Sterling Holloway Biography

Birthday: 1905-01-04
Place of Birth: Cedartown, Georgia
Height: 5' 10½" (1.79 m)
Wiki Biography: Popular American character actor of amusing appearance and voice whose long career led from dozens of highly enjoyable onscreen performances to world-wide familiarity as the voice of numerous Walt Disney animated films. Born in the American Deep South to grocer Sterling P. Holloway Sr. and Rebecca Boothby Holloway, he had a younger brother, Boothby. Holloway spent his early years as an actor playing comic juveniles on the stage. His bushy reddish-blond hair and trademark near-falsetto voice made him a natural for sound pictures, and he acted in scores of talkies, although he had made his picture debut in silents. His physical image and voice relegated him almost exclusively to comic roles, but in 1945, director Lewis Milestone cast him more or less against type in the classic war film A Walk in the Sun (1945), where Holloway's portrayal of a reluctant soldier was quite notable. He played frequently on television, becoming familiar to baby-boomers in a recurring role as Uncle Oscar on "Adventures of Superman" (1952), and later in television series of his own. His later work as the voice of numerous characters in Disney cartoons brought him new audiences and many fans, especially for his voicing of beloved Winnie the Pooh. He died in 1992.

Sterling HollowayPhotos & Pictures


TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Baileys of Balboa 1964 Comedy
The Don Rickles Show 1968 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Hell Below 1933 Romance, Drama
Wild Boys of the Road 1933 Adventure, Drama
Dancing Lady 1933 Musical, Comedy, Romance
The Merry Widow Mischka 1934 Musical, Comedy, Romance
Doubting Thomas Spindler 1935
I Live My Life 1935 Comedy, Drama
Varsity Show 1937 Musical
Of Human Hearts 1938 0
Remember the Night 1940 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Cheers for Miss Bishop 1941 Drama
Iceland 1943 Musical, Romance
A Walk in the Sun 1945 Drama
Make Mine Music 1946 Animation, Family, Music
Susie the Little Blue Coupe 1952 Animation, Comedy, Family
Ben and Me Amos Mouse 1953 Animation, Comedy, Family
Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree Winnie the Pooh 1966 Animation, Family
Live a Little, Love a Little 1968 Comedy, Musical, Romance
Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day Winnie the Pooh 1968 Animation, Family
The Aristocats Roquefort 1970 0, 0, 0
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too! Winnie the Pooh 1974 Animation, Family
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Winnie the Pooh 1977 Family, Animation, Musical
Jungle Book 'Kaa' the Snake 1995 0, Drama
The Jungle Book 'Kaa' the Snake 2016 0, 0, 0, 0
Dumbo Mr. Stork 2019