Bert Lahr (1895–1967)

Actor | Soundtrack | Writer

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  • Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, and Bert Lahr in The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  • Bert Lahr in Meet the People (1944)
  • June Allyson, Lucille Ball, and Bert Lahr in Meet the People (1944)
  • Lucille Ball, Spike Jones, Bert Lahr, Joe Ploski, Dick Powell, Ziggie Talent, and Spike Jones and His City Slickers in Meet the People (1944)
  • Bert Lahr in The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968)
  • Bert Lahr and Virginia Mayo in Always Leave Them Laughing (1949)

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Filmography


All Filmography

Did You Know

Trivia

His first wife, Mercedes Delpino, was mentally ill and lived in an asylum beginning in 1930.


Quotes

[on 'Tin Man' Jack Haley, often found snoozing on the set] That son-of-a-bitch could sleep hung up on a meat hook, and I can't sleep at night!


Trademark

Slow warbling vibrato singing voice, most notably used in The Wizard of Oz (1939), but also noted in other movies including Rose Marie (1954), as well as on Broadway.


Star Sign

Leo

Personal Details

Born

Irving Lahrheim

New York City, New York, USA

Died

(age 72)
New York City, New York, USA


Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)

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