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Also Known As: Hermann Bing Died: January 9, 1947
Born: March 30, 1889 Cause of Death: suicide
Birth Place: Germany Profession: Cast ... actor vaudevillian assistant director circus clown
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Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever: 1901-2006

A former circus clown, Bing studied music in Germany and entered vaudeville in 1905. He apprenticed under director F.W. Murnau and moved to Hollywood in 1927 where he worked as a writer and assistant director on the film "Sunrise." He went on to assist directors John Ford and Frank Borzage while establishing himself as a character actor usually playing comic roles as a waiter or stage manager. Famous for his wild eyed expressions, Bing was also a noted opera singer. After WWII and despondent over his fading career, Herman shot himself.

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