Arthur Lake
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Arthur Lake
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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Cinema Paradiso - Syracuse New Times
Google News - over 5 years
Next comes Harold Teen (8:30 pm), a 1928 First National silent comedy, offering Arthur Lake (who later played Dagwood in the Blondie movie series) as the addled adolescent in this adaptation of the long-running comic strip, and a likely precursor to
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Rome true to the Red, White & Blue - Rome Sentinel
Google News - over 5 years
North Of 36 (1924) with Jack Holt, and Harold Teen (1928) with Arthur Lake. Theater organ accompaniment for silent films on the bill by Avery Tunningley & Philip C. Carli. www.romecapitol.com for schedule and prices or call 337-6453. ¿ Sunday, Aug
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Rhoades gives his list of top 10 vintage film franchises - The Daily Advance
Google News - over 5 years
Dagwood (Arthur Lake) was a likeable dolt fond of thick sandwiches. 6. Charlie Chan — The Chinese detective (not always played by Asians in those unPC days) solved crimes with his mental acuity. He often quoted the sayings of Confucius as if reading a
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Sarah Palin Was Asked To Name The Five Great Lakes - The Spoof (satire)
Google News - over 5 years
Lake Tahoe, Salt Lake, Lake Okeechobee, Veronica Lake, and Arthur Lake." [EDITOR'S NOTE: Wow. Is it any wonder why Sarah Louise Palin is considered to be the Paris Hilton of Politics?] Make Abel Rodriguez's day - give this story five thumbs-up (there's
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Launceston to New Norfolk joins National Road Teams Series - Cyclingnews.com
Google News - over 5 years
After departing Launceston, the race follows a course through Pateena, Longford, Cressy, Poatina, Arthur's Lake, St. Patrick's Plains, Steppes, Bothwell, Berridale, Hollow Tree, Rosegarland, Gretna and Hayes before finishing at Derwent Valley Council
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Portraits of the Past: Arthur Lake - Deseret News
Google News - over 5 years
The bishop's residence at Wells where Arthur Lake once lived. Adjacent to that facility is the Cathedral at Wells. One of the translators of the King James version of the Bible was Arthur Lake, born and baptized at
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Set your sails for return of Lake Arthur Regatta (5/27) - The American Press (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
LAKE ARTHUR — Lake Arthur will bustle with activities this weekend as the Lake Arthur Regatta returns after a long hiatus. More than 12000 people are expected to attend the two-day festival that kicks off at 11 am Saturday with
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School News: Rosarian Academy will open Toddler House this fall for ages 18 ... - Palm Beach Post
Google News - almost 6 years
Third place went to Candice Arthur, Lake Worth Middle, and Robert Brown, Western Pines Middle. All six of the top winners will received a cash prize. More than 19000 students in the district participated in the program, which involves writing essays
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Chevron Oil Platform Is Adrift In the Gulf
NYTimes - over 11 years
Five days after Hurricane Rita made landfall, the extent of the damage to offshore oil operations in the Gulf of Mexico sharpened yesterday after Chevron indicated that one of its three large platforms had capsized after losing its moorings. The deepwater platform, called Typhoon, was spotted Sunday drifting nearly 80 miles from its original
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Penny Singleton Dies at 95; Played Blondie in Film Series
NYTimes - over 13 years
Penny Singleton, who brought the comic strip character Blondie to life in a popular series of films and was the voice of the mother on the television cartoon series ''The Jetsons,'' died here on Wednesday. She was 95. The Blondie series, consisting of 28 films made from 1938 to 1950, was based on the comic strip Chic Young created in 1930, about
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Ann Doran, 89, Character Actress
NYTimes - over 16 years
Ann Doran, a character actress who appeared in hundreds of movies and television shows over the course of a career that began during the silent film era and lasted into the 1980's, died on Sept. 19 in Carmichael, Calif. She was 89. Ms. Doran's more memorable roles included a panicky passenger aboard a disabled airliner in ''The High and the
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Edward L. Bernds, 94, Director Of Short Films for Three Stooges
NYTimes - almost 17 years
Edward L. Bernds, one of Hollywood's first sound effects producers and a director of comedy shorts starring the Three Stooges, died on May 20 at his home in Van Nuys, Calif. He was 94. Mr. Bernds began his career as a radio operator in Chicago. He went to Hollywood in 1928 as a sound mixer for some of the first talking pictures and worked with such
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Paid Notice: Deaths LAKE, EDITH (NEE EHRLICH)
NYTimes - about 18 years
LAKE-Edith (nee Ehrlich) on Thursday, December 30, 1998 at Mt. Sinai Hospital at age 83. Predeceased by her husband Daniel Arthur Lake (Lackowitz). She is survived by two nieces, Laurie Beckoff Nagy and Jill Beckoff Nagy and two grandnieces and two grandnephews. Services on Sunday at 1 P.M., at ''Parkside'' Chapel, 98-60 Queens Boulevard, corner
