Russell H. Collins (October 11, 1897 in Indianapolis, Indiana – November 14, 1965 in West Hollywood, California) was an American actor.
Collins first appeared on stage in 1922. He had roles in a few early Group Theatre productions with Success Story being his Broadway debut. Probably his most noted Broadway role was as the star of the 1935 musical play Johnny Johnson. He enjoyed a long career on Broadway, in films and television. By the 1950s he often appeared in many of the television live play-like dramas and was in high demand as a character actor in many TV series to the end of his career. His 1957 appearance in the Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode "The Night the World Ended" was a typical TV role.
He played Doc in the 1950 London production of Mr. Roberts at the Coliseum Theatre with Tyrone Power as Mr. Roberts and Jackie Cooper as Ensign Pulver.
He died of a heart attack on November 14, 1965 in West Hollywood, California.
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