The Keystone Kops

by big-gun | created - 21 Apr 2018 | updated - 06 Sep 2018 | Public

1. George Jeske

Director | The Flaming Signal

George Jeske was born on February 22, 1891 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA as George Washington Jaeschke. He was a writer and director, known for The Flaming Signal (1933), Criminal Investigator (1942) and Skybound (1935). He died on October 28, 1951 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

2. Bobby Dunn

Actor | His Busted Trust

Bobby Dunn was born on August 28, 1890 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Robert V. Dunn. He is known for his work on His Busted Trust (1916), Trails of Danger (1930) and The Thrill Hunter (1926). He died on March 24, 1937 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.

3. Mack Riley

Hoffmeyer's Legacy

Mack Riley was born on February 15, 1886 in Tennessee, USA as Maynard Cyril Stokes. He was an actor, known for Hoffmeyer's Legacy (1912). He died on August 29, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

4. Charles Avery

Actor | The Taming of the Shrew

Charles Avery was born on May 28, 1873 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Charles Avery Bradford. He was an actor and director, known for The Taming of the Shrew (1908), Her Donkey Love (1917) and His Unconscious Conscience (1917). He died on July 23, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

5. Slim Summerville

Actor | All Quiet on the Western Front

Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1892, rustic-looking George "Slim" Summerville possessed one of those malleable mugs that made you laugh even before he opened his mouth. Young Slim ran away from home as a youth and lived a rather wanderlust life until a chance meeting with Mack Sennett through ...

6. Edgar Kennedy

Actor | Duck Soup

Edgar Kennedy, who was born on April 26, 1890, near Monterey, California, hit the road as a young man and traveled across the country, working in a succession of jobs. He became a professional boxer, claiming to have gone 14 rounds against The Manassas Mauler, Jack Dempsey.

In addition to his ...

7. Hank Mann

Actor | Modern Times

Hank Mann was born on May 28, 1887 in New York City, New York, USA as David William Lieberman. He was an actor and director, known for Modern Times (1936), The Great Dictator (1940) and City Lights (1931). He was married to Dolly Myers Robinson, Rae Max and Estelle. He died on November 25, 1971 in ...

8. Chester Conklin

Actor | Modern Times

Iowa-born Chester Conklin was raised in a coal-mining area by a devoutly religious father who hoped that his son would go into the ministry. However, Chester got the performing bug one day when he gave a recitation at a community singing festival and won first prize. Knowing his father would never ...

9. James Finlayson

Actor | Way Out West

Alongside Ben Turpin, diminutive Scots-born Jimmy Finlayson was, arguably, the most instantly recognisable of the many clowns of silent screen slapstick who made their living as comic foil to stars like Laurel & Hardy, or Harold Lloyd. The perpetually exasperated, squinting, bald-pated master of ...

10. Ford Sterling

Actor | Yankee Doodle in Berlin

Ford Sterling was born on November 3, 1883 in La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA as George Ford Stich. He was an actor and director, known for Yankee Doodle in Berlin (1919), The Show-Off (1926) and Wild Oranges (1924). He was married to Teddy Sampson. He died on October 13, 1939 in Los Angeles, California,...

11. Del Lord

Director | What Price Vengeance

Del Lord was born on October 7, 1894 in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada. He was a director and producer, known for What Price Vengeance (1937), Barnum Was Right (1929) and Rough, Tough and Ready (1945). He died on March 23, 1970 in Calabasas, California, USA.

12. Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle

Actor | The Butcher Boy

Roscoe Arbuckle, one of nine children, was the baby of the family who weighed a reported 16 pounds at birth. Born in Smith Center, Kansas, on March 24, 1887, his family moved to California when he was a year old. At age eight he appeared on the stage. His first part was with the Webster-Brown Stock...

13. Charles Chaplin

Writer | The Great Dictator

Considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood, Charlie Chaplin lived an interesting life both in his films and behind the camera. He is most recognized as an icon of the silent film era, often associated with his popular character, the Little Tramp; the man with the ...

Charlie Chaplin appeared once as a Keystone Kop in the 1914 comedy short "A Thief Catcher."

14. Al St. John

Actor | Billy the Kid Trapped

Al St. John was born on September 10, 1893 in Santa Ana, California, USA as Alfred St. John. He was an actor and director, known for Billy the Kid Trapped (1942), Outlaws of the Plains (1946) and Moonlight on the Range (1937). He was married to Flo-Bell Moore, Yvonne June Villon Price Pearce (...

15. Glen Cavender

Actor | The General

Glen Cavender was born on September 19, 1883 in Tucson, Arizona, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The General (1926), The Man from Brodney's (1923) and The Lion and the Girl (1916). He was married to Hazel Chene. He died on February 9, 1962 in Hollywood, California, USA.



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