Biography

Bert Lahr (born Irving Lahrheim; August 13, 1895 – December 4, 1967) was an American actor and comedian. Lahr is remembered today for his roles as the Cowardly Lion and the farmworker Zeke in the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, but was also well-known for work in burlesque, vaudeville, and on Broadway.

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Bert Lahr (born Irving Lahrheim; August 13, 1895 – December 4, 1967) was an American actor and comedian. Lahr is remembered today for his roles as the Cowardly Lion and the farmworker Zeke in the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, but was also well-known for work in burlesque, vaudeville, and on Broadway.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 35

Birthday 1895-08-13

Day of Death 1967-12-04

Place of Birth New York City, New York, United States

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2008 Shemp Cocktail: A Toast to the Original Stooge as Bert Lahr
2000 The Legend Floyd: The Dark Side Of The Rainbow as The Cowardly Lion
1974 That's Entertainment! as Clip from 'The Wizard of Oz' (archive footage)
1968 The Night They Raided Minsky's as Professor Spats
1966 Summer Fun (1 episode)
1964 The Fantasticks
1964 The Hollywood Palace (1 episode)
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1 episode)
1956 The Steve Allen Show (1 episode)
1955 The Great Waltz as Hans Ebesteder
1955 The Second Greatest Sex as Job McClure
1954 Rose Marie as Barney McCorkle
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode)
1952 Omnibus (4 episodes)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)
1951 Mister Universe as Joe Pulaski
1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour (3 episodes)
1950 The Arthur Murray Party (1 episode)
1949 Always Leave Them Laughing as Eddie Eagen
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse (1 episode)
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show (7 episodes)
1944 Meet the People as The Commander
1942 Ship Ahoy as Skip Owens
1942 Sing Your Worries Away as Clarence 'Chow' Brewster
1939 The Wizard of Oz as 'Zeke' / The Cowardly Lion
1938 Zaza as Cascart
1938 Just Around the Corner as Gus
1938 Josette as Barney Barnaby
1937 Love and Hisses as Sugar Boles
1937 Merry Go Round of 1938 as Bert
1934 No More West as Gunpowder Bert
1934 Henry the Ache as King Henry VIII
1933 Hizzoner as Bert Lahr, Cop
1931 Flying High as Emil 'Rusty' Krouse
1929 Faint Heart as Rudolf

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