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Bert Lahr (Irving Lahrheim)

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
Fittingly known to be a "Leo" for his horoscope, Bert Lahr is always remembered as the Cowardly Lion in (and the farmer "Zeke") The Wizard of Oz (1939). But during his acting career, he has been known for being in burlesque, vaudeville, and Broadway.

Dropped out of high school at the age of fifteen for a juvenile vaudeville act, Lahr worked his way up to the top billing of the Columbia Burlesque Circuit. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Skip Owens

Ship Ahoy 1942

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Character: Barney McCorkle

Rose Marie 1954

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Character: Job McClure

The Second Greatest Sex 1955

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Character: Hans Ebesteder

The Great Waltz 1955

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Character: Hucklebee

The Fantasticks 1964

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Character: Commander in 'Meet the People'

The Big Parade of Comedy 1964

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Character: Professor Spats

The Night They Raided Minsky's 1968

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Character: Frank Mooner

The United States Steel Hour 1953

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Character: Himself

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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Character: Aunt Pamela Burns

The Colgate Comedy Hour 1950

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Character: Go-Go Garrity

The Eleventh Hour 1962

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Character: Himself - Guest Panelist

Stump the Stars 1947

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Character: Himself

The George Gobel Show 1954

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Character: Himself / Cowardly Lion

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic 1990

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Character: Actor unidentified film

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982

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Character: Zeke / The Cowardly Lion

Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters 2006

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Writing