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From Wikipedia

Babe London (August 28, 1901 – November 29, 1980) was an

American actress and comedian, most remembered for her onetime-only partnership

with Oliver Hardy, in the 1931's Laurel and Hardy's two-reeler Our Wife.

Born Jean Glover in 1901 in Des Moines, Iowa, London began

her screen career as a teenager making her film debut in The Expert Eloper in

1919. She then appeared in A Day's Pleasure, performing opposite Charlie

Chaplin. The two played seasick tourists on an excursion boat. London appeared

in more than 50 silent films, including The Perfect Flapper, The Boob and the

1928 version of Tillie's Punctured Romance starring W. C. Fields. She worked

with all the funny men of the day, including Harry Langdon and Chester Conklin.

At the height of her career, London weighed 255 pounds. Later,

a heart condition necessitated a loss of 100 pounds, and her movie offers

declined along with her weight. She never regained her earlier success. Her

last most notable role was that of the toothless nurse Nora that Shemp Howard

has eyes for in the Three Stooges film Scrambled Brains. Her last film

appearance was in 1960's Sex Kittens Go to College.

In the late 1950s, London began a second career as a painter

and devoted the last 20 years of her life to depicting on canvas the early

years of Hollywood. She titled the series The Vanishing Era.

From Wikipedia

Babe London (August 28, 1901 – November 29, 1980) was an

American actress and comedian, most remembered for her onetime-only partnership

with Oliver Hardy, in the 1931's Laurel and Hardy's two-reeler Our Wife.

Born Jean Glover in 1901 in Des Moines, Iowa, London began

her screen career as a teenager making her film debut in The Expert Eloper in

1919. She then appeared in A Day's Pleasure, performing opposite Charlie

Chaplin. The two played seasick tourists on an excursion boat. London appeared

in more than 50 silent films, including The Perfect Flapper, The Boob and the

1928 version of Tillie's Punctured Romance starring W. C. Fields. She worked

with all the funny men of the day, including Harry Langdon and Chester Conklin.

At the height of her career, London weighed 255 pounds. Later,

a heart condition necessitated a loss of 100 pounds, and her movie offers

declined along with her weight. She never regained her earlier success. Her

last most notable role was that of the toothless nurse Nora that Shemp Howard

has eyes for in the Three Stooges film Scrambled Brains. Her last film

appearance was in 1960's Sex Kittens Go to College.

In the late 1950s, London began a second career as a painter

and devoted the last 20 years of her life to depicting on canvas the early

years of Hollywood. She titled the series The Vanishing Era.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender -

Known Credits 20

Birthday 1901-08-28

Day of Death 1980-11-29

Place of Birth Des Moines - Iowa - USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1960 Sex Kittens Go to College as Miss Amanda Cadwallader
1955 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1 episode)
1951 Scrambled Brains as Nora
1942 Jackass Mail as Dancehall Girl
1942 This Time for Keeps as Fat Lady in Theater Balcony
1931 Our Wife as Dulcy, the bride
1930 New Moon as Buxom Peasant Girl on Ship
1928 Tillie's Punctured Romance as Strong Woman
1927 Scared Silly
1926 The Boob as Fat Girl (uncredited)
1925 Go West as Woman in Department Store (uncredited)
1925 Scrambled Eggs as Babe
1925 Red Pepper as Plump girl on Tom's Bike
1924 Jonah Jones as The Hired Man's Sweetheart
1924 Stay Single
1923 A Hula Honeymoon as Mrs. Smudge
1923 The Balloonatic as Fat Girl at The House of Trouble
1921 Why Worry
1919 When the Clouds Roll By as Switchboard Operator
1919 A Day's Pleasure as Large Husband's Seasick Wife (uncredited)

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