Ben Turpin
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Ben Turpin
*September 19, 1869 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
as Bernard Turpin
July 1, 1940 Santa Monica, California, USA

American comedian and actor of the silent film era, known for his cross-eyed look.

Films

1965

Tobo the Happy Clown

1961

Days of Thrills and Laughter

1957

The Golden Age of Comedy

1950

Fifty Years Before Your Eyes

1949

Down Memory Lane

1940

Saps at Sea

1939

Hollywood Cavalcade

1934

The Law of the Wild

1933

Hollywood on Parade

1932

Make Me a Star
Million Dollar Legs
Hypnotized

1931

Movie-Town
Ambassador Bill

1930

A Royal Romance

1929

The Show of Shows
The Love Parade

1928

A Woman's Way

1923

Hollywood
The Shriek of Araby

1921

Molly O'
A Small Town Idol

1920

Married Life

1919

Yankee Doodle in Berlin

1915

The Champion
His New Job
A Night Out
Sweedie Goes to College


Imdb: 0878035

VIAF: 168985724
Articles on Ben Turpin

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Picture Play Magazine, February 1923


Articles with photographs of Ben Turpin

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Photoplay, April 1928



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Photoplay, June 1928



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Photoplay, November 1928



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Photoplay, January 1936


Books with substantial mentioning of Ben Turpin
Glenn Mitchell
A-Z of Silent Film Comedy, An Illustrated Companion
London, 1998

Ronald L. Smith
Who's Who in Comedy, Comedians, Comics and Clowns From Vaudeville to Today's Stand-ups
New York, Oxford, 1992

George A. Katchmer
Eighty silent film stars, Biographies and filmographies of the obscure to the well known
Jefferson, North Carolina, and London, 1991

James Robert Parish and William T. Leonard with Gregory W. Mank and Charles Hoyt
The Funsters
New Rochelle, New York, 1979

Kalton C. Lahue and Sam Gill
Clown Princes and Court Jesters
South Brunswick and New York - London, 1970

Charles Donald Fox and Milton L. Silver (eds.)
Who's Who on the Screen
New York City, 1920
Books with an entry on Ben Turpin
Brian J. Robb
Silent cinema
Harpenden, Herts, 2007

Richard Abel (ed.)
Encyclopedia of early cinema
London and New York, 2005

Roy Liebman
Silent Film Performers, An Annotated Bibliography of Published, Unpublished and Archival Sources for over 350 Actors and Actresses
Jefferson, North Carolina, and London, 1996

Joe Franklin
Encyclopedia of Comedians
Secaucus, N.J., 1979

Charles Donald Fox
Mirrors of Hollywood, with brief biographies of favorite film folk
New York, 1925
Books with photograph(s) of Ben Turpin
John Richard Finch and Paul Elby
Close-Ups, From the Golden Age of the Silent Cinema
South Brunswick and New York - London, 1978
Charles Donald Fox and Milton L. Silver (eds.)
Who's Who on the Screen
New York City, 1920