Leon Errol

Leon Errol (born Leonce Errol Sims, July 3, 1881 – October 12, 1951) was an Australian-born American comedian and actor, popular in the first half of the 20th century for his appearances in vaudeville, on Broadway, and in films.wikipedia
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By 1905, in Portland, Oregon, he managed a touring vaudeville company troupe, giving an early boost to the career of a young comedian named Roscoe Arbuckle.
He then joined the Pantages Theatre Group touring the West Coast of the United States and in 1906 played the Orpheum Theater in Portland, Oregon, in a vaudeville troupe organized by Leon Errol.

Ziegfeld Follies

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By 1911 Errol had graduated to the New York big time in the 1911 Ziegfeld Follies on Broadway, notably in two skits with the legendary Bert Williams.
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Palace Theatre (New York City)

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While balancing vaudeville appearances and a dozen Broadway shows, like the original 1920 production of Jerome Kern's Sally, in 1919 Errol achieved the pinnacle of vaudeville success: headlining at the Palace.
Leon Errol (1919)

Bert Williams

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By 1911 Errol had graduated to the New York big time in the 1911 Ziegfeld Follies on Broadway, notably in two skits with the legendary Bert Williams.
Williams returned for the 1911 edition of the Ziegfeld Follies, teaming up in some sketches with the comedian Leon Errol to ecstatic effect.

Dorothy Granger

Most of these were marital farces in which Leon would get mixed up with a pretty girl or an involved business proposition, and face the wrath of his wife (usually Dorothy Granger); the theme tune to the series was the nursery rhyme, London Bridge Is Falling Down.
Granger is best remembered as the sarcastic, suspicious wife in Leon Errol’s series of two-reelers for RKO.

One Heavenly Night

By 1930 he'd left Broadway and turned his full attention to movies, third-billed for Samuel Goldwyn's One Heavenly Night in 1931.
Leon Errol as Otto

Never Give a Sucker an Even Break

Leon Errol's best known non-series appearance is in the nonsensical comedy feature Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941), starring fellow vaudeville and Ziegfeld alumnus W. C. Fields.
He chose Universal's young singing star Gloria Jean to play his niece, and got two of his favorite comedians, Leon Errol and Franklin Pangborn, to play supporting roles.

Clothes Make the Pirate

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Clothes Make the Pirate is a 1925 American silent film starring Leon Errol and Dorothy Gish.

Sally (musical)

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While balancing vaudeville appearances and a dozen Broadway shows, like the original 1920 production of Jerome Kern's Sally, in 1919 Errol achieved the pinnacle of vaudeville success: headlining at the Palace.
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The Ed Wynn Show

On February 4, 1950, Errol appeared on television as a guest on The Ed Wynn Show, broadcast live to the West Coast on CBS (seen on kinescope film to the East and Midwest on February 18, 1950).
The show also served as the commercial television debuts of comedian Groucho Marx, singer/actress Dinah Shore, comedy team The Three Stooges, Hattie McDaniel, Buster Keaton, Leon Errol and husband and wife comedy team Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.

RKO Pictures

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He also starred in an early three-strip Technicolor short made at Warner Brothers, Service With a Smile (released 28 July 1934), just beating the RKO Radio Pictures release La Cucaracha (31 August) as the first live action, wholly Technicolor release.
The studio soon had its own new B comedy star in Lupe Vélez: The Girl from Mexico (1939) was followed by seven frantic installments of the Mexican Spitfire series, all featuring Leon Errol, between 1940 and 1943.

La Cucaracha (1934 film)

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He also starred in an early three-strip Technicolor short made at Warner Brothers, Service With a Smile (released 28 July 1934), just beating the RKO Radio Pictures release La Cucaracha (31 August) as the first live action, wholly Technicolor release.
Also, Warner Brothers released a Leon Errol short, Service With a Smile (released July 28, 1934), just before La Cucaracha.

Service with a Smile (1934 film)

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He also starred in an early three-strip Technicolor short made at Warner Brothers, Service With a Smile (released 28 July 1934), just beating the RKO Radio Pictures release La Cucaracha (31 August) as the first live action, wholly Technicolor release. Service With a Smile (28 July 1934, and Good Morning, Eve! (22 September 1934), two Warner Brothers shorts that make use of the three-strip Technicolor process) - Walter Webb

Princess O'Hara

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Princess O'Hara is a 1935 American comedy film directed by David Burton and starring Jean Parker, Chester Morris and Leon Errol.

Technicolor

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He also starred in an early three-strip Technicolor short made at Warner Brothers, Service With a Smile (released 28 July 1934), just beating the RKO Radio Pictures release La Cucaracha (31 August) as the first live action, wholly Technicolor release.
On July 28 of that year, Warner Brothers released Service with a Smile, followed by Good Morning, Eve! on September 22, both being comedy short films starring Leon Errol and filmed in three-strip Technicolor.

Sally (1925 film)

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Leon Errol as Duke of Checkergovinia

Her Majesty, Love

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Leon Errol as Baron von Schwarzdorf

Joe Palooka

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Monogram signed Errol to appear as fight manager Knobby Walsh in the eight entries of their "Joe Palooka" sports comedies (1946–50).
He returned to feature-length films in 1946, when Monogram Pictures launched a series of 11 low-budget films starring Joe Kirkwood, Jr. as Joe, Leon Errol as Knobby and Elyse Knox as Ann Howe.

Only Saps Work

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The film stars Leon Errol, Richard Arlen, Mary Brian, Stuart Erwin, Anderson Lawler, Charley Grapewin and George Irving.

We're Not Dressing

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Leon Errol as Uncle Hubert

Mexican Spitfire (film)

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Leon Errol as Uncle Matthew 'Matt' Lindsay

The Lunatic at Large (1927 film)

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The film stars Leon Errol, Dorothy Mackaill, Jack Raymond, Warren Cook, Kenneth MacKenna and Tom Blake.

Good Morning, Eve!

Service With a Smile (28 July 1934, and Good Morning, Eve! (22 September 1934), two Warner Brothers shorts that make use of the three-strip Technicolor process) - Walter Webb
Leon Errol as Adam

Finn and Hattie

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Finn and Hattie is a 1931 American pre-Code film directed by Norman Taurog, starring Leon Errol and ZaSu Pitts.