Born Irving Lahrheim on August 13 of 1895, this beloved comedian was a high school dropout who enrolled in a vaudeville act and made his way into Broadway and Hollywood, debuting in the film Flying High.
Today he is remembered with affection as The Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz, a stunt which became the highest point of his film career.
He received a Tony award for his participation in the musical Foxy, and continued working in TV movies and series as well as theatre, until he passed away on December 4 of 1967.
– Flying High (1931)
– Merry go round of 1938 (1937)
– Love and hisses (1937)
– Josette (1938)
– Just around the corner (1938)
– The Wizard of Oz (1939)
– Sing your worries away (1942)
– Ship ahoy (1942)
– Meet the people (1944)
– Rose Marie (1954)
– The second greatest sex (1955)