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Bob Burns (Robin Burn)

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Biography

Van Buren, Arkansas, USA
After growing up in a small Arkansas town, Bob Burns qualified as a civil engineer, but also worked as a salesman, farmed peanuts, and in World War I was a Marine sergeant and champion rifleman. His great interest from boyhood was music, and from 1911 his main career was in entertainment. He played musical instruments including his trademark "bazooka", led bands, and did blackface comedy in vaudeville, carnivals, and appeared in early talking films. Read more...

Actor

Character: Slim - Bazooka Player

Up the River 1930

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Character: Slim - Prisoner

Lazy River 1934

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Character: Hank York - a Wanderer

Wells Fargo 1937

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Character: Shad Buggle

Waikiki Wedding 1937

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Character: Jed Blower

Comin' Round the Mountain 1940

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