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Franklin Pangborn

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Biography

from the trailer for Topper Takes a Trip (1939)

Source: Wikipedia

Franklin Pangborn (January 23, 1889 – July 20, 1958) was an American comedic character actor. Pangborn was famous for small, but memorable roles, with a comic flair. He appeared in many Preston Sturges movies as well as the W.C. Fields films International House, The Bank Dick, and Never Give a Sucker an Even Break. For his contributions to motion pictures, Pangborn has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1500 Vine Street.

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  • Born: January 23, 1889 Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
  • Died: July 20, 1958 (aged 69) Laguna Beach, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Cancer
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1926–1958

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