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Arthur Lake

Actor
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Born Apr 17, 1905

Arthur Lake was an American actor known best for bringing Dagwood Bumstead, the bumbling husband of Blondie, to life in film, radio and television.

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CHILDHOOD

1905 Birth At the time of his birth in 1905, Arthur Silverlake, Jr.s father and uncle were touring with a circus in an aerial act known as "The Flying Silverlakes". … Read More
1910 5 Years Old Arthur first appeared on stage as a baby in Uncle Tom's Cabin and he and his sister, Florence, became part of the act in 1910. … Read More

TWENTIES

1928 23 Years Old Universal Pictures signed him to a contract, where he acted in westerns as an adolescent character actor. Shortly after the formation of RKO Pictures in 1928, he signed with that studio, where he made Dance Hall (1929) and Cheer Up and Smile (1930). … Read More

THIRTIES

1937 32 Years Old …  They were married at San Simeon in 1937. … Read More
1938 33 Years Old Arthur Lake is best known for portraying the Blondie comic strip character of Dagwood Bumstead in twenty-eight Blondie films produced by Columbia Pictures from 1938 until 1950. … Read More

FIFTIES

1957 52 Years Old He also portrayed the character in a short-lived 1957 Blondie TV series.

LATE ADULTHOOD

1987 82 Years Old Lake died of a heart attack in Indian Wells, California on January 9, 1987 and was interred in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, in the Douras family mausoleum, along with actress Marion Davies and her husband, Horace G. Brown.
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