Harry Langdon

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Birthday
15, 1884
Birthplace
Council Bluffs, IA
Death Date
Dec 22, 1944 (60)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
15, 1884
Birthplace
Council Bluffs, IA
Death Date
Dec 22, 1944 (60)

About

One of vaudeville's biggest stars who became a headliner in Hollywood's silent film era, but faded after the advent of sound. He also appeared in the 1926 films, The Strong Man and Tramp, Tramp, Tramp.

Before Fame

His vaudeville act, Johnny's New Car, brought him to the attention of Mack Sennett and Frank Capra.

Trivia

After a dispute with Capra, he decided to make pictures on his own, but his dark brand of humor did not mesh well with Jazz Age optimism, and his films flopped.

Family Life

His first wife, Rose Musolff, was his partner in vaudeville and popularized the 1920's Oldsmobile.

Associated With

After the precipitous decline of his career, he began writing parts for Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy comedies.