Ben Turpin

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Birthday
19, 1869
Birthplace
New Orleans, LA
Death Date
Jun 1, 1940 (70)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
19, 1869
Birthplace
New Orleans, LA
Death Date
Jun 1, 1940 (70)

About

Silent film actor who had a signature cross-eyed look. He began his career in vaudeville, circuses, and burlesque.

Before Fame

He was the son of a candy store owner.

Trivia

He bought a $25,000 insurance policy with Lloyd's of London in case his eyes ever uncrossed.

Family Life

He married his second wife, Babette Dietz, in 1926.

Associated With

He partnered briefly with the rising comic star Charlie Chaplin.