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John Bunny

John Bunny
Personal information
Birth dateSeptember 21, 1863
Place of birthNew York City, New York, U.S.
Date of deathApril 26, 1915(age 51)
Death placeBrooklyn, New York, U.S.
SpouseClara Scallan (1890-1915)

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John Bunny (September 21, 1863 April 26, 1915) was an American actor and was one of the first comic stars of the motion picture era. Between 1910 and his death in 1915 Bunny was one of the top stars of early silent film, as well as an early example of celebrity. At one time he was billed as “the man who makes more than the president”! His face was insured for $100,000 and his unexpected death made headlines around the world. Though quickly forgotten, Bunny paved the way for future plump comedians such as Fatty Arbuckle and Jackie Gleason.

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