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Julius Tannen

Julius Tannen
Personal information
Birth date16 May 1880
Place of birthNew York, New York, U.S.
Date of death3 January 1965 (aged 84)
Death placeWoodland Hills, California, U.S.
Occupationvaudevillian, comedian, actor
Years active1901 - 1959

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Julius Tannen (16 May 1880 - 3 January 1965) was a comedian or monologist, as those of his era were known who had a long and successful career in vaudeville. He was known to stage audiences (and respected by other monologists) for his witty improvisations and creative word games. He had a successful career as a character actor in films, appearing in over 50 films in his 25-year film career. He is best known to film audiences from the musical Singin' in the Rain, in which he appears as the man demonstrating a talking picture early in the film.


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