Thursday, September 12, 2019

Billy Gilbert 125 -- September 12, 2019
Comedian Billy Gilbert was born 125 years ago today, on 12-September-1894.  He appeared in an enormous number of movies with a great variety of stars, and he always made the movies better.
He was Herring (Hermann Göring) in Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator. I love Herring's reaction when Hynkel tears off his decorations.
He was Professor Theodore von Schwarzenhoffen, M.D., A.D., D.D.S., F.L.D., F-F-F-and-F in Laurel and Hardy's "The Music Box," their only film to win an Academy Award.

In "Pardon My Scotch" with the Three Stooges, he was Senor Luis Balero Cantino, a singer.  The Stooges popped various pieces of fruit into his mouth while he tried to sing.

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