Harry Langdon

06/15/1884 - 12/22/1944

Harry Langdon was born June 15, 1884 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. His acting career began in the theaters of Omaha, Nebraska after a successful performance during an amateur night. Langdon had small success in the vaudeville circuit. During this period of his acting career, Langdon performed in Seattle five times. In the mid 1920s, Langdon's dour face helped him break into silent film comedies. His most famous films include "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp," "The Strong Man," and "Long Pants." With the rise of "talkies," Langdon reinvented his career as a comedy writer. He died in 1944 of a cerebral hemorrhage.

Gender: 
Male
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Notable Roles: 
Johnny Gotacar in "Johnny's New Car"
Sources: 
HARRY LANGDON, 60, SCREEN COMEDIAN: Film 'Dead-Pan,' Who Began With Mack Sennett, Dies-Once Paid $7,500 a Week New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 23 Dec 1944: 13.