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|Also Known As:||Died:||January 29, 1980|
|Born:||February 10, 1893||Cause of Death:||pneumonia|
|Birth Place:||New York City, New York, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Hired as ragtime pianist in Bowery nightclubs, NY
Opened Club Durant with Eddie Jackson and Lou Clayton
First Broadway performance in Ziegfeld's "Show Girl"
Film acting debut in "Roadhouse Nights"
Had own TV show (NBC and CBS)
Final film, "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"
Confined to wheelchair after fall
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