Character Actors

Charles Butterworth

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Charles Butterworth (Bizarre Los Angeles)

No Substitute for Human Kindness by Jim Bishop King Press, 1974 There never was a guy like Charlie Butterworth. He had a face like a bereaved horse. His attitude, even when affronted, was whispered obsequiousness. Butterworth as a comedian, could fumble with the brim of a hat for two reels while trying to tell an […]

Character Actors

Billy Curtis – a Mini Biography

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“Of all the midgets, Billy Curtis was the handsomest and had the most style. He was flashily dressed and he smoked cigars. He was quite arrogant. He looked down on the others because he had a degree of success in vaudeville.” – Charlie Schram, M-G-M makeup man, describing Curtis on the set of The Wizard Of […]

Character Actors

Al St. John

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"Bootleggers are as common as whiskers in Russia. Seems that we'll have to give 'em tags so they'll not be bothering one another." -- Al St. John (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“Bootleggers are as common as whiskers in Russia. Seems that we’ll have to give ’em tags so they’ll not be bothering one another.” — Al St. John Source: 1919  

Character Actors

Stuart Erwin

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Stuart Erwin (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“When I started out as an actor, I knew I couldn’t hop right into leading man roles. I had to specialize. A comedian by nature, I started to be a fast-talking wise-cracker. But I had lots of competition, and saw I had to choose another line. So I picked up the other extreme.” — Stuart […]

Character Actors

Montagu Love

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Montagu Love (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“Like many other men who have risen to the top in the profession, Montagu Love was intended by fond parents for other things. His father wished ‘Monty’ Love to become a minister, but ‘Monty’ began his young career as an illustrator for ‘The Daily News’ in London. One day, when Montagu Love dropped into the […]

Celebrity Portraits

Lew Cody

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"The girl is yours when you kiss her - until you meet the next one." -- Lew Cody (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“The girl is yours when you kiss her – until you meet the next one.” — Lew Cody Source: 1920     The Butterfly Man (1920)   SODA JERK ON WAGER Hollywood, June 5, 1928 (U.P.) – If Lew Cody and Ralph Spence really placed a $1,000 side bet on the outcome then Lew Cody […]