press agent Nap Sisler sees a chance to make a national hit with a new dance, "The Baltimore Bubble", created by Greenvale filling-station attendant Johnny Bennett. Nap promotes dance instructor Professor L. Orlando Beebee out of $500 to bring Johnny, his dancing partner Snookie Saunders, and Greenvale grocery clerk and hot trombonist Satchel-Lips Peters to New York. Introduced at a night club by band leader Ted Weems, the trio is a hit. The Greenvale trio begin a theatre tour with their dance, now a national sensation. The craze soon dies out and Johnny stays in New York to try for another chance at fame with a dancer, Nona, while the other two return to Greenvale. The new act soon flops and Johnny returns to Greenvale and is met by Snookie, Satchel-Lips and the town band, who escort him to a new and lavish service station built with the money earned from "The Baltimore Bubble."
  • IMDb
Scandal Street
www.imdb.com
MovieFeb 11, 1938

Scandal Street

Scandal Street is a 1938 American drama film directed by …
Scandal Street is a 1938 American drama film directed by James P. Hogan and written by Bertram Millhauser and Eddie Welch. The film stars Lew Ayres, Louise Campbell, Roscoe Karns, Porter Hall, Edgar Kennedy and Elizabeth Patterson. The film was released on February 11, 1938, by Paramount Pictures.
  • Wikipedia
1937
Partners in Crime
www.imdb.com
MovieOct 8, 1937

Partners in Crime

Partners in Crime is a 1937 American crime film directed …
Partners in Crime is a 1937 American crime film directed by Ralph Murphy and written by Gladys Unger and Garnett Weston. The film stars Lynne Overman, Roscoe Karns, Muriel Hutchison, Anthony Quinn, Inez Courtney and Lucien Littlefield. The film was released on October 8, 1937, by Paramount Pictures.
  • Wikipedia
Rhythm in the Clouds
MovieJun 21, 1937

Rhythm in the Clouds

Struggling songwriter Judy Walker talks her way into the …
Struggling songwriter Judy Walker talks her way into the apartment of a famous composer, and finds that he's on vacation. Homeless and without any money, she decides to stay at his place ...
  • IMDb
1936
M'Liss
www.imdb.com
MovieJul 27, 1936

M'Liss

M'liss Smith, the wildcat daughter of Washoe Smith, lives a …
M'liss Smith, the wildcat daughter of Washoe Smith, lives a lively life in the small town founded by her father, a broken miner. However she is tamed under the influence of a handsome schoolteacher, Stephen Thorne.
  • IMDb
Klondike Annie
www.yidio.com
MovieFeb 21, 1936

Klondike Annie

Carlton Rose, a girl known as "the Frisco Doll" escapes to …
Carlton Rose, a girl known as "the Frisco Doll" escapes to Alaska after accidentally killing her guard.
  • IMDb
1935
Mary Burns, Fugitive
www.imdb.com
MovieNov 9, 1935

Mary Burns, Fugitive

A young woman who owns a coffee shop falls for a handsome …
A young woman who owns a coffee shop falls for a handsome young customer, unaware that he is a gangster. The association results in her being tried and sentenced to a long prison term. However, the authorities permit her to escape, hoping that she will lead them to her boyfriend.
  • IMDb
It Always Happens
MovieSep 15, 1935

It Always Happens

While on a business trip, Andy accidentially gets into a …
While on a business trip, Andy accidentially gets into a compromising position with the wife of a client.
  • IMDb
The Misses Stooge
www.imdb.com
MovieApr 20, 1935

The Misses Stooge

Patsy and Thelma go to work for a magician with Patsy being …
Patsy and Thelma go to work for a magician with Patsy being his on-stage assistant and Thelma his plant in the audience. Disaster ensues.
  • IMDb
1934
Ready for Love
www.imdb.com
MovieNov 30, 1934

Ready for Love

Marigold Tate (Lupino) runs away from boarding school to stay …
Marigold Tate (Lupino) runs away from boarding school to stay with her retired aunt. She faces hostility from the locals, who display bigotry and snobbery towards her. During a witchcraft trial she is forced into a pool of water. The event is covered by newspaper editor Julian Barrow (Arlen), who falls in love with Tate. The couple eventually move to New York, where Barrow gets a job on a newspaper.
  • IMDb
1933
Below the Sea
www.imdb.com
MovieMar 29, 1933

