George 'Doc' Rockwell (George Lovejoy Rockwell)

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Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Born to a staid family (New England father, Canadian mother), Rockwell surpised his family by entering show business. He was primarily a vaudeville comic and was most famous for a comedy routine in which he portrayed a doctor with a stethoscope holding a five-foot banana stalk. He was billed as "Doc Rockwell - Quack, Quack, Quack!" His out-going, fast-talking style was ideal for telling jokes and performing magic. He married Claire Schade, the daughter in an act called The Four Schades, in Bloomington, Illinois, in 1915. After two sons and a daughter were born, the marriage ended in divorce. Read more...


Character: Himself - Comedian

The Colgate Comedy Hour 1950