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|Also Known As:||Arthur Silverlake||Died:||January 9, 1987|
|Born:||April 17, 1905||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Corbin, Kentucky, USA||Profession:||Cast ... actor|
Arthur Lake was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In his early acting career, Lake appeared in such films as "Where Was I?" (1925), "Skinner's Dress Suit" (1926) and "The Irresistible Lover" (1927). He also appeared in "The Count of Ten" (1928), "The Air Circus" (1928) and the adaptation "On With the Show" (1929) with Betty Compson. His film career continued throughout the thirties in productions like the drama "Annapolis Salute" (1937) with James Ellison, "Topper" (1937) with Constance Bennett and "23 1/2 Hours Leave" (1937) with James Ellison. He also appeared in the drama "Exiled to Shanghai" (1937) with Wallace Ford. In the latter part of his career, he tackled roles in "Blondie Plays Cupid" (1940), "Blondie Has Servant Trouble" (1940) and "Blondie Goes Latin" (1941). He also appeared in "Blondie in Society" (1941) and "Blondie's Blessed Event" (1942). Lake more recently acted in "Blondie's Reward" (1949). Lake was married to Patricia Van Cleve. Lake passed away in January 1987 at the age of 82.
jgenaro ( 2006-11-30 )
Source: Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Lake_(actor)
Arthur Lake b. Arthur Silverlake (April 17, 1905 - January 9, 1987) was an American actor. He was a native of Corbin, Kentucky. Lake appeared in films starting in the late 1920's, beginning as an adolescent character actor. By the sound era he was playing light romantic roles, usually with a comic "Mama's Boy" tone to them. He is best known for portraying the Blondie comic strip character of Dagwood Bumstead in the long-running series of Blondie films produced by Columbia Pictures from 1938 until 1950. He also portrayed the character in a 1957 Blondie television series. His work in the popular Blondie radio show earned him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6646 Hollywood Blvd. He died of a heart attack in Indian Wells, California on January 9, 1987 and was interred in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood. He was the brother of actress Florence Lake and a nephew by marriage of Marion Davies.
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