Harry Watson Jr.
Harry B. Watson Jr. was comedian. Before his Vaudeville and Broadway stage career and making his films, he was a clown for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Among his Broadway shows were the George Gershwin musical Tip-Toes and five editions of the Ziegfeld Follies; the most high profile of his few feature films was the Marion Davies vehicle Zander the Great, but he is best recalled as the star of a series of bizarre silent comedy shorts, The Mishaps of Musty Suffer. Two volumes of surviving Musty Suffer titles were restored by the American Library of Congress and released with music by Ben Model on DVD by Undercrank Productions in 2014 and 2015; that Mr. Harry Watson, Jr. is one of the finest comic artists of the American stage is demonstrated anew with each successive year. An alumnus of the same burlesque troupe that graduated that other excellent comedian, Mr. George Bickel, Watson's authentic talents, like those of his colleague, have long been overlooked — or if not overlooked disparaged — by annalists of the stage who vouchsafe to low comedy a casual and grudged attention.
Yet the fact doubtless remains that this Watson is an actor of uncommon quality, not a mere slapstick pantaloon, an assaulter of trousers' seats, a professor of the bladder, but a mimic of exceptional capacity, a pantomimist of the first grade and a comedian of real histrionic parts.. George Jean Nathan Comedians All Alfred A Knopf Steve Massa The Mishaps of Musty Suffer:DVD Companion Guide CreateSpace ISBN 1497372755 Harry Watson Jr. on IMDb Harry Watson Jr. at the Internet Broadway Database Harry Watson Jr. at AllMovie
Harry Watson (ice hockey, born 1923)
Harold Percival "Whipper" Watson was a Canadian professional ice hockey left wing who played for the Brooklyn Americans, Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Black Hawks, winning five Stanley Cups over a 14-year career in the National Hockey League. Born in Saskatoon, Watson played junior hockey for the Saskatoon Junior Chiefs, the Saskatoon Chiefs and Saskatoon Dodgers, the Saskatoon Junior Quakers. In 1941, at age 18, Watson turned professional with the Brooklyn Americans in the NHL in what would be the team's final season, he was selected by the Detroit Red Wings in an intraleague draft and played there in 1942–43, winning his first Stanley Cup. Watson joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as World War II escalated. While in the military, he played for the Montreal RCAF team in 1943–44, as well as for the Saskatoon RCAF squad; the following season, he played for the Winnipeg RCAF team. After a two-year break from the NHL, Watson rejoined the Red Wings after the war for one season and was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs on September 21, 1946, for Billy Taylor.
Watson played eight seasons for the Leafs. In 1948 -- 49, he led the Leafs with 26 goals and 19 assists in 60 games, he didn't take a single penalty through the entire regular season. Shortly into the 1954–55 season, the Leafs sold Watson to the Chicago Black Hawks. After three years in Chicago, Watson played one more year as a professional, as player-coach of the Buffalo Bisons in the American Hockey League, before retiring in 1958, he coached the St. Catharines Teepees of the Ontario Hockey League in 1958–59, coached the senior Windsor Bulldogs to an Allan Cup championship in 1962–63. Through his 14 years in the NHL, Watson played 809 games, scoring 236 goals and 207 assists for 443 points, he won five Stanley Cups. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1994. Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
Harry Watson (ice hockey, born 1898)
Harold Ellis "Moose" Watson was a Canadian amateur ice hockey player. He was a member of the Toronto Granites team that won a gold medal for Canada in ice hockey at the 1924 Winter Olympics. Born in St. John's, Watson lived in England and Winnipeg, Manitoba before moving to Toronto at the age of 15, he played for the Whitby Athletics in the Ontario Hockey Association. He played for St. Andrews College and was a first team all-star in 1915. Watson played for the Toronto Aura Lee before serving in the Canadian military during World War I, he served in the Royal Flying Corps as a fighter ace. He flew a Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a to victory over an Albatros D. V on 25 January 1918, sharing the win with fellow Canadian Frank H. Taylor. By the time he scored his sixth and final win on 4 July, he had destroyed another enemy plane and sent four more down out of control. After the war, Watson joined the Toronto Dentals in a playoff series against the Hamilton Tigers, which the Tigers won. For the 1919–20 season, he joined the new Toronto Granites, the OHA team from the Toronto Granite Club.
Led by Watson, the Granites won the Allan Cup in 1921–22 and 1922–23, with Watson named a first-team all-star in both seasons. They represented Canada at the 1924 Winter Olympics, winning the ice hockey gold medal. At the Olympics, Watson scored 36 goals in five games as the Canadian team outscored the opposition 132-3 over six games. In one game against Switzerland, Watson scored 13 goals, he turned down several lucrative offers to play professionally in the National Hockey League. Charlie Querrie, manager of the Toronto St. Patricks, offered Watson $10,000 to join his team for the 1924–25 season, but Watson declined, his Granites teammate Hooley Smith would have a 17-year NHL career, but Watson wanted to enter the business world and retired as a player in 1924. In 1930, he became coach of the Toronto National Sea Fleas senior amateur team. During the 1931 playoff season, Watson refereed several OHA games. In December 1931, during his second season behind the bench for the Sea Fleas, Watson made a brief comeback as a player at the age of 33 after one of his players was unable to make a road trip.
As coach, Watson guided the team to the Allan Cup in 1932. Watson was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1962 and the IIHF Hall of Fame in 1998. Hockey Hall of Fame. Honoured Members: Hockey Hall of Fame. Bolton, Ontario: Fenn Publishing. ISBN 1-55168-239-7. Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey Evans, Hilary. "Harry Watson". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC