Snub Pollard (1889-1962)

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A pale, serious countenance, and a dark, droopy mustache characterized silent film comedian Harry “Snub” Pollard. Born Harold Fraser in Melbourne, Australia, on November 9th, […]

Stan Laurel (1890-1965)

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Oliver Hardy (1892-1957) Although most often remembered today for their popular sound films made during the 1930’s, both Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy as solo […]

Larry Semon (1889-1928)

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Message Board Slapstick silent film comedian Larry Semon was born Lawrence Semon in West Point, Mississippi on July 16th, 1889. His parents were traveling vaudeville […]

Harold Lloyd (1893-1971)

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    One of the silent screen’s most popular comedians, Harold Lloyd was born Harold Clayton Lloyd in Burchard, Nebraska, on April 20th, 1893. His parents […]

John Bunny (1863-1915)

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Born in New York City on September 21st, 1863, John Bunny was the son of an English navy captain and attended St. James High School […]

Chester Conklin (1886-1971)

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What a funny, funny fellow, he always makes me laugh. Silent film comedian Chester Conklin was born Chester Cooper Conklin on January 11th, 1886 in […]

Ben Turpin (1874-1940)

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Just look at that face! How could one not laugh? Silent film clown Ben Turpin was born Bernard Turpin in New Orleans, Louisiana on September […]

Ford Sterling (1883-1939)

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The prolific silent film comic and movie actor Ford Sterling was born George Ford Stich on November 3rd, 1883 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He ran […]

Marie Dressler (1868-1934)

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“I’m too homely for a prima donna and too ugly for a soubrette.” – Marie Dressler Marie Dressler was born Leila Marie Koerber in Ontario, […]

W.C. Fields (1880-1946)

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Born William Claude Dunkinfield in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 29th, 1880, Fields had a tragic childhood. The son of a poor Cockney immigrant and an […]