Veteran character actor James Whitmore was well regarded in his early years for his award-winning dramatic capabilities on Broadway and in films. Later he conquered TV with the same trophy-winning results. Sometimes people confuse Whitmore and Spencer Tracy. The two sometimes look as if they could have been brothers.
Percy Helton was a stage, film and tv actor. One of his most memorable supporting roles was playing a drunken Santa Claus in Miracle on 34th Street. Started as a child/juevenile stage actor, silent to sound (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Kiss Me Deadly) 1894-1971 ~pic of young Percy ~