Comic actor who played Jack Benny's butler on TV and radio for thirty-seven years.
He injured his vocal cords while selling newspapers as a child in San Francisco.
Born in Oakland, CA, he went on to become a comedian and his last film was It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
He married Mamie Wiggins Nelson in 1932.
He worked with Jack Benny on the Jack Benny Show.