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Ann Sothern Dauntless
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: IDAHO IS AS FAR FROM HOLLYWOOD IN FAN-tasy as in geography. But it is to the mountains of Idaho that Ann Sothern has retreated. IDAHO IS AS FAR FROM HOLLYWOOD IN FAN-tasy as in geography. But it is to the mountains of Idaho that Ann Sothern has retreated. The 23-room house in Bel Air was sold long ago and the furniture scattered. At the age
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2 CARTOONS, 'BLONDIE' AND 'CATHY'
NYTimes - almost 30 years
LEAD: WHEN a network pre- empts its regular programming for cartoons, there is always the embarrassing prospect that nobody will notice the difference. But CBS is plunging ahead tomorrow evening anyway, with two half-hour animation specials based on popular comic strips: ''Blondie and Dagwood'' at 8, and ' WHEN a network pre- empts its regular
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'Dagwood' of Movies, Arthur Lake, Is Dead
NYTimes - about 30 years
LEAD: Arthur Lake, who portrayed the comic strip character Dagwood Bumstead and called for help with a high-pitched ''Blonnndie!'' in more than two dozen films, has died at the age of 81. Arthur Lake, who portrayed the comic strip character Dagwood Bumstead and called for help with a high-pitched ''Blonnndie!'' in more than two dozen films, has
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Harness Driver Denies Charge
NYTimes - over 32 years
Ronald Ingrassia, one of four harness drivers charged with keeping their horses out of the money in a race at Monticello last month, testified yesterday that he had given his best efforts while driving Worthy Scholar, a 9-5 co-favorite, to a seventh-place finish. In explanation of that finish, he said that Worthy Scholar might have been bothered by
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Racing Judge Disputed
NYTimes - over 32 years
An attorney for one of four harness drivers accused of keeping their horses out of the money in a race at Monticello on July 1 gained an admission yesterday that Joseph Romano Jr.'s strategy had not varied from seven previous races with the same horse, including one in which he had finished first a couple of months earlier. The admission came from
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Judge Testifies At Racing Inquiry
NYTimes - over 32 years
Anthony Stellone, who was the presiding judge of racing at Monticello Raceway on July 1, testified yesterday that he believed that four harness drivers in the 11th race on that date gave less than their best efforts. The testimony came on the second day of the State Racing and Wagering Board's hearing on the four, who are accused by the board of
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TESTIMONY ON BETTING OPENS TRIFECTA HEARING
NYTimes - over 32 years
The State Racing and Wagering Board's hearing on four harness drivers accused of keeping their horses from finishing in the money at Monticello Raceway began yesterday with testimony concerning the technicalities of parimutuel wagering. The four drivers - Ronald Ingrassia, Arthur Lake, Joseph Romano Jr. and General Washington Jr. - were suspended
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Arthur Lake
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1987
    Age 81
    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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  • FIFTIES
  • 1957
    Age 51
    He also portrayed the character in a short-lived 1957 Blondie TV series.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1938
    Age 32
    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.
    More Details Hide Details For the first seven of those years, a radio version was also broadcast with Lake in the Dagwood role.
  • 1937
    Age 31
    They were married at San Simeon in 1937.
    More Details Hide Details The parentage of Patricia Van Cleeve is unclear, but at the time of her death, she is reported to have claimed to be the daughter of Davies and Hearst. In his book about the Black Dahlia murder case, author Donald H. Wolfe asserts that Lake was questioned by the Los Angeles Police Department as a suspect, having been acquainted with the victim through her volunteer work at the Hollywood Canteen. No charges were filed and Lake was one of many suspects in a case that remains unsolved.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1928
    Age 22
    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).
    More Details Hide Details During this early sound film era, he typically played light romantic roles, usually with a comic "Mama's Boy" tone to them, in films such as Indiscreet (1931) with Gloria Swanson.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1910
    Age 4
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Their mother brought the children to Hollywood to get into films, and Arthur made his screen debut in the silent Jack and the Beanstalk (1917). Florence became a successful actress, achieving a degree of fame as one of the screen wives of comedian Edgar Kennedy.
  • 1905
    Born
    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".
    More Details Hide Details His mother, Edith Goodwin, was an actress. His parents later appeared in vaudeville in a skit "Family Affair", traveling throughout the South and Southwest United States.
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