Below the Sea

After a German U-boat is sunk near the end of World War I, it's …
After a German U-boat is sunk near the end of World War I, it's captain, the only living member of the crew 15 years later, plots to retrieve the gold bullion that went down with the boat. He enlists the financial help of a woman who owns a waterfront dive, and a world-renowned undersea diver, but when the ship the woman bankrolls sinks, the two men sign on to an expedition bankrolled by another woman -- this time with scientific knowledge being her motive. They plan to use the expedition's equipment to dive to the wreck and bring up the gold.
  • IMDb
The Iron Master
MovieFeb 4, 1933

The Iron Master

The wealthy owner of an iron foundry dies, and his greedy …
The wealthy owner of an iron foundry dies, and his greedy heirs are outraged when they find out that he left his entire estate not to them but to the foreman of his foundry.
  • IMDb
1932
Rackety Rax
www.imdb.com
MovieOct 23, 1932

Rackety Rax

Gambler/racketeer "Knucks" McGloin takes note of just …
Gambler/racketeer "Knucks" McGloin takes note of just how much money and action (aside from the game itself) takes place around and about the annual Rose Bowl football game, and decides this is one sweet proposition and could be even sweeter if one had his own college and football game and had a large say beforehand as to the outcome of any game this team had. So he ups and creates his own college---Carnasie after his own neighborhood. His gangster rival. Gilatti, thinks this give McGloin a definite inside advantage and, if there is one thing a gambler can't abide, it is that someone has an inside advantage and they are not that someone. Gilatti gets himself a college football team. Education marches on.
  • IMDb
Winner Take All
MovieJul 16, 1932

Winner Take All

Young boxer Jim Kane, resting at a New Mexico "health ranch," …
Young boxer Jim Kane, resting at a New Mexico "health ranch," meets and falls for Peggy Harmon, former nightclub table singer...who needs $600 more for her sickly son to stay in the place. To help her, Jim endangers his health with a tough boxing match in Tijuana. Before long, he's back fighting while Peggy stays in the desert. But in the city, after new triumphs, Jim meets Joan, a teasing Society blonde. Will he see through her before it's too late?
  • IMDb
Merrily We Go to Hell
MovieJun 10, 1932

Merrily We Go to Hell

A drunken newspaperman is …
A drunken newspaperman is rescued from his alcoholic haze by an heiress whose love sobers him up and encourages him to write a play, but he lapses back into dipsomania.
  • IMDb
The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood
www.imdb.com
MovieMar 28, 1932

The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood

Small town America: the …
Small town America: the Cohens own a movie theater; the Kellys own a diner. Kitty Kelly and Maurice Cohen are young lovers; Maurice sends Kitty's picture to a movie studio, and they accept her and make her a star. Soon, the Kelly family is living the high life; they write a postcard to the Cohens, who take a polite "wish you were here" as an invitation to sell everything. The Kellys shun the Cohens, who they now see as gauche. But when sound films are introduced, Kitty is no longer a star, and composer Maurice suddenly makes his family rich (for a while) .
  • IMDb
A Fool's Advice
www.imdb.com
MovieFeb 20, 1932

A Fool's Advice

An elevator operator invents a machine that he believes can …
An elevator operator invents a machine that he believes can help to defeat a corrupt politician in the city's upcoming mayoral election.
  • IMDb
1931
Ladies of the Big House
www.imdb.com
MovieDec 26, 1931

Ladies of the Big House

Married couple is imprisoned …
Married couple is imprisoned for a crime they didn't commit.
  • IMDb
The Vice Squad
www.imdb.com
MovieMay 30, 1931

The Vice Squad

A diplomat is blackmailed by crooked vice cops into …
A diplomat is blackmailed by crooked vice cops into helping them frame prostitutes.
  • IMDb
1930
Who's the Boss
MovieOct 1, 1930

Who's the Boss

A hen-pecked husband and his domineering wife exchange …
A hen-pecked husband and his domineering wife exchange duties; he stays home with the 3 boys; she goes to the office; with the usual results.
  • IMDb
1892
Esther Howard
BirthApril 1892

Esther Howard

Esther Howard was born.
Back to top
  • Data from
  • Wikipedia
  • IMDb
  • Whosdatedwho
  • Wikidata
  • Freebase
  • Select images from
  • TiVo
Wikipedia text under CC-BY-SA license