Stanley Clements



  • Birth Name: Stanislaw Klimowicz
  • Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)


Stanley Clements realized he wanted a show-business career while he was in grammar school, and when he graduated he toured in vaudeville for two years. He then joined the touring company of Edward Bowes’ (aka Major Bowes) Amateur Hour. In 1941 he was signed to a contract by 20th Century-Fox and appeared in several B films for the studio. After a short stint with the East Side Kids, he set out on his own again, this time landing roles in more prestigious pictures than he had been getting. His career was interrupted by military service in World War II, and when he returned in 1945, he began appearing in lower-budgeted films. He starred in a series of action/detective pictures at Allied Artists for producer Ben Schwalb and director Edward Bernds, and when they were looking for a replacement for Leo Gorcey in the Bowery Boys series, they asked Clements to step in. The series finally ended in 1958, and Clements went on to a steady career of supporting roles in film and TV until his death from emphysema in 1981.