Joe Frisco

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Birthday
16, 1890
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Feb 12, 1958 (67)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
16, 1890
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Feb 12, 1958 (67)

About

Popular comedic actor and talented dancer who often combined both in his comedy routines.

Before Fame

His first foray into comedy, via stand-up routines, focused on a subject he, a compulsive gambler - knew well: the dark-lit speakeasies, the constant debt.

Trivia

His trademark jazz dance was dubbed the 'Jewish Charleston,' a series of scripted steps and turns, which he often performed wearing a bowler hat and puffing on a king-size cigar.

Family Life

He was born Louis Wilson Joseph, in Milan, Illinois.

Associated With

His dancing inspired future comedians like the Marx Brothers. Groucho Marx himself recalled Frisco "was a good comic and a great dancer. We'd imitate his dance in our show."