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TomPowers ( 2007-03-14 )
Source: Wikipedia, Internet Movie Database, And Turner Classic Movies: Character Actor segment.
Born: John Lee Morgan Beauregard Aug. 23, 1905 in Louisville, Kentucky,
Died: Aug. 20, 1946 in Los Angeles
Rags has 18 films to his credit mostly playing the good-natured oaf. He played opposite the likes of Judy Garland, Clark Gable, Abbott and Costello and Red Skeleton. Before Hollywood, Rags was a trucker, a boxer and a movie projectionist. It was in his twenties when he entered the burlesque circuit. He became one of the house comics for Minskys. He quickly got a reputation for his wild ad-libs, his unpredictable intrusions into other comics acts, and his healthy off-stage libido. It was said that Rags was most happy with a drink in one hand, and a girl on the other. Sadly on Aug. 20 1946 Rags passed away suddenly of Uremia. It was just three days shy of his 41st birthday.
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