Bert Lahr was an iconic American actor and comedian best remembered for playing the role of Zeke/Cowardly Lion in the 1939 musical fantasy film The Wizard of Oz. His other popular film credits include 1942's Ship Ahoy, 1949's Always Leave Them Laughing and 1968's The Night They Raided Minsky's. Aside from his film roles, he was also known for his work on Broadway.
He was born to Augusta and Jacob Lahrheim. He was married twice. His first marriage was to Mercedes Delpino, from 1929 to 1939. The union produced a child. His second marriage was to Mildred Schroeder in 1940. He fathered two children with Mildred and remained married to her until his death in 1967.
He unwillingly divorced his first wife Mercedes after she became mentally ill and was institutionalized.
He died of cancer, a disease which he never knew he had.
was a famous American actor,
who was born on
August 13, 1895. As a person born on this date, Bert Lahr is listed in our database as the 18th
most popular celebrity for the day (August 13) and the 14th most popular for the year (1895).
People born on August 13
fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion.
Bert Lahr is the 790th most popular Leo.
Aside from information specific to Bert Lahr's birthday, Bert Lahr is the 4980th most famous American and ranks 439th in famous people born in New York City, New York, U.S.
In general, Bert Lahr ranks as the 9318th
most popular famous person, and the 1695th most popular actor of all time.
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