Milburn Morante (Milburn Charles Morante)

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San Francisco, California, USA
Milburn Morante (often alternatively credited as 'Moranti') began as a turn-of-the-century vaudevillian, part of a family trio calling themselves 'The Three Morantes'. After moving from San Francisco to L.A., he gravitated towards the film industry by 1913, initially with Keystone-Triangle, and, later, becoming regular support for eccentric knockabout comedienne Gale Henry in Universal's 'Joker' and 'Model' series of comedy shorts. Two years later, he formed his own production company, Mercury, which effectively provided steady employment to his old vaudeville partners, father Joe and brother Al. Read more...