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Henry Bergman (February 23, 1868 – October 22, 1946) was an American actor of stage and film, known for his long association with Charlie Chaplin.

Born in San Francisco, California, he acted in live theatre, appearing in "Henrietta" in 1888 at the Hollis Street Theatre in Boston and in the touring prodiction of "The Senator" in 1892 and 1893. He made his Broadway debut in 1899. He made his first film appearance was with The L-KO Kompany in 1914 at the age of forty-six. In 1916, Bergman started working with Charlie Chaplin, beginning with The Pawnshop. For the rest of his career, Bergman remained as a character actor for Chaplin and worked as a studio assistant, including Assistant Director. He played in many Chaplin shorts and later features, including The Immigrant, The Gold Rush and The Circus. Bergman's last on-screen appearance was in Modern Times as a restaurant manager, and his final offscreen contribution was for The Great Dictator in 1940. Chaplin helped Bergman finance a restaurant in Hollywood named 'Henry's', which became a popular spot for celebrities as a precursor to the later Brown Derby restaurant.

Henry Bergman continued to be associated with the Chaplin Studios until his death from a heart attack in 1946. He is interred in the Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Henry Bergman (February 23, 1868 – October 22, 1946) was an American actor of stage and film, known for his long association with Charlie Chaplin.

Born in San Francisco, California, he acted in live theatre, appearing in "Henrietta" in 1888 at the Hollis Street Theatre in Boston and in the touring prodiction of "The Senator" in 1892 and 1893. He made his Broadway debut in 1899. He made his first film appearance was with The L-KO Kompany in 1914 at the age of forty-six. In 1916, Bergman started working with Charlie Chaplin, beginning with The Pawnshop. For the rest of his career, Bergman remained as a character actor for Chaplin and worked as a studio assistant, including Assistant Director. He played in many Chaplin shorts and later features, including The Immigrant, The Gold Rush and The Circus. Bergman's last on-screen appearance was in Modern Times as a restaurant manager, and his final offscreen contribution was for The Great Dictator in 1940. Chaplin helped Bergman finance a restaurant in Hollywood named 'Henry's', which became a popular spot for celebrities as a precursor to the later Brown Derby restaurant.

Henry Bergman continued to be associated with the Chaplin Studios until his death from a heart attack in 1946. He is interred in the Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Henry Bergman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 31

Birthday 1868-02-23

Day of Death 1946-10-22

Place of Birth San Francisco, California, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2013 The Birth of the Tramp as Himself (archive footage)
1996 Chaplin's Goliath as Himself (archive footage)
1959 The Chaplin Revue as Various (archive footage)
1936 Modern Times as Cafe proprietor
1931 City Lights as Mayor / Blind Girl's Downstairs Neighbor (uncredited)
1930 Do It Now
1928 The Circus as An Old Clown
1925 The Gold Rush as Hank Curtis
1922 Pay Day as Drinking Companion
1921 The Idle Class as Sleeping Hobo / Guest in Cop Uniform
1921 The Kid as Night shelter keeper
1919 Sunnyside as Villager and Edna's Father
1919 The Professor as Bearded man in flophouse
1918 One Hundred Percent American as Man who steps on Mayme's foot
1918 The Bond as John Bull (British version)
1918 Shoulder Arms as Fat German sergeant / Field Marshal von Hindenburg
1918 A Dog's Life as Fat Unemployed Man (uncredited)
1917 The Adventurer as The Father
1917 The Immigrant as The Artist
1917 The Cure as Masseur
1917 The Black Stork as The Detective
1917 Easy Street as Anarchist (uncredited)
1916 The Rink as Mrs. Stout
1916 Behind the Screen as Directory of History Film (uncredited)
1916 The Pawnshop as Pawnbroker
1916 The Count as o. A.
1916 The Vagabond as (uncredited)
1916 The Floorwalker as Old Man (uncredited)
1915 Love and Sour Notes
1915 Almost a Scandal
1914 A Change of Complexion

Directing

1936 Modern TimesAssistant Director
1931 City LightsAssistant Director

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