American stage and screen actor who rose to fame known for his roles in Babes in Toyland and Springtime in Holland.
He appeared in the original Broadway productions of It Happens on Ice and Once Over Lightly.
He spent four seasons as a performer with the Metropolitan Opera Company, and played Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville.
He married Ethel Bloom and they had one child together.
His biggest film was Babes in Toyland, which starred Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.