O.P. Heggie

O.P. Heggie

Oliver Peters Heggie
September 17, 1877(1877-09-17)

memorial stone says 1879
Angaston, Australia
Died February 7, 1936(1936-02-07) (aged 58)
Los Angeles
Occupation Actor
Years active 1928–36
Spouse Lillian C (1885–1974) 3 children

O.P. Heggie (17 September 1877 – 7 February 1936) was an Australian film and theatre actor working in the United States.




Before becoming a film actor, he appeared in numerous Broadway-theatre productions in New York City, New York.


Among his many film roles, he appeared as Louis XI of France in the film The Vagabond King (1930) and Anne Shirley's adopted father in the film Anne of Green Gables (1934).

However, he is perhaps best known to modern audiences for playing the blind hermit in the film The Bride of Frankenstein (1935). In a famous scene, as the hermit he befriends the monster, Boris Karloff, only to have two everyday travellers competely ruin his world. A Scene director James Whale had thought much about.

The hermit role was somewhat parodied by Gene Hackman in the film Young Frankenstein (1974) directed by Mel Brooks.

Heggie appeared in at least 27 movies between 1928 and his death in 1936 from pneumonia.


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