A. Robins (Adolf Proper)

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Vienna, Austria
Adolf Proper was the son of a Viennese textile manufacturer; he left home as a teenager to go into show business as a street performer, and changed his last name to "Robins", as he said, "Like Rubens, the painter." He traveled through Europe in his younger days as a comedian who used musical instruments in his act before coming to America where he perfected his classic act where he would pull an amazing array of objects from a long black floor length overcoat - various fruits and vegetables, including many bunches of bananas; musical instruments and other objects. Read more...


Character: Himself

Mother Wore Tights 1947

Character: Guest Mime-Prop Comedian

Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine 1962