Bobby Clark (comedian)
Clark & McCullough performed together until McCullough's suicide in March 1936.
In 1939 Clark appeared on Broadway in The Streets of Paris, sharing the stage with a new comedy act: Abbott & Costello.
Clark appeared on television during the 1950–51 television season, in the 8–9 pm Sunday night time slot of The Colgate Comedy Hour; however, Clark's four episodes were among those sponsored by Frigidaire and titled simply The Comedy Hour.
The Clark & McCullough shorts were made for an adult audience, with Clark writing much of the dialogue. Like Wheeler & Woolsey’s films, they were not released for television, being considered too vulgar. So, they did not enjoy the renaissance of popularity with a new generation, on television, like The Three Stooges, or Laurel & Hardy.
Starting in 1942, producer Mike Todd cast him in five Broadway shows, all of them successful: the musical revue Star and Garter with Gypsy Rose Lee (1942–43); the Cole Porter musical Mexican Hayride (1944–45); Molière’s The Would-Be Gentleman (1946); and the revues As the Girls Go (1948) and Michael Todd's Peep Show (1950).
As well as his better-known stage and film credits, Clark directed and appeared in such Restoration comedy as Congreve's Love For Love; and, lectured on this period of theatre, at the American Theater Wing.
He was married to Angele Gaignat, from 1923, until his death.
- Two Flaming Youths (Paramount) (1927) (feature film) (also appearing were W. C. Fields, Moran and Mack)
- Scratch-As-Catch-Can (1931)
- Kickin' the Crown Around (1933)
- The Gay Nighties (1933)
- Alibi Bye Bye (1935)
- The Goldwyn Follies (1938)