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Bert Lahr

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Birthday
13, 1895
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Dec 4, 1967 (72)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
13, 1895
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Dec 4, 1967 (72)

About

He gave a memorable performance as the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz. His roles in Foxy, The Birds, and Waiting for Godot brought him additional fame.

Before Fame

He dropped out of school at age fifteen to join a juvenile Vaudeville act.

Trivia

He made his Broadway debut in a 1927 production titled Delmar's Revels. His first film was the 1931 movie musical Flying High.

Family Life

He had difficulty divorcing his first wife due to the fact that she was hospitalized with a severe mental health problem. He was married to his second wife, Mildred Schoroeder, from 1940 to 1967.

Associated With

He co-starred with Judy Garland in the classic film The Wizard of Oz.