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Bert Lahr Edit Profile

actor

Bert Lahr, American actor. award for his performance). Served as seaman 2d class, United States Navy, World War I.; Mason.

Background

Lahr, Bert was born in 1895 in New York City. Son of Jacob and Augusta Lahrheim.

Education

Student in public schools New York City.

Career

1 son, Herbert; married second, Mildred Schroeder, February 11, 1940. Children—John, Jane. Began stage career in burlesque and vaudeville. Broadway mus. comedy debut in Delman’s Revels, 1927.

Appeared in Hold Everything, 1928, Flying High, 1930, Hot-Cha, 1932, Music Hall Varieties, Life Begins at 8:40, 1934, George White’s Scandals, 1935, The Show Is On, 1936, DuBarry Was a Lady, 1939, Seven Lively Arts, 1944, revival of play Burlesque, 1947, Make Mine Manhattan, 1949, Two On the Aisle, 1951, The Girls Against the Boys, 1959. Also on screen since 1931. Motion pictures include Flying High, Mr.

Broadway, 1933; Hizzoner, 1934. Merry-Go-Round of 1938, Love and Hisses, 1937. Josette, Just Around the Corner, 1938.

Zaza, The Wizard of Oz, 1939. Sing Your Worries Away, Ship Ahoy, 1942. Meet the People, 1944.

Mr. Universe, 1950; play The Beauty Part, 1962, Foxy, 1964 (Tony award for his performance). A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream, 1964. Guest appearance on the televsiion program Royal Showcase, 1952.

Has made guest appearances on television.

Membership

Served as seaman 2d class, United States Navy, World War I. Mason.; Clubs: Lambs, Players.

Connections

Married Mercedes Delpino, 1917 (marriage annulled 1939).; married second, Mildred Schroeder, February 11, 1940. Children: John, Jane.

father:
Jacob Lahrheim

mother:
Augusta Lahrheim

spouses:
Mercedes Delpino

Mildred Schroeder

children:
John Lahr

Jane Lahr