Rags Ragland

Rags Ragland

Born Aug 23, 1905

John Lee Morgan Beauregard "Rags" Ragland was an American comedian and character actor. Ragland first made his reputation in burlesque, where he was one of the house comics for the famed Minsky burlesque shows. One of the Minsky striptease stars, Georgia Sothern, remembered him fondly in her 1971 memoir, saying she considered Ragland a close friend and the funniest comedian the Minskys had ever produced.… Read More

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1905 Birth Born on August 23, 1905.


1942 36 Years Old After burlesque in its classic style died, Ragland made his way to films, best known for playing good-natured oafs with a knack for fracturing the English language, in various films. He was strictly an MGM player, beginning with 1942's Panama Hattie, in which he repeated a role he played on Broadway, with Ann Sothern taking to film the lead role played by Ethel Merman. … Read More


1946 41 Years Old Died on August 20, 1946.
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